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Shout out to Kustom54Lighting and MesoJDM!!!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SgtPuddin, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Jan 5, 2019 at 3:48 AM
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    SgtPuddin

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    I’ll start by saying that I did some serious research about headlight retros before I ended up finally going through with it. I read through @mesojdm build at least 5 times and also a few people on this forum who do the retrofits professionally. I was initially going to try and tackle this myself as I consider myself pretty handy but decided I want the piece of mind of having a pro do it. I finally settled on @kustom54lighting because I was very happy about the communication we had started back in October of this year and also his process of building and and final delivery of the lights. You basically tell him what options you want, he builds them, and then you send him your lights. My truck was only out of commission for a week. Others that I looked at wanted me to swap my oem lights with another set they had or I had to buy another oem set. This didn’t work for me because I baby my truck so I know my lenses are pristine therefore I didn’t want someone else’s lights.

    I’ll get to the build quality and light output but the most impressive thing about @kustom54lighting is his customer service. I started this whole process on November 16 by placing my order and asked if the lights would be done and back in my truck by Christmas because well it’s Christmas lol. I knew with thanksgiving and Christmas that would be a lot to ask. I had a hard completion date of January 3rd because I was going out of town. With the holiday it didn’t happen before Christmas but kustom came through and had my lights back to me on Dec 31st.

    On to build quality. All I can say is wow. I’ve seen pictures on this forum of bhlm lights done by others and you can always see an indication of the lights being pulled apart. My lights still look like they did the day I sent them to him. No bent tabs, scratches, or even a blemish. The install process went smooth and kustom helped me along the way by phone for the albeit simple but first time wiring of the lights.

    Now on to some pictures. I’ll have more output shots tonight. Also shoutout to @mesojdm for the filler plates and other parts like the interior lights and turn signal for his genius mind and top notch quality mods. I’m always impressed with his mods as soon as I open the custom shipping boxes lol.

    Before

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    After

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    The beam output is amazing to say the least and it gives the truck the one thing that I always thought it was lacking the most LIGHT lol. I came from a bmw and the lights on this truck made it feel worth half of what I paid for it.

    Once again, shoutout to @kustom54lighting and @mesojdm for the amazing work and customer service.

    *This review is not paid for and or solicited by any vendor or member in this forum other than me lol.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    What’d it run you?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    KO2 Ray10 5100’s 884’s Rx350 Retro Headlights
    $940 total.
     
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  4. Jan 5, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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  5. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    Looks awesome!! You should replace the turn signal bulb also to get rid of that egg yolk look in the chrome housing.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    Parts alone are more than half of that so it reasonable.
     
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  7. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    I planned on it but haven’t been able to find one. I didn’t look very hard either lol. Any suggestions?
     
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  8. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    Looks very good. Some serious $$$ though.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:03 AM
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    Here's the one I have. I wanted ones that didnt need resistors installed. All plug n play and no hyper flash. I've had them in for a couple months no issues.

    SiriusLED 7440 Anti Hyper Flash Built-in load resistor True 25W Yellow Orange Extremely Bright LED Bulb for Turn Signal only 7440A T20 W21W Pack of 2 (Upgrade Version)
     
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  10. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:26 AM
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    How much are pro lights, from Toyota?
     
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  11. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    I want to say more than $1200
     
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  12. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    That’s just silly
     
  13. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    Problem with the problights is there’s no upgrade and you pay a premium. Unless you can find a used set for cheap it’s definitely not worth it.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM
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    Do these work for the side marker light because they stay on all the time? No issue with over heating?
     
  15. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Also added the morimoto fogs to match the headlights. Output is way better than stock and install was easy. Will post some shots this evening.

    E2AF02CB-5129-4A2D-88E1-7C3BCFAFD099.jpg
     
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  16. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    Rx350 low beam

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    Morimoto fog lights only

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  17. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    What options did you choose?

    Your last post says the rx350 so I got that, that’s the projector I am most likely to get.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    It’s painted satin black with smoked clear reflector. Stock running light and no halo or demon eyes. Morimoto 5500k with morimoto ballast.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Thanks! And they look great on white :)
    Also love the RX’s one of my fav HID projectors
     
  20. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    I’ve asked a couple people if the noticed that I changed the plate under the light to paint match, and they all said “not until you mentioned it.” I love that it’s a very subtle mod.
     
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