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hid head lamps for 09

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ericloyd82, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    ericloyd82

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    i just read of a hid headlamp buy and i would like to know if the hid's will be good for off road of if im just waisting my money on a temp bright light that i will have to replace after it gets a little moisture in it. if not how do i tell what model or corversion would fit my 09 taco? just wanted to know so i can get the upgrade or just forget about it? thanks
     
  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I don't like HIDs that don't have an HID reflector. They seem to spill light everywhere and blind oncoming traffic.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    isnt that what the head light assembly does, or do you need some kind of extra reflector for hid or is it a new headlight assembly. i was under the impression that it costs about $500-$1500 to convert reg headlamps to hid's. could be wrong. i already have silver star sylvania head lamps so they are plenty bright, almost feel bad for cars in front of me and oncoming. so i dont know if i even want to go any brighter. thanks for the reply


     
  4. Mar 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    lsocoee

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    your current reflector is designed for halogen bulbs. You can get a direct replacement for around $100, but you'll probably be blinding people. I've seen people do the full replacement with an HID designed reflector so that you get a clean cut off line and won't blind people as much. Those are $350+
     
  5. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    i dont really need the clear cut line. so no to the hids. thanks for the info
     
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