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Hella 500 HID Conversion & Mount Behind Satoshi *How To* w/ pics

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Klipp11, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. NAVYDIVER13

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    Does any body know the difference between the HELLA 500 And the
    HELLA FF500?
     
  2. CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

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    Specs in the Build Thread
    500FF is brighter and spreads more.
     
  3. mmcmahan2206

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    I FINALLY retrofitted my Hella Black Magic 500s to 8000K 55w HIDs!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. DBTaco

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    Nice bracket!! I'm probably going the flush style grill and I'm wondering if I get the Hella 500 or Hella 500FF Driving lights will the light still be visible and usable since the lights won't be as close to the grill as the OP's. Not sure if I will go HID at first, just have never done any HID upgrades so not sure how hard it is.
     
  5. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Not bad conversion at all. Well worth it.
     
  6. TacomaQuadRacer

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    Did you have any fitment problems with the HID conversion in the Hella Black Magic lights?
     
  7. mmcmahan2206

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    PM'd
     
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    my girlfriend ordered me a set of hids to convert my hella lights for my birthday, only she ordered me ones with h1 bulbs. Will they be to long or not work at all? Thanks
     
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    So how bright are these HID Hella 500s?? Compared to LED bar? I didnt see any pics from inside looking out..
     
  10. mmcmahan2206

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    I dont have that pic yet... I'll try to get one for ya if no no else posts one up! ;)
     
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    I sell the 500ff at work going to have to buy them and do this.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
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    On my truck compared to a 40" double row cree bar, about half as bright but much brighter then stock high beams.
     
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    Here's from inside looking out...
    Just low-beams:
    [​IMG]

    Just high-beams:
    [​IMG]

    High-beams & HID Hellas:
    [​IMG]
    My truck is slightly angled down in the driveway, but you get the idea! ;)
     
  14. Gus 524

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    super new to lighting is this what i need to buy?
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    55watt
    h3
    5000k
    And mounting backets for 55watt

    Is that right?


    Thanks
     
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    Gus 524, that's correct. All you need to make sure is that it's an H3 bulb. 55w or 35w and color temp are your choice. I bought the 55w 6000k kit from VVME and plan on installing it soon!
     
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    Thanks a million man. That's what I needed to hear.
     
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    Don't do 55w Ballasts, you will melt your lenses.
     
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    adding this to my list of mods to do!
     
  20. Gus 524

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    I thought I remember earlier in the tread someone said this and the op responded saying that it would be fine with 55 watt. Anyone want to expand on this.
     
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