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HID Headlights: Should I buy this kit?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RushTacoma, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    RushTacoma

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  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    buy from this guy slimcubby right here on T/W :D
    may be a little more BUT you get what you pay for
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    PLC721

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    haha i was about to say that, too bad you missed his group buy by a week tho :(
     
  4. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Or you could get a kit from DDM Tuning, they're good quality and cheap! I know those two don't go together, but from them they do.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    mxracer244

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    I will second DDM Tuning.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    RushTacoma

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    Ok are the DDM HID kits plug and go or do I need to modify them? what wattage should I get 35 or 55?
     
  7. Apr 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Straight plug and play. There is an install thread here on how to install the slim cubby lights which are similar to the DDM kits. As for 35 or 55, get the 35. Personally, I would get the 5000K lights because they are the brightest light you can get. If you want to see a picture of DDM 5000k lit up, go here and scroll down a little bit.

    I don't know how close Corona is to LA, but DDM has two retail locations in CA. Go to their website to check them out. I hear it is a whole lot better to buy them in the store then to have them shipped. Good luck!

    EDIT: There is a DDM store in Huntington Beach, and it says it should take about 40 minutes from Corona to get there.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Yeah I probably go and get the kit soon, but I was leaning more toward the 8000k because I like that color blue, but I'm not sure yet.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    if your going to go HID at least do it right. your going to have to retrofit in your stock housings. if you dont put HIDs in a projector housing they are not going to function properly.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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    Iggz

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  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 1:25 AM
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    I'm not too familure wih the HID's but always ask if they are a "Show" light or do they have the federal D.O.T. stamp. I have always heard that inserting HID's into factory (NON HID) housings was a No No...

    Lost of stuff showing up now is sold legally as show only but is implied to be street leagal.
    My most recent run in was with buying my 03 TACO Headlights. I could have bought for 1/2 price but they were non DOT show only.

    I know many will not care ~ but a few will.


    Also:

    http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/Shih.3.html (which reads)

    Because replaceable light sources are, by regulation, designed to be non-interchangeable, it would not be possible for an HID headlamp conversion set to meet the standard’s photometry requirements for an original equipment headlamp system using a halogen light source, so the replacement lamps could not be sold for this purpose. Furthermore, a headlamp dealer or motor vehicle repair business could not remove the original halogen headlamps and install HID replacement headlamps without violating 49 U.S.C. 30122.

    http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/deetz.ztv.html

    http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/kim.ztv.html




    Great info about legal HID lighting:

    http://www.squidoo.com/dot-approved-hid-kit-and-bulbs
     
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    beware, HID headlights are illegal in CA unless the car comes with them stock from the dealer. just making sure you know...
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    Find out where there made. Dont by the cheap china brand. Id go with American, German and maybe a Jap brand.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    ywen

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    HID when done poorly, such as fake HID silverstar, is simply ghetto... this applies to poorly done "real" HID lights..
     
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