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On the fence for HIDs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MotoXXX, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    MotoXXX

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    I want to swap out my headlights as well as my Hella 500s to HID, but I read and hear the hids have issues? Can someone who has had them for awhile chim in? Pros/Cons?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    Honestly HIDs are pretty reliable as long as you mount your ballast in a safe spot and have a strong ground. Also use a real connector when splicing wires together, dont just twist wires together and put tape over them.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    I thought the DDMs were plug and plays? What needs to be spliced?
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    oh my bad, i meant for the hellas if you wire them to the hella wiring harness.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    plug and play for headlights, a little modification for the hellas
     
  6. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    Done, DDMs ordered last nite, for a 100$ for both sets I cant go wrong.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    Nice!!! Youll be happy!!! Youll never want to drive a car with out HID's once you get them IMO!!!!! The dim yellow stock light will never look the same again once you get HID's, trust me I was running silverstars in a projection headlight and only thought those were bright untill I got some from DDM!!!!
     
  8. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    got 8000k HIDs...love em
     
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