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Old 11-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Thinking ablut HID's

I'll get them from DDM. Just not sure what the best options would be. This is what I put. Anything I should change?
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I'll get them from DDM. Just not sure what the best options would be. This is what I put. Anything I should change?
Do not buy from DDM, they are over priced trash and have horrible customer service and warranty program
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Do not buy from DDM, they are over priced trash and have horrible customer service and warranty program
Really?? I've heard from multiple people their stuff is good
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I'm just going to re-post what I just said ab 5min ago in another thread:

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DDMTuning is a Chinese company that thrived on the HID market years ago but there are much better [modern] HID kits available today. Don't go the cheap route, you'll regret it.
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HID Extra | HID Kits | Premier Performance Lighting -> Uses modern technology, 1yr warranty, fast+free shipping, solid prices. I've installed a few of these kits, great quality.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com -> Best HID's on the martket IMO. Pricey, but can't beat them.
Select the stealth series ballasts if you order from HID Extra.
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Yes so did I that's why I bought them last month, idk what the heck happened to mine, but it goes like this

It took 3 weeks to ship, came from china, kinda red flag there, can't even stock parts in the states, once i got them, I thought they looked like high quality lights, installed them and wow, good stuff.... then however they next day one ballast flickered and went out, wtf then the next day the other ballast went out, I thought well maybe it's my car, or something, but I plugged in my old xentec kit and it works and has been for a month now???? So I day 3 after receive the lights I email them and I get an automated response, saying I have to send back the ballast, and then they will test it and send it back if it's deemed "good" in there eyes also I would have to pay for shipping both ways, so I'm like I'll just return it then, deal with the drama and I'd be stuck paying for shipping and a 12% restocking few, so and that point I say f it and I just have the ballast in a junk pile of old parts in the garage
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Yes so did I that's why I bought them last month, idk what the heck happened to mine, but it goes like this

It took 3 weeks to ship, came from china, kinda red flag there, can't even stock parts in the states, once i got them, I thought they looked like high quality lights, installed them and wow, good stuff.... then however they next day one ballast flickered and went out, wtf then the next day the other ballast went out, I thought well maybe it's my car, or something, but I plugged in my old xentec kit and it works and has been for a month now???? So I day 3 after receive the lights I email them and I get an automated response, saying I have to send back the ballast, and then they will test it and send it back if it's deemed "good" in there eyes also I would have to pay for shipping both ways, so I'm like I'll just return it then, deal with the drama and I'd be stuck paying for shipping and a 12% restocking few, so and that point I say f it and I just have the ballast in a junk pile of old parts in the garage
Thanks, I'll link people to this when they try to argue DDM is still a good source.
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It just pisses me off, not just one ballast went bad but both in 3 days, and the hoops I'd have to jump thru for a return aren't worth my time and money, rather just take the 44 dollar lesson
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It just pisses me off, not just one ballast went bad but both in 3 days, and the hoops I'd have to jump thru for a return aren't worth my time and money, rather just take the 44 dollar lesson
I'm telling you that's how they make their money still to this day. They advertise their years-old HID kits as top notch kits, you wait three weeks for a error-prone product, and their customer service tells you to send it back "to make sure it's actually broken."
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Well ****. Thanks for info guys! I'll definitely pass on ddm. Any other good/decently priced ones you know of?
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I got xentec on ebay, 30 bucks shipped Def a cheap set, they will only last 6-8 months on Avg
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I must've got lucky buying my cheap kit off of eBay. I'm still running the same HID kit from 2011 that I bought
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I got my hid it on sonicelectronix BUT you lose your high beams
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I got my hid it on sonicelectronix BUT you lose your high beams
ghetto, sounds like you got xenon when you should've got bi-xenon
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Hey they lasted for about two years (sold the car) $60 free shipping and I love that company never had a problem and I have bought A LOT from them
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Hey they lasted for about two years (sold the car) $60 free shipping and I love that company never had a problem and I have bought A LOT from them
no kidding I love sonicelectronix. You actually reminded me to go look for a radio. Found one now just gotta get the money
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Factory White H3 5000k HID Light Conversion Kit -> Stealth Series

There's all the work done for you OP. Take it or leave it.
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I got my hid it on sonicelectronix BUT you lose your high beams
Hi beams is no big deal for me. I don't really need them. I'll check out that site! ---------- Post added at 08:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:23 PM ----------
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Factory White H3 5000k HID Light Conversion Kit -> Stealth Series There's all the work done for you OP. Take it or leave it.
oh ****. Awesome! Thanks dude!

What kind of bulbs do you usually use? The H3?
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Hi beams is no big deal for me. I don't really need them. I'll check out that site! ---------- Post added at 08:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:23 PM ---------- oh ****. Awesome! Thanks dude!

What kind of bulbs do you usually use? The H3?
They carry different brands I forgot which one I got but their customer service is awesome and they'll take care of you if something goes wrong with them
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They carry different brands I forgot which one I got but their customer service is awesome and they'll take care of you if something goes wrong with them
Alright cool, thanks!

I'm looking at sonicelectronix right now, there multiple versions of it, what's the difference?
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I assumed you're looking for H3 because that's what you had selected in the first post's screenshot. What lights are you replacing (headlights, fog lights, etc.)?
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I assumed you're looking for H3 because that's what you had selected in the first post's screenshot. What lights are you replacing (headlights, fog lights, etc.)?
Yeah I'm lookin at the H3 and just for headlights. I'm looking at the 6000k options right now and there are multiple versions. The 5000k only has one so it not to worried about that.
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Yeah I'm lookin at the H3 and just for headlights
Look at the reviews of it helps. You can refine your results by bulb size color temp and I guess brand. I had 8k temp and they weren't free brightest but I got them for the blue tint smh
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Yeah I'm lookin at the H3 and just for headlights. I'm looking at the 6000k options right now and there are multiple versions. The 5000k only has one so it not to worried about that.
Do you have aftermarket headlights or still have the stockers? I know the stockers use H13, and I don't know of any aftermarket lights that use H3.
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Look at the reviews of it helps. You can refine your results by bulb size color temp and I guess brand. I had 8k temp and they weren't free brightest but I got them for the blue tint smh
Alright i got it. Thanks for the help!
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Well ****. Thanks for info guys! I'll definitely pass on ddm. Any other good/decently priced ones you know of?
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Hmmm this thread is missing something ....or someone lol
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Hmmm this thread is missing something ....or someone lol
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Hmmm this thread is missing something ....or someone lol
Silverstars ftw haha
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Naw I'm good. As much as I love seeing him promote silver stars haha
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Naw I'm good. As much as I love seeing him promote silver stars haha
He's the HID popo on this forum
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Do you have aftermarket headlights or still have the stockers? I know the stockers use H13, and I don't know of any aftermarket lights that use H3.
Just now saw this my bad, but I have the oem style smoked ones from AM. I bought different bulbs but it's still real dull
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I figured op was far enough along to not save. Some people aren't worth my time.

Buy a cheap kit, I don't care. Just know the cars who blind you back agree with me.

People are too cheap to worry about buying quality products then constantly complain about flickering lights and non working bulbs. You get what you pay for with leaking aftermarket headlights and knock off hid kits. A hid setup is more than the bulbs.
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I figured op was far enough along to not save. Some people aren't worth my time.

Buy a cheap kit, I don't care. Just know the cars who blind you back agree with me.

People are too cheap to worry about buying quality products then constantly complain about flickering lights and non working bulbs. You get what you pay for with leaking aftermarket headlights and knock off hid kits. A hid setup is more than the bulbs.
Lol thank you
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