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Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by BLK-Z71, Aug 19, 2011.
Who's got HID'S and what brand, how much$, and how do u like them??
ive had mine for 2+ years and still goin strong with the slim ballast, wiring harness, and battery relay
all for 149.99
believe it or not you can get the regular kit for 99.99 and i bet its just as good
recently my little brother got some from there too!
first,he ordered a cheap brand from dashzracing.com that never worked
so i told him this was the way to go and he has had them (bixenon 9007) for a few months now no problems
my 2 cents
thanks i'll check them out!!! low beam is a 9006 in an 06 right? how about a fog light kit.. any one else got an opinion?
Is the battery relay the one that allows you to run HIDs with factory Day Time Running lights? I've been contemplating converting to HIDs for a while now. Thanks in advance.
9006 should still be the low beam in an 06 and i also purchased my fog light hid bulbs from there too
the battery relay just connects the HIDs directly to the battery so that you dont have to worry about one light not turning on
So I am such a novice at all of this. I love the look of the HID lights but I have a few questions. I am driving a 09 Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab.
1. If I replace the low beam do I need to replace the high? They are two different bulbs.
2. If the answer to 1 was yes I assume that 2 complete kits would be needed $198.
Is it worth the extra to get the high beams HID as well?
Thanks for the help and sorry if I hijacked your thread I just saw that it was recently active.
Got vvme's (vvme.com) 55w highs and lows and love 'em. Had them for awhile now, not sure exactly how long, but they are bright. The ballasts are made by Hella and the bulbs are from Sylvania. Plus, the price is good. Look for them on-sale.
you dont HAVE to replace the high beams if you do the lows. but that is your choice...
most people do not put HID into their high beams solely for the startup time for HIDs
its not good for HIDs to be turned on and off constantly and flashing to pass with high beam HID can burn a ballast out real quick, unless its bixenon in which the bulb just moves in and out for focal purposes which you could do endlessly.
I only have low beam HID in my silverado, but if you lets say do ALOT of off road driving or use your high beams very frequently then why not hook them up too.
if you use your highs alot go for it
if not, dont waste your money, but like i said your choice.
Thanks ill look them up!
Spencershids.com had them on for about four months and i love them i got 5000k lights in my fogs and lows they are amazing i recently blew my ballast in one of my fog and gave zpencer a email with a picture and he is sending me a new one no charge i recommend him any day
I went with the Notto Se Hid kit i paid $100 for the 10,000k low beams and comes with everything and is a known brand had them for around 3 months they are perfect they are a very light blue very nice looking the dark blue looks cheap to me but i also have mine in Projectors so they are not as blinding and scattering everywhere from the reflectors! That's the best way to go if you go with Hid's and can also aim them so you want blind other's and projector's have 1 sold beam they don't use the reflector's to align a beam!
I went with DDM tuning. Just installed mine today. Had a bugger of a time getting the bulbs to lock into the housing due to the room and the rubber around the bulb that seals it in. But with a little trickery I got them in and have everything zip tied (temporary fix until I can find some good double sided tape) Gonna see how bright they are once the sun goes down.
Mine are 55w 5000k H11 with the relay. Still need to do the DRL disable. Maybe relocate my DRL to the turn signals for when I get my switchbacks lol
Eurolite brand, that the balasts are 7 years old taken from my last vehicle (astro). Just bought new bulbs (H11's) and a relay kit $50 for Sylvania's and have no problems one year in on the new truck. They are on all the time as my DRLs and were in the Astro as well. I don't think the balasts owe me anything as they are so old, but, I keep a used spare in my tool box just in case. Did not disable the DRLs and they work fine, I just leave my lights in Auto and they are always on.
Just remember you get what you paid for, cheap ebay models have a LONG warm up time, and are not as bright with dull color. Expensive kits give a fast warm up, brighter and more colorful light. I know because i have the cheap kinds....
Got vvme's (vvme.com) 55w highs and lows and love 'em
If anyone is interested i have a set of Notto Se 10,000k H11 Low beams brand new in the box i got not even a month ago just forgot to send them back they want fit my truck and already have some installed now!
I'd be interested! How much are you willing to sell them for?:money:
$100 for the set? How are they lasting?
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Never heard of them. You still love them?
all you have to do to fix the high beam flashing is get a high six kit "bright box" made buy a local auto elcetronic store usually around $100-$175 to be made. that just allows your highs,lows and fog lights to be on when you turn on your high beam switch on that way you never dont have light.