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Old 01-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #22
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/\ those look alot bluer then they probably are on that snow.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #23
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just since you have this topic up, i was wondering for the 5000- 6000 k bulbs are they just a straight swap out from the originals or do you have to change anything to run the HID 5000-6000 k bulbs for head lights

The color of the bulb ie. 5000k or 6000k has nothing to do with how they will fit. As long as you get the H4 for headlights (gen 2 taco) they will be a direct replacement. If you want to keep both hi/low beams you want to get a kit that will allow that. I have done a few HID instals on different vehicles, they were all fairly strait forward, the tacoma being one of the simpler ones. As for the wattage of the ballasts that are included in any HID kit, most common are 35w or 55w. I could go into a long explanation about how 35w vs 55w ballasts change the color of the bulb output. That is a different story. I have read some tacoma owners say that 55w ballasts can cause the bulb to get to hot and could damage your headlight housing. Furthermore, the 55w ballasts make the light output extremely annoying to other drivers on the road. I would definitely recommend sticking with 35w HIDs in the fog lights, but i have had a 55w HID kit in my headlights for a few months now and haven't had any problems. I did spend a fair amount of time adjusting them.
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H4 is the size for your headlights
H10 is the size for your fog lights.

8000k is wayyy to blue for my taste. 6000k is pretty much perfect. White with a hint of blue and the 5000k-6000k has the most light output.

3000k is a great color for fogs. That blue and yellow combo is JDM.

Also, only go 35w with your fog lights. Any brighter, you'll melt your fog light housing.
4200-4500 has the most output.

5K has a loss of 10% output

6K has a loss of 25% output
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I don't get this HID crap.
Could someone please explain to me what I will need if I want to convert my light bulbs to a 6000k?

Educate me on this HID lights?
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I'm also new to this HID stuff and I'm
On ddmtuning to order some now and am not sure if I'm supposed to order the Adaptor cables, wiring harness, and mounting brackets? I will be going with the hi/lo 6000k bulbs if that helps. Also the same questions about 3000k fog light HIDs.
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I'm also new to this HID stuff and I'm
On ddmtuning to order some now and am not sure if I'm supposed to order the Adaptor cables, wiring harness, and mounting brackets? I will be going with the hi/lo 6000k bulbs if that helps. Also the same questions about 3000k fog light HIDs.
Do the fog lights need the mounting brackets too?
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