Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Product Reviews

Notices

Review of Kragen HID Lamps

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
chyknees [OP] chyknees is offline
13th wunder
chyknees will become famous soon enough
Joined: Dec 2008, #11801
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 233
chyknees's Tacoma Gallery
Review of Kragen HID Lamps

Picked up 2 7" Kragen HID lamps last week. Swapped out my middle 2 Piaa 520's for the Kragen ones.

Paid $99 each. Wiring was simple as they have built in ballasts. Just power and ground, comes with an inline fuse. I would definately add a relay if you install them, just for safe keeping.

Compared to the Piaa 520's, of course they are just regular bulbs, in size and brightness, makes my Piaas look like baby lights lol. But the Kragen lights light up dark streets really well. I will take some photos after I reinstall my HIDs in my headlights.

The pattern is more of a wide, everything forward is lit pattern. lol.




Side comparison w/ a Piaa 520
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
CAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really nice
 
CAdiveTaco's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2008, #12076
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 45
Gender: Dude
Posts: 164
CAdiveTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Who makes your light bar?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
Founder Socaltacomas.com
SocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalMan22 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SocalMan22's Avatar
Name: Steve-0
Joined: Mar 2007, #1146
Location: So*Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,223
SocalMan22's Tacoma Gallery
N-fab light bar yeah i almost got those hid's but went with slimcubby cant wait to see them lit up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
chyknees [OP] chyknees is offline
13th wunder
chyknees will become famous soon enough
Joined: Dec 2008, #11801
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 233
chyknees's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAdiveTaco View Post
Who makes your light bar?

like socalman22 mentioned, it is a N-Fab light bar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
CAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really nice
 
CAdiveTaco's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2008, #12076
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 45
Gender: Dude
Posts: 164
CAdiveTaco's Tacoma Gallery
I like that it's fairly low profile, did you order directly from Nfab how much did it run you?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
chyknees [OP] chyknees is offline
13th wunder
chyknees will become famous soon enough
Joined: Dec 2008, #11801
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 233
chyknees's Tacoma Gallery
I ordered mine from 4wheelparts. When I got mine, i didn't know i could go direct w/ Nfab. If i remember the price correctly, it was like $150ish.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 08:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
CAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really niceCAdiveTaco is just really nice
 
CAdiveTaco's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2008, #12076
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 45
Gender: Dude
Posts: 164
CAdiveTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by chyknees View Post
I ordered mine from 4wheelparts. When I got mine, i didn't know i could go direct w/ Nfab. If i remember the price correctly, it was like $150ish.
Thanks for the response, Nfab website does not show pics of all their products so it's tough to get an idea of what they look like.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
wfbont007 will become famous soon enough
Joined: May 2007, #1584
Location: Southern NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 120
wfbont007's Tacoma Gallery
How have the Kragen light been holding up??
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 02:28 PM   #9
chyknees [OP] chyknees is offline
13th wunder
chyknees will become famous soon enough
Joined: Dec 2008, #11801
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 233
chyknees's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wfbont007 View Post
How have the Kragen light been holding up??
I swapped all my Piaas out for the Kragen 7" HID's. So far they have been great. No complaints at all. Super bright and good price for them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 10:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
wfbont007 will become famous soon enough
Joined: May 2007, #1584
Location: Southern NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 120
wfbont007's Tacoma Gallery
Just found the same HID lights at a great price.

http://www.sidebysidesports.com/7hidoflica.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
chyknees [OP] chyknees is offline
13th wunder
chyknees will become famous soon enough
Joined: Dec 2008, #11801
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 233
chyknees's Tacoma Gallery
Go to Kragen. $99 for it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:39 PM   #12
Power Top
MonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonkeyProof is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
MonkeyProof's Avatar
Army: K9 Handler
Joined: Oct 2008, #9774
Location: SoCal- SGV
Age: 41
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 9,548
MonkeyProof's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via MSN to MonkeyProof Send a message via Skype™ to MonkeyProof
i bought a pair last week..on sale for 89 bucks each...great light for the price, no complaints
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:43 PM   #13
Senior Member
Ridingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Ridingontrd's Avatar
Navy: '83-'87 Hull Tech.
Name: Richard
Joined: May 2008, #6459
Location: Laughlin,N.V
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,936
Ridingontrd's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to Ridingontrd
Quote:
Originally Posted by chyknees View Post
Go to Kragen. $99 for it.
Just looked..@139.00
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
Senior Member
bajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: STEVE
Joined: Feb 2009, #13269
Location: Whittier
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,124
bajamoon's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wfbont007 View Post
Just found the same HID lights at a great price.

http://www.sidebysidesports.com/7hidoflica.html

that is a good price for the 4 pack, why don't you guys just convery some hella's or piaa's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #15
Senior Member
David K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
David K's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18969
Location: San Marcos, Alta California
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,912
David K's Tacoma Gallery
Hello... I wanted to give any serious off roader a heads up on these Kragen/ Chinese HID lights... I got a pair a year ago and my step-son custom made me a light bar to mount them on my '05 Tacoma.





They are very bright and create true daylight thanks to the HID output. It is a driving beam which lights the area of your headlights, just more true daylight color.

My third Baja trip with these lights took me to Gonzaga Baja and also south of L.A. Bay... After 70 miles of shaking, the ABS plastic housing cracked... one light first, then the next day the other... So, if you want something that is going to take some punishment, you may want to consider metal lights.

Last week, for Father's Day, my step-son surprised me with these Hella 4000 metal lights... I installed them right away. They have a 100 watt halogen bulb which is plenty bright... and are pencil/ spot beams instead of the oval driving beam of the HIDs... They concentrate the light a greater distance down the road.





I am researching the HID conversion kits available for H1 Halogen lights, because I really did like the color and brightness of HIDs... I will post what I find and install.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #16
Senior Member
bajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: STEVE
Joined: Feb 2009, #13269
Location: Whittier
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,124
bajamoon's Tacoma Gallery
glad to know, that is why i bought lightforce lights, also glad to know someone else goes down to gonzaga/ la bay.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #17
Senior Member
David K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
David K's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18969
Location: San Marcos, Alta California
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,912
David K's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bajamoon View Post
glad to know, that is why i bought lightforce lights, also glad to know someone else goes down to gonzaga/ la bay.
10-4, Gonzaga Bay, Mision Santa Maria, all the great places! M.Sta.Maria trip pics: http://vivabaja.com/msm

Do you read BajaNomad forums?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:05 PM   #18
Senior Member
bajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: STEVE
Joined: Feb 2009, #13269
Location: Whittier
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,124
bajamoon's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by David K View Post
10-4, Gonzaga Bay, Mision Santa Maria, all the great places! M.Sta.Maria trip pics: http://vivabaja.com/msm

Do you read BajaNomad forums?

no, the only website i check out is bahiadelosangeles.com, I was supposed to be down their this week but work was in the way, great dirt bike trails and fishing and just hangin out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #19
Senior Member
David K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid K is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
David K's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18969
Location: San Marcos, Alta California
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,912
David K's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bajamoon View Post
no, the only website i check out is bahiadelosangeles.com, I was supposed to be down their this week but work was in the way, great dirt bike trails and fishing and just hangin out.
Mia's bahiadelosangeles.info ? Yes, I have posted a bit there... but it is pretty dead compared to Nomad http://forums.bajanomad.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:17 PM   #20
Senior Member
bajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shedbajamoon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: STEVE
Joined: Feb 2009, #13269
Location: Whittier
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,124
bajamoon's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by David K View Post
Mia's bahiadelosangeles.info ? Yes, I have posted a bit there... but it is pretty dead compared to Nomad http://forums.bajanomad.com
cool, i will check it out, i want go back in november for the baja 1000
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: A pair of new kragen 7inch HID off road lamps outxider Buy / Sell / Trade 15 04-26-2011 11:03 AM
Kragen HID differences? Caduceus Lighting 0 10-20-2010 06:28 PM
7" Kragen HID Sleeper01 Buy / Sell / Trade 5 09-21-2010 08:34 AM
Kragen HID pics sooner02r1 Lighting 35 04-28-2010 07:24 AM
Kragen HID?? sandman427 Lighting 12 12-01-2009 05:42 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.