1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

4300k HID's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ANDYTACOMA, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Apr 25, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    #1
    ANDYTACOMA

    ANDYTACOMA [OP] NOMAD

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Member:
    #2760
    Messages:
    270
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab trd offroad 4x4 black sand pe
    fog light mod /parking light mod /after market stereo /bed lights/yeasu ft8700/uniden bct15
  2. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:32 AM
    #2
    ANDYTACOMA

    ANDYTACOMA [OP] NOMAD

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Member:
    #2760
    Messages:
    270
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab trd offroad 4x4 black sand pe
    fog light mod /parking light mod /after market stereo /bed lights/yeasu ft8700/uniden bct15
    anybody???
     
  3. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:36 AM
    #3
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,765
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
  4. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:56 AM
    #4
    ANDYTACOMA

    ANDYTACOMA [OP] NOMAD

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Member:
    #2760
    Messages:
    270
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab trd offroad 4x4 black sand pe
    fog light mod /parking light mod /after market stereo /bed lights/yeasu ft8700/uniden bct15
    Thanks man! but pardon my newby-ness but what doest the conversion kit contain ,and how hard is it to do? i appreciate any help
     
  5. Apr 25, 2008 at 8:09 AM
    #5
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,765
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    No problem at all. The kit has everything you need including the bulbs, ballasts, mounting brackets, and instructions. It's really straight-forward, and the hardest part will be figuring out where to mount the ballasts for the HIDs. Everything else is plug-and-play.

    The ballasts are small 4"x4" boxes so it'll be pretty easy to find a mounting position for each. It was a bit easier than normal in my truck without the battery in the engine compartment, but there's plenty of sheetmetal around to screw stuff to. Just make sure that after you drill the holes you put a dab of silicone in each before screwing stuff together so you get a good seal and things don't rust.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2008 at 9:28 AM
    #6
    ANDYTACOMA

    ANDYTACOMA [OP] NOMAD

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Member:
    #2760
    Messages:
    270
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab trd offroad 4x4 black sand pe
    fog light mod /parking light mod /after market stereo /bed lights/yeasu ft8700/uniden bct15
    Thanks again for your help! gonna order them now :D
     
  7. Apr 25, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    #7
    808trdsport

    808trdsport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5882
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    Honolulu
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma TRD Sport Prerunner
    6000k HIDS, double tint in the back and tint front side windows, CGS cat back exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter
    i have 6000k as well.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2008 at 1:49 PM
    #8
    camsbored

    camsbored Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Member:
    #5932
    Messages:
    185
    Raleigh, NC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner DC/Sport/LB
    Kenwood DNX8120, Homelink mirror, Valentine One hardwire
    For you guys that have installed these... did you notice that the beam pattern is any different than stock? I know with standard HID bulbs the filament (or electrical arc rather) is positioned differently than an incandescent bulb so the beam pattern is erratic (and illegal). If these maintain the same patten... that's great! I'd love to throw them in.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2008 at 2:19 PM
    #9
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,765
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    An erratic headlight beam pattern would pretty much be the least noticeable illegal thing on my rig. :devil:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 25, 2008 at 5:28 PM
    #10
    808trdsport

    808trdsport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5882
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    Honolulu
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma TRD Sport Prerunner
    6000k HIDS, double tint in the back and tint front side windows, CGS cat back exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter
    well i don't know if the pattern is different. I do know that it does shine higher, so i may have to adjust it. But here in Hawaii, HIDs are illegal no matter what pattern of light it projects.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:47 PM
    #11
    it's in coma

    it's in coma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Member:
    #6047
    Messages:
    630
    in the desert
    Vehicle:
    06 trd off road
    intake and exhaust
    what would be the brightes hids out there. what does the number mean????
     
  12. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:52 AM
    #12
    camsbored

    camsbored Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Member:
    #5932
    Messages:
    185
    Raleigh, NC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner DC/Sport/LB
    Kenwood DNX8120, Homelink mirror, Valentine One hardwire
    The number is just the color of the light. I've had 4500k in the past and was very satisfied with the whiteness. It's very slightly blue. I didn't want something that looked purple or out of place... since the car didn't come with HIDs if there was a blue light coming out of the headlights it was obviously a mod. I figured if I went with bright white it might actually look factory. 6000k would probably be ok too, but I wouln't go any higher than that, personally. HIDs are usually at least twice as bright as their incandecent friends so brightness isn't usually a problem there.
     
To Top