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Old 12-25-2009
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HIDs need answers

ok so i wanna do the ddm hid conversion i just got a few questions
1.how hard is it ive changed the bulbs that was wayyyy easy
2.whats the difference between slim ballast and regular
3.im thinking 55w 12k or 10k any suggestions on sixe or brightness and such
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Old 12-27-2009
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i have 35w 8000k theres no diffrence in slim or not slim just depends on how much room you have to work with.... 55w is really probally overkill for the streets but the higher in the number you go the less bright its going to be... their cool though and worth the money


easy to install....

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The more color they have the less actuall light output they will have. There is a chart on the ddm website with the colors for the differnt k's Take a look at it. Around a 5000k-6000k would probally have the most light output.. It all depends if you want them for performance or looks really. I agree that the 55w kit is probably overkill i would just go with the 35w kit...
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get the 35W kit ive got the 55W kit and it is wayyyyyyy to freakin bright if you get the 35Wers and decide you want 55Wers i would gladly trade you ballist
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too bright? hmmm like you get pulled over alot or ?
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You will get flashed all the time as well as get some unwanted attention from the police. I have 35w 6500k on my GT in the headlights and foglights, I still get flashed even though I sit real close to the ground.

My vote...35w and 8000k or below is perfect. Be sure to aim your headlights.
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I just got 6000k 35w headlights and fogs there pure white and i love them. They were real easy to do shane did a good how to on them. https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...rsion-kit.html
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have yet to get pulled over (knock on wood) but when your lights reflect back at you off a bald sherriff head your butthole will try to bit the seat

and with a 55w kit you will constantly get flashed i get it bad cause i deliver pizzas at night
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well i got 4 foglights mounted up 2 6'' hellas behind the grill and 2 3'' in the valance so the hids will wait till im outta law enforcement acadamy im loving the extra light its addicting im gonna hid the hellas as well when i do the heads
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Hey Brandon/cornfed89.

Have any pictures of the hellas behind the grill? And the light that they put out?
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i dont have any pics until i get an sd card for my new phone to download them to the comp imo it just looks like 4 headlights at night i still need to dial them in though i got the hella 500 driving beams they also have the 500ff's that arent as focused a guy in line in front of me let me look at his regular 500's on his jeep he said they are brighter than his headlights i could try texting you the pics
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You will get flashed all the time as well as get some unwanted attention from the police. I have 35w 6500k on my GT in the headlights and foglights, I still get flashed even though I sit real close to the ground.

My vote...35w and 8000k or below is perfect. Be sure to aim your headlights.
Thats because they are not in the proper housing for the light... Your stock or aftermarket housings are more commonly designed for Halogen bulbs not HID's. 35 or 55w you are going to get flashed or unwanted attention and possibly fines. Even aiming them properly they still emit undesierable glare to oncoming traffic.

The reason for this is because housings that are designed for halogens cannot properly focus the different pattern of the HID. A halogen bulb uses filiments that when hot emit light the filiment gets hot in the middle and is very predictable thus the housings can be designed to aim the light without glare. An HID, does not have a filiment it is basically a spark plug that emits a continuous spark (hence the ballast and why the have to charge up first) this arch emits different light patterns, the arches hot points are not in the middle but at the contact points thats two seperate points of light in different places then the regular halogen filiment resulting in scattered light everywhere in the housing which is what produces the glare wheather in high or low beam, the arch itself also emits light that can be unpredictable, this is way everyone flashes the people with HID's and stock housings. Another thing is with this alot of the light is wasted because it is too scattered to be of any real help. Even projector housings won't completely help they will greatly reduce glare and the effective light pattern of your lights though.

Its actually Illegal to run HID's on a vehicle that was not factory equipped with HID's now because too many people run HID's without the proper housings and others complained too much. You may get away with it depending on the cops.

All this said, I'm not trying to discorage you from doing HID's, Just letting you know the facts and to do it properly. HID's are sweet when done right, but I run into people all the time up in alaska with HID's in stock housings and I can't see.

My take on on peoepl who don't do it properly is this. You annoy(blind) me I annoy(blind) you, and then I flip on my brights and 800W of KC Aux. lights.

Good luck!
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^^We almost made it through the thread without a antiHID fanboi...in for response in min.

Ok...just a couple things need to he clarified.

In my GT housings, I have no more glare then other cars that came with HIDs from factory with stock housings. Like old Acura TLs, Escalades, various newer Ford products, etc. My headlights are properly aimed and on a straight, flat road and there are no problems.

BUT...I love in Alabama, there changes in elevation every inch. So no matter if you have halogens, HIDs with or without projectors, you are always getting blinded. Especially by new TLs and BMWs. Driving by my car is no different then driving by a car with halogens on a flat road. Properly aimed HIDs in reflector housings can have no
more glare then stock halogens, and are perfectly fine as long as they are aimed accordingly.

And go ahead and blast people with those 800w whatevers, I personally don't want to kill anybody by completely blinding them. But whatever floats your boat.

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I never said I was against HID's I am against, people who don't do them properly. and when done correctly they actually *GASP* perform better and don't annoy other people is what I was getting at. and the fact that so many people have done it improperly and annoyed others that it is now illegal.

I'm all for them and want to do them some time, but I am saving up and doing it the right way.

EDIT Actually rereading my other post the only anti HID thing was A. peopel do it improperly and blind me **** me off I would prefer to educate a person in what they are and explain why they should do said steps (getting HID' friendly housings).
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