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Clear Signals and HIDs

Just finished throwing these puppies on the other night. The HID kit has high and low beam with 6000K bulbs

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Looks great!! I need to get my new ones on.

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Have you had any trouble with the wiring harness heating up or melting with those H.I.D.s?
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Where did you get these from, and how "ballpark" did it run you? I imagine the night time driving vision is much improved over the stock bulbs and lens.
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Wow - that looks GREAT! Good job man!
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They look good, I like how they give the light housing a bluish look to them...

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Have you had any trouble with the wiring harness heating up or melting with those H.I.D.s?
No problems yet, a properly designed HID system actually draws LESS current than the conventional halogen lamp. Gotta put my clamp meter around a wire and check the current draw.

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Where did you get these from, and how "ballpark" did it run you? I imagine the night time driving vision is much improved over the stock bulbs and lens.
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HID kit was a Xetronic 9007 hi/lo kit fro buyeruolights.com for 500ish
headlights/corners/signals were from Advanced JDM for 160ish for all 6 pieces.

I still don't have them aimed exactly yet (a little low, pass side needs to go to the right a bit) but Holy S@#$ Batman!! They're not blinding anyone, and the light seems to illuminate reflective signs a couple miles away. After a few hours of highway driving, the light doesn't seem to cause fatigue like squinting through the blackness with halogens used to.

The only thing that sucked is since my truck is for Canadian market, I had to do a little "re-wiring" on the DRL module, since it is not recommended to use HIDs as daytime runners (reduced voltage reduces ballast life.) In the near future, I will be installing some fogs in the outer bumper holes (hopefully my old PIAA 959's) and have them for fog and DRL duty.

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Wow man - those did cost a little coin, but well worth it I bet! Looks good and let us know how the fog lamps install goes!
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looks great even better lookin at night. the only thing might be that driver side running light looks different than the other 4. maybe its from the flash
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looks great even better lookin at night. the only thing might be that driver side running light looks different than the other 4. maybe its from the flash

Good eye on the marker lights! The one on the driver's side is an experiment with an LED circuit board.

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