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Old 02-10-2011, 02:47 AM   #81
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

They do have mounting brackets now, that would have been helpful when I installed mine. $4 isn't bad either.

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Re: How To: Install HID kits

i just received and installed a set of replacement HID bulbs from ddm tuning. i ordered bulbs for my lows and fog lights. 9006 for the lows and 9005/9045 for the fogs. ddm is now shipping a hybrid 9005/06 bulb fits in both the fogs and lows. if i encounter any problems with the install, i'll be sure to post up.
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

They had plenty of the slim ballast when I went into the store and picked them up. I would suggest calling them to confirm. I had ordered the Raptor kit for pickup originally and when I got done there they told me the raptor kit was backordered. Even though the site and my order confirmation said nothing about it being back ordered.
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

Ok thanks that helped a lot. It'll probably be a few weeks before I order mine anyway.

Would you recommend getting the mounting brackets?
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

I used industrial velcro from Lowes. 2x4 inch. Clean area with Simple Green. Apply to ballast, while together, then remove film on back and press to metal. Not sure the glue will not come off before the velcro will give so removing after install might be fun, lol.
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But then again, the brackets are $4, so why not.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:20 AM   #86
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

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i just received and installed a set of replacement HID bulbs from ddm tuning. i ordered bulbs for my lows and fog lights. 9006 for the lows and 9005/9045 for the fogs. ddm is now shipping a hybrid 9005/06 bulb fits in both the fogs and lows. if i encounter any problems with the install, i'll be sure to post up.
I got those bulbs to use in the lows and highs. I thought I got 2 9005 kits. Spoke with them to confirm and they work as both. They worked fine.

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I used industrial velcro from Lowes. 2x4 inch. Clean area with Simple Green. Apply to ballast, while together, then remove film on back and press to metal. Not sure the glue will not come off before the velcro will give so removing after install might be fun, lol.
Shop VELCRO Black Industrial Strength Strips at Lowes.com


I personally used a good number of zipties on mine, mounting brackets would have been cleaner. (not that the rest of my under hood is mud free or anything.)
But then again, the brackets are $4, so why not.
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

im just kinda hoping in here but i just went to my local light guy got two kits for 40 bucks total plus some jdm as fuck bulbs for my hellas and just threw it all in the same way i did on the si and the z with out taking anything apart, no cutting, and not unscrewing anything. oh and the ballasts i just threw on the battery cover and my intakes heat sheild with some double stick tape
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

I put 9005's in my non extreme fog housings and the bulbs are a little loose in the socket, I need to find a way to shim them up or make them a little more snug fitting in the housing cause it makes them all out of adjustment since they can move just a little bit. also, my 9006 low beams look like they move around sometimes when Im parked when they are on lol
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

Well, I new here but I've got some hints on the high beams...

How often do you actually use them? With HID's, both stock and non stock in my last 4 cars I've never bothered with high beams.

My mini cooper S had OEM HIDs, if you switched to high beams they were just a halogen bulb, and hardly worth using.
My Silverado had a 6000K aftermarket HID kit and I dont even know if it had high beams bulbs, but the truck was lifted 13", so I could never tell.
My wifes Nitro has an aftermarket HID kit (12000K) she chose the color, but its not as horrible as I said it would be. But that kit came with a tiny bulb attached to the back of the HID thats kinda sad, but it does light up when you hit the high beams..

I guess the point is, high beams take awhile to warm up, and most of the time by the time they do warm up its time to turn them back off.
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I put 9005's in my non extreme fog housings and the bulbs are a little loose in the socket, I need to find a way to shim them up or make them a little more snug fitting in the housing cause it makes them all out of adjustment since they can move just a little bit. also, my 9006 low beams look like they move around sometimes when Im parked when they are on lol
Pop off the adapter on the back part of the bulb it should just unsnap and get some plastic solo cups cut the bottom to fit the adapater nice and tight then put a cutout for the bulb and wires to poke through in the middle. Take your bulb with the cup bottom inserted and insert your bulb snap your backing plate aka adapter plate back onto the housing I gaurantee you it will be tight as all getout. Plus you get a little more water protection
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

I installed my ddm hid kit this morning, man what a difference. Like night and day. I got the 35w 5000k for the lows. I test drove it a little while ago, and everyone thought I had my brights on, till I flashed them. You can see what seem like forever straight out, so powerful, so bright. This is the best mod I ever done, to any of my trucks. Money very well spent. Im already looking at the highs, then fogs.
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

the highs are pretty much useless after the brightness of the lows and fogs IMO, but also make sure you adjust them correctly. my adjusment was off a little and I corrected it tonight and even that made a hell of a difference.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #93
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

highs are pretty much useless unless there is NO traffic for a long time. By me, if there's no cars and i hit the highs, then by the time the highs are charged up, there's a car and I have to shut them off again. I do have the high/low mod done so I dont lose my lows when I switch and have everything go dark on me.
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

I installed my DDM Hids a couple days ago. I Love them except when im using the high beams I keep blowing fuses. they will run for an hour or so then fuses blow. Ive done the high low beam mod, I thought it might be that so reinstalled the halogen high beam lights and no problems with blowing fuses. Anyone have an ideas?
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

Where does everyone get their HID kit from? Want to get the same that everyone is using and don't have problems with. Thanks in advance.
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Where does everyone get their HID kit from? Want to get the same that everyone is using and don't have problems with. Thanks in advance.
Ddmtuning is where the majority of people got theirs but ddm has become slow lately so people are starting to get kits from ebay
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Re: How To: Install HID kits

Thanks. I've seen some on eBay but wasn't sure how good they actually were. And if they just crapped out in 6 months. I'll have to call them and see what time timeline is to getting them to my door. If not. Any idea what kind from eBay or member selling them?
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Use the search feature and look up hid kits and find one talking about kits from eBay. I'm not sure what companies are good but there has been some possitive reviews from people who got kits off eBay on here in the past week or so
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Ok so I just recieved my 8k hids for hi/low. Do I still have to do the reverse polarity?
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yeah you still have to reverse it
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