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Old 01-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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retrofitting hids a few more questions

Hello, I've tried retrofitting and did something similar with my g35, had everything aimmed but just couldn't get the shroud to stay on with the lens in place, how do you secure the shrouds onto the projector and ensure they stay on even if you hit bumps? if someone has pictures that would help.

Also if I were to do a bi xenon application which I'm hesitant to do I prefer easier setups, but I noticed either LS430 or LS460 projectors are quite large and would fill up the housing nicely. Which shroud would pair up with the projectors just mentioned or the BI-XENON FX-R STAGE III KIT from TRS to fill up the reflector housing, I want to cover the low beam area up as much as possible I do not want to be able to see behind the shroud.

How do I get the high beams activated on the projectors?

Last question: If i were to do this install and then get the truck lifted I know I would have to readjust the cutoff beam, would I be able to use the headlight adjustment button inside the cab? Looking to do a 3-3.5 or 5-6in lift up front and a 2-5in lift in Rear.

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Use jb weld or similar ahesive to secure the shrouds. The ls430 and 460 projectors have oem shrouds that don't need anything else. Lots of people go with the Gatling gun shroud with fx-Rs bc it's a bigger shroud that will take up the oem housing nicely. For the high beams on bixenons u just splice into the wiring for the highs.

And yes, the oem headlight adjuster in the cab should still be fully functional

Vid of my setup on p.2 LED DRLS, halos, projectors
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Thank you, but will the in cab head light adjuster be able to adjust the beam enough to compensate the lift? Another question, if you adjust your low beams from inside the cab does the beam still stay the sane distance apart or does it distort the cutoff?

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direct link LED DRLS, halos, projectors

fsu112, do you have any photos of the lights, specifically how you cut the reflector housing, how you mounted, etc? I'm working on a ls460 setup right now and would love to see how you did that. thanks in advance!
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direct link LED DRLS, halos, projectors

fsu112, do you have any photos of the lights, specifically how you cut the reflector housing, how you mounted, etc? I'm working on a ls460 setup right now and would love to see how you did that. thanks in advance!
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yup. just trying to get more ideas
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I have a 2007 so I can't say for sure whether the in cab adjuster will lower the cutoff enough since that feature didn't come out until the 2010 and up tundras. But when you do adjust it with the in cab knob, it only raises/lowers the cutoff..it shouldn't change the width of the two "cutoff steps"

I can snap some pictures of the set up in the morning to help ya out
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I have a 2007 so I can't say for sure whether the in cab adjuster will lower the cutoff enough since that feature didn't come out until the 2010 and up tundras. But when you do adjust it with the in cab knob, it only raises/lowers the cutoff..it shouldn't change the width of the two "cutoff steps"

I can snap some pictures of the set up in the morning to help ya out

Do you think the gaitlin shroud will cover the full projector without being able to see the back Of the projector or the hole in the reflector. If you could take a picture of any gaps bt the shroud and the low beam area in your setup that would help.

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Do you think the gaitlin shroud will cover the full projector without being able to see the back Of the projector or the hole in the reflector. If you could take a picture of any gaps bt the shroud and the low beam area in your setup that would help.

Which projector are u going with? Like I said above, the 460s and 430s need no other shroud. I had the Gatling gun shroud on my previous fx-r setup and it completely covered the projector and yes, it covered the hole u drill in the low beam reflector housing. Let me try to find a thread of my fx-r set up




Edit: here's my f/s thread that has pictures that may help u out
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/sol...installed.html
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Thanks, I'm thinking of getting the same projectors you had in the for sale thread . Those pictures were exactly what I needed. I haven't dones my research on the 460 or 430 regarding price . What do those go for?

I'll wait until you post your new setup to determine if ill stick with the Fs-r or spend the extra money for the ls460 or 430.
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460 and 430s can range anywhere from 350-400. TRS.com sometimes has them in stock. youre better off checking local salvage yards.

here are some pictures i took.



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thanks dude, do you have any pics of the mounting you did to the reflector housing when you had the lights opened up?
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Nah sorry. . Pazorell did my retro so no pics.
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