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post #1 of 40 Old 03-09-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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not sure if im in the section for posting this so please change to the right section...

I have a 05 f250 Harley edition and im ordering hid's from ddm tuning

thinking of the 55watt 8k for fogs and headlight..

questions is will the 55's melt the headlight cause of the heat the make?

did you buy the additional relay harness for the 55's

should I do the 55 heads and 35 fogs or just go with 35watts all together...
I drive through where theres a lot of dear so I would like to see them before its to late...


I have done some reading and it seems like 1 person has a melted fog and 100 have no problems..

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I have 55 watt head and fogs. I have had no issues in 2 years with them, I'd go 55 in both,,,.,

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The HIDs really do not get hot at all so you should have no problems with melting. I'd recommend 6k they're the most functionally bright HID you can get


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I was going with the 6k 35watt. but they say if you want the 6k look with the 55 you have to go to 8000k.... I just want them to have the slightest tint of blue

I guess I should of asked what color everyone would recommend for a k rating

I just want them to have the slightest tint of blue

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If its slight blue you want go 8000k. Mine are 6000k and they are pure white.

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are you running the relay harness's for them?

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sinister coolent filter
sct and ficm tuned
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powermax turbo
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No relay harness. I have the kit from retro solutions. (Site sponsor ) and they have the wiring to plug and play. I just ran it to a switch off the hot from the battery. Make sure you use good grounds. Bad ground will give you intermittant issues from the get go.

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awesome thanks.. I guess ill try with no relay and see if I have any problems.. still worried im going to melt my fogs lol

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The HIDs really do not get hot at all so you should have no problems with melting. I'd recommend 6k they're the most functionally bright HID you can get


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False...any HID gets hot after being on for a little while, specially the 55s. Higher wattage = more power draw and more heat.
I do agree with the 6k, I see people here with 10k+ and I want to run them into the ditch

To the OP;
Be careful of any wiring harness that comes with the kit (If you do decide to go that route), as they often use wire gauge that is too small, and a fuse that is rated way too high. I learned that the hard way...

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hid questions

4300k is the brightest and serves the best lighting. I prefer the 6000k tho, it's more of a fluorescent color than white, but not blue. Your best way to do HIDs is to NOT put them into stock reflector housings. The true and best way to run HIDs is to do a retrofit hid projector set up, which I have done and a few others have done too. Check the link in my sig for more info.

For about a $100 ish more bucks you can do a retrofit urself and have 10000 times better lighting system. Or have Cary at CT Performance do it for you. He's a site sponsor and does a great job.


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