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HID ballasts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Blackdawg, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Alright people so despite my effort to try and find some DDM tunnig HID ballasts for sale on here. I am in deperate need to get some. I have 2 DDM 4300k and 2 DDM 6000K hid Hella 500s. All are 55w.

    I am wondering if these Ballasts will work?
     
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    They pretty much look the same as my 55w ballast. Why don't you just buy some ballasts from DDM though if that's all you need? You don't need to buy the whole kit.

    EDIT: I dont think those ebay ballasts are the right ballasts. Those are for 24 volt systems.
    Input Voltage: 18-32V
     
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    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    dang...and i have looked on DDMs site and you can't buy just the ballasts. Maybe ill just call them and ask..
     
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    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    :annoyed:what the heck! i searched high and low for those!...

    well, thank you kindly sir :D my lights and i appreciate it :yay:

    Btw, which one would be better?? the Raptors are cheaper...
     
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    I have the raptors in all 10 (count em...10) HID lights on my truck. What can i say, I like wearing sunglasses at night :cool: (kidding).
    Not a single problem with any of them.

    On a separate note, I don't know how many ballasts you need, but if you're only short 1, I say buy just the ballast. If you need two, its the same price ($40 for 55W) to buy a whole kit as to buy two standalone ballasts, and you'll have a couple spare bulbs.
    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Apexcone-Raptor-HID-Kit

    Not sure what your mounting plans are for the ballasts, but they don't come with brackets (learned this the hard way the first time around). I ended up rigging up something together with pumbers tape. DDM offers some cheasy brackets. Kinda, well cheap, but they worked. I got these the second time around. http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HID-Bracket-FullSized
     
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    Nice man! i think ill just end up with 6 haha

    and that is a valid point, i guess i'll just do that, would still be nice to find some used ones for cheaper. and i am assuming the Raptors must be the slim ones??

    Im not to worried about mounting. my dad and i are pretty inventive :p haha
     
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    No the raptors are the full size and the slim ballasts are the slim ones. As far as a difference in the 2 i just noticed the the raptors are just bigger than the slim's.
     
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    ah well thanks man! since the raptors are cheaper and supposedly heavier duty, i think ill get those.

    thanks guys
     
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    i have several ballasts since i work at car audio store i would sell cheap if you pay for shipping. 2 for $35 or make an offer. I have used that i know work and some new. I also have the digital ballast. however, it usually is the bulb, ballast usually goes bad in GM cars.
     
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