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Old 03-20-2013, 11:39 AM
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Well I finally had some time behing the wheel in the dark of night last night to analyze the output from the stockers. I find the low beams (projectors) fine for around town, but once I was doing some out-of-town driving last night (no street lights in the country), the high beams are horrible. they Are very washy and not bright at all. The auto high beam switch seems very good and I was very impressed. I think this beast needs a huge improvement in the output of the high beams. I might just (sooner than later) switch out my low/fogs for HID (55w) and see if just running them at night is better. Im not sure if there is a brighter halogen bulb we can run in the highs either.
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The problem with projectors is the color temperature is higher (more blue), and harder to discern contrast (everybody's a bit different). HID's same deal if too blue, but brightness can maybe compensate a bit. Best have something more yellow, or at least keep the color temperature around 3500-4000k.

Anyway, I ordered a Sport which comes with the projectors.... will see how it goes. I'm sure they meet DOT standards, but I can tell you those standards aren't requiring the best anyone would like to see.
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Put in 55watt HID's at 5000k color you will love your projectors
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Many times I am driving down the road and I see a vehicle that has blue or really white lights. For instance this morning a 1998 Toyota Tacoma had some on. My concern is that I don't want my lights to look out of place or aftermarket. I would just want them to be better. Do the light changes you are talking about look aftermarket or too blue/white? I know it is subjective but hopefully I have made my question clear.
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Most who install HID do not have (as in your case) projectors, so they look out of place and they also shine glare into oncoming traffic, Also, many buy 8000k up to 13000k bulbs, so they are blue and up to purple in color, with a 5000k color, it will look white, with a very slight tint of blue, but its really ever so slight at 5000k, its really almost perfect white, if you go lower like 4000k you will get a yellower light color. if you got 6000k you get more blue. But JMO, go with 55watt and 5000k you will be in love with the low projectors, many here on the forum have removed there Halogens and done this and are very happy
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Thanks Asur, any info re getting more output from the high beams?
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Thanks Asur, any info re getting more output from the high beams?
You can also get a HID kit for the high beams, 55watt, 5000k for those also.
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You can also get a HID kit for the high beams, 55watt, 5000k for those also.

No problem running 55w in the projector? Also I think I'm going with a 55w canbus 5k kit... Low beams and fogs.... What r ur thoughts? Also know any place where we can get a decent price for them besides retro and gtr?..... 200 a kit is high. I have seen kits on eBay 55w decent kits for 100-125 bucks canbus non the less...
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Put in 55watt HID's at 5000k color you will love your projectors
Running this same set up and LOVE my lights now.
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... 55watt and 5000k ...
Asur,

Can you link or PM the link to the blubs you used. I'd be interested in buying them given your input.

Can anyone tell me the difference in lighting. I've read on this topic multiple times and it just confuses me for some reason. As I understand it, the sport comes with low beam projectors and high beams that aren't, correct?

Bottom line: Do I need to install a 'canbus' on my '13 sport with the projectors or is that only for the high beams?

Sorry for the highjack...

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