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HID help?

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by GMCZ71, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 Rockstar

    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
  2. TELORVEHC

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  3. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 Rockstar

    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: Mar 22, 2012
  4. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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
  5. AMac

    AMac Member 2 Years GMTC Chick 500 Posts ROTM Winner

  6. sevi084x4

    sevi084x4 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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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