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Old 08-22-2010
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DDM HID's FTW!!!!...lol

well i got my 6000k 35w raptor kit on friday...here is the pics. i wish i would have went with 8000k tho because these dont look as blue in person....any way they are deff worth the like 35 bucks i think it was after shipping ect...

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i think the 6k was a good idea, but the raptor kit wasnt, those balasts suck. should opted for the couple more bucks and got the slim balasts.

they do make driving at night a whole lot better tho huh?
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i would have but know one ever told me the difference between the slims and the raptor kit...i thought it was just size and i wasnt worried about size....but what makes these suck...they do hum a little...is that something that the slims dont do? w/e they have a life time warranty to s im not too worried about it...they are defiantly better that stock...now i just need to get some driving lights wired up to my highs and figure out how to make the low's stay on they i push the lever away from me...( they stay on if i pull it toward me but not if i push it away where it will stay)...
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the slims hum, buzz slightly, im pretty sure all hids do tho. the problem said to be had with the raptor kit is that they dont fire all the time....so "they" say. if they work thats awsome. never the less there is a way, i think if you tap the high beam fuse or line, it will trigger the other lights and keep your lows on. thats how my buddy has his but he has regular bulbs....
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they are bright, looks like you need an alignment
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ya idk..i have had it done at the local les schwaab like 4 times....and my tires still look like / \....the last time i just said **** it and figured that was how it was supposed to be....then about 3 months later i noticed my tires were wearing funny and went back in....they said for another $50 they could check it out. and i said they havent even got it right once why would i pay you to do it again? he then looked at the paper work and said that these trucks have some negative camber...and i said that i backed into my spot and it didnt look as bad (it was worse if i was driving forward before i stopped) and he said that because of the toe in it will look like that when i backed up...i then went home and measure my toe with a tape measure...i had .75 of an inch toe out...so i have been messing with it and had it about perfect at 1/8 inch toe in but they i broke my rack and pinion offroading on Thursday....so i had to take my tie rods off and am having to mess with it again....i think im going to have a guy at my shop do it tho so i know its right....but ya thought it was weird that my tires are tilted like that...but setting the toe helped a lot....figured the bigger tires and especially the wheel spacers just made it like that a little...lol
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did they install the camber kit. i had the same issue and the camber kit dialed it out. dont mess around with the dicked up camber cus you will kill those tires quick.
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lol aligments arent a one and done deal. ESPECIALLY if youre offroading. hence the 30 day warranty on the alignment

honestly im shocked to hear they even tried aligning it with the spacers. i work at schwabs we arent supposed to touch those....lol
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oh i havent had a single issue with my raptors and i've had them in for 7 months now...
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o...well i put the spacers on after i got my last alignment....and ya i have alignment cams...and i know offroading is hard on **** but even right after i get it done it is still messed up....and i dont have the money to spend $50 a month on an alignment...lol
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haha i know i shoulnt say this but find a shop that offers a lifetime warranty on the alignment. usually they'll charge more for the first one but then its either free or like $10 after that.
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back to the hid's though... my 8ks look the same as those 6 k's :/ lol i think you gotta go 10 for more blue
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I would go somewhere else because it shouldn't be going out of alignment like that unless you have other front end issues and if there is something screwed up they should tell you before they try and align it
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i really doubt anything is wrong... its just from wheeling. fun costs money unfortunately :( lol
truck looks great though!
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ya i have been trying to find a shop that will do lifetime aligns....main reason i havent had it done again yet...and all my ball joints and wheel bearings and stuff are new with under 20k on them...and still in good shape so far...lol
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and by the way you cant just correct tires once they start wearing uneven....haha.
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looks good. i just installed slim 55w hids, 6000k, love em. i now thinking of installing fogs and putting hids in them too. dont know if i should do 55w or 35w.
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truck looks great though!
thanks...the only thing i really want to do right now is get some new(ish) #1 bars because my stock B bars with 180k on them are beat...they are maxed right now and are about the same as they come stock...and i cant justify spending $600+ on coilovers for this ifs front end.....sas will come...one day..lol
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35 watts for the fogs. the housing is small you dont want to melt anything :D
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and by the way you cant just correct tires once they start wearing uneven....haha.
just rotating is all you can do...
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haha yup. i always tell customers who buy the toyo mt's and have a lift to just rotate them every time they change the oil. usually works pretty good :)
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i really doubt anything is wrong... its just from wheeling. fun costs money unfortunately :( lol
truck looks great though!
negative, it shouldn't be getting off that easy, I and plenty of others have banged around on rocks and not had any problems with the truck getting way off. Should be rare that is gets that bad

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possible the cam broke and cant get it back dialed in. i know of a guy that has this issue now, one big hit, pop, and hello jacked up alginment
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Looks good. I have 6000K headlight and 3000K fogs and i love it. The Raptor ballasts have a lifetime warranty so if they sh*t the bed, just give them a call
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well one of my raptor ballasts failed already...lol...should have listened...
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