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HID kit help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma414, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    I was looking at ddm and the 55w isn't being sold anymore, does anyone know of good HIDs for a low price like ddm? That runs 55w, cause I plan on doing my 4 hellas to HID Also, thanks for any help
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Oh alright, yeah I want to run the 55w in my heads and hellas, and 35w in my fogs
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Im waiting for the DDM ones also... lol...

    I havent verified that there just out of stock, but you could call and ask them....
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    I just installed the 35's in my heads and fogs, and they look great, I don't see any reason to wait for the 55's. Many people have posted that the difference is minimal and not noticeable. Just an FYI!
     
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    Yeah they only have the slim ballast hid kits on their website now. Which i heard have more issues than the old Raptor kits
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I should have added that I had read the same thing. After looking more into it I heard great things from a lot of people about the slim ballast. That included a friend of mine who has three set of slims for his heads, fogs, and hellas for two years with no issues.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    so the 35w isnt really different? then i should just get them then
     
  9. Mar 16, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    Yes the 55w is different then the 35w.... Its brighter for one, and the 35w 6k will have more blue in it vs. a 55w 6k....
    But for mostly city driving, the 35w will do just fine.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    35 watts HID is brighter than 130 watts halogen... What do you guys want?

    HID is all about being bright light daylight but only using 35 watts... How much brighter than daytime do you want?

    4300-5000 ºK is also the temp. color range for the brightest, whitest... You go higher, the lights are bluer and dimmer!
     
  11. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    i dont live in the city thats the thing, and i know the different kelvin colors and wattage
     
  12. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Just letting you know that you will be very impressed with 35 watt HIDs.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Yeah like I don't doubt they will be good, I'll probably just end up getting the 35w, that's what most kits sell anyways right?
     
  14. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    Yep! but I myself know the difference between 35 and 55, and its impressive....
    Its way better on country roads, and such.

    But the 35w are really good also, atleast way better then halogens...
     
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    Yeah I really want the 55w cause that's all I'm usually on is country roads, but if they are out of stock I'll just wait and do it right, not saying the 35w are bad, I'd just rather wait and get the 55 then buy the 35 now and the 55 come back in a week
     
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    i have no experience with 55W but i LOVE my 35W. looks awesome and def bright as hell.....worth it IMO
     
  17. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    What Kalvin did you go with? ^^^
     
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    Are you in the city though?
     
  19. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    I agree completely. I think that they should include a sweet wing spoiler and a nice fart can muffler with the blue (6000, 8000, etc.) kits. I mean if you want rice you might as well go all out! I see them all over around here and can't understand why someone would upgrade to an HID that provides worse visibility than the halogens they replaced! :confused:
     
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    so i called ddm and they said they are out of stock on the 55w, he said they will be restocking in a week or two, just to let everyone know
     
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