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Old 02-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #36
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So I would just have to look in the owners manual for that?
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And the ballasts you will just mount securely wherever you have a flat surface to screw them in. You will also need a bare spot of metal to attach your grounding wire.
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So I would just have to look in the owners manual for that?
I don't believe those high beams are stock, so you'd need to find out what bulbs they are a different way

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And the ballasts you will just mount securely wherever you have a flat surface to screw them in. You will also need a bare spot of metal to attach your grounding wire.
Actually, if the kit is designed for the specific bulb type, as most kits today are, they will just plug into the socket for the old bulb, which already contains a grounding wire. So there's literally no extra wiring that needs to be done besides plugging in the kit and then mounting the ballasts. We have it good nowadays
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Actually, if the kit is designed for the specific bulb type, as most kits today are, they will just plug into the socket for the old bulb, which already contains a grounding wire. So there's literally no extra wiring that needs to be done besides plugging in the kit and then mounting the ballasts. We have it good nowadays [/QUOTE]

Lol nowadays?! Haha...the last few kits I've seen had external ground wires...damn, where are these kits without them?!! Been about two years since I did my last HID upgrade.
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So if just get the correct bulb size, and replace it with the bulb I have now, that's all I have to do? Seems to easy to be true lol
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So if just get the correct bulb size, and replace it with the bulb I have now, that's all I have to do? Seems to easy to be true lol
As long as you have an HID setup, yes, you just put the correct color bulb in there that you want for your headlight plug. The bulbs aren't too different looking than normal ones. If you do not have an HID setup, then the HID bulb will still fit, but it won't have the power behind it and won't work the same...was that what you were asking?
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as long as it's a current HID kit it's cake to change color temps
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yeah slosix i was thinking to just buy from amazon or ebay but i figured ddm has bright and no one seems to complain i want them to look good ya know? Like i said before im just not sure what to go with because if i change and they still dont match i will go crazy
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yeah slosix i was thinking to just buy from amazon or ebay but i figured ddm has bright and no one seems to complain i want them to look good ya know? Like i said before im just not sure what to go with because if i change and they still dont match i will go crazy
As long as you have smoked fog lights, they will never match...so either smoke your headlights or ditch the counterproductive smoking of lights all together and you will match.
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well to be honest you can match them...

here's an older setup of mine

55w 6k headlights and 55w 6k fog lights from DDM...the headlights are stock oem housings...the fogs are GT fogs with 3 coats of vht on them




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well to be honest you can match them...

here's an older setup of mine

55w 6k headlights and 55w 6k fog lights from DDM...the headlights are stock oem housings...the fogs are GT fogs with 3 coats of vht on them
Nice, I've never seen them match before.
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yeah...it was my favorite setup.
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yeah...it was my favorite setup.
Did you coat the fog lens to match or was it by chance that after three it matched?
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i sprayed before i had HID fogs....halogens weren't bright enough after the vht so i bought the 55w's to go along with my headlights...just worked out
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i dont have smoked..im just wondering if i go 6k with my 35w ballasts will they match
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Lookin at my headlights now, they aren't too far off from each other. You really gotta look at them to notice the difference. So I'm not worried about them not matching anymore. I don't have the HID kit installed already so I'm gonna get the kit, now I just gotta figure out my bulb sizes.

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well to be honest you can match them...

here's an older setup of mine

55w 6k headlights and 55w 6k fog lights from DDM...the headlights are stock oem housings...the fogs are GT fogs with 3 coats of vht on them
Those are really sweet pics btw! Is it worth it to get the 55w for the headlights or would 35w be bright enough?
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35w is more then double oem brightness but i live in the sticks so i like to really light up the woods...so ill be going back to that setup asap.
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Okay, I can understand that. I'm probably just got get the 35w then. Thanks!
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Alrighty so here's those pics you requested...sorry about them being a few days late. The headlights are the stock HIDs which are (supposedly) rated at about 4150k. The fogs have an HID kit with bulbs that are rated at 4300K, so they are really close. If you look extremely closely you can tell a slight difference, but it's so minor that passing motorists and people checking out my car won't be able to tell. The light spread is awesome as well, it's a little hard to tell in the pic i have here, but this setup really lights up the road, no issues with that at all. I love this setup quite a bit Any questions, feel free to ask me! glad to help you all out




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Alrighty so here's those pics you requested...sorry about them being a few days late. The headlights are the stock HIDs which are (supposedly) rated at about 4150k. The fogs have an HID kit with bulbs that are rated at 4300K, so they are really close. If you look extremely closely you can tell a slight difference, but it's so minor that passing motorists and people checking out my car won't be able to tell. The light spread is awesome as well, it's a little hard to tell in the pic i have here, but this setup really lights up the road, no issues with that at all. I love this setup quite a bit Any questions, feel free to ask me! glad to help you all out
This makes me realize how bad i need HID's haha. My headlights are sooo dim.
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Alrighty so here's those pics you requested...sorry about them being a few days late. The headlights are the stock HIDs which are (supposedly) rated at about 4150k. The fogs have an HID kit with bulbs that are rated at 4300K, so they are really close. If you look extremely closely you can tell a slight difference, but it's so minor that passing motorists and people checking out my car won't be able to tell. The light spread is awesome as well, it's a little hard to tell in the pic i have here, but this setup really lights up the road, no issues with that at all. I love this setup quite a bit Any questions, feel free to ask me! glad to help you all out




wow looks good! i dont see any difference to be honest they look the same
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So I finally got my HIDs. I went with 6k 35w in headlights and fogs. The colors match perfect with my CCFL halos and there is no deference in color with my fog lights being smoked and my headlights not. There is a huge difference while driving and night and I love the visibility while driving at night. The only thing is I feel they are too bright and I even stepped out and looked at them from a distance and the glare is pretty bad; but in the two nights I drove, no body has flashed me and I even drove past a cop and he didn't stop me. But is there a way to aim the lights down to reduce glare? I've also heard lately that HIDs are illegal with the stock reflector lights because those were designed around halogen bulbs, if that's true, I won't be passing my next vehicle inspection here in NC. If I were to get a set of headlights that have the projector housing things (i.e. the ones made by Raxiom on americanmuscle.com, or any other similar to that), would that make the HIDs I have now legal? As far as I've seen, I'm the first to have this type of question on this forum, so I'm hoping somebody here knows about this.

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So I finally got my HIDs. I went with 6k 35w in headlights and fogs. The colors match perfect with my CCFL halos and there is no deference in color with my fog lights being smoked and my headlights not. There is a huge difference while driving and night and I love the visibility while driving at night. The only thing is I feel they are too bright and I even stepped out and looked at them from a distance and the glare is pretty bad; but in the two nights I drove, no body has flashed me and I even drove past a cop and he didn't stop me. But is there a way to aim the lights down to reduce glare? I've also heard lately that HIDs are illegal with the stock reflector lights because those were designed around halogen bulbs, if that's true, I won't be passing my next vehicle inspection here in NC. If I were to get a set of headlights that have the projector housing things (i.e. the ones made by Raxiom on americanmuscle.com, or any other similar to that), would that make the HIDs I have now legal? As far as I've seen, I'm the first to have this type of question on this forum, so I'm hoping somebody here knows about this.

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glad to hear they match im going to get 6k soon for head lights and fogs because my 8k just dont do it for me. they are illegal but i highly doubt you will have a problem passing inspection, i never hear anyone have that problem but maybe someone else knows more. good luck!
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glad to hear they match im going to get 6k soon for head lights and fogs because my 8k just dont do it for me. they are illegal but i highly doubt you will have a problem passing inspection, i never hear anyone have that problem but maybe someone else knows more. good luck!
You will definitely like the 6k, it is the perfect balance between a crisp white light and the hint of blue. It really looks good! I gotta figure out my little problem and I will have no more worries!
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So I finally got my HIDs. I went with 6k 35w in headlights and fogs. The colors match perfect with my CCFL halos and there is no deference in color with my fog lights being smoked and my headlights not. There is a huge difference while driving and night and I love the visibility while driving at night. The only thing is I feel they are too bright and I even stepped out and looked at them from a distance and the glare is pretty bad; but in the two nights I drove, no body has flashed me and I even drove past a cop and he didn't stop me. But is there a way to aim the lights down to reduce glare? I've also heard lately that HIDs are illegal with the stock reflector lights because those were designed around halogen bulbs, if that's true, I won't be passing my next vehicle inspection here in NC. If I were to get a set of headlights that have the projector housing things (i.e. the ones made by Raxiom on americanmuscle.com, or any other similar to that), would that make the HIDs I have now legal? As far as I've seen, I'm the first to have this type of question on this forum, so I'm hoping somebody here knows about this.

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Well if other drivers aren't flashing and you aren't getting pulled over, I'd say it must not be too bright! I don't believe you can adjust the stock headlights or fogs...someone correct me if I'm wrong. Remember, brighter is better for you, you can see so much more! As for inspection, you could either get tinted housings, or maybe save the stock bulbs and just slap them back in the day of the inspection? That's what I'd do!
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Went to court for a speeding ticket... Sucks lol.... (Wrong tread, sorry)
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Well if other drivers aren't flashing and you aren't getting pulled over, I'd say it must not be too bright! I don't believe you can adjust the stock headlights or fogs...someone correct me if I'm wrong. Remember, brighter is better for you, you can see so much more! As for inspection, you could either get tinted housings, or maybe save the stock bulbs and just slap them back in the day of the inspection? That's what I'd do!
That's what I was thinking since nobody is flashing me. And if the stock bulbs will work with the HID kit, them my problem with inspections is solved lol. The only thing I'm worried about now is a cop the knows the laws of HIDs and notices I have them and decides to stop me. Hopefully it would just be a fix it ticket haha
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That's what I was thinking since nobody is flashing me. And if the stock bulbs will work with the HID kit, them my problem with inspections is solved lol. The only thing I'm worried about now is a cop the knows the laws of HIDs and notices I have them and decides to stop me. Hopefully it would just be a fix it ticket haha
Still doesn't change the fact your scattered lighting is blinding other drivers. I don't always flash other drivers, just flip the bird.
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Still doesn't change the fact your scattered lighting is blinding other drivers. I don't always flash other drivers, just flip the bird.
That's true, and that's why I wanna find a way to fix it
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Still doesn't change the fact your scattered lighting is blinding other drivers. I don't always flash other drivers, just flip the bird.
if its blinding other drivers they will flash at him if not then its not bothering other drivers
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if its blinding other drivers they will flash at him if not then its not bothering other drivers
Lol ok. This debate will never end. At least i'm on the right side of the law.
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Lol ok. This debate will never end. At least i'm on the right side of the law.
its his car he can do what he pleases if he is blinding people they will flash its simple its not a debate. if the people are blinded and cant see they will flash and im sure he will make sure he gets it fixed
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Lol ok. This debate will never end. At least i'm on the right side of the law.
Im not tryin to start an argument, I'm trying to find a way to fix this. Answers > criticism lol
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Im not tryin to start an argument, I'm trying to find a way to fix this. Answers > criticism lol
You most likely will have no problems unless you find a cop on a bad day. As far as inspections go you might want to check your local laws as they will vary depending on your location.
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You most likely will have no problems unless you find a cop on a bad day. As far as inspections go you might want to check your local laws as they will vary depending on your location.
I've been looking and haven't found anything yet, but I was just gonna throw my old halogens for the inspection. I'm gonna cal Americanmuscle.com and ask about their projector headlight and see if that would fix my problem with the scattered light
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I also noticed that my HIDs are capped so I'm sure that helped with some glare, and I also aimed my lights down for the time being while I'm waiting to get my projector headlights. Here are some pics of that cap and how much of a change in angle input. The lights were previously on the borderline of being aimed upwards and weren't level, so I'm kinda disappointed at the people who installed them; but hopefully this change will help.
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