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post #16 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 11:02 AM
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It'd be nice if all the HID kits were ugly as ****.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/l...ld-wj-2641090/I have a Jeep. There are things done to it

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post #17 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 11:15 AM
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Hids are not irresponsible when done right, but it is hard to do for under a hundred bucks. It's the punks that purposely do it the wrong way that are really responsible. As for being illegal yes that's true but anyone can easily argue that the proper hid installation with correct cut off pattern are safer than many stock halogen setups. I can see way better with my HID headlights then the a****** with 15 pairs off road lights
if someone had "15 pairs of offroad lights" they'd also be illegal on road...

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post #18 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 11:23 AM
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if someone had "15 pairs of offroad lights" they'd also be illegal on road...
Yes I agree but there is a lesser of the two evils, and ive also had a cop compliment on my Hids
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post #19 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the confusion. I have hids with ballasts in my high beams. I'm using hids temporarily for mainly off-road use. When I get a brush guard with kc lights, I'm putting my stock headlights back in the highs and gettin hids for the lows.
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post #20 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 11:58 AM
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LOL ddmtuning, HID kits for 35 bucks. Ran 55w 5000k in projectors for over 6 years from ddm and they never had an issue. If you spent over $100 on your HIDs you suck at google.

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LOL ddmtuning, HID kits for 35 bucks. Ran 55w 5000k in projectors for over 6 years from ddm and they never had an issue. If you spent over $100 on your HIDs you suck at google.
Or you bought better and brighter bulbs and Ballasts.

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post #22 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 12:29 PM
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You'll be blind if you looked in them either way. OP was looking for a cheap set, DDM has a cheap set. Lifetime warranty on bulbs and ballasts..

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post #23 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 12:32 PM
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LOL ddmtuning, HID kits for 35 bucks. Ran 55w 5000k in projectors for over 6 years from ddm and they never had an issue. If you spent over $100 on your HIDs you suck at google.
So how much for projectors how bought a proper harness how much for shipping?
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post #24 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 12:38 PM
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So how much for projectors how bought a proper harness how much for shipping? And for the record I got mine from ddm add well
I got the V3 spyder housings for ~$140 like 6-7 years ago now. HIDs I spent $80 on if I'm not mistaking. I got the extra harness because I wasn't sure if I needed it so I got it to be safe (didn't need it). About 6 months in one bulb started to not turn on and I'd have to fire it a couple of times to get it to turn on. So I wired in the harness and put it on it's own harness with direct power from the battery and then found out it was the bulbs lol. Messaged DDM and they sent me a new pair no problem. Never had an issue after that.

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post #25 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 04:05 PM
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The retrofit source has mini H1 projectors for like $60-70.
Used set of stock headlights - free with purchase of WJ.
DDM HID kit with bulbs and ballast - $50.
9006 Mopar specific harness - $30(debatable if even necessary).
Oven to bake open headlights - free with not being homeless.

Really no excuse for not retrofitting. It looks better than the plain stock headlights and eBay Chinese projectors made for halogen bulbs both in daylight and at night. You get immensely better lighting and visibility than stock, eBay, or illegal HIDs in stock housings. It's not illegal(not DOT approved but passes inspections) like HIDs in stock housings. And you don't blind oncoming drivers.

If it still seems too hard have your wife or a ladyfriend show you how an oven works.

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post #26 of 29 Old 08-19-2014, 05:27 AM
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Anyone seen/used something like this?: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231141741277
Seems like a fairly cheap mod; 6000k 35w HID kit to replace your high-beams. Also has 'E' & 'TUV' mark, so road legal in Europe(?).
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post #27 of 29 Old 08-19-2014, 06:14 AM
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Anyone seen/used something like this?: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231141741277
Seems like a fairly cheap mod; 6000k 35w HID kit to replace your high-beams. Also has 'E' & 'TUV' mark, so road legal in Europe(?).
That would only be legal in UK/Europe if you fitted it with projector lights and headlamp wash system......or you will be pulled up by the plod and you will not pass the MOT. The E and TUV marks mean the bulbs have been made to the correct standard.....you still have to fit them correctly to comply with the law.....so thats most def not in std headlamps. Also stick below 5000k for best light.

The headlamp wash part was added to the MOT recently as the HID lights are so bright that even dirt on the headlamp lens will deflect the light enough to dazzle other drivers.....notice that all recent cars with factory HID have headlamp wash.

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That would only be legal in UK/Europe if you fitted it with projector lights and headlamp wash system......or you will be pulled up by the plod and you will not pass the MOT. The E and TUV marks mean the bulbs have been made to the correct standard.....you still have to fit them correctly to comply with the law.....so thats most def not in std headlamps. Also stick below 5000k for best light.

The headlamp wash part was added to the MOT recently as the HID lights are so bright that even dirt on the headlamp lens will deflect the light enough to dazzle other drivers.....notice that all recent cars with factory HID have headlamp wash.
Again, this is why I'm really enjoying this forum: Proper knowledge & concise explanations. Thanks.

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post #29 of 29 Old 08-19-2014, 09:19 AM
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Me neither but it would not be impossible to fit those high pressure jets you see on some new cars....and they are perfectly acceptable for the test.

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