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hid lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bao523, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Oct 25, 2007 at 9:46 AM
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    bao523

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    i wanted to put some hid lights on my 08 taco and was wondering if anyone out there has done this and what brand you would recommend. thanks
     
  2. Oct 25, 2007 at 11:12 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    now are u talking a full hid kit....or the replacement "hid" lights?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2007 at 11:46 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Yes, people have done this. I've heard that the shape of the projectors varies for halogen vs hid lights. So, when you put an HID kit in there, there is a good likelihood that you will be blinding other people. Have fun.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2007 at 9:24 PM
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    My68ur8trd

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    I run 6k in the headlights and 5k in the fogs.

    The headlights are pretty tame with the shields on them

    the fogs blind people.

    UniqueEuroDesign.com has a nice kit

    Justin
     
  5. Oct 26, 2007 at 9:56 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    have any of you used the elegante black projector headlights with the HID kits? i melted my stock headlight today so i need to order a new pair but i wanted to just buy those, somewhat skeptical of the quality but the HID has a 1 year warranty so i figure i'll try it
     
  6. Oct 27, 2007 at 11:06 AM
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    My68ur8trd

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    how did you melt them:confused:

    BHLM gone wrong?

    Justin
     
  7. Oct 27, 2007 at 11:29 AM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    thats a big 10-4 sir lol, i read up on the different oven temps and minutes cooking, came to the conclusion i should use the average of what everyone else did whcih was 310 degrees for 6 minutes. too much heat and too long in there, if you're going to try it i'd say do it at 225 degrees for 5 minutes and work your way up from there. i just kinda jumped into it, then when i opened the oven and pulled it out after six minutes i stood there looking at it like "huh, aint that some shit..." lol so yea dont do it that hot for that long, look at the pics on my member profile and you'll see exactly what happened but hey now i have a good story and a candy dish for halloween lol:thumbsup:
     
  8. Oct 27, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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    My68ur8trd

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    305 and turn the oven OFF. put the headlights in for 9-11 min and it works fine. Ive done 4 sets now;)

    you cant leave it on of they will melt. as you know now:p

    Justin
     
  9. Oct 27, 2007 at 4:38 PM
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    turn the oven OFF!!!!!!
     
  10. Oct 27, 2007 at 6:55 PM
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    now it makes sense lol, too bad nobody ever mentioned that before dammit haha
     
  11. Oct 27, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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    remember how i melted my headlight the other day because i didnt know to turn off the oven?? well i decided screw the HID projectors, i dont wanna take the chance of them being crappy quality so i'm just getting a used passnger side headlight and trying the black headlight mod again. anything else i should know before i fire up the oven again?
     
  12. Oct 27, 2007 at 10:47 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    also did u spray or tint the parking lights/turn signals/corner markers? i want to know every single thing about taking the headlights apart and what exactly to paint and then reassembly, i dont wanna ruin anything else!
     
  13. Oct 28, 2007 at 7:16 AM
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    There are many ways to do it, get creative :)

    For me, I pulled the blinker lense out and the reflector out. taped them both and put them back. Panted it all black ( scuff it up first) then pulled the lenses back out ( leaves the chrome behind them). I smoked the turn signal lense and left the reflector orange.

    Some people remove the lense and reflector all together and paint it all black. Some leave the reflector in, but paint it black to cover up the holes it leaves without it in there

    or you can buy the already black set on Ebay for 200 bucks

    Justin
     
  14. Oct 28, 2007 at 7:29 AM
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    wat?
    i permanently removed the reflectors from mine. i also removed the clear one for painting and sprayed the entire bezel black after i removed them. then i only put the clear one back on...didnt want the turn signal blinding anyone
     
  15. Oct 28, 2007 at 8:31 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    so do you wanna give me a run-through real quick for my next attempt at the black headlight mod? as far as what temp/time, OVEN OFF HAHA, but what to expect with prying off the lense and what tools to use so i dont crack the lense pulling it off
     
  16. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:48 PM
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    I should be picking up my hid's tommorw from my friend... I'll post pics when they're on..
    If you want some serious hid's these Hellas are badass..
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  17. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:54 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    damn those are bright haha. i was going to get the HIDs in the elegante black projector headlights but i'm just going to reattempt the BHLM and put an HID bulb/ballast kit in the stock headlight housings. supposedly the HID light output when put in a halogen housing is 5X the output when the HIDs are in projectors. i'll be blinding people 2 miles down the road :D btw heres the close up pic of my newly painted stock wheels

    wheel.jpg
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