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Headlight Restoration Kit and HID conversion

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kenomouth64, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:18 PM
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    kenomouth64

    kenomouth64 [OP] New Member

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    I was going to convert my headlights over to HIDs as the lens on the truck were glaring pretty bad. However I opted to just perform a headlight restoration with the Sylvania kit and its results were amazing!

    I highly recommend the kit. Unfortunately I do not have before and after pictures :(.

    However there are quite a few before and after pictures within the reviews on Amazon.

    Anyone else use this kit before?
    Is it better to convert over to HIDs or just put the best bulb I can buy in the factory headlights?

    I am looking for distance and brightness as I do majority of my driving at night.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sylvania-HRK...1&keywords=sylvania+headlight+restoration+kit
     
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  2. Mar 10, 2017 at 2:10 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    I was once where you are now. I used the 3m heavy duty kit. It did the job other than getting small scratches out. Is was at this point I decided to retrofit my headlights. Hids in stock headlights are super bright and even have more coverage than my hid projectors. Problem is there in a reflector bowl and the pattern is wide spread. It's illegal in some states. Will definitely be getting flashed, whether by headlights or someone's finger. Good luck
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    Stig

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    An HID in a halogen bulb bowl is super bright only to oncoming vehicles. It does not distribute the light in an effective and usable way like it does in a proper projector.

    I agree your best option is a retrofit. Lots of info over at hidplanet as well as some examples here. There are also a few vendors here that sell retrofitted headlights for Tundras if you don't want to diy
     
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