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Any idea if this HID Kit will work?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CNEDEER, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Ive been told the best way to go is to get projectors to focus the HID KIT better??
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    yeah dont run hids without projectors.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    that's what I thought too, but then I realized that DDM didn't put mine together properly, now that I fixed them, they are nice, and don't get in people's eyes.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Unless you aim them properly. Improperly aimed HID's are hazardous to oncoming driviers.

    You can run them without projectors if you aim them correctly. They don't produce as sharp of a cutoff line, and the light is scattered more, but it's still better than stock.

    The problem is that 90% of people running HID's without projectors don't aim them down enough.
     
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    Dont get those they suck, trust me.. Plus you have an 02
     
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    if your tacoma had 7x6 light housing they would work
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Haha, any idea what size housing I have? I know very little about this kind of stuff ?
     
  13. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    You just need the bulb Or in your case the hid kit
     
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    It's not a standard size. You would have to get projectors specifically for the Tacoma, or retrofit your stockers.
     
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    Gotcha, but dont I need the projectors to direct the light better?
     
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    Not necessary, just aim your HID down a bit
     
  17. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    I have had 8000k HIDs and 5000k HIDs in my 2001. Like the guys already said, if you aim them right, you'll be fine without having new housings.
     
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    Do you still get better light output then?

    Also, Wolfgang, would the setup your looking to get work on mine as well?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    My light out put it fine and a lot bette than stock, but that's just because the HIDs "grab" more light off objects. It's not like it would be if I had new housings but I'm more than happy with the out put.
     
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