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Good HID brand?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaGuy22, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    TacomaGuy22

    TacomaGuy22 [OP] That deserves to be put in the cool story jar..

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    I've been looking around and they're a couple different websites out there but what are good ones to order from for my 2012? And good/average k?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    if you want the most bang for your buck, go DDM Tuning. they are about $40 and come with a lifetime warranty. lots of people have them and they love them and you cant go wrong with a lifetime warranty.

    also if you want the most light output while still looking different from stock, go 6000k. thats what i have and i love them. if you want to be a bit more blue with decent light output then go 8000k. it just depends on what you looking for
     
  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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    TacomaGuy22 [OP] That deserves to be put in the cool story jar..

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    Alright thanks. Whats the difference btw D1S and D1R?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    This but I went with 4500k because I prefer the stock look. I also went with the 3000k (yellow) for my fogs. I did the 55 watt for my headlights and 35 watt for my fogs and couldn't be happier. Light output is perfect.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Don't look at that... It's for replacing factory ballasts for luxury cars. Get either the full size raptor kit or the slim ballast kit. Only difference is the ballast size
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    Lots of people reported issues with the slim digital ballast so I went with the standard analog ballast for mine. Sounds like they have far fewer issues and we have the room for the larger ones in our trucks so that's what chose.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    yea that makes sense. and there also $10 cheaper
     
  8. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Your telling me I can get a quality HID kit for $50?! No need for the extra stuff like hid harness or adaptor cables?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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  10. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Ouch..yea..that's more what I was thinking it would cost.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    yep. and all that stuff comes in the kit.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Nope. If you get the same kit I did (the hi/low) it includes a harness which you must use for them to function properly. Otherwise most single filament conversions are just pNp and these trucks don't require any additional relay/harness/cancelers.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    never heard of those but every person i know who has DDM loves them and some have been running them for years with no problems
     
  14. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    OP, search around in the lighting section. I found a thread comparing DDM and morimoto, ddm seems to be losing pretty bad. I have a friend nearby who JUST installed HID's so I am going to look and see what he has.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    I will also add please research retrofits for safety and performance reasons.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Look up www.theretrofitsource.com and get on a group buy

    do the job right the first time instead of getting blinding shitty lights.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    ROFL
     
  18. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    If I wanted projectors and had the craziness to modify my brand new headlamps..i would consider them :p
     
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    Get the mini's Only have to bake the lights, no cutting. I was crazy enough to do it when I bought my truck new :D
     
  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Ah..then I could also do BHLM..probably will do it at a mod meet where someone has some experience :p
     
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