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Which is why I haven't gotten an HID kit, my truck is still a DD. I know HID's glare really bad, but it doesn't bother me that much unless their brights are on, or I met them on a hill.

I would love to do a retrofit. But for a trail truck I would hate to accidentally hit something and break them.
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I'm thinking I will pass up on the HIDs for now and just get better headlights bulbs..
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I would love to do a retrofit. But for a trail truck I would hate to accidentally hit something and break them.
Yeah, that would suck. Also, like you said, off road you don't have to worry about glare.

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I'm thinking I will pass up on the HIDs for now and just get better headlights bulbs..
Get Silverstars. Best halogen bulbs you can get. They make them in a bluer version now, too, if you like that. The regular Silverstars are like 4300K, but the new one is like 5000K IIRC.
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I just have the Hella bulbs they were $60 at pepboys I'm happy with them
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I'm thinking I will pass up on the HIDs for now and just get better headlights bulbs..
If your gonna do regular halogen bulbs the closest thing are the sylvania silverstars.
Check them out..

And if anyone flashes someone with HIDs get the high/low beams and flash them back lol
That way they know you dont have your brights on
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And if anyone flashes someone with HIDs get the high/low beams and flash them back lol
That way they know you dont have your brights on
Doesn't mean they blind any less.....
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Yeah, that would suck. Also, like you said, off road you don't have to worry about glare.

Get Silverstars. Best halogen bulbs you can get. They make them in a bluer version now, too, if you like that. The regular Silverstars are like 4300K, but the new one is like 5000K IIRC.
Actually HIR may even be a better option.
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The only thing I really hate about projectors IS the cutoff line they have. I always want to see what's just a little further beyond the cutoff and that requires the use of high beams. The globe affect that a halogen housing gives you with some added glare allows more down-road visibility. I understand that glare can disturb oncoming drivers, but when my visibility is at stake I want to be able to see what's ahead. Sorry if it irritates some, but it helps me a lot.
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Yeah, that would suck. Also, like you said, off road you don't have to worry about glare.

Get Silverstars. Best halogen bulbs you can get. They make them in a bluer version now, too, if you like that. The regular Silverstars are like 4300K, but the new one is like 5000K IIRC.
Actually HIR may even be a better option.
Listen to him. Had them in my Subaru. With a little mod to the base they were friggen insane
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web, it more than irritates, it cuts down other drivers' visibility, hence why lights have to be DOT approved, why you have low beams and high beams, and why putting HID bulbs in halogen reflector housings or installing higher wattage halogen bulbs is illegal. People just typically don't get pulled over or ticketed for it.
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I agree on both sides of the situation.... but as far as reasonably priced HID's many will say DDM is the way to go!

And as a side note, in my S2000 my cutoff line knocks atleast 30% of my light down and I HATE it. If you run HIDs in a normal light housing you can always adjust the angle of the lights to have less glare to the oncoming drivers that is what I always have and will continue to do. I hate arguing and bashing on a forum so that is all I will say about the HID glare situation.
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I made sure to adjust my lights after the install and ended up lowering the driver's side lamp almost 2" (measuring the light against a wall from 25') and to the right about 3/4". The right was about 1.5" down and 1" to the right. I rarely get flashed for the light unless it's snowing/raining due to the reflective nature of water/snow. Other than that, normal days are fine and even pulling up to people I made sure to adjust the glare portion of the light to not go up past the trunk lid of a Crown Victoria from 25' away. This is in my tC.
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Has anyone heard reviews about or used the piaa super plasma gt-x bulbs??
They say they're 5000K's with 65/55w..

Wonder how well those look
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Here are my lights. I LOVE THEM. They are the 55w 8,000k projectors.

Go with 55w. You wont be disappointed.
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Has anyone running aftermarket headlamps run into moisture buildup? Aftermarket quality is shotty sometimes, so I know many users on other sites who end up resealing new headlamps with clear silicone before installing. Anyone have this issue?
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I had anzo housings now the OP has them they seeped a little but i ran some windshield sealant along all 4 edges and they never fogged again.
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Good to know. Thanks!
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I might go with a kit from this site.. http://www.hidxenonheadlights.com I would get 6000k bi xenons.. headlights and fogs.. is it worth it to drop $230.00 on them? (In general, not that brand matters) I do want a quality kit and these look good.
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Just go ddm tuning dude. 230 is WAY to much for a kit.
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I might go with a kit from this site.. http://www.hidxenonheadlights.com I would get 6000k bi xenons.. headlights and fogs.. is it worth it to drop $230.00 on them? (In general, not that brand matters) I do want a quality kit and these look good.
$230 is WAY TO MUCH. Get a set from Here. 55w kit for $40 + shipping!!
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The $230 is for headlights and fogs with there own ballasts..


What bulb is in the headlight?
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The $230 is for headlights and fogs with there own ballasts..
The link I gave you is the price for a set. (2 bulbs + 2 balasts)
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For headlights and fogs would be 4 ballasts i believe.
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For headlights and fogs would be 4 ballasts i believe.
yup so $80 total. or $60 if you get the 35w.
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If the kit doesn't come with a relay make sure you get one.
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