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Old 12-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hid kits

I just recently replace all my cheap bulbs with HID kits, i when with the 6000k for the low, high and fog lights. i do run the aftermarket projector halo lights, so i had to buy 3 kits, got them off ebay for 41.50 with shipping. pics to come soon, highly suggest people to buy these makes a big difference and in the snow they are amazing
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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Overkill having them in your high beams IMO.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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its not overkill, buy them and find out...
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Just make sure you properly adjust the lights, there are a few cool guys on this forum who thinks its ok to blind the f out of people.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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its not overkill, buy them and find out...
Thanks, but I've ran HID's in previous vehicles, so I'm not exactly new to HID's. I never even really used highs with HID's installed in the lows, not much of a need for it. If you drive for long long periods of time with them on, it's fine. But it's not good if you're going to use them to signal someone to go, or pass, etc, like most people do. Not great for the ballasts. Plus since HID's take a bit to warm up to full brightness it's not ideal if you quickly need your highs.

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Just make sure you properly adjust the lights, there are a few cool guys on this forum who thinks its ok to blind the f out of people.
That's why I won't put HID's in my Taco seeing as it sits up higher and is more likely to blind someone regardless of how they're angled. In the cars I've ran them in it wasn't too much of a problem with them adjusted properly since the vehicle was lower to the ground.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:57 AM   #7
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Just make sure you properly adjust the lights, there are a few cool guys on this forum who thinks its ok to blind the f out of people.
Hell Yeah!! I live in Germany, you really learn to appreciate really bright head lights. Especially when you are flying down the Autobahn at 120mph and a Porche comes up behind you going 160 mph. Get out of the way!!
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Thanks, but I've ran HID's in previous vehicles, so I'm not exactly new to HID's. I never even really used highs with HID's installed in the lows, not much of a need for it. If you drive for long long periods of time with them on, it's fine. But it's not good if you're going to use them to signal someone to go, or pass, etc, like most people do. Not great for the ballasts. Plus since HID's take a bit to warm up to full brightness it's not ideal if you quickly need your highs.
I'm no pro on HID's but our trucks have the same bulb for hi and low so in theory they shouldnt take time to heat up for hi beams if the headlights are already on should it?
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yeh i love my hid's low only kit .. and halogen 2500k fogs.. so hid for driving and gold for fogs.. great combo like my old IS300 and also with lift kept factory rake and also bulbs have shields so isnt glaring all over the place.. love them not a cutoff like my IS300 but still big improvment
On the same note as my post above, our trucks run a single hi/low bulb so do you not have high beams now? I'm a bit confused
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Thanks, but I've ran HID's in previous vehicles, so I'm not exactly new to HID's. I never even really used highs with HID's installed in the lows, not much of a need for it. If you drive for long long periods of time with them on, it's fine. But it's not good if you're going to use them to signal someone to go, or pass, etc, like most people do. Not great for the ballasts. Plus since HID's take a bit to warm up to full brightness it's not ideal if you quickly need your highs.



That's why I won't put HID's in my Taco seeing as it sits up higher and is more likely to blind someone regardless of how they're angled. In the cars I've ran them in it wasn't too much of a problem with them adjusted properly since the vehicle was lower to the ground.

that is true, but i do travel on back roads for a distance without seeing a car for miles, so in my area they work out perfect
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where did you get those headlight top covers?
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:10 PM   #13
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I'm no pro on HID's but our trucks have the same bulb for hi and low so in theory they shouldnt take time to heat up for hi beams if the headlights are already on should it?
Not sure how a bi-xenon setup works where it's one bulb. Dunno if there is a shield that moves, or if there is a seperate halogen high beam bulb attached, which I've seen before on some cars. He has the aftermarket projector lights so they have a separate high and low beam bulb.
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i have aftermarket projector lights, lows are projector and highs are normal
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:14 PM   #15
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Not sure how a bi-xenon setup works where it's one bulb. Dunno if there is a shield that moves, or if there is a seperate halogen high beam bulb attached, which I've seen before on some cars. He has the aftermarket projector lights so they have a separate high and low beam bulb.
The bi-xenons have a magnet behind the bulb so when you hit your high beams, it sucks the bulb back to give it the high beam effect.
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How do you aim lights?
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The bi-xenons have a magnet behind the bulb so when you hit your high beams, it sucks the bulb back to give it the high beam effect.
So running them in our trucks isnt an issue. Sorry I know your running projectors with seperate hi/lo. I was asking more as a personal question since I have a set sitting at home waiting for me to get home from England.
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How do you aim lights?
There is a write up on how to do it properly somewhere on the forum.

Here it is. Chris4x4 has a link posted in the thread. Check it out.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...eadlights.html
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thanks ww for answering the hi/low info .. i had a customer and couldnt get back in time .. but yeh who needs high beams when you have 7" off road lights in hid .. so i just got the low only kit and the other reason is because the magnet can get stick on each light so if you switch to high beam and then back to low.. i have seen where one is in high and the other is in low .. and looks crazy and becomes a bother. So i figured i would eliminate that problem all together ..
So then when you engage the high switch nothing happens for you?
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There is a write up on how to do it properly somewhere on the forum.

Here it is. Chris4x4 has a link posted in the thread. Check it out.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...eadlights.html

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