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hid headlight kit???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phatdrew, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    im looking at purchasing an hid headlight kit but im not too sure what is the most common or most reliable kit. im looking at getting a 6000k kit from ztech and would like to know what everyone else has or has used with some opinions and pictures. im in afghanistan right now and want to have it at my house so when i get home, i have something to do on my comp time off...
     
  2. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    I went with a 6000k kit from ddmtuning.com. I got the high low kit and love it. I have some pics in my profile. $55.00 shipped.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    Too much for TW to know
    DDM might have discontinued the raptor kit though... I can't find it anywhere on their website. Can someone please give me a linK?:confused:
     
  4. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    i like that, but that looks like a lot of wiring? how hard is it to install? ive never had hid's so im not to sure what im getting in to. the kit from ztech was $140 and came with a lifetime warranty.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    im also confused about the bulb type. some websites say h4 and others say hb2... not too sure which one is what i need. i have an 06 AC SR5.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    i was looking at the website and you are correct. i just couldnt find the $55 kit ^^ he was talking about.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    1. None of them are reliable.

    2. All of them are illegal.

    I must have seen a half dozen guys come back for warranty claims on made in China HID kits at the shop that worked on my audio install. Every couple days it was a new one. The slimline ballsts are better but the bulbs still vary and I even saw a guy whos ignitor went out in 2 weeks. All Chineese junk IMO.

    Also, I write a ticket for illegal HIDs every day now... like shooting fish in a barrel.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    ^^ haha. i have been looking at the ddm website and i still cant find a kit for my truck... maybe its this f'd up internet in afghan but i'll keep looking.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    They fixed the website... you can order them now. http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Apexcone-Raptor-HID-Kit
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Personally i wouldnt waste your time with any of these bullshit hid kits! If the price on them is cheap, it probably means the product is cheap! I was ignorant at one point too about things like this but the best way to learn something is through personal experience.

    I bought some 6000ks from tophidkits.com and had them for about 2 months before this happened . . . .

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    Basically the connections burned up at a few different points. I emailed them, they sent me a new set for free and they lasted about 2 months before doing the same thing!

    So then after being very pissed off about it I decided it was worth spending $200 on some good ones so i bought the Phillips 6000k Bi-Xenon kit and i have not been disappointed! As soon as i pulled them out of the box i could tell how much better quality they were, from the connections to the wire to the bulbs themselves. Much better product and i have now had them for over a year and have no problems out of them!

    Just remember that there are some things that price does matter on and electronics are usually one of those things!
     
  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    LOL LOL LOL


    Yeah they're Illegal, hmmm wonder why cars come with HID's? :confused:

    LOL @ Giving them tickets, and people wonder why some people hate cops...


    It's one thing if they're completely blue or they are not aimed correctly.

    Man mine have not been reliable at all,

    Filled my fog lights up with water with my HID's running and they never missed a beat, took them off road and beat hard on them and they never quit. POS's


    ^ Yep, I would not buy 55$ HID's
     
  12. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    It is illegal to put a HID bulb in an enclosure that was not designed for HID, (our Tacomas halogen enclosure was not designed for HID). HID's coming from factory are in projectors that have optics to prevent that euro-tuner-trash spraying light everywhere look.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:16 AM
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    thanks for the pics. i still dont know what to do. my buddy installed a $30 kit he found on ebay three months ago and hasnt had a problem but im not too comfortable putting something that cheap in my baby. everything i have found about ddm makes me thinnk they are pretty legit so im probably going to go with their product.

    now the question is, which bulb do i need because the sylvania webite says 9003/hb2 but when i look for those, the options given are h4/9003 or h4/hb2?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    DDM kits are solid , I've had them on my truck for almost 2 years and on all my friends cars with no major issues other than having to aim the lights down . Only one guy had a ballast go bad but DDM replaced it right away .

    To the guy giving tickets , karma is a bitch
     
  15. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    i can vouch for intensehid.com i bought my ballast from them 3 years ago and its a top quality product! i actually had the kit on my old car all i had to do was buy new bulbs and another kit for the fogs for the tacoma. (you're gonna need headlights:bixenon h4/9003 fogs:h10)

    i got the 8k and my lights are smoked so they're still way bright but not as bright as they could be. i had to adjust my lights to shoot lower though cuz they ARE blinding! the smoked headlights actually help out alot. i haven't had any problems with the law, but i'm in vegas.
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    just the headlights:
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    from inside:
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    hope this helps you
     
  16. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Your projector assumption isn't 100% accurate. The older Lexus IS300 and even older Olds Bravada SUV both had HID's with reflector based housings - no lense projection. How would Mr. Law from above handle that situation?
     
  18. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    the group buy is already over. i wasnt in the market for hid's til a couple of days ago. im still looking for a kit but the ddm looks promising...
     
  19. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Slim Cubby and another TW user hold a GB roughly every other month. If you can wait, his kits are worth it.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    installed VVME HID conversion kit in my 1st gen projectors for my '06 taco...also hooked up my 3 LED lights per side within the housing while i was digging around back there to add more light on top of the halos...

    no lights
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    HID Low beams
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    New LED and halo setup
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    install wasn't too bad once i realized they gave me extra wire that i never needed....had to shave a notch in the light's plastic to fit within the headlight but wasn't bad...space is definitely tight in there for the ballasts and relay, but one of these days i'll have to get in there and clean the mess up...
     
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