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HIDS From DDM

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by johnyt2, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Dec 31, 2009 at 12:50 AM
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    johnyt2

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    So I bought some 5000k 55watt Hids from ddm about 1.5 weeks ago and they gave me the wrong bulbs...Their phone apparently is always busy and it took me 2 days of calling to finally reached them. When I finally reached them they told me to go on their site to submit a ticket... I sent them pictures of the headlamps which clearly show the difference in color and they told me to take a picture off a garage wall because " Its harder to really say when your flash and the lights are shinning at each other" That annoyed the hell outta me so i took a new picture shown below... And i just sent them another email so now I am waiting for a response... They're pissin me off.

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  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    Ah that sucks, when i first got my HIDs from DDM they would shut off when i switched to hi beam the turn back on, but after one desert trip they started work great.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    tim920

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    Mine are on the way. I hope they sent me the right ones. They are hard to reach when it comes to emailing. I emailed twice before but they never answered so I called. When I called I was told the items I had already purchased was out of stock. If I had never called to ask when they were to ship the kits I would be waiting till now without an "out of stock" notice. Another thing I thought was funny was that they allow you to choose a different shipping address but then will only mail to your billing address. Probably not a problem for most of you I was getting one set mailed somewhere else as a present. Doesn't seem like customer service is that great.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM
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    johnyt2

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    And this whole time I thought I was alone... Just pisses me off that I took time to do all that and took pictures... uploaded and sent an email out and they say my pictures weren't good enough... I would be even more pissed if they want me to send those bulbs back because it would cost even more money for me... If that was the case I think I'd just return their whole damn kit and buy it somewhere else.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:18 AM
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    johnyt2

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    well they have a chance to redeem themselves if they send me another set of bulbs that are the same color without having me send in the ones that are on my truck already because I've been hassled enough running around and taking pictures and uploading them and driving to a friends garage to take a picture because I don't have a garage...
     
  6. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    lilgerber

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    i just ordered 3 pairs of hids from them last night, i hope the don't screw my order up , crossing my fingers.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    David K

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    I went there in person this week... small business, busy. I asked for a list or catalog to pick the bulbs from and said it is all online. I was in no hurry, so I didn't wait at their counter. Interesting seeing this thread.

    John, what did they send you instead? Why did you need to send a photo? Is it because you didn't know they were wrong until they were on? They really push the guarantee, so this is a surprise...
     
  8. Dec 31, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    I just wanted a replacement. The problem with the bulbs I received is that as you can see in the picture the left bulb is blue (i think 6000k) and the right side is white (5000k) and they needed me to send a photo of the different color bulbs. I didn't find out that they were the wrong bulbs until I put them on because the bulbs doesn't have a label or anything that says "5000k" "6000k" etc.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I just ordered a set of HI/lo also. Make it happen DDM
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    i have always had good luck with there hid me my dad and my brother all have them for out headlights and fogs. never one problem great product
     
  13. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    What kit did you guys order Raptor or slim ballast? I'm a little iffy on ordering from this company. Do they have a special price for TW members? How many of you guys/gals have had the kit? Years?:confused:
     
  14. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    I ordered two sets of 35 watts Raptors. It was shipped out on 12/28/09 and should be here on Tuesday. I'm so excited!!!
     
  15. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    ive always used the slim balast. My brothers set is over 2 years old with no issues....
     
  16. Jan 5, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    No special pricing, but they are really cheap. The raptor set with lifetime warranty are like 30 bucks. I got a set on my bike and its been 2 years. My truck for like 2 months. (fogs and headlights) Guess the raptor sets suck cause they are the ones Im sending in. The slim HIDs seems to be holding up well. (headlights and bike)
     
  17. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    I order a set of there raptor 5k for fogs and headlights to find out for myself if I liked the hids in my halogen lenses. They were bright but the light direction was all over the place. One of my ballast failed in 1.5 months. I removed all of the ddm junk and threw them in the garbage and installed a good set of PIAA 4k halogen bulbs. I am happy with them and if one fails I am just left with a burned out bulb and not a blown fuse and no lights. Later, Cam-shaft
     
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