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This HID/headlight combo on amazon too good to be true?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by p27, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Sep 19, 2015 at 7:14 PM
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    http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma-Smoke-Headlight-Ballast/dp/B00PY23N58

    My bulbs and headlights need replacing and I'm looking for some options for my 2010.

    under 150 seems cheap considering I bought an HID kit for my motorcycle a few years ago wihtout all the headlight housings for almost twice as much.

    I googled and searched the forum for some threads on peoples headlight/HID purchases and didn't find anything that really stuck out, but maybe I missed some links?

    if anyone has any ideas or info on this kinda stuff I'd appreciate the link or suggestion!

    thanks!
     
  2. Sep 19, 2015 at 7:45 PM
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    Welcome to TW. That setup will be a downgrade.

    Will it include poor quality headlights and cheap HID retrofit, yes. But it will be crap. If you are looking to replace your headlights only buy OEM or CAPA certified aftermarket. CAPA means that engineering tests by SAE were actually done to ensure proper design, optics and quality. HIDs have completely different optics than halogen. You cannot put HIDs in a halogen lens and get good light projection, you will get tons of scatter, where light is thrown up into the air rather than on the road. In short, look to buy new CAPA lights and a high quality halogen bulb, or run a high wattage bulb like orsam hyper 85w with a stand alone harness to protect your wiring.
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2015 at 7:57 PM
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    thanks for the reality check haha.

    anyone sell full kits?

    maybe these guys?

    http://www.protuninglab.com/200520111.html

    if i cant find anyone thatll vouch on here Im not gonna gamble with HID... prolly just buy some new headlights and bulbs of the standard sort...

    thanks again
     
  5. Sep 19, 2015 at 7:58 PM
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    thanks for the responses folks, Ill look into the DIY process, but im also curious what the cost for a "turn key" kit if theyre available. What does it cost to get a box at my doorstep with everything I need? does anybody offer sonethin like that?

    also sidenot haha... yikes... just googled protuninglabs reviews and all you get are horror stories it seems...
     
  7. Sep 19, 2015 at 8:43 PM
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