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Opinion on green HIDs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tjwomble93, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. The Traveler

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    Ask for opinions? on Tacomaworld? no opinions here, only facts. :D I'm too late to contribute to the kelvin/lumens difference aren't I?
     
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    No, you're always welcomed to put some input :D
     
  4. brianv3ntura

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    Simply put it. Just no. No no no

    If you wanna get technical,we can,but the general idea is bad light output and eye strain.
     
  5. TACOMABOSS

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  6. tjwomble93

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    I said MOST. MOST/MANY comments are subjectively negative to the color, not performance. 8k HIDs are a big step up from my stock lights nonetheless, I didn't know about the low output in green lights thats why I asked. Yellow is the most irritating and fatiguing color on eyes. North Carolina restrictions on headlights only apply to red and blue. Annoyance from other drivers for having green lights is ridiculous. There's no mistaking it for a service vehicle. Reflector housings directed down enough don't blind/hurt anyone.

    I appreciate the information, but didn't ask for negatively aggressive opinions. Don't mean to sound like a dick but theres a difference between giving opinion and being an antagonist.
     
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    Good god just stop. Idk where you get your information or anything,but the bolded part is all wrong.

    As far as negative feedback goes. Don't like it? Don't post.
     
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    Please leave VTEC out of this discussion of bad lighting choices. ;)
     
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    Opinions? They look horrible, they function worse than stock, and they cost an assload of money.

    I've never seen GOOD HID's on a 2G Taco.
     
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    I have had cheap HIDs in my stock reflector housing. DDM Tuning brand to be exact. I went with a 5,000k colour and I won't beat a dead horse over colour opinion. I'm sure you're aware now.

    My personal experience: The cheap HIDs died in less than 1 year of use, and now I am paying again to put in the proper HIDs in proper projector retrofit housings. The light scatter of the stock reflector housing was complete SHIT. There was absolutely no distinguished cutoff line, and even though I took a lot of time aiming them properly, I would still get flashed every now and then. And not just from small cars, but even full size trucks on occasion.

    TL;DR - Pay cheap, pay twice. Go with a projector retrofit right from the get go.
     
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    8000K HIDs just thrown into the stock Tacoma housing is NOT a big step up from stock... It might look like it because it puts a lot of light on the road directly in front of the vehicle but I'd much rather have higher quality halogen bulbs that put light where you actually need it, down the road...
     
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    no
     
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    With this objective and honest statement you, good sir, have won points in my book. :cool:

    If you like 'em, run 'em. Just adjust your headlights accordingly so as not to blind people on the road. HIDs put out a different light pattern than standard bulbs so you'll likely have to aim your headlights down slightly.

    Lower temps are more yellow and have better light output. Higher temps turn more blue and purple but you won't see much down the road.
     
  15. jtav2002

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    The purples and pinks are going to be your most fatiguing generally. Yellow isn't and can actually be useful in the right applications. There's a reason some vehicles come stock with yellow fogs while none come with blue and purples or pinks.
     
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    They are HIDeous.
     
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    Guys with plug n play HID's driving towards me.. arrrgh

    I just leave my brights on after flashing them and realizing they cheaped out.
     
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    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Impractical, illegal, inconsiderate of others, sounds like you're right on track with most of Merica. Keep disregarding everyone and everything as long as you think it looks cool man. You've been told it's illegal, less light output, harmful/dangerous to others and just plain stupid by many who know lighting. Odds are you'll still do whatever you want instead of listening, but whether it was put nicely or not, now you know. Sorry if I sound a bit straight forward but so many people ask what's best then utterly disregard what they're told and do what "looks cool" anyways.

    I still love you btw, I just hate inconsiderate choices
     
  19. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Blue = stupid, no way around it
     
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    Do a little research on "HID glare". Fucking momo's on the road with their plug and play HID's. Theres a reason highways departments around the world are making aftermarket HID's illegal. And its not just to be assholes.
     
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