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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. Dec 20, 2017 at 8:55 PM
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    Vbpiper

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    I have had my Xenon Depot H11 kit installed on my Tacoma for several months and couldn't be happier with it, so I installed one in my wife's 2011 Highlander, but this time without the relay harnesses. What an improvement from the stock halogens.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    I've had my Xenon Depot HID's for almost a year now. no issues with output or bounce whatsoever. I originally went with the 4300k Phillips which gave me great output, but didn't match my Morimoto fogs very well
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Installed the DDM Plus Canbus kit on my '17. If you scroll down on this page, you'll see pics/details of the before and after. No bouncing, static or anything like that as of yet!

    Also, I should mention that they don't actually match the DRL's exactly, it's just that they overpower them so much you can't really make out the DRL's. Fine with me.

     
  4. Dec 21, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    Is there any write up with pics on how to do the RX350 retrofit?
     
  5. Dec 21, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    heat up the headlight, take it apart. unbolt the stock projector and bolt in the new one. it's that simple
     
  6. May 15, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    After driving with my Morimoto HID Elite system since last October, I finally couldn't take the bouncing issue anymore as it seemed to get progressively worse. TRS likes to say is it an issue with the factory projector, however, I recently purchased a pair of Yeaky 5500k HID bulbs and have no bouncing whatsoever. I still run the Morimoto 55w ballasts and the rest of the Elite setup other than the bulbs. Plus the Yeaky bulbs also have a whiter color (personally prefer it over the Morimoto 5500k). It seems the issue IS with the Morimoto HID bulbs included with the HID Elite system from TRS and not with the factory projectors...

    Yeaky HIDs link: https://www.distantxtremes.com/store/p1017/H11_/_H11B_5500K_YEAKY_HID_Wired_HID_Bulb_Pair.html
     
  7. May 15, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    Does the Philip 4300K color match the LED strip?
     
  8. May 15, 2018 at 9:57 PM
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    +1
     
  9. May 16, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    Yes, Osram or Philips bulbs and denso ballasts. All OEM it the way to go.
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    Been running GTR Lighting 55w Pro Single Beam HID Conversion Kit HID Bulb. 6,000K Diamond White, HID Bulb with no issues.. I like the light output bright
     
  11. May 16, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Same situation for me, mine bounce as well, TRD Sport.

    XenonDepot Xtreme HID with Philips bub.
     
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  12. May 16, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    Careful with 55W HID bulbs. You end up getting 50W ballasts mated with 35W bulbs. This means that you end up overdriving the 35W bulbs which means that they will burn hotter, burn out prematurely, and will cause more glare due to the bigger arc.

    Steve
     
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    There is more to it than that
     
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  14. May 16, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    Thinking of getting @XenonDepot
    Do I get the 35w or 55w?
     
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    I have the 35W and it puts out plenty of light. My concern with the 55W was the potential for long-term damage to the housing. OEM HIDs are 35W.

    From DiodeDynamics.com:
    "At Diode Dynamics, we only offer 35W bulbs and components, as 55W bulbs produce an excessive amount of heat, which can damage the headlight or foglight housing, and have a much shorter lifespan. "
    You will certainly get differing opinions, but that was my reasoning.
     
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    not really. aside from cutting a notch if you're using the rx350 projectors
     
  17. May 16, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    It's not the housings that have a problem. In fact the 55w hid probably still make less heat than the factory halogens. The issue is the bowl of the projector gets scorched from the extra UV of the higher powered hid kits and then reflects less at that point. Then you have issues.
     
  18. May 16, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    So a 55 Watt HID bulb is not available?
     
  19. May 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    Vbpiper

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    I would consider the bowl to be part of the housing, so whatever works for you. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. May 16, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Thank you! I'll probably get the 35W for my truck and my wife's Highlander :)
     
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