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Old 03-20-2010
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DDM HID install help

so i just got my HID's in from ddm tuning. i got the 9007 8000k 55w high beam low beam. here is my problem. the bulbs are longer then a stock buld and inside the head light there is the that silver round piece that helps reflect the light and the buld hits that. is there a way you can tweak that piece maybe bend it a little bit so the bulb will fit in there.. any imput would be nice i wana try and figure it out before it gets dark out..
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Hmm. I didnt have that issue but I went with the 35w kit. Any reason you chose 55w over 35w? The 35w is PLENTY bright. My headlights are aimed way down because of how bright they are. I wouldn't bend that piece because thats what the light reflects off of and you'll have to do major adjustment of your headlights to get them to not blind people.
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Old 03-24-2010
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55w ftw! i have yet to be flashed with mine. they are aimed properly IMO.

and i didnt have a problem either with the little diffuser thing, but i do have aftermarket headlights also..

try and stick some thing small in there to bend it out a bit. that would really be your only option.
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55W is total d!ck move I dont care what anyone says. 55W for maybe fogs.. even though that is a lot of heat for them. But that bright a light in a head light is ridiculous to other drivers. Driving a car that is lowered i can really feel for some people. I have HIDs in my car but that are in a projector housing like they should be and auto aim themselves a certain height everytime i turn the car on. I dont even run them in my truck much anymore cause its just harsh on people and if i do i run an 8000k which isnt as bright and i aim them way down on a 35w bulb.
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55W is total d!ck move I dont care what anyone says. 55W for maybe fogs.. even though that is a lot of heat for them. But that bright a light in a head light is ridiculous to other drivers. Driving a car that is lowered i can really feel for some people. I have HIDs in my car but that are in a projector housing like they should be and auto aim themselves a certain height everytime i turn the car on. I dont even run them in my truck much anymore cause its just harsh on people and if i do i run an 8000k which isnt as bright and i aim them way down on a 35w bulb.
But if they're aimed properly it shouldn't be in peoples eyes
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55W hids are way to much for on road use.. You know 99% of people dont aim headlights.. and doesnt help when i sit 4inches off the ground on coils. I just feel like a nice 35W is more than enough and 55W should be high beams only or off road use.

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My hids are aimed a little high right now. Haven't had anyone flas me yet. But my fogs should be arriving today so once I get them in I will be aimin my heads a tad bit lower.
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so i just got my HID's in from ddm tuning. i got the 9007 8000k 55w high beam low beam. here is my problem. the bulbs are longer then a stock buld and inside the head light there is the that silver round piece that helps reflect the light and the buld hits that. is there a way you can tweak that piece maybe bend it a little bit so the bulb will fit in there.. any imput would be nice i wana try and figure it out before it gets dark out..
I have 35w 8k heads and fogs from DDM. I do not have the hi/lo kit but im 99% sure the bulb is the same length. Make sure the white or blue strip on the bulb is facing towards the ground when you put it in. Basically the bulb will only fit in one way. If this makes any sense you do not twist the bulb to make it a tight fight. You put the light in first, then screw that cap over it to hold it in place.
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im about to order some projectors for em instead of messin with it
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