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To all the people that have HIDs on their corolla out there.. what brand and temps did you guys/gals get? If possible, please post (a) picture(s)?
 

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not sure.. gona have a friend put it in for me
 

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Don't put HID's in a headlamp that is meant for halogen lights. It throws off a horrible glare, do a true HID retrofit with HID projectors. Think of the safety of others.

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www.hidplanet.com
 

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I got mine from DDM Tuning. I love them. I got the 6000K. I think its the best blend between usable light and a hint of blue (not ricey at all). I've never had anybody flash me with their highs. If anything people tell me they look great and ask me if I can get a set for them. Here's a few pics. If needed I can take pics where I mounted the ballast and everything. Just let me know.







More light pics can be found here. I have shots of just low, lows & highs, and any other combination you can think of :D

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3212239/4
 

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sick lights!! those are the ones i want lol.. im getting a projector retrofit done soon.. this summer as my project.. but i want to get the hids installed first and see them with the stock reflectors.. lotta ppl have it, and it looks great and it isnt blinding from glare, to me that is.. nate could you pleeease post a few pictures of where you mounted the ballasts? And which set did you get from ddm - a bundle pack of H11 and 9006? or individually? and also what wattage did you get?
 

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the 2nd pic is all glare......which is all blinding to oncoming traffic.

The halogen housing just throw the light in every direction.
 

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sick lights!! those are the ones i want lol.. im getting a projector retrofit done soon.. this summer as my project.. but i want to get the hids installed first and see them with the stock reflectors.. lotta ppl have it, and it looks great and it isnt blinding from glare, to me that is.. nate could you pleeease post a few pictures of where you mounted the ballasts? And which set did you get from ddm - a bundle pack of H11 and 9006? or individually? and also what wattage did you get?
I think it has a fairly sharp cutoff. There is a very distinct line where the light is and is not. I know its nothing like what a projector puts out but for only $70 I think this is second to none. I only purchased the 9006 (low beam) kit 35W. The fogs are the stock lights with a laminx yellow cover on the housing. The contrast is really sharp and looks pretty sweet in my opinion. I don't think HID in fogs is a good idea because they will throw light in every direction and can be a danger to oncoming traffic (and you). I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.
 

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the 2nd pic is all glare......which is all blinding to oncoming traffic.

The halogen housing just throw the light in every direction.

I can verify that these Housing throw little to no glare at all with HID's.

I have 6000k's in mine as well and haven't adjusted my headlights at all.

Never been flashed before either.

There have been several people with there 10th Gens that have installed HID's and have not had any issues
 

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the 2nd pic is all glare......which is all blinding to oncoming traffic.

The halogen housing just throw the light in every direction.
LOL... I'm with you, but no one will listen or care...

HID Installs are the new "Thing" unfortunately. I've got teens on my street who put HIDs into their Dodge Shadow.... I said it... Shadow. It blinds people and they don't care because it gives THEM better lighting at night, and thats all that people care about, THEMSELVES, not the other drivers
 

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LOL... I'm with you, but no one will listen or care...

HID Installs are the new "Thing" unfortunately. I've got teens on my street who put HIDs into their Dodge Shadow.... I said it... Shadow. It blinds people and they don't care because it gives THEM better lighting at night, and thats all that people care about, THEMSELVES, not the other drivers

Yes.....cause all we care about is looks...I made sure when I put the lights in my car, that I didn't blind anyone. I drove behind my room mate at night, and drove oncoming with him, and he said that they didn't blind him at all.

Just because you have retarded teenagers that live on your street, don't go assuming that everyone that uses HID's only care about themselves..
 

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Yes.....cause all we care about is looks...I made sure when I put the lights in my car, that I didn't blind anyone. I drove behind my room mate at night, and drove oncoming with him, and he said that they didn't blind him at all.

Just because you have retarded teenagers that live on your street, don't go assuming that everyone that uses HID's only care about themselves..
LOL I know, i'm just messin with people.
I'm actually playing with the Idea of putting in HID's myself :thumbsup:
However, I may just go for High Output Halogens... Haven't decided. It is a concern of mine when people don't aim their beams properly, and thank you for doing a good job and testing it out with a buddy to ensure you're not blinding people. :clap:.

I just hate people who don't aim them and I find that there is more people who blind me, than there are who don't blind me. I especially HATE the guys with the Raised Suspension trucks & SUVs that have HID kits installed. They ride higher anyways, and HOLY F*** are they blinding.
 

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LOL I know, i'm just messin with people.
I'm actually playing with the Idea of putting in HID's myself :thumbsup:
However, I may just go for High Output Halogens... Haven't decided. It is a concern of mine when people don't aim their beams properly, and thank you for doing a good job and testing it out with a buddy to ensure you're not blinding people. :clap:.

I just hate people who don't aim them and I find that there is more people who blind me, than there are who don't blind me. I especially HATE the guys with the Raised Suspension trucks & SUVs that have HID kits installed. They ride higher anyways, and HOLY F*** are they blinding.
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Well, if you go with the H/O Halogens, just make sure you don't fry your harness. :eek:

I guess as long as you do a thorough install, then there shouldn't be any problems.

Plus they do make those projectors for the 10th Gen, and you can find them on ebay
 

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Here is where I mounted the ballast on the driver side, and on the same beam on the passenger side.

to the Left of the Intake filter
 

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I can verify that these Housing throw little to no glare at all with HID's.

I have 6000k's in mine as well and haven't adjusted my headlights at all.

Never been flashed before either.

There have been several people with there 10th Gens that have installed HID's and have not had any issues
+1 I have 5000k's in mine (bright white, not big on blue since everybody has it) with no adjustments and have never been flashed or anything. I did a test drive behind my cousin and he said they were fine. I think because our cars are already low to the ground, glare isn't much a factor IMO. Even at stop lights when I'm behind someone the light doesn't shine above the trunk. Just adjust your lights if need be and you should be fine.
 

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Here is what true HID's look like with projectors..it's off a Gen 6 Camry...and they're a true HID retrofit,



Compared to. This Camry...



^ is with halogen projectors and the squirrel spotters aren't covered.

The glare if you look at the pic in the previous post is even WORSE for glare..because it's in a halogen housing.

I'm not flaming you guys, i'm just trying to help you understand that there is a correct way of doing it, yes it takes time and effort but it's well worth it for the safety of you, and others.

Yes HID's "Look cool" but they're meant to be safer, and they aren't when installed incorrectly.
 

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I was just getting ready to post that pic cause that's where I have mine! Except my tape has fallen off so I think I might relocate the ballast to the inside of the frame below the battery since there appears to be a few hole I can thread a zip-tie through and make sure those suckers don't move.
 

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I was just getting ready to post that pic cause that's where I have mine! Except my tape has fallen off so I think I might relocate the ballast to the inside of the frame below the battery since there appears to be a few hole I can thread a zip-tie through and make sure those suckers don't move.
What brand of HID's do you have??
 

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I have the DDM Tuning Slim Ballast 35W 6000k HID kit. Really nice kit, seems like it's pretty high quality and I've heard a of of good things. Plus it was cheaper than buying those "super white"halogen bulbs. Cost me ~$70 I think.
 
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