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Old 02-08-2011, 01:57 PM
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Go with the 35w 8000k then man

Question should I of bought the hid harness when I ordered my lights?
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:39 PM
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Question should I of bought the hid harness when I ordered my lights?
You'll have to be a wee bit more specific than that.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:15 PM
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I got the 35w 8000k 9007 raptor kit, do I also need to buy the harness they have for 12 something or is that just needed for atvs and vehicles like that
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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No you do not. All that does is use a relay to supply primary power to the ballasts through a relay straight from the battery. The existing headlight high/low beam wiring and fuses in our vehicles is more than substantial enough to power the 35 or 55 watt kits without a relay or fancy harness. Our factory high beams are 65 watts each. All the HID kits draw LESS power than your factory lights. The startup current that some are worried about is an erroneous worry. Halogen bulbs do the same thing and the numbers are nearly identical. So you need not worry.
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Oh okay sweet lol, so I'm not gonna have to run wires to my battery to make the lights work? I hope not at least
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:59 PM
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Nope. You would if you bought that harness though.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:01 PM
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Sweeeettttt lol thanks matt
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:29 AM
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I want some blue. I mean I like the look of them with a tint of blue.
Then get 5k. I guess I just have less ricer in me than others but 5 is the highest I'd go. Anything higher is obnoxious. Sorry but 8-10k is retarded. It's bad enough that everyones putting HIDs in halogen lamps but if you must, why not go for the most useable temperature you can get. When its raining at night 3-5k will help you see better than 6-8k.

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM
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to brett or matt,

I just glanced over the DDM raptor HID kit...compared to other HID kits that I've seen/heard of, the raptor price is realllly cheap...average i've seen is around 100$. Do you guys know how good these HID's are?
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to brett or matt,

I just glanced over the DDM raptor HID kit...compared to other HID kits that I've seen/heard of, the raptor price is realllly cheap...average i've seen is around 100$. Do you guys know how good these HID's are?
Yes they're good stuff. Lots of people here use them. I have a DDM kit on my truck, though I think it is pre-raptor.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:19 PM
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Awesome - thanks Matt! I'm defintely going to get these soon time...

I have a couple more questions...whats the error code eliminator and the mounting bracket? do i need any of those?

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Yes they're good stuff. Lots of people here use them. I have a DDM kit on my truck, though I think it is pre-raptor.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:05 PM
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Awesome - thanks Matt! I'm defintely going to get these soon time...

I have a couple more questions...whats the error code eliminator and the mounting bracket? do i need any of those?
The error code eliminator is not needed on our trucks. Some newer vehicles will light up a dash warning telling you that a headlight is burned out. The HID kit would make it think both your lights were out so the error code eliminator tricks it into thinking everything is fine.

The mounting brackets are handy for the ballasts. It's either that or you make your own. I've seen people use double-stick tape or velcro before. I would get the brackets if I were you.

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Oh okay sweet lol, so I'm not gonna have to run wires to my battery to make the lights work? I hope not at least
UPDATE. I forgot to mention this before. If you buy the hi/low kit, it will probably have a battery connection. It is no big deal, very simple to do. The low only kits do not and you will not need that add-on harness regardless.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:40 PM
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Thanks matt,

Yeah I've seen/heard of people using 3M adhesive. I think I'll stick with the brackets lol.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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Oh no I just got the low beam set, I hardly ever flash my lights or need my heights anyways plus if I need brights I can always use my fogs whenever I put em on lol
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:16 AM
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I'm planning to get the 9007 hi/lo kit...this will enable me to use all the settings on my lights in HID right? day time running, night time running and high beam?

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Oh no I just got the low beam set, I hardly ever flash my lights or need my heights anyways plus if I need brights I can always use my fogs whenever I put em on lol
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