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I am trying to decide which HID's to go with. What would you guys/ gals do? Im stuck between 6000k in the heads and 12000k in the fogs for combo #1 and 6000k in the heads and 3000K in the fogs for combo #2. Let me know what yall think.
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Combo #2. I got 6ks and love em.
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12K thats just ridiculous.
go with 6K headlights,fog lights
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5k heads and fogs would be my vote. The 6ks were a tad blue for my liking personally.
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i just bought some 8000K HIDs and they are AMAZING!!
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5k heads and fogs would be my vote. The 6ks were a tad blue for my liking personally.
I think that may be what I end up with. I really like the bright white look.
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i just bought some 8000K HIDs and they are AMAZING!!
Wayyy to blue for headlights imo.

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12K thats just ridiculous.
go with 6K headlights,fog lights
I thought they may look kinda cool as fogs, but maybe your right.
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If you have any strict cops where you live I would definitely not go with something blue at all. Stick out like a sore thumb.
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well i figured my truck stands out already and the headlights that i had on before were kinda blue, plus 8000k isnt that blue
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Combo #2, but if it were me, i'd match the heads and fogs
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55w or 35w.... if 55 i say 8k and 3k....35 i say 6k and 3k
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i heard that the 55W gets way to hot. so im running 8000k with 35w
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i got 55w in the heads. there fine. the 55's in a fog would casue issues tho
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didnt trepaul have pink lights in the fogs a while back? now that was hilarious
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Those were ( . )( . )'s yo! Got me in trouble with the state fuzz though. They didn't like 'em. lol
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Here's the problem with the 55w kits. Unless it's a TRUE 55w kit, which I know most people don't run, they sell you a 55w ballast with a 35w bulb. The true 55w kits are much more than the 55w kits people claim are "55w"... The problem here is that but increase the power sent to the same bulb will result in, yes an increase in light output and brightness, but a significant decrease in lifespan of the bulbdue to the increased heat produced.

A true 55w kit won't get hot like the immitation 55w kits because the bulbs can handle the power being sent to them. This also results in lower heat output and sustained life of the bulbs.

Many people don't know that.

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Those were ( . )( . )'s yo! Got me in trouble with the state fuzz though. They didn't like 'em. lol
Lmao. I saw a guy runnin them a few days ago with heads and fogs with the 15K or whatever they are. Looked goofy as hell but I thought they might look kinda cool as just fogs. Tre do you have any pics with yours in? Btw I am gonna run 35W.
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I saw a guy in a escalade who ran pink HIDs and I was always seeing him with blue lights behind him alot.... There is also a car that has pink HIDs my Girl loves them but i think they look funny......


Anyway anything above 6000K you start to lose light output. 5000K has the best light output... Also blue doesent do well in rain
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I've got 8000K for headlights and 3000K for fogs.

12000K for ANYTHING is overkill and pointless.
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In my opinion these are the best pictures I've seen for true HID color.

6k heads, 3k fogs

If anyone wants to take some comparison pictures my settings were

1 second shutter speed, f/14 ISO 800 at 18mm on a tripod.





HIDs were fun, but I doubt I'll ever run them again.
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Anyone know how bad a HID kit will screw up the beam pattern on the older lensed front headlights like on a 2000 Ranger? Cause I love the factory pattern... But I want it a few shades brighter.
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Thats the exact look im looking to do...will be ordering those..thanks for the photo!!!
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I saw a guy in a escalade who ran pink HIDs and I was always seeing him with blue lights behind him alot.... There is also a car that has pink HIDs my Girl loves them but i think they look funny......


Anyway anything above 6000K you start to lose light output. 5000K has the best light output... Also blue doesent do well in rain
You do lose light output yes, but the color in the higher color temp bulbs reflect better. My 12000k's pick up street signs and road markers 10x better than my 6000k's but the 6000k's are brighter. Just depends on what you're after.

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I've got 8000K for headlights and 3000K for fogs.

12000K for ANYTHING is overkill and pointless.
Disagree. As I said in the above reply to btm, my 12000k's pick up reflective things MUCH better than any other color I've had in my headlights.

I recommend anything between 4300k and 12000k for headlight color temps. Depends on what you're getting the HID's for.

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HIDs were fun, but I doubt I'll ever run them again.
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