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HID's**** What to buy and what to avoid?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Feb 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I upgraded my truck to HID's a couple years ago with a DDM's 55w kit in the headlights and their 35w kit in my fogs. Every year I've had to replace the bulbs because one goes out. I've got one out now and the other one looks discolored. Should I stay with DDM or would I be better off buying something different?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    iroc409

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    You're best off going with halogens in your factory housings--really. Especially 55W, honestly?!

    Try some Osram 70W/65W Rallye bulbs. Available at Candlepowerinc.com. For all but extreme range, they pretty much made my Lightforce 240's useless. You'll have better light output, it will be more uniform and where it needs to be, and you won't blind everyone else on the road.

    My original set was in for over a year. I replaced them with newer ones, but only because I had them for free. I kept the old ones, they still work fine. All bulbs diminish over time until they burn out (including HID).

    You can also look into the Philips Xtreme Power. You might be able to get them cheaper on eBay than the Osrams.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    Get rid of DDM. Go with HID Direct there awesome and little more pricey than DDM but well worth it in the end. Call him hell help u out in picking what u want and ordering it.
    HIDDirect.com
     
  4. Feb 18, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    SlimCubby HID FTW.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    TennesseeFan76

    TennesseeFan76 I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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    Have you had luck with yours? I'm looking to buy some HIDs as well.
     
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