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DDM HID's on 2013 Taco

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Annolino122, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Dec 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    Annolino122

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    So after much contemplating and waiting for my DDM HID's for my headlights and fog lights, i am more than happy with my decision.

    2013 Taco, no projectors, just replace bulbs and plug in;

    Headlights: DDM 55W 6000K HID's with wiring harness
    Fog lights: DDM 35W 6000K HID's no harness

    LOVE them.

    Once i have time i will make a video for demonstration

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  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    Did you have any problems with getting the dust boot around the light. I just installed some from TRS and now i have some condensation in the driver side headlight the dust boot would not fit around the assembly so I had to make a few cuts. How did you get yours around the bulb?
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    Truthfully... i fully removed the boot they gave for the lights, went to a hardware store (home depot) and bought a rubber grommet that would fit and kinda shoved it into the circular housing to block as much as possible. The stock boot was too annoying and "tight" to work with
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    not a smart choice at all on the 55w....
     
  5. Dec 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    If you are referring to a projector kit from TRS, the stock boot can be trimmed to fit (enlarge the hole)

    I agree.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    You might want to consider a retrofit to avoid blinding people with that PnP HID kit...

    Just saying its a bit irresponsible to add hid's and not account for other drivers on the road.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 at 4:49 AM
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    I have the plug and play and all I had to do was angle the headlights down a bit and have had no issues with them. Just a little bit of extra work to angle the lights
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    They still blind people....they still scatter the light everywhere
     
  9. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    I don't know about other states, but the troopers in Alabama have really been cracking down on HID lights. I was just getting ready to replace all mine again and had 3 different people tell me they got a $250 ticket for having them. Not sure if it's worth it anymore. They are apparently ok with it if you do a retrofit though.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    First off I didn't make this thread to be told to change them, I aimed them down so they're not as blinding. And coming from Scottsdale, 7/10 cars either have HIDS or halogens, and are blinding. My moms jeep has OEM halogens, and they blind as much as my lights do. Also, it's a second offense, you have to be pulled over for something else to get a "HID ticket", and there are so many cars with high discharge lights the cops don't care.

    And about the grommet, it's made for high heat so I'm not worried. I drove for 3 hours the other day with them on and checked everything when I got home. Nothing was too hot, and ill never drive longer than that with them.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Why are people hating in here. Let the guy do what he wants and I've also had 55W HIDs before my retros and I asked people and they said it wasnt blinding for either oncoming traffic or being behind someone. Let the guy be.:cool:
     
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    Well "everyone else doing it" wasn't my excuse for doing them, I've been using HID's on all my vehicles for over 3 years now. And i've used 55W and 35W on different vehicles, some that are more spread than others, and i've never had a heat problem or any other type of cop issue.

    So thank you for your time, but im not changing them and will not have an issue.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    thank you for agreeing and understanding. They're not an issue, just something for people to complain about.
     
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    They look awesome! Didnt wanna chance melting the housing on my first gen but I wanted to do the 55s But lookin good on that 2013 sir!
     
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    This place always inspires me to do something, from putting sliders on my truck to installing my own lift. This thread has inspired me to start writing HID tickets again. Will try to do 10 tonight and will only pull people over for the HIDs so people don't think its something they can only be pulled over for as a secondary offense. Thanks again TW!
     
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    as long as its not a tacoma....LOL
     
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    No comment lol
     
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    Another typical cop acting like a douchebag that they are.
     
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    I have 35w 8k in my headlights and used to get highlighted but I aimed them down a bit and haven't had the problem in a while but my lexus rx400h projector fogs with 3k 35w kills the headlights pattern. $$$ for retros still haven't found....
     
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    I wasn't complaining just asking a question. I miss my HIDs in my 09 and want to put them in my 12. People here are just trying to steer us away from them because the troopers are cracking down. One of my trooper friends said they even had to attend a class on them. I want them back just not that bad.
     
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