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Tyler, how much did it cost you total? I'm convinced, I'll have you do this kit for me too! Lol
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I think it was just under $170. I installed it myself in about an hour and a half. Most of the time was figuring out where to mount two ballasts per side. After that it went pretty smooth.
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I just ordered this kit. how long did it take for them to ship. I hope to get mine before the weekend as they are only a couple hours away.
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i have wanted a high low kit might have to look into this one
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For them to ship it out, I think it was a day. But UPS was slow on the shipping.
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well thankfully there in cali and so am I. I think ontario is just a little over an hour from where I am. So maybe I will see them tomorrow
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Just received the kit from the same vendor, Speedy shipping, So far im happy. the box was in great shape, the product all sealed.
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Good deal. The kit I got was packaged very nicely in the original box.
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Now before you said you had to modify the light did you mean the bulb or the housing of the lamp?


Edit, I have inspected the wiring harness and relays. I am pleased to see them use a delphi metri pack connector for weather proofing., The relays I have never seen before so I may replace with some nice bosh, The fuse holders are alright, would prefer to see a weather proof since the relays are sealed and the lamp connectors are weather sealed.


Sorry for breaking it down like this, im a purchasing manager so this is what I do every time I buy something.

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I would email the company about the problem with the bulbs.
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I modified the housing of the lamp for fear that I would break the bulb if I tried to modify it. I sanded two of the positioning prongs off, I know the top on and well you'll just have to see how it lines up to determine what one you're going to sand.

As far as emailing the company, they're probably sourced from an Asian country so the likely hood of anything being changed is slim.
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Did you have to modify the retaining screw like they mention in the instructions.
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I didn't modify any retaining screw unless they mean the headlight adjustment screw which I aimed down slightly.
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It said to drill out the nut that locks the lamp into place by drilling it for there rubber gromet
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Well I didn't do that. I know where to rubber grommet is, but I don't know where they want it to go. That rubber grommet will just slide through that locking "nut" that holds the bulb into the housing. Maybe I was supposed to do something other than what I did, but it's worked fine so far.
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Than I shall not bother
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I didn't understand their crazy instructions, so I made it work on my own.

Have you looked at their illustration/picture with the funny caption of Kapow or something ridiculous?
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I just ordered this kit, I hope it works as well for me as it has for you!
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I hope so too. Let me know if you have any issues at install. I definitely recommend modding the headlight housing to get the bulbs vertical if your kit doesn't already come that way.
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Maybe I missed them...but any pics of exactly what you had to sand down?
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No. It was too cold to take pictures when I was doing it. If you look at the hole in the headlight housing, it's two of the tabs that stick out. You'll just have to position the bulb where you want it to decide what ones to get rid of though, because it might be different than mine.
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one headlight was the same as yours leave the top tab but they other bulb was glued in the base just a tad off so i had ot use a bottom one, well I jumpmed the gun cut the two bottom ones off and had to cut the top off as well, oh well the nut holds it firm anyways.
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I guess I should've told you to leave one of the bottom ones. Whoops. It'll still hold just fine though.
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Icon14 I recomend this product

Well not to worried about it, the nut holds them pretty firm.

0RangerEdge2 you had it dead on by putting the two lights vertical. The seperation is perfect and i can see why these are better than say the single beam, because the actual lamp is offset on the fixture compared to the single beams being centered. That little bit of movement in the housing changes the pattern.

So I went out at 12am last night for a nice brisk drive around town on some back roads. I never knew HIDs could make me grin so much. I did not have to re-aim my headlight housings at all. I was behind a cop for about 20 min and he never reacted. Yes I was nervous but he kept on his duty and im guessing everything was ok with him.

To anyone else buying this kit I recommend it as well. Just when hooking them up, Make sure the tube on top is your low beam, and the tube on bottom is your high beam, Sounds odd but the placement in the housing corrects it.

I will never go back to silverstars again. HID all the way. I will add these to my mustang and my focus.


On my side note of this, I was not pleased with the main wiring harness. Some main wires were a tad short,

I will be making a new harness so I can relocate the ballasts and relays. but for now it will do.

Time to do the fog lamps, Now just not sure if I should go yellow or stick to white.
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when one of you guys have time, could you take a snapshot of the beam facing a flat uniform wall, ie: white cement wall, or concrete wall

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