New aftermarket headlights(and fog lights) installed, tested and run, pics

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    Default New aftermarket headlights(and fog lights) installed, tested and run, pics

    I finally got everything installed, everything but the HID kit I'm waiting to take delivery on but that is no problem as installing the kit from underneath will be super easy.


    I got both Eagle Eye headlights and foglights in and I put the 80W 9006 bulbs for my fog lights in just to get them aimed and to see what the output was like. I was just a bit disappointed at first with the overall output only because I had just finished installing a new set of fog lights with an HID kit in my G8 GT and with HID projectors in the low beams of that car, the output from a 55W 4500K low beam projector, coupled with a 25W 4300K new fog light kit, well, halogen just cannot compare, here is that car as a comparison;






    Both low beams and fog lights on the G8 GT;









    When I first took the Tundra on the road, I was totally disappointed in the output from the low beams, I thought that the pattern was full of holes and shadows, I was ready to turn around, go home and take the housings out and send them back to 1aauto but when I got to the cemetary that I go to to do my aiming, I had found that my drivers side light was very low, and the passenger side was very high. Once I got the drivers side raised and lowered the passengers side, all was right in the world and both the cutoff and the beam pattern was MUCH improved over the very worn out, 110,000 mile/9 year set of OEM headlamps. Here are the promised night-shots;









    Just headlights;







    Headlights and fogs;






    I'm going to expect that once I get the 35W 4500K HID kit in the fogs, I'll have incredible output. I also put the Lamin-X on the fog lights so that I won't have to worry much about pitting.


    At $90 for the fog lights and $73 for the head lights, both shipped, if they don't last long for some reason, I'll bite it and get OEM but they do come with a 3 year warranty which is nice. I'll wager they'll work for just as long as the OEM did and once they scratch/pit up again, I'll buy another set, if I still have the truck.

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    that is some incredible light. those headlights put my HIDs to shame. looks great.
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    If you have HID's in the housings, the light is being thrown all over the place and is why it is not as bright on the road.

    I have a 100/130W in my drivers side housing and a 90/100W in the passengers.

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    i agree but they are bright enough for what i need. maybe sometime down the road ill try projectors.
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    I may take my old headlight housings and get a 3M refinishing kit, sand the lenses out to make them look mint again and maybe try my hand at putting some projectors in them myself, maybe.

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    just make sure you buy refill polish for that 3m kit so you don't have to buy a completely new kit. you will be using it 4-6 times a year as they will haze up like a mofo. it's one of those, do it the first time, then it needs to be done over and over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckersWalk View Post
    just make sure you buy refill polish for that 3m kit so you don't have to buy a completely new kit. you will be using it 4-6 times a year as they will haze up like a mofo. it's one of those, do it the first time, then it needs to be done over and over again.

    I'm glad you mentioned that SuckersWalk, for that reason I'm NOT going to bother with it. I'd rather wait and just buy new housings when the time comes.

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    yea i polish my headlights as well but they are getting to the point where the inside is yellowed more because of how long the DRLs were used before i unhooked them. ill be looking to replace them sometime down the road.
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    same here i've had to buff mine after i bought Meguiars lens restoring. ever since then......i've had to buff out the lens every 4 to 6 months as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c350 Sr5 View Post
    same here i've had to buff mine after i bought Meguiars lens restoring. ever since then......i've had to buff out the lens every 4 to 6 months as well.
    Sand with ~>1500 grit sand paper, then hit with quite a few thin coats of Clear Jet laquer. It's UV resistant and used on signs.

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    Headlights suck. Real men don't use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tundrunk View Post
    Headlights suck. Real men don't use them.


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    I just put in the 35W 4500K HID kit in the fog lights and tested them out and my gosh, between the new housings and the HID kit, the fog lights are now incredible.

    I'm now considering getting a Morimoto HID projector kit and doing the install myself.

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    I have a new set of 90/100W clear H4's on the way for the headlights as well as a 4300K set of Morimoto HID bulbs. I'm not a fan of the 4500K, they are still too bluish for my liking. I think the 4300K will be just right as I have a set of them in my G8 GT.

    I'll post up new pictures of the output as soon as I get it all installed.

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    you gonna beef up the headlight harness to run those hotter bulbs?
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