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Old 04-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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i was wondering if i have 55w hid headlights and then i put on 35w foglights will it draw to much from my battery?
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Re: HID Headlights

i also have a stereo with 2 amps would this over power it any comments concerns? thanks for the help
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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Hids use less power anyways, I don't think they would do that... Unless you're running like 2 1000watt amps...
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Re: HID Headlights

I think the 55w HID systems are known to produce too much heat for our stock housings. I would recommend sticking with 35w headlight/foglight setup.
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I think the 55w HID systems are known to produce too much heat for our stock housings. I would recommend sticking with 35w headlight/foglight setup.
+1 to that, and 35w are still 3x brighter than stock anyway.
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I have a 300 and 700 watt amps
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I have a 300 and 700 watt amps
You should be good, as long as your amps are efficient at all.
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Re: HID Headlights

yea you should be fine
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Re: HID Headlights

55 watt hid generate as much heat as 55 watt halogen. also, if the difference between 35w and 55w hid's impacts your charging system with your stereo... then you should consider installing capaciter and a larger alternator.

hid's use a "igniter" to ignite/fire up the gas inside the bulb when you first turn them on which uses alot (a whole lot) of electricity. once the gas is ignited the ballast returns to its rated consumtion 35w/55w

if the car is running with stereo on, and the headlights only flicker.. then you need to consider a larger alternator, battery, and capaciter.

if the headlights come on with the car running and stereo on, then you should be fine.

the consumption between 35 and 55 watts isnt a huge factor.... it's the intial turn on from the ballast cause the igniters drink as much electricity as a fan on high speed setting for the first couple of seconds.

i hope wut i said makes sense.

i have 5 vehicles in my household...all with aftermaket hid's, and ive installed them for lots of friends and family over the years.
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Re: HID Headlights

o yea, i got a 1000watt amp in my truck with hid headlight and foglights.... trust me u will be fine.
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+1 to that, and 35w are still 3x brighter than stock anyway.
i agree
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