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Which HID Temp/Color Do you prefer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bp_phil16, Jul 1, 2009.

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Which Hid Temp/Beam Do you prefer

Poll closed Jul 31, 2009.
  1. 1. 4,300K(Low Beam)

    6.0%
  2. 2. 6,000K(Low Beam)

    10.8%
  3. 3. 8,000K(Low Beam)

    2.4%
  4. 4. 4,300K(Hi+Low Beam)

    15.7%
  5. 5. 6,000K(Hi+Low Beam)

    59.0%
  6. 6. 8,000K(Hi+Low Beam)

    6.0%
  1. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:07 PM
    #1
    bp_phil16

    bp_phil16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    17'' Robby Gordon Wheels 33'' All-Terrain T/A Volant Cold Air Intake Magna Flow Exhaust URD MAF Limo Tint Billet Grill 3 HID's Behind Grill Headlight HID's Foglight HID's Tc UCA Kings in front and rear White face with blue needles; guage cluster Xm Radio Pioneer Double Din Deck Back Up Camera Navigation Amped Alpine Speakers 2 JL Audio 10's(Behind Seat) 2 Alpine Amps(Behind Seat)
    Vote on wich HID Temp/Beam you prefer, cause im looking to get some
     
  2. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    luk8272

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    Are you asking because you want to purchase some or just curious as of to what others like?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i have the 6k, i like them alot. if i could do it again i would get the 50w kit same color
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:45 PM
    #4
    white+Peal

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    i know it's not on here but i would go for the 10K :)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    :pukes: 10k is purple. Say goodbye to visibility.
    I would have picked 5k since that's what I currently run, but 4300k is close enough.

    btw.. 4300 is about as pure white as you're going to get. Anything else just diminishes white light and makes it harder to see.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    jholland52

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    Trimmed mud flaps, blue headlights and fog lights, flowmaster muffler, K&N drop in filter.... plenty more to come!
    personally i like the 8000 for low beams and 5000 for high beams.... that way you can actually see a if you need to :D
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    bp_phil16

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    Yeah, im lookin to buy some. Is there a specific kit thats really good but doesnt cost a shit load?
     
  8. Jul 1, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    jdkeller

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    This is what I have and its bright as heck! I love it!
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:47 AM
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    Kenny650

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    I just pulled over today for HIDs - 8000k...so GAY!
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:33 AM
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    Robtrd

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    I have 6000k allso... they light up the road nice and der bright! Jus look at my avator...
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    luk8272

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    When I was purchasing mine I was told the 6000k were whitest. After being here I know they are somewhat blue, if I had to do it again I would go less maybe 5000k or 4300k. I don't mind the ones I have and can see very well with them. Very important to get your lights aimed after you install these especially if you have a lift or leveling kit.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    Veccster

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    I don't freaking understand this shit! What is an HID Kit? Does it replace the bulb or the whole light housing? Are the lower numbers brighter or more expensive?

    Are these just to give your lights a different color or do they make it easier to see (than stock)?

    I would only consider it if it makes nighttime driving safer (for me to see and people to see as they drive past me). I don't want to blind anyone and I don't want to give up visibility for a color change. Sorry if this is off topic...I'll leave if it is.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    luk8272

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    HID is High Intensity Discharge.The larger the number the more the color changes. These lights are white, blue and Purple. The 4300 is very close to white going up the scale the 6000 is slightly blue, with the 8000 being purple. This is a direct replacement kit, you will have 2 ballast boxes and all the wiring and bulbs. 30min of work. I love mine in the fog and rain. I can see so much better. The first few days or should I say nights with them your eyes will have to adjust but one you do it is amazing. As for blinding people that will fall on you. If they are properly adjusted they will not blind other drivers.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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  15. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    8000K are blue... not purple.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    TRDPyrite09

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    personaly I like my stock lights just fine. HIDs really arent worth installing unless you do a retro IMO. without a retro you will just end up blinding everyone on the road.

    but if i had to choose one of those options i would do the 6k hi/low
     
  17. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    I would like a Factory OEM set of HID's on my taco. Deff don't want ricer shit. OEM, DOT approved factory type stuff is what I'd be looking for; oem bmw, benz etc.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    luk8272

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    I stand corrected. Which ones are purple?
     
  19. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    TRDPyrite09

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    ^ a retrofit would be your best bet then.


    here is a chart that shows the differences in colors and bulb types....

    [​IMG]

    HID kits replace the the bulb only, but also include ballasts and sometimes require a relay kit as well (wiring harness).

    the higher the number the less bright they are. they go from white (5k) to purple (12k).

    if you want HIDS but dont want to blind oncoming traffic, you need to do a projector retrofit which will give the light a clean cutoff line rather than scattering the light everywhere (which looks like you have your brights on).

    here is an example of a clean cutoff (projectors)...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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