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HID kits

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rags10, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Has anyone bought an HID kit for their tacoma? I have an 08 tacoma and wanted some bright lights but when the hid's came in, they didnt even come close to fitting housing. :mad: any suggestions? or has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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  3. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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  4. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Please DO NOT put HID's in a regular headlight. Please do it correctly, spend the extra money and retro fit them. It will save everyone's eyes driving towards you. You will also lose light output just putting them in a regular headlamp.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    HID Direct. Call him and ask him whatever you want, hell help you all the way and product is fantastic.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Gotta agree with the last post about putting the HID's in the regular housing and the oncoming traffic, BUT when they are installed they sure look AMAZING... Once you go HID in any vehicle you have, you will never go back!

    Anyone know if they have the retrofits available for the 2012's yet?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Pugga

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    Fixed it for ya :thumbsup:

    There are much better ways to improve output vs just throwing a HID kit in a housing that wasn't meant for it. Check out PIAA Xtreme white bulbs or, if you really must have HIDs, do a retrofit with projectors so you're not blinding oncoming traffic.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    So you can't just put the HID's right into the regular housing? Disregarding the comment about the HID's being lame. I keep hearing about this retrofit thing but not too familiar with it. whats the difference? you send your product to them and them make it to fit your truck? because i already bought this one. would like to use it, but don't want to blind the world by doing it wrong haha
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    www.theretrofitsource.com

    Go to that website, write down their phone number and call them tomorrow. They have excellent customer service and will answer any question you have. I spent 45 minutes on the phone with them Monday afternoon asking questions.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    YOUR BACK!!!!
     
  11. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    guess im gonna have to give it try. Thank you, i was gonna figure out a way to rig it some how but didnt figure that would be a long run decision.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Projectors focus the light put out by HID bulbs. HID bulbs emit light much differently than halogens which is why you get really bad glare and why they aren't as effective in the reflector housing that was meant for a halogen.

    They're cool for you though :rolleyes:

    I went with brighter halogens and they work well for me.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    I didn't know about all that. I was stating that because I saw you had been banned......didn't know who was going to take over as the HID King
     
  14. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    I like LED's they are just more $$$. Looking for a cheaper way to get brighter lights, college is expensive! but i guess you pay for what you get.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    i put in a hid kit love them have them in my fogs also way brighter and not expensive at all
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    to sum up everything in this post into 1 word: RETROFIT.....and retrofit everything, hell, through in some retros in your backup lights
     
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