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Hid

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tim58, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mar 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    tim58

    tim58 [OP] Member

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    Hi,
    I was interested in upgrading from the stock headlights to HID lights.
    The problem there is, I have no idea what so ever, what parts i need to convert everything?
    Was wondering what you all recommended as well as the best way to install
    Thanks
    -Tim
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    G-Sak

    G-Sak Well-Known Member

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    Slimcubby has a group buy going on right now so you should check that out. It's in the group buy section of the forum. It is a plug-n-play kit and you can get telescoping bulbs to retain the hi/low beam functions. The headlights in our trucks use H4 bulbs and the fogs use H10 bulbs. The parts involved would be the wiring for ballasts and relays as well as the bulbs. I just converted my truck to HIDs, but I put projectors in to obtain the best performance from the lights. See my gallery for pics to see what I mean.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah its really quite simple. I did both my headlights and fog lights. Depending on who you get it from, mine came with really good instructions but I've heard from other people that their instructions were crap.:cool:
     
  4. Mar 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    5vzrider00

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    I bought the Apexcone premium kit (55w ballasts with 6000k bulbs). 6000k is pure white with a blue hue to it. If you really want BLUE, go with 8000 or 10000 bulbs but you start to lose visability on the road the higher you go. Really easy to install and there are many spots to mount the ballasts. I really enjoy it. Makes a huge difference. I need projectors though because people are always flashing their highbeams at me lol.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    just adjust your lights down and you wont have that problem.
    Ive got hids and never had that problem
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    tim58

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    Is it easy to adjust the lights down?
    ha I would hate to install them, and then get in trouble for having them being too bright, or not adjusted.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    G-Sak

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