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Fog HID's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by g.hampton, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    I am planning on installing some fog HID's very soon and I am wondering if anyone has any tips or anything that might aid me in my install. I installed my headlights a while back, I just forgot everything that I am going to need and what all I am supposed to be doing. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    plug-n-play or a TRS setup?
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    The fogs are easier than the headlights. At least for me it was(less crap in the way)
     
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    It is just plug and play really. The new HID bulbs you can get w/ the HID ballast just unplug the original plug in as specified and your HID. Took me 20min tops for both sides. Nothing special. Just screw down the ballast somewhere so it doesnt move around.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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    X2
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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    ok, I remember from my headlights that i had to run a wire to my battery. Is that not the case with my fogs?
     
  7. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    NO
     
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    SWEET!!! Thank you all!!!
     
  9. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    It is just plug and play really. The new HID bulbs you can get w/ the HID ballast just unplug the original plug in as specified and your HID. Took me 20min tops for both sides. Nothing special. Just screw down the ballast somewhere so it doesnt move around.[/QUOTE]

    Kool lights! I'm going to look for a kit for my 09 Taco . Thanks for the input.
     
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    Kool lights! I'm going to look for a kit for my 09 Taco . Thanks for the input.
    [/QUOTE]
    Thanks!! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will probably be getting smoked fog lens soon so they arent so bright. 6k might be a good look as well.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    Kool lights! I'm going to look for a kit for my 09 Taco . Thanks for the input.
    [/QUOTE]

    Yeah, cool and also worthless as foul weather lights... :rolleyes: I guess I don't understand the attraction.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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    Kool lights! I'm going to look for a kit for my 09 Taco . Thanks for the input.
    [/QUOTE]
    Thanks!! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will probably be getting smoked fog lens soon so they arent so bright. 6k might be a good look as well.[/QUOTE]

    Why are you going to smoke the lights ? are you gettting cars flash there lights at you? Can you change the light bulb or go with a different kit.
    Im a newbie, i was trying to match my fog lights to my head lights . i have the philips extreme bulbs but now hearing about Plug and ply kits im interested. :)
     
  13. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    You're better off going with a retrofit.
     
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    So you stuff HIDs into a halogen reflector housing and then you are going to tint the lens to attenuate the output.

    Why not just stick with the standard fog lights?
     
  15. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    I bought a kit for both my headlights and my fog lights. I was the same way. I wanted my fogs and headlights to match. Just gotta make sure you get the same color and intensity for the both of them.
     
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    He isn't only talking about that. Pnp kits scatter the light all over the place.. They are especially bad when you get 8000 or above although none are really good at all
     
  17. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Thanks!! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will probably be getting smoked fog lens soon so they arent so bright. 6k might be a good look as well.[/QUOTE]

    Why are you going to smoke the lights ? are you gettting cars flash there lights at you? Can you change the light bulb or go with a different kit.
    Im a newbie, i was trying to match my fog lights to my head lights . i have the philips extreme bulbs but now hearing about Plug and ply kits im interested. :)[/QUOTE]

    My headlights are smoke and I want the fog lights smoke as well and nope have had them for 9 months or so and not one car has flashed their lights at me.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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    Because I want HID not standard and I want the fog lens to match my headlamp smoke lens :D
     
  19. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    True but that wasn't his question. HID or Retrofit? He asked about HID
     
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    :facepalm: but it's your rig. Hope no one crashes because of the nasty scattered light from that PnP kit.
     
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