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Brighter Headlights mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NegroTundra, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    NegroTundra

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  2. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    get HID unless your state is a banner of them
     
  3. Apr 22, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    Technically, HID's are illegal everywhere unless they are stock or you retrofit projectors into you headlights.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Foihdzas

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    Being an electrician, technically this 'may' work. But, I would get a set of HID's before I waste me money on a new wiring harness with slightly thicker wires.

    my .02
     
  5. Apr 22, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    thegame

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    The sad truth is regardless of what HID kit you install in these headlights, you WILL blind on-coming drivers because these housings were not designed to use an HID bulb. I've heard of Tacoma owners upgrading the harness as well as bulbs and having it be loads better than stock.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    TacoTaro

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    I run Osram 65/70 watt replacement H4 bulbs. Cheap and easy upgrade. They look no brighter than most new cars' headlights and are a big improvement lighting the road. I've never been flashed or received any complaints from others.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    rcbs204

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    Don't bother, this is the classic Monster cable scam.
    By increasing the wire diameter, you only lessen the resistance. Incandescent and halogen like bulbs are exactly like a small coil. No matter how hard you try, they will only accept a given amount of current. Voltage does not matter in this case. Of course if you increase the voltage too much they will be really bright and then die. The star that shines twice as bright only burns half as long.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Thanks for the input guys, was just curious. I have no desire to go HID, and after what has been posted here no desire to upgrade harness/wiring.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    thegame

    thegame WUT?

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    Osram Nightbreakers? I need to order a set of those off ebay, I've heard good things :)
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    Cheesycook

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  11. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:16 AM
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    memario1214

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    And just so everyone knows... HIDs that are not stock on a vehicle are technically illegal no matter what form they come in. Retrofits fall under this category as well.

    That doesn't mean that I won't have my retrofit done by the end of next week hopefully :D
     
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