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View Poll Results: which hid setup.
35w 8ks in both 9 42.86%
55w in heads, 35w in fogs 8 38.10%
other (please post) 4 19.05%
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:53 AM
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Default ordering hids tonight. quick question.

so im going to order some hids from ddmtuning.com. with the slim ballast tonight and have a quick question.

what i cant decide is should i run both 35w in my heads and fogs? or should get 55w for my heads and 35w fogs? is it worth the extra 10$?

i want to get 35w 8k's cause i like the blueish tint to it. but the 55's wash that out but are "40% brighter" which seems sort of cool. also it says not to get 55's in my fogs because of heat, but id like the fogs to match the head's and would that be hard to do when mixing 55's and 35's? should i get 10k heads at 55w with 8k 35w fogs?

im leaning towards 35w 8k's in both but am not certain.
so yeah. what do you all suggest? and are these hard to install? it doesnt look so but i never really know till i do it.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

IMHO, I would get the 55w heads just so you don't have any regrets or second guess the decision. You can get blue 55w heads too so that's a non-issue, you just need a numerically higher bulb number.. on DDMtuning they have a pretty good light chart for both 35w & 55w setups. Honestly though I would just call them, you're not the first person to want 55w and 35w kits that match, I'm sure they can help you get that setup.

They are easy to install, the hardest part it figuring out how/where to mount the ballast.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

I voted other cuz I am happy with my 35w all around setup but if your gonna do the 35/55 setup I say do exactly what Tom said. The slim ballast will make you life so easy lol. Dont forget to load up on the zip ties!
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

Other - Morimoto H1 Projectors w/ 35W HID Morimoto Ballasts.

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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

the hardest part if install is mounting the ballasts. for the head lights i found a bolt on the engine side of the header panel on each side that I took off and used it to mount the ballast to. I also had HIDs in my offroad lights that I just zip tied to the bottom of the header panel with no probs.
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please dont get anything higher than 6k. Unless you really like the gay look
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

HID SPECTRUM.....



the only useable HID light is 6-8K after that your light efficiency goes down. So yea your 15K "Purple" bulbs might look cool but they aren't in the Useable light spectrum for the human eye. Stick with 6-8K and you will still get the "Bluish" tint you want at 8k
And for god sake Retrofit an HID projector lens if you want to do it the right way and not blind everyone.

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Old 11-08-2010, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

ok well i called to ask about the 55 and 35 combo like tom suggested. they said that 55 isnt really worth it unless im driving around the mountains or just cant see. and i do much mountains. he said that 10k with 55w would get close but not exact match with the 8k 35's. i thought about it and matching the colors is more important to me then blinding people. so imma do 35's all around. so yeah. im off to the gym and when i get back im going to order the 35's for both. the guy on the phone sounded so bored.

thanks for the input. time to go load up on some zip-ties!

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gosh thilly. whats wrong with the 8k's? i think there fabulous?
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i'm wondering hows this would look with the projectors aftermarket lights, have anyone bought the projectors and did a HID setup, any pics or input?
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:27 PM
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i'm wondering hows this would look with the projectors aftermarket lights, have anyone bought the projectors and did a HID setup, any pics or input?
I have - see my PCB retrofit thread.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

one last question.

im ordering right now. im getting 9007 hi/lows for the heads.

but what type are our fogs? the book says 9145. but thats not an option on the website. does it go by a different number or any thing?

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:44 PM
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9145 = h10
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: ordering hids tonight. quick question.

haha. this is funny cause i just spent forever searching the forum for the answer and just found it

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youll need a 9007 kit for the heads, and a h10 kit for the fogs
thanks anyways for all yours and everyone else help. im going to order it right now.

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woo order sent for 35w 8ks in heads and fogs! excitement.
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so no one ever bought the aftermarket projectors from bay or where ever and did the hid mod
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