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Official "Slimcubby" HID Kit Install DIY

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by CableTec, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Eltacos

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    I have a similar kit. It is true you just pull the parts apart and the boot fits easily sealing everything. One thing I have to note: I have never been flashed for running my HID H4 plug and play. I have been flashed by running HID 9145 foglights. I took the plug and play out of the foglights and no more flashing me. I now plan on doing a TRS retrofit on my foglights.
     
  2. May 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    neonlazer

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    Which ballast is recommended to use? I have heard the slim digital ballasts are more likely to go out. Any truth to that? I see on the site it says most popular is slim..unless thats a marketing trick ;)
     
  3. May 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    slimcubby

    slimcubby www.slimshidxenonsource.c om Vendor

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    Lol it's not a marketing trick they are the most popular and also have a lower defective rate than the regular ballasts. The reason you may not hear about the regular ballasts going bad that often is because I rarely sell them so there isn't much of them in use. :)
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 2:57 AM
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    Mj2111

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    Thanks was very helpful I got it today and installed them in about 1 hr only cause it was hard to get the clip on the left side of the Tacoma thanks again great write up
     
  5. May 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Hi, Sorry for this is probably a dumb question. When you say the shield should be down, do you mean it should be inserted where the shield is on top of the bulb? or do you mean it should be on the underside of the bulb? Thanks for the help.
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    slimcubby

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    You want the shield on the bottom.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Awesome Kit! Can't wait to see the lights at night! Thanks OP! Couldn't have installed the HIDs with out this thread. And yes, shields are down and lights will be properly aimed tonight.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Ordered my kit yesterday and its been shipped today, wish I would have known they were in SD I would have drivin down to pick it up as they are 30 miles from me :)

    Hopefully they will be bright enough, I got the (OEM 4k) color range as I wanted more light but not super white to draw attention from 50..
     
  9. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    Haha, I'm kind of pissed. I bought these lights installed them and have yet to drive anywhere at night yet LOL...
     
  10. Aug 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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  11. Aug 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Just installed my HID kit from The Retro Fit Source which looks like it uses similar bulbs to the Slimcubby kit.

    Here are some pictures of the rubber boot fitted to the HID bulbs.. hope this is helpful to anyone doing this in the future.

    As mentioned, the bulb and H4 'adapter' base can be separated by twisting. You can then fit the rubber boot over the H4 adapter base by stretching it ever so slightly over the neck of the front base. Really easy to do, just dont touch the bulb when you take it apart :).

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    Other than that, installation is very easy..took me longer to figure out a nice mounting spot for the ballasts than to actually install and wire everything.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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  14. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    Writeup was fantastic... Worked like a champ! Thanks again!
     
  15. Nov 20, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Has anyone installed these in the aftermarket projector headlights?
     
  16. Nov 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Ok so when's the next group buy?
     
  18. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    Just installed my HID's today and WOW what a difference! I purchased Kensun HID's 6000k from amazon and they were even easier to install than the slimcubby ones. I also purchased Noyka yellow fog lamp bulbs, the whole setup came out sick.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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    Can you please provide more info on what you purchased specifically? I was just on Amazon and found several Kensun HID packages and don't know what I need for my 2013 DBSB headlights and fogs...

    Also, what is the difference between these and what Slim offers???

    Thank you...
     
  20. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    slimcubby

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    Wow is my kit really being compared to a cheap amazon kit? Sheesh! :(
     
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