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Extremely disappointed with new HID kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ez2typethis, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Ez2typethis

    Ez2typethis [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    The things required to pull bitches
    Try DDMTUNING.com They got really good prices on them and lifetime warranty.

    The kit you bought are just a low beam only kit, when ordering from DDM select a hi/lo kit.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    I've heard of a lot of problems with those. I think I remember hearing they suck in inclement weather too. Not sure though, someone with experience will chime in.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    2010 tacos are 9003 headlights right or h4? are they the same?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    th3bigk0

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    for a good hi/low kit ur lookin around 200.kinda shitty but w.e
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    lowzone

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    retro-solutions on ebay....he sells to all the tuner guys. i got a set for my Isuzu rodeo conversion on my pickup. you want what is called BI-Xenon bulbs....should run you 150-200 for a GOOD set. Retro set i have is over a year old and worked great. sold the truck but have to put the kit in another Isuzu i have. want to get a set for my 2010 Taco soon but one issue i did have is that if you dont tighten the snot out of the ballists, you get static in the radio until the bulbs warm up completely (about 15 seconds). The 6000k bulbs are alittle blue hue to them but 5000k are pretty much pure white. the 6000k are nice though, cut thru the rain and snow and light up the road nicely. Just aim the headlights down though, they do blind oncoming drivers if not done right.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    mgrande

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    try looking over in the lighting section. There's guys that do all kinds of stuff in there. I haven't looked into it that much yet, but I know there are a few places they have linked in there that should be easy to find.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    i never buy anything off ebay. its always second rate crap. good luck bro.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    like whatthepho? said, ddmtuning.com just got a set a few weeks ago from them and love it. you have to select the h4 bulbs with the high/low feature. $60 including shipping! they have a lifetime warranty on everything; ballasts, bulbs, harnes, can't beat it.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Yeah the HID you have is the one i have on my truck its works and it all but sucks ass when its cold they dont wanna turn out and i gotta switch the lights on and off for them to actually start working
     
  11. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    check my sig...no PNP kit is going to have a good high beam...i dont care what anyone says
     
  12. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    OP, ^ That's the thread I read a while back. If I wasn't so scared of messing with my lights I'd do what yosh2000 did.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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    My mod express bi-xenon kit is pretty good since they have a nice shield. Also HID 3000k Fogs really help in the rain and bad weather. I have 4 sets of HID's on my truck. all 35w's.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2010 at 1:06 AM
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    I've lost track
    I've had the DDM h4 high/low for awhile now and never had a problem. bright as hell and great customer service.

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/
     
  15. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    I've been using the bi-xenon kit from vvme.com for about a year, no issues and they are a hi/lo dual beam kit. Activating the high beam triggers a relay that moves the bulb to a position so the high beam is active.

    http://www.vvme.com/bixenon-hid-conversion-kit-h439003-bixenon-hid-kit-c-44_46_35.html

    I use the same kit on my motorcycle as well. Our Nissan Rogue has 4 headlights so you have to go with single-beam bulbs with that configuration.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    My cousin has the ddm tuning hids and that shit is badass
     
  17. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    I ended up ordering the ones off of DDMtuning I got the HI/LOW headlights and the fogs lights, both 6000k. I 'll put some pics up whe i get them installed.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    I've lost track
    35w or 55w??
     
  19. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    I have been using the VVME kit as well for over a year in both my headlights and fog lights with no problems.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    DDM 55w 600k headlights, 35w 600k fogs, converting headlights to TRS MINI DS2, Not too happy with the DDM tuning kit because they blind so many people even though i have mine aimed down pretty far.
     

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