quick DDM HID questions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-30-2009
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
quick DDM HID questions

So for Christmas I am getting myself and my dad HID. I already decided that I am getting 5000k 35W without High/Low for my Driving and Fog lights. Does anyone have anything good or bad about that setup? I just want to make sure I got everything right now ordering.

9007 is the bulb for headlight, corrrect?
and 9145 is fog light, but they dont have 9145. Which bulb do I order for my fog lights?

Also, does anyone know the bulb type for a 2003 F-150 just for the headlights. Gotta get my dad some for Christmas too.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-30-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I think H8 or H10 is the 9145, if you look on the bulb chart on the DDM site it will tell you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-30-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
9005 bulb for the fogs. They fit with a but of persuasion.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-30-2009
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
thanks, 9145 is H10. and anyone know where I can find what the bulb is for a 2003 F150?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-30-2009
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
nvm, its also on their site and is also a 9007. thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
Are you just putting HID bulbs in the stock housings?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Yes he most likely is.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
lame
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Lame? I don't think he would have time to properly retro a projector into his dads f150 headlights, besides that would cost a lot of money and the gay projector/halos are a waste of money. If the headlights are aimed correct there is a minimal amount of glare coming from the hid in a reflector headlight.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-02-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
^^^Yup. They will work well and looks good especially since they won't be purple or green.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-02-2009
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
Quote:
Originally Posted by FRXLT View Post
Lame? I don't think he would have time to properly retro a projector into his dads f150 headlights, besides that would cost a lot of money and the gay projector/halos are a waste of money. If the headlights are aimed correct there is a minimal amount of glare coming from the hid in a reflector headlight.
yup, im just trying to get more light without spending a lot of money. The lights on the F-150 are currently so dim that when your in the middle of the desert they barely help.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Did you order yours yet? I ordered mine last night, hopefully they will be better then the ebay junks I had last year. From what other members say nothing but good things about DDM. I went with the hi/low 35w 6k. I probably won't ever use the high beams since the low beams light up the road just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by FRXLT View Post
Lame? I don't think he would have time to properly retro a projector into his dads f150 headlights, besides that would cost a lot of money and the gay projector/halos are a waste of money. If the headlights are aimed correct there is a minimal amount of glare coming from the hid in a reflector headlight.
Key word...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-02-2009
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
Quote:
Originally Posted by FRXLT View Post
Did you order yours yet? I ordered mine last night, hopefully they will be better then the ebay junks I had last year. From what other members say nothing but good things about DDM. I went with the hi/low 35w 6k. I probably won't ever use the high beams since the low beams light up the road just fine.
I ordered them today. I went hi/low 35w for my dad, and just regular for me. Because if I need high beams ill just turn on my 150w Long Range KCs. But i went with 5k.

and i know there are the HID haters out there, and i understand all that. this thread was just to ppl who know about the DDM HIDs
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
Sorry, not trying to be an HID hater, but if you are going to do something, might as well do it right.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-02-2009
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
Who the hell is "Yamanube" ???
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-02-2009
silverfox's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Taft, Ca
Posts: 1,040
expect them really fast since your in cali like me i had mine the day after they reopened from the holidays DDM is awsome i just got done installing mine 55w hi/low 6k's cant wait to test them out tonight at work
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrafixGuy View Post
Who the hell is "Yamanube" ???
Not the guy blinding everybody with his HID lights

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Don't get me wrong I would love to do a projector retrofit in my headlights and maybe I will someday but for now I would rather spend my money somewhere else on my truck. I took the time and aimed my headlights so they dont shine or glare to far above the mirror line of a standard sedan. I had my gf drive my truck by me while i was in her little civic sedan and i didn't feel like it was an overpowering glare or didn't have to turn my head away. I know for a fact half of the people in my area that put hids in their headlights don't adjust them and it blinds the hell out of you.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yamanube View Post
Not the guy blinding everybody with his HID lights

^^ BTW: The only reason his headlight has that bad of glare and pattern is because the lens isn't clear like the 2001+ model Rangers. That has a scatter partern headlight most comnly found on 95 and older Cars and Trucks.

And where are you getting these photo's from? A honda civic website? Ranger HID PICS

Please don't try to preach to us about the effects of HID in non projector housing, We all have found a way to make them less "glare" then others.

Last edited by FRXLT; 12-02-2009 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-02-2009
Yamanube's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 58
Glare less by pointing them straight down at the ground?
Name:  DSC_0520.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  91.8 KB
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-02-2009
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
I don't see much glare in that pic. Compared to the crappy civic you posted. Listen we could have this argument all day. I have tested and found that my setup does not glare as bad and works for me.

End of thread jack.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-03-2009
silverfox's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Taft, Ca
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yamanube View Post
Glare less by pointing them straight down at the ground?
how much do i move the adjustment down?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-03-2009
Casper98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gresham OR
Posts: 1,789
My head lights are not pointed straight down, nice try though!!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-03-2009
silverfox's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Taft, Ca
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casper98 View Post
My head lights are not pointed straight down, nice try though!!
is that your truck lol, he said they were adjusted down but i guess lowering it does the same trick

Last edited by silverfox; 12-03-2009 at 02:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DDM HID 04RangerDave General Technical & Electrical 8 09-09-2010 09:29 AM
DDM HID's FTW!!!!...lol t5cents Exterior Semi-Tech 31 09-07-2010 11:15 PM
DDM Tuning HID installed. WOOT!!!! annguyen1981 General Ford Ranger Discussion 31 08-18-2010 12:33 AM
DDM HID install help dantheman General Technical & Electrical 8 03-25-2010 04:36 PM
Ddm Tuning (hid Seller) jaycheetwood Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 110 04-07-2009 02:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.