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    Default HID help?

    I have hids in my 96 sierra and I was wound...ering if I could change out the ballasts to help them work more effectively because I think I got ripped off and got a really cheap kit...any opinions will be greatly appreciated

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    The majority of aftermarket HID kits aren't all that great IMO, my best guess is the ballasts are all made in the same factory and then they slap a brand name and some fancy paint on it to jack up the price. I know DDM Tuning's HID kits have a lifetime warranty on their ballasts, so that might be something to look into.
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    Thanks...ill look into that...they don't seem to snap on like the newer cars do so I think that's my problem...that's why I asked
    Last edited by GMCZ71; 03-22-2012 at 11:20 PM.

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    The louder they ticking you here from a ballast the better it is.thats from a very series car man. Also look for some of the new slim ballast. Gpthunder is the brand I have always used. I've never had any issues with them
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    well it looks like someone has not shared this really helpful link yet so here you go:

    Definitely check it out and read through carefully, the hyperlinks to additional information are also really important.

    Thank you @SurrealOne

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    The simple fact is that HIDs just plain suck haha, they look real good but it is always a gamble even with better brands. What i do is i have a truck shop i go to and they are ok with going through some ballasts until i get one that doesn't fail. They are good guys... I am on my third passenger side foglight ballast and it didnt cost me anything for the second two... i Go there because of this service and they know i do alot to my trucks and want my business. So i would just suggest going to a shop that sells them and will work with you.
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