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Old 08-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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I keep blinding people!!

I need some help.

I have hids all 4 in my stock housing (don't yell at me I know it's annoying but it came that way from previous owner). I love the amount of brightness but I keep blinding people and my ballasts are going one by one and who has the money to replace those?!

I'm wondering if there is a bulb that will work with the stock equipment that will give me more brightness and light blue tint (to match my car) without needing new ballasts.

Other option is to just buy new ballasts and figure out why they keep blowing
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Sylvania silverstar ultra. Blue light sucks for vision.
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Sylvania silverstar ultra. Blue light sucks for vision.
Yeah you right. So these silver star ultras are white I assume and fit on my regular hook up without an aftermarket ballast?
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Sylvania silverstar ultra. Blue light sucks for vision.
I have to agree here. I have those in my '02 F-150 and they're great. Not terribly expensive, last a long time, and add great light. They are direct-replacements for any stock headlight bulb. Definitely worth it!
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I need some help.

I have hids all 4 in my stock housing (don't yell at me I know it's annoying but it came that way from previous owner). I love the amount of brightness but I keep blinding people and my ballasts are going one by one and who has the money to replace those?!

I'm wondering if there is a bulb that will work with the stock equipment that will give me more brightness and light blue tint (to match my car) without needing new ballasts.

Other option is to just buy new ballasts and figure out why they keep blowing
My advice to you would be to go with Nokya's. I've had the silverstar ultra's on previous cars and they still have that yellow tint to them. If you want lighting that's truly HID like, go with the Nokya H13.
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Why not buy projector headlights to have the hids aimed correctly
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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aim your HIDs lower...it's not hard...believe me even aimed way below stock you'll still see far but you won't blind. i never get flashed and i run HIDs in heads and fogs all day and night...even 55w at that
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aim your HIDs lower...it's not hard...believe me even aimed way below stock you'll still see far but you won't blind. i never get flashed and i run HIDs in heads and fogs all day and night...even 55w at that
Good call. I'll look into how to re angle them. Thanks!

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Why not buy projector headlights to have the hids aimed correctly
Cause I have no money (like the rest of us) and I'm a student so any opportunity I do get to work (weekends and random hours during week) goes towards car payments school and insurances and gas
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aim your HIDs lower...it's not hard...believe me even aimed way below stock you'll still see far but you won't blind. i never get flashed and i run HIDs in heads and fogs all day and night...even 55w at that
How is adjusting his headlight beam going to keep the ballasts from blowing. He said he is a student with no money so his best bet is to go with a Halogen setup using something like silverstars which was already recommended.
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How is adjusting his headlight beam going to keep the ballasts from blowing. He said he is a student with no money so his best bet is to go with a Halogen setup using something like silverstars which was already recommended.
Didn't wanna be a jerk by pointing that out :/ I appreciate everyone's input!! I think I will end up going with the silver star set up like you said for the ballasts reason
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Didn't wanna be a jerk by pointing that out :/ I appreciate everyone's input!! I think I will end up going with the silver star set up like you said for the ballasts reason
LOL I guess that makes me the Jerk then I hope you get the best solution for the amount of money you can afford. You can always upgrade back to HID's when the money's available.
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LOL I guess that makes me the Jerk then I hope you get the best solution for the amount of money you can afford. You can always upgrade back to HID's when the money's available.
Nah that's not what I was saying haha. But thanks I'm unsure what I'm going to do right now but I'll post some pics when I do
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Didn't wanna be a jerk by pointing that out :/ I appreciate everyone's input!! I think I will end up going with the silver star set up like you said for the ballasts reason
Good choice, you won't be disappointed.
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Why not buy projector headlights to have the hids aimed correctly
I agree. What hids were designed to be used with.
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I have to agree here. I have those in my '02 F-150 and they're great. Not terribly expensive, last a long time, and add great light. They are direct-replacements for any stock headlight bulb. Definitely worth it!
Same here. I got some Ultras in my '11 F150 after my HID's started crapping out. Best of all, I can use my trucks auto lamp feature without my headlights flickering or only one side coming on like it did with the HID's.
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Don't want to steal your thread, but would it be ok to use a HID kit with my smoked headlights from AM? Or will It still be messed up?
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Don't want to steal your thread, but would it be ok to use a HID kit with my smoked headlights from AM? Or will It still be messed up?
what would get messed up?
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what would get messed up?
I think he might mean will he still be blinding people since I think the housing he's talking about is still a halogen housing
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Don't want to steal your thread, but would it be ok to use a HID kit with my smoked headlights from AM? Or will It still be messed up?
No, same blinding light
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I think he might mean will he still be blinding people since I think the housing he's talking about is still a halogen housing
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No, same blinding light
Damn, I need brighter lights cause I can barely see. I have the h13 already too. I can't tell but I feel like I may just need to point them up more?
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I think he might mean will he still be blinding people since I think the housing he's talking about is still a halogen housing
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No, same blinding light
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Damn, I need brighter lights cause I can barely see. I have the h13 already too. I can't tell but I feel like I may just need to point them up more?

I have the smoked OE style lights with 6k HIDs and ive never had a problem with other drivers, the law, or the housings (knock on wood). smoked lights with HIDs are better than stock lights with HIDs. not specifically for you but for others.
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For sure, I've been lookin at the DDMTuning HID kit so if Ill probably end up getting those at some point
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