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HID Lighting...What to buy???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CNEDEER, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    Looking to purchase an HID Light Kit, maybe some aftermarket headlamps as well. Anybody have any suggestions on what I should look into and what that would cost price wise?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    do NOT ORDER FROM http://www.hidxenonheadlights.com/ They have HORRIBLE customer service i ordered from them and i have the 10000k and fogs i love them but i have had to replace my wireing harness to them twice and replaced two ballasts i love them and the look great and i would just advice not ordering from them they are undependable and hard to get it touch with
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks, which one do you have and how much did it cost? Any pics of it on your truck?
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    Which bulb is it that works in the tacoma? H4?
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    i dont have any hids personally but that is just a popular site where a lot of boys get theirs from.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    yep
     
  8. Jan 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    I have the ddm H4's with slim ballasts in 6000k. If you get the bi-xenon hi-lo's you don't need to get the wiring harness, it comes with it.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    How much did those run ya? How hard to install and do you have a link to that exact one? How do they work for ya? Sorry for all the questions, I just dont wanna buy a kit without knowing something about it.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Jump in on slimcubbys GB for HIDs. It ends tonight. They cost more than DDM but they are a much better product. You will see his link up in the top right corner of the home page. He will also warranty them for a year.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Sorry...GB???
     
  12. Jan 16, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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  13. Jan 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    I can't find the exact ones I bought on their site. This kit is similar.

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Apexcone-Raptor-HID-Kit

    Install was all plug and play.


    DDM's have a lifetime warranty.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Thats fine...as long as you can get them to actually warranty the stuff. I've herd numerous different occasions where they give you the run around or try to blame it on the owner, not the product. Not gonna argue with you...just saying.
     
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    Ok one more question. I am looking on the DDM website. It has a place for HID harness option. The dual in - dual out option is $12.50 more. What does it do and do I need it for my 02 Tacoma?
     
  16. Jan 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Like I noted in my earlier post, if you get the bi-xenon bulbs, the harness comes with it.

    It hooks the lights to your battery.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Alright guys lol. So do I go with the DDM or the others?
     
  18. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Ive heard the terms HID KIT and HID Projector kit tossed around. Some have mentioned that it is better to get the projector kit so the lights will display corrrectly. Any info on this ????
     
  19. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Projectors are the convex lenses you see on cars that come with hid's. It does focus the beam much better, but good ones are pricey, and you have to open up your headlights to install. If you're up to the task, that's the way to go.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    The reflectors in Tacomas are designed for halogen bulbs. People that want proper light output retrofit HID projectors into the OEM light. Projectors add to the cost but when it comes to having the best setup this is the way to go.
     
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