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x2 on the "hella" word.

Anyhow... justin, i don't know if its a big enough deal with the bulbs... but i know that HIDs burn a lot hotter, so you may want to give your wiring the once-over and make sure you're not gonna toast wires and start a fire.

Post pics of the bulb replacement n' such, too! I'm considering going this route for my 150 eventually (swapping out to HID bulbs)
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x2 on the "hella" word.

Anyhow... justin, i don't know if its a big enough deal with the bulbs... but i know that HIDs burn a lot hotter, so you may want to give your wiring the once-over and make sure you're not gonna toast wires and start a fire.

Post pics of the bulb replacement n' such, too! I'm considering going this route for my 150 eventually (swapping out to HID bulbs)
damn never thought of that...might have to get some higher guage wiring...more fun...
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oh and Happy Birthday Mike! How many brews have you kicked back already now that you are 21???
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haha, thanks man. None yet. i had class at 8am and most of the day up through 8 pm tonight. then its go-time.
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i think they will be brighter but i dont think you will get the range out of the HIDs like you do the regular H3's.. im kinda excited to see how this will turn out please do update when they are installed.
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Nah, you don't need to run a bigger wire... They don't burn hotter, but according to watts law P=IE

Halogen (55w = I (12v), 4.5A Draw from electrical system)

HID (35w = I (12v), 2.9A Draw from electrical system)

As you can see they draw less from the system which means the wires don't need to be as big... If anything people should upgrade wiring for halogen bulbs!
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HID's do not burn hotter....they burn cooler than halogen. Fitts has pics to prove this.
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ah thank you...running new wiring would have made this process take at least a year with my laziness haha...looks like i am going to really have to follow through on this one...cant let everyone down!
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Don't do it Justin! Don't do it! ahah

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a good ballast can be mounted about anywhere. I have mine behind the front bumper.....................
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update?? im anxiouse!
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HIDs will arrive this week...but ill be out of town the next 3 weekends at least...so wont get around to this till at least second weekend in May...dont have any time during the week unfortunately
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make sure you post pics......if there's the same light ouput, i'll be doing it!
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alright well, I got the HIDs for my headlights installed and now realize I am going to have to fool around with the relay a bit first before I try to install them on my offroad lights. Going to definitely have to extend some of the wiring for at least reaching the nearest ballast. and I seem to be running out of room for relays due to the very short negative wire on the relays...but i will figure it out...another part will be figuring out how to run my switch to these...i havent looked at all the wiring on these lights yet...will do that my next free weekend...which i think is may 17th...sorry about the wait...
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How dare you. lol.
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I won't be able to afford HID's for my hellas till after that time anyhow, just don't forget to post it up.
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How dare you. lol.
oh i dare...



got my kit for about $70...at least for the H3 bulb...
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ill try to get them next weekend! dont have the truck with me during the week for the most part...

and i didnt get them in the offroad lights yet...
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still waiting lol....
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haha sorry fellas going to be at least another few weeks...my current HIDs just in my headlights are giving me probs...my passenger light will shut off randomly, so have to troubleshoot that one this weekend hopefully while down in San Diego relaxing...haha
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Hey Justin, grab a HID relay kit from eBay.. They're already ready to go all you have to do is plug and play. It'll solve the problem. It's not getting enough power so instead of ruining the bulb from not enough current and voltage, it's shutting it off to save both items. The relay kit will fix it..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-F...spagenameZWDVW
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So.... are ya done yet

Hah, jsut messin.. oh, couple weeks.. and I am very interested in it too!!! :-D

I'm awful temptd to get some of those Halo projector foglights and HID them, give me a wide beam pattern for the ground :-D
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Hey Justin, grab a HID relay kit from eBay.. They're already ready to go all you have to do is plug and play. It'll solve the problem. It's not getting enough power so instead of ruining the bulb from not enough current and voltage, it's shutting it off to save both items. The relay kit will fix it..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-F...spagenameZWDVW
yea mine came with a relay, very clean easy install with that thing.
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I wonder if those H3 bulbs would fit in my hella 500's........care to let me try?
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