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Hid questions?

Hey everyone been doing some reading on hids and figured i go ahead and get them for so many reasons. My question is how do i get a kit? Like can i get one off ebay and have it work just as well as anyother kit? How do i know that i have the right kit such as online ive found the 9007 kits will this work in my ranger? Any help with this would be great
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Yes, you get the kit matched to your light bulb style (9007) and the ballast plugs into your headlight plug. You then put the actual light into the housing and connect the output of the ballast into it.

I've never done it that way so I assume that's how a headlight specific kit works.
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but would an ebay kit work? such as these?




http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotor...item27aed8e088
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DDM tuning is the way to go, haven't heard anything bad about them
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DDM tuning is the way to go, haven't heard anything bad about them
ive ordered 2 kits from them and they messed up both of them on one set they gave me two different ballasts, and the other kit came with 2 different color bulbs. that and it took a month to get the stuff shipped out to me.
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ive ordered 2 kits from them and they messed up both of them on one set they gave me two different ballasts, and the other kit came with 2 different color bulbs. that and it took a month to get the stuff shipped out to me.
That sucks man, thats the first bad thing i've heard about them.

Well then take your pic, you could go with DDM and risk the above problem, or go with Ebay and risk getting a crappy product.
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Ya I have been hearing bad things about ddm lately
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Just make it easy and get Silverstars
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Go with ddm, excellent product but poor customer service. Worth the sacrifice imo
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go with eBay. I've bought several kits from them, at $40 shipped for Xentec's and no problems if used right with the proper relay.
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That sucks man, thats the first bad thing i've heard about them.

Well then take your pic, you could go with DDM and risk the above problem, or go with Ebay and risk getting a crappy product.
ive had some issues with them ive orderd to kits the first one was a 55w hi low kit it was to bright so i orderd a 35w hi.low kit kit came with cheap ebay style bulbs and one of the ballest was doa called them up they made me submit a ticket 2 weeks later they tell me to send them back new ones come in same ebay bulbs but this time with the ebay ballest i said **** it and ran them anyway i havnt had any problems with the kit but im still pissed they are not the raptor v-2's i paid for
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9007 HID CONVERSION KIT BI-XENON Ford Ranger 93-08 09 : eBay Motors (item 220461748403 end time Feb-28-10 22:53:20 PST)

theres the link again hope it works. How much should a kit normally cost and if i go with ddm do they make specific kits or do i just get 9007 style bulbs
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You need a 35w HID kit using a 9007 style bulb. All the kits are the same. The only thing different is the base of the bulb depending on your headlight housings. Rangers are 9007. At least yours is.



4,300k is the highest in lumens (light output). It's going to give you the whitest brightest light. But with a small sacrifice of light, you can add the cool "HID" look at 6,000k which I think is just perfect in a ranger. I've run 4,300k, 6,000k and 12,000k headlights, and I found that 6,000k is right about perfect.
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ok last question before i order a set or two. If i want to upgrade my fog lights as well what brightness i guess u would call it would u go with? If i go with 8k should i go with
8k fog lights or a lower one?
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In all honesty, if you want to run HID fogs, the only way to go is either 3,000k or the same as the headlights; given what you said you're going to order.
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Quality-wise, HID Kits, DEPO Lights, BMW Bumpers & Lighting - DDM Tuning is the way to go.

Shipping time however sucks *****. It depends on how busy they are.
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I don't see why anyone would buy from them with all the negativity surrounding them and their company lately.
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I don't see why anyone would buy from them with all the negativity surrounding them and their company lately.
i sure as hell will never order from them again the only person there worth a **** is there tech support guy brian everyone else down there treats you like scum last time i called down there they hung up on me screw ddm

e-bay hids FTW
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I don't see why anyone would buy from them with all the negativity surrounding them and their company lately.
for their superb product and warranty. I will most likely order my fogs from them even if it takes a month
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Why would you wait that long and take crap from a company that treats their customers like crap. I'd rather spend another $40 and get another kit on eBay and still get them before DDM would send me their initial kit.
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I went Ebay and didnt have any problems i got the 10k to start off with and loved them but the city cops didnt so i got 8k and havent been bothered since. But if u wanna be legit i would recommend the projector head light housing that pretty recently just came out for newer rangers (that i just ordered from "Dash Z Racing")
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Don't buy those ugly 1 piece housings. They're garbage and cheap (though not on the wallet).

Retro-fit your own projectors like a few members have done on here, the results are almost OEM looking.
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i ordered from ddm and got both head lights and fog lights both 8k 35w kits and with ground shipping cost me close to 100 bucks i couldnt complain when i looked at other companys. If u read the site i know that they dont have ballasts in till 2-26-10 so i know ill be waiting but in the end it wasnt bad at all. I could have bought headlight kits on ebay for 145 but why id rather wait longer and pay less
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There's a company on ebay that you could have gotten both kits shipped for $80... Like I've been saying. DDM is a joke.
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