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Old 11-18-2009, 09:43 AM
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hi/lo hid kits are cheap and fail quickly. single beam units have worked on my truck for the past 3 years flawlessly. not bad for a $50 kit.
The only way to do hi/low/ HIDs properly is the dual bulb setup. The cheap ones use a solenoid to move the bulb, and that's what fails. My setup has 4 ballasts and each bulb socket holds two bulbs. I haven't had any issues with mine so far, but the down side is when you switch to high beams, the high beam bulb has to warm up, so its about 2 seconds before you get full light output. The dual kit isn't cheap though, at around $160.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:31 AM
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yea ima stick with reguler bulbs..just bright ones..but i have to clean my headlights first. but im mean everywere i look. the headight units have 2 slots for lights..i only have one...i just want the same thing just clear or somehting..but there heard to find. but i see alota trucks with them
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:43 AM
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The only way to do hi/low/ HIDs properly is the dual bulb setup. The cheap ones use a solenoid to move the bulb, and that's what fails. My setup has 4 ballasts and each bulb socket holds two bulbs. I haven't had any issues with mine so far, but the down side is when you switch to high beams, the high beam bulb has to warm up, so its about 2 seconds before you get full light output. The dual kit isn't cheap though, at around $160.
You got the same kit that Tyler/0RangerEdge2 had over at RF? Had like a dual bulb that fit into the housing, 4 ballasts. The bulbs are like right next to eachother and some people(maybe all) had to do a little dremel action since out of the box, the hi/lo is actually left/right? I've heard lots of good things about that kit. The only thing I worry about is ballasts don't like being switch on and switched off...i question the longevity of the ballasts.

I've been thinking about getting that set. Soon as I see Mike(wowmike2001 on RF)'s projo setup, I'll make a decision.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:53 AM
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dam corey nice but way to pricy for me...and smakes...nice man..but are they with or with out the orange things?
with, sadly. they look soo dam ugly and stick out in all the chrome
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:33 PM
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yea i hear u. thats all i bin finding
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:46 PM
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You got the same kit that Tyler/0RangerEdge2 had over at RF? Had like a dual bulb that fit into the housing, 4 ballasts. The bulbs are like right next to eachother and some people(maybe all) had to do a little dremel action since out of the box, the hi/lo is actually left/right? I've heard lots of good things about that kit. The only thing I worry about is ballasts don't like being switch on and switched off...i question the longevity of the ballasts.

I've been thinking about getting that set. Soon as I see Mike(wowmike2001 on RF)'s projo setup, I'll make a decision.
Yeah, that same kit. Been working flawlessly for almost a year now. I didn't do any dremmelling, since yes the bulbs are side by side, but one is slightly higher than the other. Those that dremmelled the housing to put one bulbs on top of the other complained that the low was aimed too low, and the high too high, since they moved the focus point. I left mine alone, and the difference is about right.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:24 AM
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man i wish i could do alll this..im just looking to swap out the old ones for newer ones
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i was looking for new healights for my truck..aftermarket ones. and i only have 1 bulbe but everywere i look, the head lights that fit the truck have 2 spots for bulbs. can any one explain this? thanks

I been looking for some myself.
From what I've seen/heard. Is that the big one is the high/low and the smaller one is a fog light. I'm sure you can splice the hi/lo wires to where on the small one you can wire the high and on the big one wire the lo.
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