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HID's are coming off.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Zork, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Zork

    Zork [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A while back I installed a DDM Bi-Xenon kit. The output is awesome, but no matter how much aiming I do I still blind oncoming traffic, and I feel like a Dick driving at night. Can anyone recomend some good bulb H4 Bulbs ?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    people who stare at oncoming lights are rahtarded....i say keep them on better vision for you
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    OP good on you for not wanting to blind the crap out of oncoming traffic. Sorry I can't help on the bulb choice, Good luck :thumbsup:
     
  4. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    osram and philips make good h4 bulbs. good for you for actually caring about others and not yourself like so many others here tend to do
     
  5. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    Taco2K10

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    Piaa makes some nice bulbs too. I did onlyHID foglights because I didnt want to blind everyone all the time :D
     
  6. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    JTaco386

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  7. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    i love my H4 Putco 4000k mirror white bulbs,super clear bright light and theyre not so bright that they blind oncoming traffic. theyre not crazy expensive like PIAAs either,they were only 40$.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Taco2K10

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    Yup Ive heard good things sbout the Putco's.... I can get a set of Piaa fors about 60 bux.... 20 more but not too crazy :cool:
     
  9. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    quattrokiwi

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    Yeah I agree, HIDs have their place, like in my audi where it has automatic head adjustors ( the law in europe if you have HIDs and should be the law here), so if you load up the back of the car the lights point themselves down.
    I feel if you don't have automatic adjustors, HIDs should be high beam only.

    As for bulbs, I like the ones Philips makes. They are about $25 at Kmart
     
  10. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    mattleegee

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    Its more having the proper housing
    If you have projectors like your supposed to you dont have to worry about blinding people as much with HID, because its a projector... even semi trucks have HID with projectors now because of distance of lighting and lower wattage usage
    If you have the halogen housing your going to blind people... you can even see the tops of trees!
     
  11. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    wanna sell the HIDs when you get new bulbs?
     
  12. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    I had to play with mine for a long time before I felt comfortable with them. I traded vehicles and did some head on drives to see what was acceptable. Perks to you for taking others into consideration.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Where can I get these ?

    The suspension is stock. Trust me I would like to keep them on ,but after numerous adjustments I cant get them to where I feel comfortable.

    I'm going to keep them for possible projector retro.

    Hahaha that's the truth hot spots like a mufug.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    to the OP i got mine at Action Truck Caps and Accesories but they are available elsewhere im sure.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    I also like Philips bulbs. They seem to be very good quality and last quite awhile. I started off with the Night Guide, went to the X-treme, and just lately the Crystalvison Ultras. The X-treme bulbs are very bright and I like them a lot. I went with the Crystalvision Ultras so my headlights would better match my LED turn signal/bumper lights (white with a hint of blue). The Crystalvisions are coated blue, but don't look blue when they are on. Essentially they are a filter so they won't be as bright as the X-treme..... still nice and bright though.
    http://www.lighting.philips.com/in_en/consumer/carlighting/1_car_lighting/products_for_car/9_xtremepower.php?main=in_en_consumer_lighting&parent=89083467512&id=in_en_car_lighting〈=en
    http://www.lighting.philips.com/us_en/automotive/consumer_products/crystalvision.php?main=us_en_automotive&parent=79912999330&id=us_en_automotive〈=en
    Matt
     
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    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    You could try some Wagner TruViews
     
  17. Sep 13, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    they're nice and brite. ...but they won't last. i've given up trying to find a quality aftermarket bulb. ....can't get more than a year or so out of any of them before they blow.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    cheap/reliable/bright pick 2 :)
     
  19. Sep 13, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    in my vw i've got bosch 90/130W H4's....this is way over the 50/65W stock bulbs but i've got a relay kit

    the overwattage bulbs don't last very long (year or so max)

    i'd get some 50/65W bosch bulbs and get a relay kit to up the power TO the bulbs (it does make a difference)
     
  20. Sep 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    I commend you on being considerate to on coming traffic, personally I don't know how these things were ever allowed thru D.O.T. seeing how big a deal it was just to upgrade to halogen bulbs. Great for offroad but I'd like to make them illegal for highway use

    You sir are an idiot !! Sounds like something I'd hear out of a 16 year old
     
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