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Anyone install HID's ?! Where can I find a good quality HID at a decent price?
 

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I bought mine from Meng Motorsports and have had no problems with them. When I bought mine over a year ago, I think they were from China. Now I see they have a version 2 and they are from Germany. I can't speak from experience, but I have read that the German HID's are supposed to be more reliable.

The HID's from TRDSparks are also from Meng.

**Now that I think about it, I did have one of the bulbs burn out a couple of weeks ago. I emailed and sent the bulb back, they shipped a new one out no charge. (except the couple bucks it cost me to mail the bad one)
 

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I just bought the morimoto 3five kit. I just installed the anzo/eagle eyes headlights so I had to get the h7 bulb. On accident I saw the retrofit source was selling the kit on eBay. Normally there $150 but I saw OBO button and made an offer of $100...worth a shot. They counter offered at $125 + $10 dollar shipping so I took it. Still better then $150 + $10 dollar shipping. Someone should try an even lower and see if they go lower than $125, would be a steal. Gonna install them on Sunday, only day off this week.
 

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I bought mine from Hidextra.com.....very fast shipping and the lows look awesome...I got the 6k 55w kit half off on black friday. I also got the brights, which are a separate kit but cant seem to get them to work...anyone else have this problem ? (H11 kit is lows, 9005 is highs)
 

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every year i buy a kit from HIDExtra and never have an issue with them replacing nonworking pieces, the issue is it sometimes takes a few tries to get a working set. i went with the 55 watt set last year and they just started failing. Trying a set off ebay now, just got them in.
 

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I bought mine from Hidextra.com.....very fast shipping and the lows look awesome...I got the 6k 55w kit half off on black friday. I also got the brights, which are a separate kit but cant seem to get them to work...anyone else have this problem ? (H11 kit is lows, 9005 is highs)
Have you tried reversing the connection that runs from the box to the bulb?
 

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I went with a DDM kit and I regret it. The kit is actually dimmer than the stock H11 halogen bulbs in my 2012 XB. I contacted DDM about this issue and they won't do anything about it. Be warned, their new balasts are literally no-name/non-labeled cheapo chinese units. I'm thinkin of jumping up to a Retrofit Source 3five kit along with a black series replacement lens.
 

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be sure to go 55 watt, not 35
But 35 watt is supposed to be "3 times brighter" than regular halogens already according to the marketing.

I'm curious about HIDs too. With all of the people on here that have them, how has it turned out? A lot of people have to replace them or ballasts? How is lighting while you're driving? Is there lots of back-sparkle in the rain or some weather?

Is it tricky to make sure they aren't glaring too high? Does your car fail inspection because of this since they're not stock (with auto-levelers).

I've been reading a lot and it seems like the reputable sources say they're not worth it, and not legal. What do you think? I guess they aren't street legal otherwise some major headlight company that already makes them for OEMs would be selling them, right?

Interesting article against HID conversions-
Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply
 

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I've had mine for about 9 months and never had a problem. Because our B's have "projector" type of lenses,HID's work well. The main beam does not overpower drivers coming toward us. Older cars that have regular headlights don't give a good effect, the beam goes allover the place.
 

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i bought 35w for headlights and 55w for fog lights from DDM Tuning half year ago, still works well. Then i bought another 7 HIDs from them for my friends and they are happy also. 30-50$ shipped, once in awhile they do sales on HIDS, almost 10$ off. No complaints so far and im happy with it.:cheers:
 

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I've had mine for about 9 months and never had a problem. Because our B's have "projector" type of lenses,HID's work well. The main beam does not overpower drivers coming toward us. Older cars that have regular headlights don't give a good effect, the beam goes allover the place.
Great, thanks for the feedback. Yeah I definitely understood the projectors are best for these, and especially the "cutoff" that our lights have.

I guess I would go with the Meng from TRD Sparks just for comfort. They were also featured on that Scion Owners site (paid?), where they never actually addressed the question of legality.
HID Headlights: Questions Answered | Scionowners.com
Turn Up Your Lights> HID Kits | Scionowners.com
 

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I've noticed on the road that more and more cars have HID's, whether from the factory or added later. That being said, the chance of being pulled over just for these lights is getting
slimmer. Also I have the Meng lights and have had no problems. I got the relay harness to make sure there is no overloading on the OEM circuits. I located the ballasts on the flat areas near the hood hinges with double stick tape. It keeps them away from heat and water.
 

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I've noticed on the road that more and more cars have HID's, whether from the factory or added later. That being said, the chance of being pulled over just for these lights is getting
slimmer. Also I have the Meng lights and have had no problems. I got the relay harness to make sure there is no overloading on the OEM circuits. I located the ballasts on the flat areas near the hood hinges with double stick tape. It keeps them away from heat and water.
Yeah I have to agree with that. I'm seeing more cars with stock and converted HIDs as well.

Did the relay harness come with them? Where did you purchase?

Thanks!
 

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When you go to the page for ordering the HID's, there is an area to order the relay harness.
After looking at that harness with all the connectors,wire,and relay, it's a deal for the price. Plus it all hooks up really easily.
 

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Ok thanks. At TRDSparks, there are two Meng HIDs available,
p/n MENG-H01
Heavy Duty HID Conversion Kit

p/n MENG-H02
Slim Ballast HID Conversion Kit

Heavy duty is cheaper, both are on sale. The descriptions are the exact same for both. What is best?
 

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I'm pretty sure the only difference is that the slim ballasts are smaller. Functionally, there should be no difference.
 
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