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Raptor HIDs

i did some searching around and couldnt find anyone running the DDM Raptor lights. has anyone used these? if so how are they?

im thinking about getting some HID's and saw these on the DDM site.

and these hi / low beam kits, do they use the magnet to pull the bulb up to function as the high beam?

and with any of these aftermarket kits do i need to upgrade my wiring harness or will these not overheat or cook the stock harness?

last question i can think of at the moment, is there a better kit than the raptor? by DDM or any other company?

and id like to stay away from Ebay.
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i did some searching around and couldnt find anyone running the DDM Raptor lights. has anyone used these? if so how are they?

im thinking about getting some HID's and saw these on the DDM site.

and these hi / low beam kits, do they use the magnet to pull the bulb up to function as the high beam?

and with any of these aftermarket kits do i need to upgrade my wiring harness or will these not overheat or cook the stock harness?

last question i can think of at the moment, is there a better kit than the raptor? by DDM or any other company?

and id like to stay away from Ebay.
most ppl here run ddm including myself

there lights work great but there customer service has been crappy latly
yes they use a magnet to pull the bulb back when you hit the high beams
wiring deppends 35w kit you are fine 55w kit some say no i say yes i have 2 kits a 35w and a 55w most ppl are fine with out it but ive had probelms with the 55w without the relay

all kits are basiclly the same go ddm the prices are great and they have a life time warranty
plus there warehouse is right there in san diego so you can just pick them up no waiting or paying for shipping

personally because of there customer service i will not buy anything from they again i would rather by from ebay

o and i have 2 kits for a reson 55w is flat out way way to bright if you are getting them get the
35wer's everyone told me 55w was to bright i didnt listen so now i have 35s on the truck
and 55s in a box collecting dust
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sorry to hijack here...

silver fox, interested in selling your 55w ballasts? i want to do the projector lens conversion, and i also want 55watts but theirs come with 35's or no ballasts, what is the connection type on the bulb?
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Cool, so my wiring should be fine with the 35 watts?

And how long have you been running yours? I did see something that a few people had an issue with. Something about the high beam indicator always being on even when just the low beams are selected.

Did you run into this problem?
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Cool, so my wiring should be fine with the 35 watts?

And how long have you been running yours? I did see something that a few people had an issue with. Something about the high beam indicator always being on even when just the low beams are selected.

Did you run into this problem?
my current set have been on since january and my 55's were only on a few months

yes i did have this problem but its a easy fix the blue plug that plugs into the headlightwiring is wired for a 9004 bulb and not a 9007 like our bulbs just pop the pins out of the blue conector and pop them into the correct spot for a 9007 bulb i cant remmber what wire is what just pm me if you get them and ill go out and get the pin config off my truck for ya
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sorry to hijack here...

silver fox, interested in selling your 55w ballasts? i want to do the projector lens conversion, and i also want 55watts but theirs come with 35's or no ballasts, what is the connection type on the bulb?
im interested in selling im sick of looking at them collecting dust as far as i know all hids use standard 9006 conectors
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So after you swap the wires does the high beam indicator go back to normal? Completely off when low beams are selected and on when high beams are selected?
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I also read somewhere that some of them were backwards when they were on. The highs were on when low beam was selected and lows were on when high beams were selected. Did you run into that issue?
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Thats because the didnt wire them correctly. I have there 35w hi/low raptor kit and work fine, I also bought a wire harness/relay because I was getting flickering when I turned them on. Now I dont have that issue.
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anyone running the hi/low kit they offer? & how long have you had it installed?
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hey, on that topic... anyone know how these work on canadian trucks?

(we have daytime running lights, which are the high beam, but only half voltage)
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You have to disable that DRL feature :-(

BUT I think there is a DRL add-on you can buy.
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any idea how that gets disabled? and if i am able to just route the power to a different item, for instance, the halo's on the projector conversions...
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any idea how that gets disabled? and if i am able to just route the power to a different item, for instance, the halo's on the projector conversions...
Dont you just pull the DRL fuse and/or relay?
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hey, on that topic... anyone know how these work on canadian trucks?

(we have daytime running lights, which are the high beam, but only half voltage)
I dont think you can de-activate the DRLs. if your getting them, the relay harness is a MUST otherwise the lights dont get enough power. and to turn the lights on the park brake must be applied. i had the DDM kit, they are a great kit, was just a bit of a pain.
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you mean to turn the lights OFF the park brake must be applied...

i want to re-wire my headlights, so i have halos as my DRL, which apparently are legal in alberta, i was reading up on it tonight... and then the hi/low hids for my regular lights
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he just ordered my 55w high lows today for my ranger and 55s for my S40... i know its gonna be bright on my ranger but i always have an off option for the day
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I also read somewhere that some of them were backwards when they were on. The highs were on when low beam was selected and lows were on when high beams were selected. Did you run into that issue?
after you swap the wires everything works right
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he just ordered my 55w high lows today for my ranger and 55s for my S40... i know its gonna be bright on my ranger but i always have an off option for the day
i would call ddm and modify the order to 35w's you may be able to turn them off during the day but you cant do that at night trust me 55w's is just to dam bright
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does anyone know how much larger the raptor ballast packs are vs the DDM slim ballast packs? and are the ballast packs made in house or do they use another brands ballast/igniter?
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