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2nd question for the new guy

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Makakilo96707, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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    Makakilo96707

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    whats up guys so far i like what im seeing on this site good stuff
    looking for a little upgrade to do this weekend im looking to do HID lights. not sure what to buy or where to go. i see so many ads on CL. maybe some of you guys purchased and installed. id like to get something here locally. thanks
     
  2. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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    Depends on how you want to do it. Cheapest way is to just drop and HID bulb/kit in your halogen housings. This blinds the hell out of people (don't listen to people saying it doesn't. It does) The proper way is to spend a little more cash and do a proper retrofit which involves using actual HID projectors. I've done HID bulbs in halogen projectors before and I would never do it again.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    I think kh7nm has a pair of retrofits

    Not sure if you'd pass safety with HIDs with stock housing
     
  4. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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    If you want to do something small this weekend, you could do the fog light anytime mod, the mag light mod, the just put some Sylvania bulbs in your current lights, or the run down to 4wp or maui off road and do the get some new rims and tires mod.. lol..

    As far as projectors, they are not considered DOT approved, so you would need to change them out every time you do your safety check.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:46 PM
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    Check your local laws first before you do it.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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    I think the main concern is the high/low
     
  7. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:04 PM
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    What have you done to your truck lately
    I got a retro kit for projectors let me take some pictures and I will post it up. The reason I am not going to use it, no room under the hood; running dual battery setup so the after market plug not going to fit.:D
     
  8. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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    Makakilo96707

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    Was thinking more towards the HID bulb kit with ballast type
    Any ideas
     
  9. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM
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    What have you done to your truck lately
    Here's what is in the kit:
    Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kir{D2S}
    Ballast: Morimoto 3FIVE
    Bulbs: Morimoto 3Five 5k
    Halos: Morimoto XB LED Amber
    Projectors: LHD
    Shrouds: Gatling Gun
    Wire Harness: Relay H4/9003
    Resealing glue
    Will include JB Weld for the Halos
    Selling for $400 PM if intrested:D

    IMG_1978.jpg
    IMG_1979.jpg
     
  10. Feb 1, 2014 at 2:05 AM
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    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    Have the same kit but with 6k bulbs I wanna go 5k and maybe 5five later great kit and love them
     
  11. Feb 1, 2014 at 2:07 AM
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    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    Here's mine
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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    Ok I you guys are showing light whole headlight conversions
    I was thinking bout HID at like race factory 100.00 for the kit
     
  13. Feb 1, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    What have you done to your truck lately
    I got an used HID's set 6k bi-Xeon $60 even got the ones for the fogs too. For both setups $100.00. Color is the whitish LMK.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    HID bulbs with out projectors will blind other drivers and are no where near as effective as they could be. Really people who use them with out projectors are 16 year olds getting 10,000k lights! " Oh dude, im gonna get some 10,000k lights and blind everyone! As long as I can see, I don't care!". I quoted myself when i was 16.

    Ive since grown up and got a pair of Morimoto Minis w/ Apollo Shrouds

    before:
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    after:
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    /w lightbar
    [​IMG]

    There extremely effective and worth every penny I spent on them. My only regret is all the money ive spent on hid bulbs when i could of eaisly bought the projector kit... which by the way come with the bulbs.
     
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  15. Feb 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    retrofit is the way to go...the regular pnp kit from racefactory will blind people like crazy. i honestly think the tacomas have the worst housings for the pnp kit.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    lol…I just read this and a few years back I had some problems with the ballasts always going out. I think it was from off roading too much, as my brother only had a problem once with a ballast in his car this whole time.
    The yellow nokyas that I had in my stock fog lights came from there…I never had a problem with those and I believe theyre still going inside another taco.


    Those regular sylvanias arent that bad either…like 40something bucks at walmart?
     
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