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What kind of HIDs?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by drew-z, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Nov 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    drew-z

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    I want to get an HID kit for my 2005 tacoma and im trying to find the best kind. What brand do you have and how do you like them??
     
  2. Nov 14, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    Define "best kind"?
     
  3. Nov 14, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    best light output would be 5000-6000 k anything higher has less distance 3000 to 3500k are a deep yellow and work well for fog ,haze,heavy rain ,snow
     
  4. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    "best kind" as in best brand and best quality... i plan on getting 6000k hi/lows and i havent decided on the fogs. post some pics if you got em!
     
  5. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    I have bought several kits from myDepots on e-bay...........the bulbs are made in japan and the ballast's are made in germany. I have converted two sets of Hella 500's to H.I.D. light 5000k bulb.........going on a year now with ZERO problems. I use, run them alot....especially offroad at night.

    Here is one of there auctions with discribitions:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/HID-Conversion-Kit-Xenon-9006-H11-H3-9007-9004-H1-H4-H7_W0QQitemZ250320380074QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Electronics_Parts_Accessories?hash=item250320380074&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1307

    I'm no way involved with the sale of these lights!!!
     
  6. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    GoingHuge

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    Dude talk to Slim, he will get you a deal. Check the Group Buy's. I just got 6k 50W, and fogs, they look bad ass.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    Absolutley if he holds another group buy I would contact him. I just added my .02 to try an point him in the right direction as far as info.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    German technlogy is by far the best

    Philips make the best kits

    If you want something reliable and quality pm me....as with anyting you get what you pay for.

    Just because its cheap and turn off and on does not mean its great, light ouput, scatter, glare, system amperage, etc all come into play.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    I used Retro Solutions, bi-xenon 6000K 55W kit. top notch!
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    got any pictures??
     
  11. Nov 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    I've been meaning to do this....thanks.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    Retro Solutions, Bi-Xenon, 6000K, 55W.

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  13. Nov 16, 2008 at 11:49 PM
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    thanks man that looks good! are your fogs still stock? im thinking about getting both
     
  14. Nov 17, 2008 at 12:03 AM
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    Match Xenon pretty good, new pic tomorrow.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM
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    good stuff
    i got the 35w 4300k bi xenons....they come in all different color temps too

    for HIDs the 35w kits are the norm...ususally better....the 55w kits are marginally brighter but don't last nearly as long or as reliable.


    just remember to aim your headlights down when u get em'
     
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