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Best offroad lights to mount behind Satoshi?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Earlicious83, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Earlicious83

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    Stereo, TRD cold air intake. Dynamated cab, HID headlights and Fog lights,
    Any suggestions???
     
  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    I've been searching for an answer to this question myself... Can't believe no has any input...
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:54 AM
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    Convert hella 500 or hella 700ff to 55w 6000k hid
     
  4. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    What should I expect to spend? Hellas + Conversion kit.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    Depends on what you want. 'Best' is kind of ambiguous. For lights mounted that high, I'd say you're better off with a driving, spot or all-terrain pattern (avoid a fog pattern). Hella's converted to HID will be bright, but unless you can turn them on and leave them on for any length of time, the HID's might not be a good idea. For example, I've got a set of PIAA 520 driving lights that only come on with my high beams so they can spend a lot of time being switched on and off. The HID ballasts won't last long if you have them wired up that way.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    If it's just for looks I'd get the Hella 500s. They're fairly bright and at only $70 for a set they're good quality.

    However, if you can afford a little more a 7" light would probably look better.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    Good to know. I would like to hook mine up on a seperate switch so I can turn them on with any configuration (by themselves, with fogs, with brights, etc.) I want something pretty bright, but I'm not looking to "burn peoples retinas or anything...
     
  8. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    I really hope someone has a basic answer to this question, cuz im going thru this too.

    PREFER:

    -Thin
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    -less than $1,000,000
    -BRIGHT!!!
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    Hella 700ff 80$ ddm hid kit 50$ there's 2 hid lights for you.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    Thanks brother!!
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    try the PIAA 520 ATP's. i bought them from the website for 280$ super bright and super white. easy to install and thin. nothing but positive input for me
     
  14. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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  15. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    This ^^
     
  16. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    A lttle pricey for my blood. I think I'll mount the Hella 700kk and run them stock for a while. If I feel like I want them brighter I'll try the HID conversion. Still unsure about the HID though... Don't know if I like the fact that they have to warm up.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Warm up on HIDs is like 5 seconds. Not long at all, and the output is well worth the wait! ;)
     
  18. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    x2, it's not like you'll be waiting for any real length of time. If it's cold, you'll notice they'll keep getting brighter for the first 30 seconds or so.
     
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