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Old 03-25-2011, 08:21 AM
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Im looking at the 35w raptor kit from DDM tuning. My questions are should I go with the 55w? What bulb type?( im thinking either 6 or 8k) and how well will they work with the stock headlight housing on my '97? Do I need projector headlights? And should I get the high/low kit or just the regular? Any. Help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:59 AM
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go with the 55 watt kit (you can thank me later) 6k color temp in the bulbs will look good, without looking ricey. Hi/lo kit wont really benefit you at all. as for projectors to stock light housings, thats all personal preference and its something that you can do later down the road. for now they will work well in your stock housings.

dont listen to the other idiots on here that will tell you to buy their product and say ddm is crap.. i've been running ddm hids for years now and have never had a problem with them, or their products. they provide a lifetime warranty and have a great price for their product.

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:23 AM
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Yeah agree with edgeman here, I have 8000k 55w from ddm and I love em
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:31 AM
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With the 55w would I need the ballasts?
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:33 AM
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Yes they sell it as the whole kit man, the ballast determines the light output(I do believe) 55w 8000k are the same as 6000k 35w
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:13 AM
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Oh alright. Thanks for all the help guys

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I just looked at there site. Do I need the HID harness or adaptor cables?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:32 AM
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x2 with drew. 55W 6K is a good combo.

I know that quite a few users run 55W without a harness but I'm not familiar enough with our electrical systems to know if a harness is recommended. However, I would not buy the harness for the simple fact that the Hi/Lo kit comes with a harness. So instead of spending $13 for a harness, mine as well spend the extra $7 and actually get an upgraded product (high beams).

You don't need an adapter cable.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:06 AM
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Low beam only kits never need a harness on our trucks. The existing wiring can handle it easily. Stock lights are 55/65 watt. The HID's actually use less power. The relay hardnesses are for suckers or for vehicles in wiring that can't handle it.

The hi/lo kits come with all neccessary wiring that includes a relay and switching hardware. No additional wiring or harnesses should be used, ever.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:43 AM
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Our trucks take a 9007 bulb type. 6 or 8k will look good. hi/lo is a waste of money. 55w will emit around 40% more light than the 35w will, so go with the 55w

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Be careful with DDM right now tho.

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I have heard about a few people that have ordered kits, and then receiving an email saying that their kits won't be shipped out for about 3 weeks. Ballasts right now (with I think any company) are a little troublesome to get ahold of due to the import/ export laws for the time being. They are allowed to hold your money for up to 6 months before sending you your products

NOT TALKIN SHIT! This is just a warning
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:50 AM
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Our trucks take a 9007 bulb type. 6 or 8k will look good. hi/lo is a waste of money. 55w will emit around 40% more light than the 35w will, so go with the 55w

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Be careful with DDM right now tho.

I AM NOT TALKING SHIT

I have heard about a few people that have ordered kits, and then receiving an email saying that their kits won't be shipped out for about 3 weeks. Ballasts right now (with I think any company) are a little troublesome to get ahold of due to the import/ export laws for the time being. They are allowed to hold your money for up to 6 months before sending you your products

NOT TALKIN SHIT! This is just a warning
That rumor WAS true, as they were having problems clearing u.s. customs with their shipping containers. I've been following this story on their facebook page. Everything now is back on track and business as usual.

By the way.. ANY COMPANY ONLINE IS ALLOWED TO HOLD YOUR MONEY FOR A GIVEN PERIOD BEFORE SHIPPING nice try, wording things to make it look like they're the bad guys though.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:54 AM
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I never said they are bad guys. Like I said - "I AM NOT TALKING SHIT". Maybe it would help if you read that part.

I have used a lot of their kits and products and I love them. I have never had a problem with DDM. The store in Huntington Beach where I live does not currently have kits, and I believe this is the same for all their stores. The only way to get kits from them right now is to order online.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:54 AM
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Hi/Lo is not a waste of money if you want the distance. Not everyone lives in a city. High beams are critical in rural areas at night for long distance light. Low beams, bright as they are, are not for distance.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:56 AM
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Hi/Lo is not a waste of money if you want the distance. Not everyone lives in a city. High beams are critical in rural areas at night for long distance light. Low beams, bright as they are, are not for distance.
The lo beam HID will still cover a big enough distance to not really need hi beams tho. If you want to spend the extra money and have hi beams, then ya go for it. I just am personally not a fan of hi beams, and I know a lot of people will be in the same boat as me on that.

When it comes to HID kits, it is mainly personal preference to what you want. Not everyone has the same opinion on wattage/ lens style/ color/ etc. when it comes to HIDs
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:14 PM
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The lo beam HID will still cover a big enough distance to not really need hi beams tho. If you want to spend the extra money and have hi beams, then ya go for it. I just am personally not a fan of hi beams, and I know a lot of people will be in the same boat as me on that.
If your low beams are allowing you to see that far ahead, then they are aimed to high and blinding people. There is no way that low beams properly aimed can cover the distance that high beams can. Like I said, if you never need high beams, then don't bother. But if you live in a rural area and actually use high beams, then low beam HID's are not a useful substitute.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:20 PM
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If your low beams are allowing you to see that far ahead, then they are aimed to high and blinding people. There is no way that low beams properly aimed can cover the distance that high beams can. Like I said, if you never need high beams, then don't bother. But if you live in a rural area and actually use high beams, then low beam HID's are not a useful substitute.
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