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Round 11 - Bi-Xenon Retrofit Group Buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by TRSAndrew, Oct 22, 2012.

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  1. Dec 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    the D2S... I didn't think about the bulb until after I took them out. Really don't want to have to go take my headlights out again to try swapping bulbs in the projectors.. haha. I also feel like the only way to rotate the driver's side projector any more would require filing a bit on the alignment washer tabs... or possibly adding a washer below the top fender tab to raise the housing a bit.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Well I just finished finals so I figured I'd finally put my D2S setup in. Everything went fine and it was much more simple than my FXR retrofit in my old subaru.

    My problem is the light output is less than desirable. It is worse than stock that's for sure. Anyone have any hints for me? I just redid my grounds (although I figured a bad ground just wouldn't ignite), and they are fine. They also look pretty blue for being a 5k setup.

    Should I just get some OEM phillips bulbs?
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    You might want to reseat the bulbs to get better light. The Morimoto 5K bulbs are better than stock, but nothing special. To get the best output you'd probably want to get some Phillips or Osram bulbs. They will definitely help out quite a bit. The 5K will color change as they break in so the initial color isn't the color they will stay.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    Reseat the bulbs how? I was less than impressed with the fit of the bulbs in the projectors...
     
  5. Dec 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    I upgraded to the XB35 bulbs for my wife's H1 retro's and what a huge difference it made. Maybe upgrade your bulbs. :confused:
     
  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    ^^ yup, it has to be your bulbs. there's no way it's a lot worse than stock halogens. I got the D2S kit with 6000K. and nope it's not overkill. it throws a pure white-ish light
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Alright, Maybe TRS will replace my bulbs? Sucks that I already threw all of the packaging away.
     
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    Finally got these installed and I've got an issue. There appears to be smoke inside my headlight housings more so in one than the other... you can see it waving around in the beam. It's not thick smoke but it definitely appears to be smoke. I was just out driving around with the vent caps off to rid the lens of some minor condensation when after about an hour or so of running I noticed the smoke. What could be causing this?
     
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    You sure it's not the heat of the projectors burning off condensation inside the housings?
     
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    I don't know... I guess it could be. Can water vapors look exactly like smoke? It's been really humid (80-95%) for the longest time so I just need to get some dry air in there. AND this is not wyoming cold air humidity... I'm out in California. Just figured I'd add that haha.
     
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    Well I would think if there was enough condensation for it to vaporize, you'd see it on the inside of the lense. Who knows, I just doubt it's actually smoke. I mean I guess it COULD be smoke, but if it was you'd have something majorly melted or burned by now I'd think. The humidity could have a lot to do with it. I put a bead of silicone around mine after sealing them up and have not had an issue, but it's been extremely dry here.
     
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    true... didn't notice anything catastrophically melting or burning. thankfully! I have no doubts about how well they are sealed as I used a ton of the butyl and also silicone afterwards. I guess it's just when I heat up all that trapped humid air it vaporizes and fogs the lens a bit (~25%) and when it cools it the fog dissipates nearly all the way.
     
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    Had them installed last weekend, awesome output but still need to work on the alignment.

    table 004.jpg
     
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    Looks good :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm in the same boat, probably a little fine tuning left to do. 2nd guessing going with Osram 66240 SVS 4200K's instead of a 5000k bulb. Definitely not unhappy with the light output of what I got though. Realistically I notice it not being a pure white when adjusting the lights or aimed at my garage door, but not at all while driving.

    May get some better photos later

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/212064-hid-retrofit-2009-tacoma-extended-cab-5.html
     
  16. Dec 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Give the bulbs some time. They will color shift to more of a bluish hue. They look pretty yellow right when you get them.

     
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    Thanks, in my opinion the retrofit gives the Tacomas a whole new look that is awesome.
     
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    The lights came out real good, I like how you blended them with the color of your truck.
     
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    If by "blended" you mean slowly apparently converting everything that's not metalic grey body paint over to Duplicolor low gloss black high temp engine paint, ya.... :p Wheels, most of the BLHM. I left the bowl chrome, but it looks like a black chrome due to it reflecting all the low gloss black paint around it. It gives it some depth & contrast, which would have probably been lacking just doing everything low gloss black.

    Probably going to do the grill emblem dark red here soon to match the emblem on the wheels. Might do the chrome letters on the doors red or low gloss black at some point.
     
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    I did the FXR Stage III, matte black BHLM with color matched Barcelona Red Metallic projector bullet shrouds.
    Not bragging at all here, but I think the color matched shrouds look amazing, and really add to the look.
     
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