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Headlight bulbs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MANNYBETS, May 12, 2008.

  1. May 12, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    MANNYBETS

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    Is there a hyperwhite light bulb replacement that does not have a blue/green/yellow tint. I am looking for a bright white like in a benz or bmw.

    Can anyone help me with this?? Website to buy it???

    thanks
     
  2. May 12, 2008 at 10:06 PM
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    humanoid

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    Those are HIDs in Beemers and MB's. Blue is what makes the light output look "white".
     
  3. May 13, 2008 at 3:11 AM
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    GotLift37

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    Yup hes right.
    A lot of the OEM HID kits are 4300k. Take a look for a HID kit if you want the true super white look.
     
  4. May 13, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    RememberMorrison

    RememberMorrison Yeah, I'm that Guy

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    Also Sylvanias (Sp?) are about 40-80 bucks depending on the quality. They have some really nice hyper white bulbs.

    Look for the 9003 xx models.
     
  5. May 13, 2008 at 9:04 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    You can never go wrong with PIAAs. Thats what I have in my truck. I believe I have the super white plasmas.
     
  6. May 13, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I got a pair of those Sylvania Silver Stars-they are a white-white technology as opposed to that annoying blue-white one and I LOVE them. They light up your path very well-way better than standard bulbs, they're LEGAL, and they don't blind people. Plus they look good when they're on:)
     
  7. May 13, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    I've read that people have a had a problem with the Silver Stars not lasting long. I personally havent tried them, but it was enough for me to go with the PIAAs. I guess some people have had some pretty good success with them.
     
  8. May 13, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I've got the Siler Stars and they are alot brighter than the stock bulbs. I love when people flash me on the highway thinking that my brights are on....then i get to show them MY brights! hahaha
     
  9. May 13, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    lakewoodbilly

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    What size bulb would we get for an '08? I'm guessing that they are simple to switch out with the factory bulbs.
    I like the legal part of this option. In NC they do have annual state vehicle inspections which include headlights; and misdirected HID's will attract more law enforcement.
     
  10. May 13, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    For the headlights you use the H4 bulbs. Fog lights are H10 Bulbs which are kind of a pain to find.
     
  11. May 13, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    Anthony

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    ive had great results with silverstars :D
     
  12. May 13, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    Silverstars won't last long. Some have had them burn out in just a few months. If you want SilverStars then I suggest getting the Osram SilverStars, made in Europe and lasts a lot longer. However, these are great alternatives too: http://www.powerbulbs.com/product_detail.asp?prod=43
     
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  13. May 13, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    RememberMorrison

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    Man I forgot about these! Amazing bulbs.
     
  14. May 13, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    Well you guys are RIGHT..you got me to go fishing around and BOY did I read a lot of complaints about longevity problems-good thing I kept the old bulbs! So Manny-strike my recommenation. I wish I knew this befor I went and spent 90 bucks. Oh well I'll enjoy them while they last:(
     
  15. May 13, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have heard this before. Im guessing that when people are installing them, they are touching the bulb with their fingers causeing hot spots in which the bulbs burn out. I have run the Silverstars since 1997 in 4 different trucks and never had one burn out. :confused:
     
  16. May 13, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    So I got a chance Chris? I was Waaay careful not to touch them (shoot it's easy)
     
  17. May 13, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im sure you will be fine. :thumbsup:
     
  18. May 13, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats what I do. And keep some rubbing alcohol handy just in case. :)
     
  19. May 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    Glad I'm not the only one that has been having trouble finding the fog light bulbs. I can't find even a standard bulb in a store, never mind upgrading to a better bulb.
     
  20. May 13, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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