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Old 04-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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I would like to get some of your guys opinions on the best hid kits for our stangs. I don't whent to spend the most money but I need quality. I had a bad experience before a previous owner of my ok car hooked them up wrong and it completely fried the whole engine wiring harness. It was a mess. Anyways. Should I keep stock head lights? Or buy those halo lights and hids ? Idk let me know what you guys think.
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stock housing with hids or a retrofit any day over halo/projector aftermarkets.

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DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits
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So how do I know if they fit ?
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You need a 9007 kit, select that. Then decide if you want just low beams, or high/low. I prefer to have both, but that's me. Also decide if you want 35 or 55 watts. And your color, I recommend a 6000k. The crazy blue that peope do is not becoming of a Mustang.
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I recommend against installing them. They are illegal and dangerous to other drivers on the road.

Buy a quality pair of halogen bulbs and don't worry with screwing up your car.
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Is 8k too much ? What's the difference in 35 & 55 watts ?
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I recommend against installing them. They are illegal and dangerous to other drivers on the road.

Buy a quality pair of halogen bulbs and don't worry with screwing up your car.
They are dangerous when tards don't correctly aim the headlights.
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8k is fine for a 55watt, 6k for 35watt.
Any higher and your lights start getting really blue, that's when people really start getting hassled by the polish.
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What do u mean polish ? Did u mean police? Lol

---------- Post added at 11:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:09 AM ----------

And I'm worried but the extra watts because my old car came with cheap hids and I guess it was too much it melted like 20 wires at like 5 different spot in my engine harness so I'm kinda scared.
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Haha, auto correct. Police. With the kits from ddm you will be fine. Better quality kits. Go with a 35 and you'll be good to go.
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Is it all plug and play ? It just twists in like a new light bulb then hook up ballists and wires right ?
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Pretty much...you'll have to slide the power and ground wires into each harness but thats not a big deal. 15 min install
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They are dangerous when tards don't correctly aim the headlights.
Idk about your stang but It's nearly impossible to aim them in the NE. The housings just were not made for hid's. Don't get me wrong though, They look good but the glare is ridiculous from I've been told. So eventually ima do a retrofit.

But are they really illegal here in the u.s.? I heard they were in some countries.
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They are super easy to aim in NE's I'm on my third 04 and love running HIDs. I'll post some cutoff pics tonight. Not once have I been flashed since my first week of running HIDs years ago. As for being illegal yes they are since they are not DOT approved in OEM housing. However I've never had any issue from Leo's even when pulled over for other reasons. If you can afford a retrofit go for it you'll love the outcome...me I'll stick to OEM housings and put my cash in my down payment fund for the next car .
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They are super easy to aim in NE's I'm on my third 04 and love running HIDs. I'll post some cutoff pics tonight. Not once have I been flashed since my first week of running HIDs years ago. As for being illegal yes they are since they are not DOT approved in OEM housing. However I've never had any issue from Leo's even when pulled over for other reasons. If you can afford a retrofit go for it you'll love the outcome...me I'll stick to OEM housings and put my cash in my down payment fund for the next car .
Yea I love to see your outcome
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They are super easy to aim in NE's I'm on my third 04 and love running HIDs. I'll post some cutoff pics tonight. Not once have I been flashed since my first week of running HIDs years ago. As for being illegal yes they are since they are not DOT approved in OEM housing. However I've never had any issue from Leo's even when pulled over for other reasons. If you can afford a retrofit go for it you'll love the outcome...me I'll stick to OEM housings and put my cash in my down payment fund for the next car .
What's retrofit?
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They are super easy to aim in NE's I'm on my third 04 and love running HIDs. I'll post some cutoff pics tonight. Not once have I been flashed since my first week of running HIDs years ago. As for being illegal yes they are since they are not DOT approved in OEM housing. However I've never had any issue from Leo's even when pulled over for other reasons. If you can afford a retrofit go for it you'll love the outcome...me I'll stick to OEM housings and put my cash in my down payment fund for the next car .
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What's retrofit?
When you cut the halogen housing apart and install a proper hid reflector and mounting setup. It is the only way to prevent the scattering from installing hid's in a halogen housing. It gives you the ability to actually have a crisp cut line so you aren't blinding all oncoming traffic.
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When you cut the halogen housing apart and install a proper hid reflector and mounting setup. It is the only way to prevent the scattering from installing hid's in a halogen housing. It gives you the ability to actually have a crisp cut line so you aren't blinding all oncoming traffic.
But if seen a few stangs even coming at me with hids and regular housing and it wasn't too bright..
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Yeah some people over react to lighting...could be just a personality issue or sensitive eyes. I never seem to have that issue oncoming hids are fine
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Yeah some people over react to lighting...could be just a personality issue or sensitive eyes. I never seem to have that issue oncoming hids are fine
Are you still going to post that pic tonight. N yea true.
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The people who cant aim the hids properly are horrible, i hate that. I have sensitive eyes though from having lasik done.
Proper install they look great though.
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Are you still going to post that pic tonight. N yea true.
Check his previous posts. On a thread awhile ago he posted pictures. It looks great. In fact, it might have been in one of my threads that I remember him posting it.
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Are you still going to post that pic tonight. N yea true.
sorry forgot to post...here ya go. 35w 6k's



as i said you can get great cutoff even in oem housings if you aim right...the trick is to aim lower then oem halogens would be. the hid's are bright enough to still show way more even pointed more toward the ground
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sorry forgot to post...here ya go. 35w 6k's

as i said you can get great cutoff even in oem housings if you aim right...the trick is to aim lower then oem halogens would be. the hid's are bright enough to still show way more even pointed more toward the ground
Yea this isn't my first go round with hid's in oem housing. Just my first pia(pain in the ***) with some. That picture is interesting though bcuz I also have 6k 35w hid's and my cutoff looks nothing like that...makes me wonder if I really have the stock housing now. My cut off looks far better with the highs on.
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Also thanks for the pic.
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you sure you have your hi and low beams wired right. believe it or not a lot of hid kits have a reverse polarity issue and you end up aiming them for the wrong lights.
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you sure you have your hi and low beams wired right. believe it or not a lot of hid kits have a reverse polarity issue and you end up aiming them for the wrong lights.
Yea it should be. I tried every possible wire solution since ddmtuning didn't send any wire diagram with them.
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OP i dont know what you decided but if i could give some advice i got 8k on my stang and i regret it i had them on my jeep they looked great but on a stang they dont look good i suggest you go with 6. 8k is too blue and in bad weather conditions wont help you 6k will, slosix pics show how nice 6k is. Soon i am going to order the 6k replacement bulbs from ddmtuning and swap them with my 8k. if blue is really what you are looking for its your car by all means go with it but imo 6 is crisper and looks good on a stang hope it works out goodluck
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hell i'm ordering another fog light kit tonight...thinking 3k lol
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damn haha 6 isnt bright enough? maybe i should even go lower? what do you think
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hell i'm ordering another fog light kit tonight...thinking 3k lol
You send mine yet? Lol.. And what address I might have told you wrong..
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damn haha 6 isnt bright enough? maybe i should even go lower? what do you think
6k isnt the level of brightness. 1000k-15000k is the color temperature. The higher you go the more blue the light becomes. If you go much lower than 5000k the light start to get yellow.
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damn haha 6 isnt bright enough? maybe i should even go lower? what do you think
i have 6 already i want the 3k's so i can swap when i'm bored

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You send mine yet? Lol.. And what address I might have told you wrong..
and i have them packed and ready to ship. if you don't mind pm me the address so i can double check it. i had to wait for my paycheck to pop on my account so i could swing the shipping lol. My aniversary is this weekend so all my money went into paying for a gift and the trip. so it'll be in the post tomorrow by lunch . thanks again for being patient on that i'm gonna send you a 3rd ballast if i can find it as a spare if you ever need it since you waited so patiently lol.
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the reason i ordered 3k's is because as much as i like having my fogs and headlights match...i do enjoy the contrast. here's my old GT with 6k heads and 3k fogs

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