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How hot do HID ballasts get?

My HID kit will be here today, so I will be putting it in today after I get it. The thing is, it doesn't come with the mounting brackets like some of the other kits do. It has threaded holes to bolt it onto a spot with, but I'm not sure if I'll be mount them cleanly and kinda hidden if I do that. Thats why I want to know how hot they get, I might just use a bunch of heavy duty velcro to hold it on or maybe even get down right ghetto and use a couple zipties if I can find a good hidden spot. But I obviously don't want to do that if the ballast gets any hotter then just slightly warm to the touch.

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velcro will work fine. i use double sided tape on mine lol

never had a problem. its that way on both my truck and my grand prix.
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I went with the zip ties for mine.
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Double sided tape FTW lol . . . easy you can mount them anywhere and you dont have to worry about where you mount them.
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I used double sided tape and zip ties. They are right on my shroud that directs air in...I have no idea what it's called
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I'm just hoping the double sided tape holds the ballasts to my quad.
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I'm just hoping the double sided tape holds the ballasts to my quad.
I don't trust that. I have a friend with them on his quad, he zip tied them AND double taped and the last time he washed he saw some of the zip ties broke...we ride hard :)
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I don't trust that. I have a friend with them on his quad, he zip tied them AND double taped and the last time he washed he saw some of the zip ties broke...we ride hard :)
Well my plan was to mount them to the tool storage compartment but the wires aren't long enough to reach it. I was thinking about just taping them to the inside of the plastics but guess not. I'll have to figure something else out.
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Well my plan was to mount them to the tool storage compartment but the wires aren't long enough to reach it. I was thinking about just taping them to the inside of the plastics but guess not. I'll have to figure something else out.
Why don't you solder longer wires on?
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Why don't you solder longer wires on?
I don't have a soldering iron and I really don't feel like messing with the connections to bulb.
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