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HID Hi/Low Question

I have DDM HID 35w 6000K non-high/low in my headlights and fogs. My dad just traded in his 2003 F-150 with the DDM HID 35w 6000K hi/low bulbs, so I grabbed them off his truck and put them in mine before he traded them in.

The DDM hi/low kit works by re-positioning the bulb so it is closer to the truck. When I turn on the high beam, the light output is horrible, it is more spread out and does not shine any further IMO.

Has anyone else experienced this with an HID kit? If I get projectors will the high beams work better by just re-positioning the bulb?

Not really sure how HID high beams work in the first place, or if re-positioning the bulb is a common method. I know stock bulb are dual filament, but im a noob to HID.

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You need projectors for hid's.
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You need projectors for hid's.
Well yeah, I am in the process of looking up getting some projectors. But can I put these HIDs in projectors and get the high beams to work? Again, not sure if this is actually how high beams work in HIDs.
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I wouldn't bother with them. the hi/low feature stopped working after a few months in the bronco
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I wouldn't bother with them. the hi/low feature stopped working after a few months in the bronco
Alright, I mean I use my 150 w KCs when I need high beams anyways. I might thro2 in the old HIDs (non high beam) to see if there is any beam pattern difference. The high/low HIDs are actually a lot longer than the low only lights.

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Alright, I mean I use my 150 w KCs when I need high beams anyways. I might through in the old HIDs (non high beam) to see if there is any beam pattern difference. The high/low HIDs are actually a lot longer than the low only lights.
I've had good luck with their single beam but when I had my bronco, the hi/low died on me twice within the 4 months. the first time i had them warrantied and the 2nd time I just didn't bother getting them replaced.
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I've had good luck with their single beam but when I had my bronco, the hi/low died on me twice within the 4 months. the first time i had them warrantied and the 2nd time I just didn't bother getting them replaced.
Good to know. I do like than I can give a driver a flash, but that is about it. DDM HIDs are great for what they are. Cheap, bright lights with a warranty. But that's about it.

Does anyone make an HID with an actual brighter high beam? I thought I remembered searching and seeing someone who had an HID with an added bulb (halogen probably, not another HID).
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