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Old 08-05-2012
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Ebay HID discussion/upgrade?

From what I know about ebay, if its cheap, its probably junk.

Now, with that being said:

Is there any way of buying these sub-50$ HID sets and tweaking them or all together changing parts to make them last and more resilient and worthwhile?

I mean, the HID type bulb is more effective and far brighter. Id love to install a pair to free up some wattage however, at a cost of nearly 200$ for a solid set around my town I cannot justify it.

so any input? This is just a thought
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ddm tuning. i have a hi/low set of 55w ballasts that i have had for nearly 3 years and no problems. there customer service is crap however. i did order 2 sets (one for my other car) and they shipped a non functional ballast. that took about 3 weeks to clear up. but again the ones on my truck have had 0 issues, and tend to be one of the most bought hid kits i can think of. i paid about 60 bucks for my hi/low kit for what its worth

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ddm tuning. i have a hi/low set of 55w ballasts that i have had for nearly 3 years and no problems. there customer service is crap however. i did order 2 sets (one for my other car) and they shipped a non functional ballast. that took about 3 weeks to clear up. but again the ones on my truck have had 0 issues, and tend to be one of the most bought hid kits i can think of. i paid about 60 bucks for my hi/low kit for what its worth
x2. I only run low-beam kits because the hi/low in the bronco was crap. I hit a deer in my car with the DDM set up and the light went out on impact smashing the housing but when i shut the car off and started it back up at the gas station right after, it turned back on which was pretty cool.

$30 for a kit plus shipping is cheap!
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Unless you are running projector housing I do believe it is illegal to put HIDs in a halogen housing.

Will the cop know its not an a DOT approved setup? Not sure.

The 50 dollar ebay kits are known to burn out quickly, not sure about here but many other auto forums around the net.


From what I have read this is the kit you want to be legal and upgrade the lights. However you need to split the housing apart to install it.

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Old 08-06-2012
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sick guys thanks
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The ebay kits are great.....for fogs or offroad lights only. I have been running a Xentec ebay kit for a year now in my fogs but the headlight kits glare way to much. do it right and retrofit if you want the best output you can get, get in on a group buy from the retrofit source and save yourself $100.
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Link to the group buy please
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Unless you are running projector housing I do believe it is illegal to put HIDs in a halogen housing.

Will the cop know its not an a DOT approved setup? Not sure.
35w kit and say a 4500k woundnt be suspect really. however my 55w with 6k(i hate 6k btw) is more that questionable. i did however get pulled over not to long ago and the cop complimented my lights. and oddly enough i only get flashed when my fogs are on too.... still makes me wonder at times.
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in a halogen off road light style housing, wouldnt there not be enough clearance for a longer HID bulb to fit?

and I am aiming for the whitest white available so 4500 would be it I suppose
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Link to the group buy please
You will have to search around there is usually somthing going on. I got my first set from a Tacoma world buy. Then just got 2 more kits for family members cars from their anniversary sale.
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Most group buys around the net are completed.

If we want to start one we need 25 people and will receive 25% off.
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