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Did you have flickering problems right away? I've had mine in for 2 weeks or so, no issues yet..
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how hard is that relay kit to put in?
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Heres a chart i found that may be helpful. im looking into some HIDs and this chart has help me decide

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Oh if your curious the fog light bulb is a 9145

buy H10's to fit the 9145.

I have the dual xenon for my high/low and i never use the highbeam.

I also have h10 hid fogs.



oh BTW i have all 6000k
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I want to see the beam pattern of them still. Like the truck parked semi close to a plain flat wall at night with just the headlights on.
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I wish people would take advice from people that know **** about HID's and have been running them for some time now...
I have had mine for 3 years and have had 4 diffrent kits from 4 diffrent places. i have 4000k, (2)8000k, and a 10000k

i have them in my fogs and headlights and i am running both Mccullouch Hid kits. payed 320$ on sale each and you HVE TO MAKE SURE YOU GET DIGITAL BALASTS of you get them crappy ebay specials with some aftermarket radios they creat interferance and you can not listen to the radio. if you are going to do it do it right the first time.

http://www.ultrabrightlights.com/default.aspx good place to order from.
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Make sure you buy from a US SELLER... XENTEC is the brand like Shane said.. Been runnin them for almost a year now with no problems. I have had problems on my $170 ballasts though... Not getting enough juice. So I'll be buying the HID relay kit... I HIGHLY recommend it. It's the easiest common fix with HID flickering and the problem with not getting enough juice.
my old ebay bulbs useto flicker when they were about to die. that was with the upgraded harness and if you look at the bulb the center circle with the gas starts to haze up and eventualy turn black. has happened to 3 diffrent sets of ebay replacements.
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These are supposed to be real good, digital and 55w. I can't imagine how bright they are.

http://www.retro-solutions.com/55WKIT.html
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that does look like a good kit.

make sure the get Digital to spend the extra $ and never wory some get lucky with static and ppl like me get blessed with junk every time and digital last longer to.
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If you don't want a ticket for those HID's... Don't buy them.

HID's are technically illegal if they aren't in a projector housing and came stock on the vehicle from the factory. So technically any HID kit you buy is illegal but 99% of the kits are 35w kits. They draw less and are brighter and last longer than halogen bulbs...

Here's the catch. 55w HID's are OFFROAD USE ONLY... Don't waste your money. You'll get a ticket and have to sell the kit and you'll lose money on the whole deal...

Here's what I recommend..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/XENON...spagenameZWDVW

That's identical to what I have... And if you run them, run this. It eliminates most problems with HIDs (about 100% of the problems)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...3756.m14.l1318
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If you cant put in a relay harness, let alone a hid kit, you shouldn't be working on a vehicle. It's that easy.

I still ahvn't installed mine yet....havn't needed too. Really. the only time you need to put one on, is when you have left/right startup problems. Like you turn the headlamp on, and one only turns on, turn all off, then all back on, then all are on....left right sync issues. The relay harness allows for power to come directly from the battery and ties both lamps together. All the hid kits i've seen, draw power from the stock headlamp plug. Relay harness, imo, = extra protection of your stock harness just in case.

Mine flicker from time to time...but not that often. I've had that set of bulbs and ballast s for almost a year now.....still goin' strong.
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