HID's require projector lenses. Our reflectors cause the light to scatter out sideways. They seem brighter but they're not and shine too much light in the eyes of oncoming traffic. They're also illegal to put in the wrong housing.
There is a kit to put the proper lenses and bulbs in the housing but it's kinda pricy.
HIDs are like the Pit Bulls of headlights. No matter how great the owners say they are, the poor bastard on the other end of them wants to bash them with a ball bat.
Not bashing. I wanted to do that too. After researching and finding out how they work, i found out why they aren't a good idea. Besides, I can't afford the ticket or the cost of doing it right. LED auxiliary lights are less expensive and work better IMO.
I purchased an HID kit from DDM tuning and installed it just as the directions said. The bulbs work perfectly fine when the car is not running but once I start the car and the car is running the bulbs start flickering and going crazy. I even installed a wiring harness with a 30 amp fuse and that didnt seem to change anything or fix the problem. I was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas on why this is happening and could help me out. Open to try anything. Thanks!!!
I was looking through my 4WD Parts catalog and found that TruckLite makes a pulse width modulation harness adapter for their LED headlights. Might be worth a look. Part no. P0196930 $32.99
I got them to work great. I bought a new relay harness and reground everything so one of those two things must have fixed it. I lowered the beam all the way down and havent had one person flash me. So they must not be blinding. If they blind you dont stare directly at them and you wont have a problem. If you stare at a halogen bulb it will blind you as well. Its just a little common sense. Thank you for the replies from those who werent hating, because after all in it did say <NO HATERS>