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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kyle, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Kyle

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    Are these 55 watt or 35? And they look awesome by the way! Super bright
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    hendooman

    hendooman The Stroker Ace

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    not sure but I was under the impression 35w was recommended for our trucks...that is what I went with
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    You can go with 55 even without projectors plus they are that much brighter. Ill post a picture
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Kyle

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    THis is my truck with 4 55 watt 8000k
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    Avman2119

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    what kind of hid conversion kit do you guys use? do they get hotter than regular bulbs? If so, will this damage the headlight enclosure?
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Go to DDMTuning.com and pick your kit. And you will be fine if you use your stock headlights.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Kyle

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    Ya looks way good man! No actually HID's are way cooler than halogen bulbs people think they are hotter but they are not. KBrownCustoms.com best out there lifetime warranty!!
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    ...HIDs burn hotter, what do you think the ballasts are for?
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    The bulbs do not burn hotter at all if you take a 55 watt halogen and then a 55 watt HID the HID runs cooler.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    If you're going for the "cool factor" then 8k is ok... If you want to see the road stay away from anything over 6k. 55watt 8k hids without projectors are like a spot light in your face! lol looks good though!

    6k and under are the way to go! I've got 35watt 5100k "projectors" on my truck. not as bright as i'd like so I'll be switcing to 55watt later on. Dont get me wrong... these projectors are 10x better than stock and the cut off line is pure sex.
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  12. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Thanks man yours looks dope!! never seen a projector like that. Did you have to buy a whole new lens?
     
  13. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    You are wrong. :cool:
     
  14. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    is that essentially a plug n play kit? not plug n play as in, two clips and your done, but as in, those are the only parts you need?
     
  15. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    I have the high/low 6k 55 watt slim ballasts by ddm 6k and they are amazing :D. definitely worth the money. Its all plug and play and there's only one way to hook it all up. unless you're trying to screw it up its almost impossible to ha.

    55watt headlights with 35 watt fogs.
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  17. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    91Toyotabogger

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    how much did i cost yall to convert, and how hard was it to do
     
  18. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    colinb17

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    do you use the same kit for the fogs (you obviously used the lower wattage), or is there a whole seperate kit?

    edit: also, can you throw a kit like this into a set of the housings to the off road lights you get for $40 at the autoparts store?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Pictures is the worst way possible to judge the brightness and color of lights. There are just too many factors. Camera exposure and aperture settings can effect the brightness. The quality of the camera sensor and the format used to store the image can distort as well as the monitor used to see the image. the only way to judge the differences is to see them in person.

    My sig is an example. the speedo numbers on the left and right are the exact same model of LED and in person look the same. but in the picture you can see how different they look because they were taken with different cameras.
     
  20. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Here is a picture of everything that comes with the kit. The install was easy, they send instructions with the kit, they also have it online as a pdf.
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