Turn Up Your Lights> HID Kits
BY Scion CM
Whether for increased visibility, style, or both – HID kits have become increasingly popular. TRDSparks.com offers a variety of HID conversion kits for your high or low beams, foglights, and more. Read on for more information provided by TRDSparks.com.
"High Intensity Discharge bulbs are the latest in technology that not only improves the appeal of your vehicle but also the visibility for driving at night or in inclement weather. You will notice a beam that shines much farther and wider when compared to halogen bulbs. How do they do it? Simple, HID bulbs are designed using a different technology to produce the light. Instead of a fine piece of wire filament, the light comes from a glass chamber of gas with no filament. Thus, road bumps and shock cannot damage the lamp."
The HID conversion kits will replace your factory halogen bulbs and convert them into HID for an extremely brighter light. Kits come with HID bulbs, ballasts (this is necessary because HIDs use less watts then normal halogen bulbs), plug-and-play installation, as well as any other necessary components. Most people find them simple enough to install at home, although professional installation is recommended.
Check the listings below for the correct part for your car. For some kits you'll need to confirm the bulb you want to replace (there's an application chart link on their site – or you can check your owner manual). Most Scion's use different bulbs for both high and low beams, meaning if you get an HID kit for your low beam bulb that's the only light you'll be changing. 1st Gen xBs and xDs combine two filaments in one bulb. In order to make the integration of an HID kit into these models, bi-xenon kits are offered which replace both the high and low beam bulbs.
TRDSparks notes that the biggest difference between the two brands offered is in their warranties. Meng Motorsports offers a two-year warranty while Racesport offers a 1-year warranty. Price range for the kits is $109.99-$135.00 for Meng Motorsports and $55-$75 for Racesport. Listed below, according to Scion model, are HID kits offered by TRDSparks.com.
- Heavy Duty Ballast - MENG-H01 - All tC, xB, xD, and xAs
- Slim Ballast - MENG-H02 - All tC, xB, xD, and xAs
- Foglight Kit - MENG 010 - 2005-2010 tC
- Low Beams - 9006-6K-VE - 2005-2007 tC
- Low Beams - H11-6K-VE - 2008+ tC, 2008+ xB, iQ
- Foglight Kit - 9006-6K-VE - 2004-2006 xB
- Bi-xenon Headlights - H4-6K-BI-VE - xB, xD
If you have questions or would like more information, visit TRDSparks.com or contact them via info on their website.