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01-20-2014, 09:03 AM #1
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- Mar 2007
HID/Halogen replacement - 2013 Silverado
What do I need to know?
I want to improve the standard low beams (H11). These also double as daytime running lights. Has anyone replaced theirs with the HID replacements (with ballast) that I have seen advertised? If so, what do I have to know - since I have heard that the daytime runners use less wattage and that is a problem for the ballasts and the HIDs. I have also heard that should I get sylvania silver star (or comparable) their life is severely limited for the same reason...
01-20-2014, 12:14 PM #2
I replaced both my low and high beams with HIDs and love them. The increased brightness is unbelievable, and I highly recommend them. I purchased them through vvme.com which use Hella ballasts and Sylvania bulbs. I just replaced the low beams after about 2 years with them installed. I am not electrically inclined, so as long as you can read directions and turn a wrench you should have no problems. I did get the harness so that I could use with the DRLs, but due to installing the passenger side below my air intake box, it didn't reach and I didn't use it. To get around the DRLs flickering, I took out the fuse which disables them. As far as I'm concerned, they would just burn out my bulbs sooner, and I can use my fog lights during the day if needed.
There are some posts on here which I used when I got started. Do a little searching and you'll find some very helpful installation posts.2009 GMC Sierra 5.3L running on E85
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4300k High/Low Beam HIDs
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01-20-2014, 01:29 PM #3
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
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