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Old 01-16-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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I know this has been beaten to death, but I think I'm finally going for some HIDs. Def want to get some from DDM Tuning. I have HALOs already so I'm going to get the H9's. Anyway, do you guys recommend the 35W or the 55W. I'm worried about heat in the headlight housings. Will they hold up??


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Old 01-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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I have 35w in my fogs and headlights but haven't had a single problem with them at all. I don't have the projectors as you know tho lol
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Mine are 55w in the ebay projectors. So far nothing seems to have gone wrong and it's been between 8 months to a year. I did 8000k and am thinking of checking out the 6000k but it's only because my eyes have gotten used to it lol everyone else claims they're ridiculously bright :)
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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I too will be pulling this trigger, And I been reading about it, Only thing that confuses me, is the Highs and Lows, are there high beams with these kits-Projectors from ebay.
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Mine are 55w in the ebay projectors. So far nothing seems to have gone wrong and it's been between 8 months to a year. I did 8000k and am thinking of checking out the 6000k but it's only because my eyes have gotten used to it lol everyone else claims they're ridiculously bright :)
No problems with the other LEDs in the fixtures either? the only modification u have to do is that one socket switch up right?
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The leds seem perfectly fine. They generate next to no heat so no worries there. The ccfl halos are super bright too, I love the glow they give off. When installing the housings all you need to do take your side marker plug and plug it into the halos plug. No splicing, no relays, no mods for high beams. You will have high/lo beams with no extra steps.

When you install the HID kit, you will need to cut a hole in the back of the rubber weather cover to fit it in. Also, with ddm, there is no splicing, relays, or anything needed. They plug and play exactly aside from cutting a hole in the weather cover which I just bought some silicone at home depot and sealed around it after. Any more questions, PM me. I think I sent a pretty detailed one to someone sometime so I may still have that lol
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I've got 55W 6000k in my projectors. No issues as of yet.
Need to examine them closer though when spring finally gets here though to make sure nothing is happening that I am missing. i.e. any kind of melting

Think of it like this though. Your headlights are normally 55W of heat, and 65W with the highbeams on.
HIDs dissipates heat and energy through the bulb AND the ballast (which is why they get warm), so not a full 55W worth of heat is going into the lens, but with a halogen bulb, all of the heat and energy is concentrated in the filament in the bulb in the lens.
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Yeah go with a 55W kit from ddm and you'll have a nice setup.
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glad to hear your going wit DDM
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