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I finally installed my VVME Bi xenons and fogs....

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by sincitytaco, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Jun 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    I will take pics tonight. I got the 6000K version for both heads and fogs. They seem to look pretty good in the day time, hope they look well at night. One thing is for sure though and that is the beams are not even so they need to be adjusted.
    I am going to take to a body shop to have them adjusted since they have the headlight adjustment machines.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Nice! Glad to see people buying from VVME. No need to waste money on $300 kits. You can adjust the lights yourself man lol. The headlight adjustment machine is a philips head screw driver. I just use my fingers.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    Yeah I tried to adjust them last night, but they are not as good as I would like. I have OCD and if they are off just a hair I will be bothered.
    The machine they use has a glass front with a graph for each light. The only thing I could see that would throw off your light using this method is if your truck is parked crooked.
    My lights are pretty level, but for some reason they don't look like they are straight in front of me and they seem to look different at different angles, I know my head is playing games with me.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    They actually are a pretty good quality kit.

    I bought some on here on a group buy that I did not like as much and I tried these. The only thing I don't like about the VVME is the ballast is not a slim ballast, but for the price who can complain.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Congrats! Looking forward to the night pics.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Looking forward to the pictures..
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    well here are the pics. For some reason the Hi beams are way off to the left when turned on. They also don't provide as much light as the low beams. I guess I paid extra for nothing.

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  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    sorry for the horrible pics, i used my iphone. They really don't glare that bad, but the hi beams are useless. I know it can't be a bulb problem because they both go way off to the left and up when I hit the high beams.
    They should just go up and spread the light further.
    Oh well they only cost like 90 bucks for a bi xenon kit.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    How is the glare from the fog housings? I would assume the OE fog light would have a flatter beam for less reflected light in bad weather.

    I have a bit of an obsession with HID lights (I know I know). I don't want a conversion for my primary headlamps but am concidering it for my fogs.

    Do you get any noise in your stero when they are on? For the price I could get to play with them for a while. . .who knows?
     
  10. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    Noise no, why would I have noise. We do not get bad weather in las vegas so I really can't comment on how they work in those conditions. They work great for lighting the road way better than stock.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    I have heard that some of the cheaper ballasts "can" cause noise in your radio.
    The website says "we label Made in Japan" but their ebay store is from Hong Kong? oh well glad you had good luck with yours.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    I have only heard this happen in person on a buddy's 07. He has a $300 kit and it does it to his stock radio.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Mine are fine. I have had kits that cost 4 times as much and they certainly are no better. No sense spending more money.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    had an ebay set in my srt4. whenever i was listening to my xm radio and turned on my headlights...i would get nothing but static.
    it was weird
     
  15. Jun 17, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    +1
     
  16. Jun 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    sincity, I might be talking out of my ass but I think i remember reading a thread that if your hi beams aren't working properly, you have to switch a plug in the balast
     
  17. Jun 17, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    My high beams work, just they are a little offset to the left when activated. My low beams may not be aligned right though so I can't really tell. I don't need my high beams anyways.

    Thanks for the FYI.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    Hey Viet, were did you get the headlight housing for your lights? Your lighting setup looks very nice! I saw two different kinds on Ebay with the CCFL lighting... One looked like it would work better with the eyelid covers you have, meaning your low beam projectors are on the outside... is this your setup?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120433682626&_trksid=p2759.l1259

    The other housing had the projectors in the middle (or between the blinker and the high beam). I'm not a fan of this setup if I go with an eyelid cover.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=150351979619

    SinCity, the lighting looks great coming out of your headlights! Do you have any clearer pictures?
     
  19. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    No I don't
     
  20. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    I have the first ones in black. But I did not buy HIDs with it.
     
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