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Advice on HID for H1 High Beam

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by is_it_the_shoes, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    is_it_the_shoes

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    Wanted to up the anty for my High Beam output. My concern is melting. I have the following light assembly that I swapped my stocks out for:

    http://www.tunersdepot.com/Lighting...ights--Black----05-10-Toyota-Tacoma-9378.html

    Do you guys think that chaning that H1 middle High Beam out for a 35W HID would be a bad idea ? I am pretty satisfied with the low beam projetor output, but when I switch my Highs on down a dark road, seems to fall short. I took a photo of the back of the lights if that would help.

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    Also, any suggestions on a kit to get ??
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Hmmmm, same lights but mine were just the opposite. The lows sucked and the highs are crazy bright. My brights light up frwy signs a mile or more away. I can't even begin to read them at that distance. I did HIDs in the fogs and silverstar ultras in the low beams and left the highs alone. All kinda light with fogs and brights & the fogs and lows are much better too. The only thing about HIDs for brights is when you switch to highs you'll be blind until they warm up. Other than that, 35w should be OK but I'd be wondering about melting shit with a 55w in there.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    If you compare HIDs to Halogen... The HIDs are cool and Halogens get hot.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    When I first got them, I was disappointed with the lows output....and then while reading through TW, I was reminded about adjusting them :facepalm:, so one night I pulled up to a wall and starting messing with it. Turns out they were pointed waaaay too low !! After bringing them up more (with the help of my girlfriend in her car ahead of me made sure not too high to blind other cars) they are now perfect and I am very happy with them. The fog lights (stock) do a great job of filling out below where the lows point (as well as filling some space on the side).

    Another thing I just noticed the last couple of days, is even you look at my OP photo, you can see that the housing has the buld type imprinted on it. However, they say H3 for the lows, but its actually a philips H7 in there, not sure if your setup is the same :notsure: or if that matters too much.

    I was looking at these for the replacing the H1's :
    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=170

    What do you think ?? And which harness would I choose, CANBUS or Relay ?? Not sure I understand that part :eek:
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    Yes, I always drive to a dark paved place to do my headlight pointing then drive around and repeat until I have them set where the light is most effective and not blinding anyone. It is a narrow window of adjustment and I have found that doing it pointed at a wall from some distance doesn't necessarily do it for driving. I care where they are driving around, not how even they light up a wall from 20 ft or so. The cutoffs in these are at slightly different angles too so they aren't quite right when pointed evenly. You just have to adjust and drive and adjust again to get them right. I have light plenty out in front and don't get flashed at all, even using the HID fogs with the lows. Brights, well let's just say I get flashed from a mile away with those, lol. And again, they are just the halogens that came in them. Your brights should've gotten better when you pointed the lows up correctly I would think.

    My housings were marked the same way but I would go by what bulb is actually in it. Mine also had H7 for low beams. The oem housing on my wife's Genesis coupe had 2 different markings for bulb type depending on the market it was sold in. Same thing, pulled the bulb and used the same one in HID.
    From what I have read, that is a good brand. All of mine are DDM Tuning. I know, they're cheapies but I have had no issues and have had them for couple of yrs now. I did use a battery harness on my Mazda because the wiring seemed tiny but did not on the fogs for the Tacoma nor did I on the Genesis Coupe. I see that CANBUS is for vehicles that tell you when a lamp is out. To my knowledge this is not a feature our trucks have so RELAY would be my choice on the harness.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    yeah, the wall was only good to get me started. I have a buddy at work who just got some DDM Slim 55w's, he hopes to put them in tonight, so anxious to see how they look. Lifetime warranty doesn't sound bad.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    T@co Pr3runn3r, what bulb temp are you running on the FOG HIDs ??
     
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