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Projector headlights or other for 1st gen?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by polarisgod, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Feb 26, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    polarisgod

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    I just purchased my 2003 Tundra and now want to do a little customizing, starting with the headlights. Has anyone done any projector-type headlights or something front.jpgelse updated for their 1st gen?
     
  2. Feb 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    A retrofit would be sweet on a first gen. I would send eldobleu a message and see if he can make it happen.

    I ran HID's on my 1st gen and they did pretty good.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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  4. Feb 26, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    Thanks! That's what I'm wanting to do... So you basically had to build them
    from scratch or did the whole thing come in a kit?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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    It comes in a kit. Projectors,ballast,bulbs and so on of course depends on how deep your wallet is.

    What I did was buy a new set of headlights (ebay) and put the projectors in them. Keeps the vehicle downtime to just a few hours.


    Mine I think I went extreme but I like the end result. I have about 12 hours between painting and assembly and final in it.

    The guys over at TRS are the best. I had mine installed what 3 years now and no problems out of any of the stuff I bought from them. Highly recommended them.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2017 at 9:11 AM
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    I think putting them together like you did is something I can do, I was already thinking the same way
    (buying a different set of lights and putting them together) I was also thinking about going with the "blackout" look...
    I think it might look good on an all white vehicle... How difficult is it to open the headlight housing?
     
  7. Feb 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Easy, use the oven at 250 degrees for about 10 mins on a piece of cardboard. Use gloves and pan head (flat head) screwdriver to separate the lens and housing.. if it's alittle tough put it back in the oven for about 3 mins longer.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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