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HID ballast/bulb question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mbrogz3000, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    mbrogz3000

    mbrogz3000 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in installing a set of HIDs for the main headlamps as well as the fog lights. I still have a set of Xenondepot boxed Phillips rebased H1 bulbs and ballasts from my old whip. The set is 8 years old but still was working without any problems. Am I able to just buy a pair of xenon bulbs from slimcubby and reuse my ballasts (with understanding I might need to modify/fabricate the connectors a bit)?

    The replacement xenondepot/kbcarstuff bulbs are $85 each, and it doesn't make sense to go with that brand since aftermarket HID is much more competitive and price-friendly now than it was back then.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:13 AM
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    cstephan

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    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    Send slim (Paul) a pm. He has a group buy going on right now, you can get the stuff at a really good deal. I just bout a whole 55w system for 170
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    mbrogz3000

    mbrogz3000 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are we able to install 55W systems to this vehicle? I was just going to go conservative and go with 35W to avoid melting issues.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    cstephan

    cstephan Well-Known Member

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    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    The 55w create less heat the a 75 watt halogen, I am not worried about them melting the lenses
     
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