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Hid Headlights 1998 Tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Killer, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    I would like to purchase some brighter headlights for my 1998 Tacoma.

    I would like to buy the best and easiest to install. Also, I have nothing against buying new headlight lens and/or buckets, if they it would be better.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    I got some Hid's laying around somewhere
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    ebay HID's are the best deal for the price, about $40 for the kit. i have the 6000k (cool blue color seen on luxury cars) 35w and there pretty bright, definitely brighter than stock.
    If you want super bright ones, get the 55w. there just another $20 or $30 per kit
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Luxury cars' bulbs are 4200K. The color you see is called color flicker, caused by the projector.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    grab some 35w's with projectors.

    since you're not against new assemblies, retrofitting projectors into your headlights will give you the most light output while not blinding others on the road.

    stick to 35w and kelvin temps under 6k
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    Even though I have 8000k's in halogen housings....
    do as I say, not as I do! :cookiemonster:
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    heres how my 8000k 35watt HID looks in black housings to get an idea ill see if i have any other pics of the housing, they look better and the light output is better

    photo.jpg
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    My son wants me to buy the following headlights with the Optional HID Conversion Upgrade:

    http://www.carid.com/1998-toyota-tacoma-headlights/spyder-halo-led-projector-headlights-315452.html

    Tell me what you all think of them or send me a link to a better alternative? He wants HID, halos and leds.

    Also, do these headlights have high and low beam? I read somewhere that some of these HIDs don't have both beams.

    I am lost when it comes to HIDs. All I know about lights is if it quit shinning, replace the bulb.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  12. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Bump before I buy
     
  13. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    I almost got those my self but either just the super clear housing or the blak housing like mine, I wouldn't get the projectors in my opinion plus they're not gonna have a lean line like a reall projector should
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    What projector do you suggest? I am lost when it comes to these type of lights.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    Idk to much about projectors but if you do research doing a retrofit would be the best option, you should buy the black or chrome housing lights off eBay then order a set of hids, should be about $200 or a little more just make sure you get bi-xenon I believe.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Yes they do make bi-xenon HIDs that have a high and low beam. I have the stock housing and my low beams reach so far that I don't ever need high beams, but probably different for projectors.
    Also, I'm not sure if eBay has bi-xenon but I haven't done an intensive search.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Bi-xenon bulbs come with a glare shield around the bulb. To create a "high" beam they use an electromagnet to shift the bulb upwards, shining light outside the glare shield; throwing it farther and higher than in the low beam position

    Im running bi-xenons in mine.


    OP, those should be find but note that you will have to do more wiring to get the halo/halogen high beams included.

    Also, you may want to add silicone to the seals. cheaper headlight assemblies tend to let water in.




    the "best" alternative would be to go to theretrofitsource.com and buy a set of projectors, then retrofit the housings that you have now.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Retrofit projectors are "real" projectors. All quality projectors will have that line
     
  19. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Categories/HID-Kits-Lighting/HID-Kits

    I've been running DDM tuning kits in all my cars for years now and they have had the best bang for my buck. Personally I'm running 8K 55w Bi-Xenon's in my tacoma right now and I think they look great and work awesome. Never have people flash me with brights and they aren't "too blue" although I would suggest to everyone to run the 6K's for better output.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    google search HID xtra. $60 and takes 30 minutes to install. Its very simple.
     
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