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Is there an HID kit that has no issues?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jmichaelh7, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Nov 12, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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    Jmichaelh7

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    Looking for a reliable HID kit without the “bounce” issue being reported by users. What watt and outage are you using?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 4:39 AM
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    I have the Xenon Depot H11 kit (35W) with the Philips 4300k bulbs and have absolutely no bounce. Good color temp, good "throw". No complaints.

    People also seem to have good results with this setup (when using a relay harness such as the one from Diode Dynamics):
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hyluxtek-hid-kit-with-cnlight-ball-bulbs.457461/

    Also, check this post in another thread. The bounce may be specific to certain vehicles, not the kit used.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...nd-led-fogs-for-your-16-tacoma.394324/page-78
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:11 AM
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    I second the Xenon Depot kit. I ordered the Phillips bulbs as well. NO BOUNCE. great improvement from the stock halogen bulbs.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    Hylux kit. No issues. Highly recommend.
     
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    Just for the record, I have the morimoto HID setup on both my low AND high beams, and have had no issues for about 20,000 miles now on that setup. My headlights do bounce just a tiny bit over bumps but honestly its not that noticeable, you kinda get used to it and it just becomes a part of the truck bouncing over bumps. It originates from the polyurethane or silicone ring they use to seal the light bulb into the light housing, this ring flexes and allows the light to bounce over bumps but its nothing to worry about. The flex allows the light to hit harder bumps without breaking because a solid mount would eventually break the bulb if you hit too hard a bump.
     
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    As well. The light pattern has a couple of hot spots, but I attribute that to the fact that it is a halogen assembly that has been converted. As far as bounce, candlepower, and reliability, I have no complaints. Absolute safety must as far as mods are concerned, in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, definitely can notice the hotspot in the middle, but they are halogen projectors. The cut off is fine and even with my lift + tires my lights do not hit the rear view mirrors of most cars; never been flashed before. I paired them up with yellow halogen fog lights for the rain.
     
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    I had the setup from Retrofit Source. Morimoto's - 55w ballasts and 6500k bulbs...I got used to the bounce, but after a while I needed something better.

    Now I have retrofitted RX350's with custom tuned STi-R lenses ;)

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    O shit... that’s a sharp cut... I even think that I cut myself hahahaha
     
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    I also highly recommend this setup. Its pricey but in my opinion worth it.

    I do however get a slight shake when offroading on rougher terrain, not bad enough to bother me but it is there.... not as bad as my buddy's crappy DDM kit in his 4runner though.

    I've also had the wiring harness and ballast completely soaked from forging 30" deep water and have had ZERO problems.... although my CaliRaised LED bar did short out my HIDs were fine. (Cali raised sent me a new wiring harness though so I'll give them credit for having great customer service)
     
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    XenonDepot w/ 4300k Phillips here also. No issues
     
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    This is the way to do it, along with some osram CBI bulbs...
     
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    They are CBH’s :thumbsup:
     

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