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Looking to put HIDs in my headlights and foglights, where would everyone recommend?
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i dont know which are the best , but what i have seen, is melted head light bulb plugs due to the extra heat and current going to them

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i dont know which are the best , but what i have seen, is melted head light bulb plugs due to the extra heat and current going to them
thats highly unlikely HID's run way cooler and use less power than regular bulbs Infact I can put my hand right next to the bulbs and its not that hot at all

I have 6000k's in both headlights and fogs and they are perfect. Talk to Raul or Gcop they both have good info

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i dont know which are the best , but what i have seen, is melted head light bulb plugs due to the extra heat and current going to them
Someone must have REALLY messed things up for that to happen HID's are much cooler than halogen, and only draw about 3-4 amps of current and 35 watts of power, far less than halogen as well.

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thats impossible HID's run way cooler and use less power than regular bulbs

I have 6000k's in both headlights and fogs and they are perfect. Talk to Raul or Gcop they both have good info
just stating what ive seen in several trucks, maybe it wasnt hid but just aftermarket blue colored deals , not sure but the next one i get ill see

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Looking to put HIDs in my headlights and foglights, where would everyone recommend?
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GCOP or Raul, but some of use have been having problems with running the HID's the harness may not have enough amps to turn them on, on the low beam setting. I moved mine over to high beam and so far so good.
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thats impossible HID's run way cooler and use less power than regular bulbs

I have 6000k's in both headlights and fogs and they are perfect. Talk to Raul or Gcop they both have good info
Its not so much the temp, but the amps are too much for the stock harness

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just stating what ive seen in several trucks, maybe it wasnt hid but just aftermarket blue colored deals , not sure but the next one i get ill see
yes the replacement bulbs that use more wattage will cause all that but actual HID bulbs with the ballasts and all actually use less wattage and hardly generate any heat

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Someone must have REALLY messed things up for that to happen HID's are much cooler than halogen, and only draw about 3-4 amps of current and 35 watts of power, far less than halogen as well.
Maybe my harness just sucks..., thanks for the help on my buddy's truck by the way GCOP and no I didn't wire it up, hahaha, that was all him

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yes the replacement bulbs that use more wattage will cause all that but actual HID bulbs with the ballasts and all actually use less wattage and hardly generate any heat
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Maybe my harness just sucks...
I guess thats possible I just know mine run very cool compared to an normal bulb but Tony set me up with some really nice wiring with fuses and all

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MODS:SCT XCAL3, Stacks!, Dfuser coolant filter, 6k HID's, High idle, CCV, Ranch Hand, homefabbed straight pipe, Zoo-dad, 2008 tailights, Isspro Boost gauge, Kenwood head unit, 2 mtx 10's and amp...

FUTURE MODS: Isspro trans EGT and volt gauges, ARP head studs, ???

Parts replaced so far: Oil cooler X2, EGR cooler, ...no more please!
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