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Hid help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tiotaboy, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Tiotaboy

    Tiotaboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a write up on how to convert to hid on a 95.5-97 taco thanks!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    04trd

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    Don't bother unless u do it right with retros. They throw light in on coming traffics eyes. And from personal experience hids can b a huge pain in the ass with not turning in half the time to ballasts going out.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    X2

    You can get some cheap eBay housings and throw some in. But they aren't very efficient and blind everyone in front of you.

    Just get a light bar and some aftermarket lights.

    Or look at getting some roundeye head lights. Big improvement over stock.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2013 at 3:05 AM
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    04trd

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    What's round eye headlights?
     
  5. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    Tiotaboy

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  6. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    What kind of after market head lights are good mine are terrible
     
  7. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    taco47001

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  8. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    Thanks man
     
  9. Jul 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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  10. Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Hid's are garbage! Hate mine so bad! paid over $200.00 for a set and been two months and out goes the passenger side....too hard to diagnose I got wires headed everywhere. Ballast or bulb? nobody knows....And there really moody not coming on i'd say over 25 percent of the time.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Well, MY HID's are amazing. When done right, and when the components are purchased from a reputable source, they usually turn out just the same. Too hard to diagnose you say??? Well, I'm just spit balling here but why don't you try and take the bulb from your driver side, and put it in your passenger side :GASP: If you don't know what that will diagnose, maybe you shouldn't be doing things to your truck in the first place.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    X2, I love my HID's. I just bought the cheap kit off ebay. I did replace the ballast's with good quality ones. 3 years no problems! The bulbs dont go bad its the ballasts. Great for seeing deer/elk on the road.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    See idk like i wan hids but I don't wanna blind people either
     
  14. Jul 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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  15. Jul 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    Tiotaboy

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  16. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Well you could wait 2 years like I did but its much easier to remember what mods you do if you post it to your build immediately. Haha.

    And about your lights, I'd recommend retrofitting them. I'm biased obviously but it's the best way to go. For everyone on the road.
     
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