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HID help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by drtydru, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    drtydru

    drtydru [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to upgrade the headlight situation on my 08 regular cab. I would like a bright, clear, white-ish upgrade to the stock bulbs. I want to also install fogs on my stock bumper. From what I'v seen, HID's are the way to go. I would like to know how difficult it will be to install, and if there is a member who sells some sort of package deal that isnt ebay crap. Or, if anyone can recommend a good kit they have installed on their own truck.

    All info appreciated

    *Anyone know the oem part number for the fog light wiring harness?*
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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  3. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    achirdo

    achirdo I Weld!

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    I installed ddm 35w 3000k hid bulbs in my fog lights. completely plug and play. Easy 20 min install. For your headlight temp I would use 4300k-5000k. Any higher will have a blue tinge
     
  4. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    tacomathunder

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    i have ddm tuning 5000k hids, they were plug and play...
    [​IMG]
    bad pic but u can see the color where the reflectors are
     
  5. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Also should mention to make sure you get the Hi/Low kit. I see lots of cars/trucks with the low only kit and it doesn't always block the lower half of the reflector and blinds everyone on the road. If you look at the pic above you can see that the lower half of the reflector is not lit, that's what I'm talking about.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    drtydru

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    Thanks a lot for all the info. As far as the fogs go, right now its just the plastic inserts in the bumper. Im guessing Ill need a switch and wiring harness. Anything else I will need for installing the fogs?

    And on the ddm website, what bulb type would I want? And would I need HID harness, error code eliminator and adaptor cable?
     
  7. Jun 8, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    tacomathunder

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    H4 bulbs, and you do need the harness and thats it...i got the 5000k hi-lo, H4 bulb, and wiring harness
     
  8. Jun 8, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    oh, and i got the regular ballast hid kit, not the slim ballast, i heard the slim ballasts are plastic while the regular ballasts are metal hence why i went that route (they were also cheaper lol)...and i went 35W which is extremely bright, 55 would be overkill unless u plan on going out into the middle of no where for an extended period and i just looked and it seems that they offer mounting brackets for the ballasts which they didnt have when i ordered, so you may want to look into that
     
  9. Jun 8, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    Don't have HID's in the truck but put them in my Acura integer spot car last week. Litterly took 3 minutes for the complete install, if you can change a lightbulb in your house you can installl them. I got ddmtuning 5k 35watt and am extremely happy and am planing to order the same for the taco soon.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    http://store.sharphid.com/category_s/1.htm

    35w h4 bi-xenon hi/low 4300k kits for your headlights

    they sell 3 types, Sharp, Sharp Heavy Duty, and DDM. i got the DDM kit and its pretty solid.

    i have nokya 2500k 42w bulbs in stock fog housings[​IMG]
     
  11. Jun 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    So if I were to get a set of 35w for the fogs, would I have 4 ballasts total? Just wondering if I can piggyback the headlight ballasts to the fogs.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Yes you would need 4 ballasts. Each HID bulb needs it's own ballast to operate properly.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    DDM 35w 5000K
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    whodat, is that 2 sets of ddm 35w 5000k? And did you get the hi/lo for the headlights? And did your kit look anything like this?

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    I am planing on installing this weekend, but those bulbs look funky as shit to me.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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  16. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    I bought fog and headlight HIDs from slimcubby and am very pleased with them. Easy install and look great.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:05 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Yes, both top and bottom 5000K. My kit did not look like that cause I didn't get the hi/lo. My friends did though cause he bought the hi/lo
     
  18. Jul 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    I just installed mine this weekend they are awsome.. The place I bought mine from was great i had a ballast go bad the day I installed. So I called the company and he replaced it right away. He even overnighted it to me for free.
    I would recommend these guys to anyone who asks..
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    http://www.cheaphidconversionkits.com/8000KHIDConversionKits.html
     
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