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Thinking of going back to stock headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yotanator, Apr 2, 2010.

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What looks better

Poll closed May 2, 2010.
  1. Halo projectors

    15.7%
  2. BHLM

    84.3%
  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    I really like my halo projectors, but I've been wondering whether the stock lights will go better with the retro theme I have going. I already have a set of black stock ones thanks to Nightsr.

    My halos have been on for so long that I can't remember whether the stock ones are brighter or the ones I have. Does anyone know?

    Here's what I have now:

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    And with BHLM. (the only shot I could find had eyelids :eek:)

    What looks better? I honestly can't decide. I like both :rolleyes:
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    BSPDX

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    I think a BHLM would look pretty good... but, then again it looks fine as is!
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    i like the black stock look, went back to my stocks after my halos also
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    I know I keep going around in circles. :( I don't know if the stock ones are brighter since they're bigger? I don't know too much about headlights.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    jefferson

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    its a retro build. cant have new fangled stuffs. Black head lights OR just leave them stock for the true retro build :)
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    yotanator

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    I just have the halos and a pair of BHLMs from Nightstr to choose from :eek:
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    I voted bhlm! I think I'm gonna take my projectors off and put my bhlm lights back in. I think the stock lights spread the light out over a larger area. Making it easier to see at night.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    tmat

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    Katie...definitely go back to stock. The halo's make your truck look more "new-age", but at the same time you have that "old-school" look. Kinda contradictory. old-school all the way.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Why not have the best of both world? Just change one of your headlights back to stock. You'll have that "terminator" look to the front.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    :laugh:


    I am starting to lean more toward the BHLM, but that cursed fourth screw I can't get to easily! :rant: I already tried a couple times
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Just forget to put it back in this time :)
     
  12. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    I will :). I had a shop put the lights in, so I don't know how to take them at all :(
     
  13. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    ill take the ones you have now off your hands!:D:D:D
     
  14. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    I've already had an offer, so if he decides he doesn't want them, I'll be sure to let you know!! :D
     
  15. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    ok...:pout:
     
  16. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    :sorry:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    lol its cool-- now to play the waiting game...:popcorn:
     
  18. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    i'm in the middle of a BHLM myself. I think both look great, just depends on what sort of look you're going for. If you're going for retro, I'd say take of the halos and go with BHLM.
    Just my 2 cents
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Yeah I think I will go this route. Those of you who have done the BHLM how exactly do you get that fourth screw out????? :confused:
     
  20. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    rmerchant3

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    If you have true projectors in there now with HID's your definitely brighter than stock. But personally, I think your headlights as is are hideous. Not bashing, just stating my opinion. :)
     
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