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I'm looking to buy lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Xewkija631, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Xewkija631

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    I want my headlights to be brighter and better, what are my best ways on going about this? I hear about the hid kits could someone lead me in the right direction please

    thank you
     
  2. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Check out DDMtuning.com, they have good prices. I've had a kit for 3 months with no problems.

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  3. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Cheapest option is change out the bulbs. I put Philips X-Treme bulbs in mine. They make a little bit of a difference but not much.
    Next option would be a plug n play HID kit. DDM Tuning has kits or you can wait until Slim Cubby has another group buy. DDM tuning would still be siginificantly less expensive.
    The best light output you can get, and the most expensive option would be a HID retrofit to your existing headlights.
    I would suggest going to the lighting section and reading the stick: Lighting FAQ's (see link below). There's a lot of good information in there and it would answer a lot of your questions.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/84308-lighting-faq-please-read-before-posting.html
     
  4. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    You just missed the group buy that was on here for HID lights. Keep an eye out for the next one.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Thank you, I know this may sound stupid but I'm not too literate when it comes down to these things Let's say I wanted the best one and the brightest one... which one would I go for? I guess I go under HID kits and lighting then HID kits. then I choose the DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast (35W or 55W)? Also what options do i choose? the wattage, bulb type, bulb color, harness error eliminator, adaptor cables? also how come I can't choose 55w it only gives me 35 watt? and are these the best way go go for much more brighter lights? Would I need to buy new bulbs or do they come with them? what else will I need?

    Thank You SO much
     
  6. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Thank you, I know this may sound stupid but I'm not too literate when it comes down to these things Let's say I wanted the best one and the brightest one... which one would I go for? I guess I go under HID kits and lighting then HID kits. then I choose the DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast (35W or 55W)? Also what options do i choose? the wattage, bulb type, bulb color, harness error eliminator, adaptor cables? also how come I can't choose 55w it only gives me 35 watt? and are these the best way go go for much more brighter lights? Would I need to buy new bulbs or do they come with them? what else will I need?

    Thank You SO much

    P.S Money is not a concern right now so I;m not looking for a cheap way.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    I wouldnt buy from ddm because their customer service is terrible and it takes weeks or even months to get your lights yet they charge you right away. Do a google search for "ddm tuning sucks" and you'll see what I mean! Plus their lifetime warranty doesnt mean shit cause I'm sure they wont be in business for long.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Who would you recommend?
     
  9. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Click on the link I just sent you and read! The bulb colors are explained and also the parts of a HID kit. 55W is bright but 35W is more than adequate. Brightest color would be 4300k, after that they begin getting more blue. The 55W kit is currently out of stock which is why you can't order it from DDM. DDM kits and Slim Cubby kits are plug and play, bulbs, ballasts, igniters, etc, all included.

    Your absolute best and brightest would be a full retrofit but it'll run you just over $300 plus the labor to make the swap. The 55W kit is currently out of stock which is why you can't order it from DDM. DDM kits and Slim Cubby kits are plug and play.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    The slimcubby kits seem to get good reviews on here...
     
  11. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    When I was looking I had a post almost identical to yours. I believe I even said something like, "I don't mind paying more for higher quality" was led to do a retrofit. No regrets, awesome output.

    www.theretrofitsource.com

    Give them a call, very helpful on the phone.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Do you have any pictures of them? and which ones did you buy from them?
     
  13. Mar 18, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    If you want to do a retrofit go with the LS460 bixenon projectors. Wide, bright, smooth beam. Not the brightest or widest but the best all around with no foreground limitation in a BiXenon projector.

    YOu need to determine what you think you want from a projector:

    Bright hotspot (range)
    Widest beam
    Brightness of the beam where it is not part of the hotspot
    Do you want Hi Beam capability?
    Beam smoothness

    How important are each of these? If you want a smooth beam you dont want a FX-R type projector. If you want width you dont want any Mercedes projectors. If you want Hi beam you dont want LS430 or S2000 projector. If you dont want a foreground cutoff you dont want a TL projector, etc.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    See my gallery for pictures and install. I used the morimoto mini's.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    The best headlights you can put in the truck that are proper without doing a custom retrofit to HID are the Osram 70w/65w bulbs. They are awesome.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    So should I go with the bi-xenon FX-R stage III kit or stage IV kit? and what options do I choose? I read the sticky but I'm still lost about how this whole thing works :(

     
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