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HID lights installed

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Dieseltex2488, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Feb 1, 2015 at 7:39 AM
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    Dieseltex2488

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    Turned out good and love my new lights.now gotta wait for my LED light bar to come in and fix the fog lights and switch them to HID lights as well!

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  2. Feb 1, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    Looks good
     
  3. Feb 3, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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    Thanks Ron!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:02 PM
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    How hard was it to do? Where did u get your kit from?
     
  5. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    HID in a halogen lens are illegal.. do to blinding on coming traffic... no cut off...

    www.Hidplanet.com is also about HID... reading for you..

    www.theretrofitsource.com/..... Do a retro fit you will not blind on coming traffic plus better light where you need it...

    Imo... i ran HID in my housing in my tundra for about 7 months never really liked it at all.. Light went everywhere, not really on the road without blinding traffic coming at you.. Last year took the leap to projectors.. I asked myself everytime i drive my tundra at night why didnt i do this before again... I think i went alittle over board even my fogs are projectors but all and all my friends look at mine and compared it to there hid. You can make the guess who won...
     
  6. Feb 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM
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    in the plans!!!
    Mike,
    Can you show a pic of your projectors and the brand?
     
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  7. Feb 19, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    2nd that!
     
  8. Feb 19, 2015 at 9:54 PM
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    3rd!
    Daylight and night, please!
     
  9. Feb 19, 2015 at 10:22 PM
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    Reserve this spot I will do a write up for you guys... Ok guys all up with night shots..

    Imo is it worth the retro YES..

    Is it fun to do YES...

    Fun part is when someone asked where you got those you say I DID IT myself... PRICELESS..
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2015 at 8:21 AM
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    There is alot to read here like to expand everything.. doing this in parts i think will help out.. pre install part first..

    First off the projector kit.. http://www.theretrofitsource.com/complete-retrofit-kits/bi-xenon-fx-r-stage-iv-kit.html#.VOdWf_nF-T8

    I used the Fx-r 3.0 you can use the 2.5 its the same projector no difference in light out put just the difference in lens..

    Shrounds use g37-r. Halos are up to you in this case but (IMO there are alot of problems with them about lighting up after months after the install that keep me from doing it why i dont have them.. using the kiss method on my install)

    Next since im using the stage 4 kit i used the denso (toyota) ballast.. These ballast are excellent but not prefect (not water tight) you do that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hff2ecsB_uk you use a thermal conductive epoxy to seal the ballast up from water (took me 2 hours to pot them up) Found the stuff on ebay for like 50 bucks.. .... Main reason to use the toyota ballast they are excellent to avoid noise in the car. ( FM stations go out to car audio pulses can be hear on amps from the ballast on cheaper ebay ballasts) remember you get what you pay for.. The big advance is there warm up on the bulb is about 3 seconds flat... Yes 3 seconds... it was 14 degrees this morning and had the lights at full tilt at 3.5 seconds i timed it..

    Bulbs i went with are the osram xenarc night breakers 66240..

    If your ready to pass out there is about 600 bucks in lights right here...

    For the fogs i used these.
    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...ox-fog-light-stage-3-kit-h1.html#.VOdb0_nF-T8

    Matchbox is only for a fog light not for main driving lights... compact projector ..

    300 in fog lights.

    Standard kit nice and compact for the fog lights.. They do have a high beam so when you hit high beam with your headlights they go high beam also..

    FX-R kit time..

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    how the kit looks when you get it from TRS...

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    Talk about optics people...

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    with the shround on test fitting in the pic.. this thing is huge...
     
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  11. Feb 20, 2015 at 8:39 AM
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    Phase two now install...


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    Painting has started... remember to sand everything down in the light house so the paint can attacked without falling off later... this stage there are 3 coats of black on every coat is 24 hour drying time... ( alittle over board on drying time but worth it) I used black on the headlights and a grey hammered look on the shrounds.

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    Prefit the way i like the into the housing getting ideas at this point.. You have to be alittle engineer here but nothing no one cant figure out..

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    After the lights where bolted in.. Bolted in your saw the correctly.. You can tell the projector is real. look at what the projector does to the flash on my camera...


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    This is set up time getting projectors straight and level... . My poor tacoma thinks in daylight now... If you look in front of my tacoma that building is 1000 feet away from my tacoma look at those bushs i think they need a trim... This is only 35 watts not 50 watts..


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    Just came from a bath... alittle wet.

    After the install is complete with fog lights... Time start to finish 10 hours in headlights and 4 hours in the fog lights...

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    Fog light close up..

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    before and after the retrofit.. fog lights..
     
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    Phase three i will add tonight... Reserved this spot for edit.. and more install pics coming.

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    Back side of the housing screws and jb weld also use rv sealant to make sure no water can't enter.

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    Denso ballast tho potted keep it high and dry under the lip of the rad support.

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    How it looks

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    closer up look to it..

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    Notice the light doesnt shine back out of the housing how dark it is... turtle wax the headlights once a month helps the mirror.. time to shave my head again i see. :eek:
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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    I want to try a retrofit... Looks great guys!
     
  14. Feb 20, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    ok now night shots (excuse my cell phone its not the best) note 2 is trying to do a good job..

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    Up and running..

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    fence in the back is about 1500 away without fog lights.

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    With fogs...

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    end of the road is over 3000 plus feet.. (notice the road close sign how bright) Notice the trash on the side of the road ( how nice) no fogs on

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    What is looks like when in a parking lot... the dumpsters in the back around 3000ft away.. where i am there are no lights around me only 1000 ft from me off to my right.. If you notice the cars on the left hand side im below the windshield so im not blinding them.. no fogs on..

    Note this is all pics where done on low beam.. Not using the table top of the projector...


    I will give a shout out at TRS.... Andrew and Matt both..... GREAT WORK GUYS on retro parts for us DIY guys...
     
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