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teaser: HID retro part deux...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yosh2000, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    FamouzStarz

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    looks like optimus primes eyes! effin sweet, nice cutoff as well.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    The setup looks awesome and yet very familiar ;)

    Keep up the good work. Glad I could help with a little.

    Thanks for the props.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    I'm real close. When adjusting the beams, should the step ups line up with each other, or should there be a gap between the two? Basically, when the low beams are on should I see one step up, or both when I'm looking at a wall?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Should have two. Here's what mine looks like. This is roughly 25ft away.
    CIMG0117_292aefd506d4a46268c944393b99c9146bf90f56.jpg
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    Awesome, thanks a lot!! Does it really matter how far apart they are? I know that depends on distance, but if anyone could give me a rough idea that would be great. I can't get to far away from any solid walls, so I have to use my garage, so I have maybe 10 or so feet to work with, maybe a little more.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    ^ the same distance between the headlights. might be a little off at 10 feet when you back up , but thats an easy fix if you get it close now.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    Thanks guys, hopefully sometime tomorrow this will be all finished up. I'm letting the epoxy and silicone dry all night, and starting again tomorrow. From what I have seen though, amazing! I wish I had done this sooner now.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    which wire in the factory headlight harness did you tap the projector solenoids to?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    the high beam wire and then grounded to the truck chassis.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    ^ do you know the color of the high beam wire off the top of your head?
     
  11. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    no i dont, its over in HIDplanet though if you want to search. or just take a multimeter and hook it up and then you can see which one is which.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Post some pics when your down dude.

     
  13. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    I'm hoping to have mine finished up before this weekend. Just to make sure, no need to change the temp when I put my lights back in the oven right? I usually set it to 300 and then turn it off when I put the lights in.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    ^ thats how i do all mine...300, TURN OFF!!!, then let them sit for 10 min and clamp them down.

    suggestion, run the lights for 30 min each just in case you get any fumes or anything from the silicon around the projector/shroud. if you dont have a battery charger or something to do this to your lights, pm viet on how he preburns his, as i know he said something about how he does it.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Thanks, they're almost done preburning, I just hooked them up to the truck. Now I'm gonna put them in the oven to put them all back together! Then I should be able to figure out a way to trim the rubber gaskets around the back of the lights, and I should be all set to put them on!
     
  18. Jan 26, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    Hey Rhino, here is a pic of what I did to the rubber gasket on the back of my headlights. I trimmed about a half inch or so from the opening much like ElectronMan suggested in his write up.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    Thanks, I got it all together. It is amazing!!!! I love the output!!

    The only issue I have is I stripped one of the black plastic adjustment screw holder things that is attached to the back of the bowl. I'll have to fix this, I'll have to see if someone has a trashed light with an intact adjustment thingy, I'll just swap them out sometime.

    I'll get pictures tomorrow hopefully of the lights, you've all seen the output this setup has, so I'll spare those. Unless someone wants to see how it looks with 6000K fogs and these 4300K bulbs. I want to switch to 4300K fogs though sometime.

    Anyone thinking about doing this, DO IT!!! The light output is amazing, and now I don't have to worry about the scattered light from the reflector bowl blinding other drivers. All in all a great setup, and well worth the time, effort, and price.

    Big props to Electronman for the write up, Yosh for a ton of help, and Gsak, thanks for all the help guys!
     
  20. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    I had the same problem, and what I did was put lock tight on the threads that of the bolt that go into the adjustment thing and once it harden up it was fine.
     

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