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    Question Just curious....HID Question with DRL

    I was just wondering if i was possible to replace the DRL's with HID's instead of having the regular bulbs in there. Will the housing hold up to the heat from the HID's?

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    YES. HID's actually run cooler than halogen bulbs (its the ballasts that generate most of the heat), so that shouldn't be a problem. And they will be bright as hell...
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    Rotary-- What style bulb should i get? I know there would be some modification to the housing, but i just want to stay away from modding it too much.

    Springthing-- Thanks for the link. Ill keep that in mind when and if i do the mod.

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    I'm interested in seeing how this turns out. Let us know what HID kit you use and what mods if any are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallys2006 View Post
    Rotary-- What style bulb should i get? I know there would be some modification to the housing, but i just want to stay away from modding it too much.

    Springthing-- Thanks for the link. Ill keep that in mind when and if i do the mod.

    http://www.vvme.com/

    Actually you won't need to do any cutting/modification. This website has HID kits with D2S bulbs mounted in adapters for pretty much every style of lightbulb you need. They also have great prices, and the HID kits/ballasts are the same exact as BOSCH and HELLA brands, just with different labels.

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    so i can get them with adapters to fit the housing? that would be great.

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    Yep, all you need is the bulb type, and that website should have an HID kit with adapters for the kind of bulb that you need.

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    here's a link to an HID installation "how to" thread from about a year ago:

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16981

    pretty much everything you'll need to know is here!!!

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    Why would you want to replace your DRLs with HIDs...? Your DRLs aren't designed for a night driving type of light... It's a safety device to make you more visible during the day...

    I'm not saying not to do it, or anything like that... Just curious on your thought process about it...

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