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Old 07-18-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Are Hella 500's any good?

Hi, searched and couldnt find what i was looking for. So im looking at getting some hella 500's to mount infront of the grill on my tacoma and i was wondering if anyone had any experience with these lights? Are they any good?

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lights-Li...n=HLA005750952

I'm looking at these. Is this a good price?
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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i bought mine from walmart for $68.00 plus tax. if you have a walmart near you, buy them there. to answer your other question, yes i LOVE these lights
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I have 2 of those on my brushguard and looking to buy a couple more. I LOVE them. Great light output.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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Spend the extra $30 and get a light that puts out more than your headlights.

I have a pair, can't wait to buy something better and replace them.
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I've noticed most of the complaints come from people who have two behind satoshi mesh. Mine are pretty damn bright.

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i have 4 hella 500's......2 driving lights...2 fog lights.....like them pretty good. they work for what i use them for.....and the price is right.
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They are a good supplement to your highbeams. But since you are mounting them on your bumper, you have brighter, larger options.

ProComp 130's (8 inch round) are absolutely stunning for the price. They don't come with wiring though, so you would have to buy or make a harness for them.

I had hella 500s on my last truck, procomp 130s on the truck before that. This truck is going to get either procomps, or possibly hella 4000s. I miss the "wow" factor the 130s had.
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The 500's come w 55w bulbs. You can put in 100w ones or do an HID conversion to give them more output. I got them and I like 'em.
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i bought mine from walmart for $68.00 plus tax. if you have a walmart near you, buy them there. to answer your other question, yes i LOVE these lights
that's why I bought mine = inexpensive. imho, they have the light output of your stock headlights. if you're looking for brighter lights, you might try the 500ff...i think the lens on the ff has no "grid" pattern breaking up/directing the light.
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They are decent for the price. I would recommend doing a HID conversion if you got them.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/79832-hella-500-hid-conversion-mount-behind-satoshi-how-w-pics.html
I love my Hella Rallaye 4000’s but they are a little more $$$ than the 500’s. Part of me wishes I would have gone with the 500’s and done the HID conversion.
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The 500's come w 55w bulbs. You can put in 100w ones or do an HID conversion to give them more output. I got them and I like 'em.
for sure do the HID conversion. They are bright as hell! DDM tuning has crap service, but you can get a kit for $40
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I had the 500FF's, they were OK. With a 55W HID conversion, they're downright BRIGHT!! But Now I have a set of 700FF's(larger housing) and like them much better, both in looks and in output compared to the 500FFs. Instead of the HID conversion, I chose to just upgrade them to some 100W Vision-X super white bulbs and the output is really nice, all for about $110/pair all said and done.

Also, if anyone is interested in having the HID conversion done on some hella's but not comfortable doing it themselves, hit me up- I've done my share of conversions on them.
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I loved my 500FF only problem is the light housing is plastic...damn thing got ripped off in a carwash... But I'd buy them again
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