Thank you for the heads up on the housings and that CHP is cracking down. Where would I find high quality HID designed housings? Is it worth the effort/expense?
Not just HID burners, which is what those kits are, but actual projectors.
They are still technically illegal, but stick with a 4300k burner, 35 watt ballast, and aim them properly and you'll be fine.
It's the blue/purple (and yellow) lights that are blinding people that are getting tickets. I haven't seen yellow or purple on the 60/10/210 in a year or two.
|I can't pretend to know what you're talking about here. I think you mean that the element is mechanically moved to change the beam pattern of the light for high and low. Is there anything other than old inventory for a 2002 Tacoma?|
Another design simply causes the shield to flip out of the way.
Projectors have a "fence" in front of the reflector, and a solenoid drops the fence.
|I'm not a huge fan of flashing my lights at people. So if I do it's incredibly rare. If the low beams are HID, what exactly is the advantage of having HID? I'm starting to be confused as to why anyone would spend nearly 1k (and frequently more) to achieve a "brighter" low beam.|
BTW: Also avoid the projectors sold on eBay. Their patterns are horrible.
With HID they are worse than stock... with halogens they are terrible.
Here's my D2S projectors in stock housings:
Projectors are around $300 from theretrofitsource.com
They have an ongoing group buy.