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Ordering Hids 12K or 10K? 55W

I'm ordering them today and need some input. What ones should I get? I want them to look blue, will the 12's have too much purple?
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Pretty sure at 8k they start lookin really purple.
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Hmm maybe 8k 35W then?

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8000K is the slight blue.

10K+ is overkill and that's when you get into purples. Please light output is decreased too much with those bulbs.
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12K LOL. thats ricer and a ticket for sure. the factory headlights are 4K
if i see anyone with purple, dark blue, green or yellow headlights, I point at them Laugh and call the cops, because it is illegal to have them. I'm a *****, so don't break the law around me!
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the 10k 55W from DDM tuning look near 8000k. but still less. great way to go IMO thats what i did and i love em
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my 5,000k 35w's are damn near white once they're warmed up.. If you're getting 55w I would suggest 8,000k
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12,000k is pretty damn blue. with a slight pinch of purple.

IMO, you shouldn't be considering anything above 8k because it's really an attention getter IMO. I have a hard enough time with 6,000k's and State Police. You only need 35W and they're stille pretty damn bright...I'd hate to see 55w in a reflector housing...

And if you're getting HID's over 6000k, you're getting it for 'the look' and color. Output of them just totally suck compared to 4300 or 6 or even 8k. And I keep thinking there's a cop somewhere because it shines off anything in a pure blue hue. I hate 'em. Only got 'em for the purple...and was very disappointed they didn't have more purple in 'em.




Here's 12,000k 35w.
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Truck on right has 6000k heads, 3000k fogs. My truck on left is 12000k heads, 30000k fogs...
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Well I'm down to 35w now, I know that. lol Tyler, have any pictures of yours?
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I ordered the 35w 8000k raptor kit from ddm, I'll have pictures up when I get it. Thanks guys.
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Be prepared to wait a couple weeks.

I ordered my kit last week on Monday the 8th... they didn't ship 'em out until YESTERDAY. And it'll take another week for UPS to get them to me. They've got some SLOOOOOOW shipping responses, but their product is cheap and reliable.
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Be prepared to wait a couple weeks.

I ordered my kit last week on Monday the 8th... they didn't ship 'em out until YESTERDAY. And it'll take another week for UPS to get them to me. They've got some SLOOOOOOW shipping responses, but their product is cheap and reliable.
Mine took about 4 days!?
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Mine took about 4 days!?
mine took 3 weeks and they gave me 2 different ballasts and its been a week since i sent the wrong ballast back and still no word from them
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Marie's took less than a week to get to her after she ordered one set. The other set(seperate order) took like 4 days.
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Yeah... some people HAVE had good luck with them... but if you check out their Facebook page, you can see many wall posts about waiting too long for shipping.
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They said they should ship them by friday the latest, and ups is 4-5 days from cali.
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10,000k 55w kits look like 6-8,000k 35w kits. They're a much brighter light so it takes a high Kelvin rating to add color.
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Mine took 4 days to get here From DDM, when I ordered my bulbls from them I got them in a week
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I remember someone telling me if you flash them on and off you fry the box (cant think of the damn word) anyways, Yea my fogs don't work anymore, now I get to deal with the customer service and warranty, hopefully its not a pain.
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They said they should ship them by friday the latest, and ups is 4-5 days from cali.
Yeah... I called them the day after (Tuesday) I placed the order because I couldn't pull up their site to check on my order status. They told me that my 4 HID kits would be shipped out before Friday.

They were shipped until the following Tuesday.

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I remember someone telling me if you flash them on and off you fry the box (cant think of the damn word) anyways, Yea my fogs don't work anymore, now I get to deal with the customer service and warranty, hopefully its not a pain.
Yeah... HID's (at least aftermarket ones... not sure about OEM kits) aren't designed to be "flashed" It takes a lot of voltage IIRC to ignite the bulbs, making "flashing" a big nono.

I'd imagine OEM HID's are the same, but I'm not positive... just a educated guess.
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They said flashing them would not be a deal, plus they have a lifetime warranty. Sullys_ranger's hids are exactly what I don't want. I hate that light blue color. I like a bit of darker blue with more white.
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They don't like to be rapidly turned on and off.
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yep, I'll be calling them tomorrow, maybe shipping the old ballast's off.
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Yeah... I called them the day after (Tuesday) I placed the order because I couldn't pull up their site to check on my order status. They told me that my 4 HID kits would be shipped out before Friday.

They were shipped until the following Tuesday.



Yeah... HID's (at least aftermarket ones... not sure about OEM kits) aren't designed to be "flashed" It takes a lot of voltage IIRC to ignite the bulbs, making "flashing" a big nono.

I'd imagine OEM HID's are the same, but I'm not positive... just a educated guess.
That's why i'm glad my low's and highs are separate on my contour. It doesn't turn the low's off when you goto the high beams.
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