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first gen HID conversion?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rendog, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Sep 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    noob questions..

    i tried looking for a similar thread but couldn't find any. maybe someone can point me in the right direction..
    i wanna change my lights to HID lights b/c they look better and brighter than regular lights. looks like i need a conversion kit, something like this??
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    has anyone done this for their 2001-2004 tacoma?

    if so, is it difficult to install? (1-10 scale, 1=monkey, 10=rocket science)

    what are some pros & cons of HID lights?

    can i still run HID with the daytime running lights?

    what different brands would you recommend, and why?

    i don't know anything about lights, what's a ballast? what is lumens? so... :notsure:
    thanks..
     
  2. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:48 PM
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    dka

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    well i have only installed hids on my civic before but it is pretty simple all i had to do was connect the h4 plugs and then connect the wires accordingly and mount the ballast
    which shud look like this [​IMG]
    but the only thing about hids is that there WILL be alot of glare so aim ur headlights down so u dont blind people....and i dont know about cops in ur area if they will pull u over or not but in hawaii they dont really care cause about 50% of them have hids on there personal cars

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  3. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:14 AM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    thanks. still looks complicated :confused: they last only 2 years?? that sucks. do they burn out or something?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    ddmtuning.com or vvme.com
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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    nahh its real easy shud only take about 15-20 mins and i had the kit for 2years so far and no problems
     
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