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HID FOG LIGHT ??

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by AlaskaTacoma, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    AlaskaTacoma

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    I have 55w 6000k HID's and was wondering if I should do the fog lights in HID's to, Where is a good/cheap place to purchase them? 35W or 55W?? and If you have any pics feel free to post some!!:D
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    Yes, you can go with HIDs for foggies. No need for 55W

    I have run 35W 3k as well as 35W 5k. Loved both.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    What Size Bulb For The Fog Light?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    I believe it is h10's for the fog lights.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    I'm running hids in the fogs, the bulb size is h10. I went with 35w, hella bright anyways.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    I just bought 55w HID Fog lights:).....But I just read 55w HID fog lights are not recommended for fog lights because the heat in the small space[​IMG]. Dose anyone have 55w HID fog lights? any problems?
     
  7. Oct 19, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    My cousin had 55w in his fogs burned the housing
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    where did u order ur kit from wanting to buy some for my headlamps and fogs
     
  9. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    Damn... I return them and get 35w then.
    A lot of people on TW use DDMtuning.com, I got my fog hid's from there. good pricing too.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    I've heard of alot of others using 55w hids in there fogs and had not a problem. So dont take my word on it. Just make sure u get the bulb in there for a perfect fit.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Are there cut off issues (glare to oncoming traffic) with the fog lights not being projectors or does it not matter since they're so close to the ground? Just curious after all the threads about what happens with you just throw HIDs in the headlight housing and being too bright.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    Tons of glare... although the Tacoma (headlights) are less "glare-y" than many car headlights with HID, they still produce a lot of errant light with HID--especially the fog lights. I would not recommend it, but many people do it just because it's a lot brighter.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Thanks, thats exactly what I needed to know. I actually use my fogs as intended so it sounds like they're a bad candidate for a HID swap. I'll probably go with my original plan and swap them out for PIAA 510's.
     
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    Did you guys have to purchase the error eliminator with the HID kits as well as the Adapter cables?
     
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    i had the HId in 55 watt in my fogs with no heat problem. however i bought cheap pairs from ebay, and the ballasts don't last. had 35 watt before and they were cheap junk too.

    there is allot of glare, and the semi's on the highway in front of me hate them!
     
  16. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    Error eliminator isn't necessary for our trucks... It's more for the german cars that have sensors that go off when it reads a bulb is out (I had a BMW with DDM HID's that would sometimes say "headlamp out" or something like that)
     
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    How bad is the cut off in the stock fogs with HID's for those who have them, can anyone post pics
    thanks
     
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    ^^^^

    Read above. Sounds like the cutoff is basically non-existant.
     
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    Only cutoff is the bumper recess, lol...........not that that qualifies as a cutoff but close to it as it gets.
     
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