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Exclamation Will these be to HOT for my wires ?

If using the stock oem wires and HD lights will they get to hot ?

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PIAA bulbs/lights are generally overpriced hot garbage. There are far better bulbs out there which have higher reliability.

Hella, Narva, Sylvania, etc.
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Thanks ! I have the H13 Silverstars now and they work good .

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Thanks ! I have the H13 Silverstars now and they work good .
How much brighter are they? People think you have your beems on?

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go with this HID kit and dont look back... Super easy to install and much better price. Great light output! They have a light chart on there so you can pick the output you prefer

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With the silverstars I do get people flash me back thinking I have my hi's on. I did lower mine do to the lift but they still are brighter than oem .. I would buy them again ..

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This is probably going to instigate a flame war...but putting HID kits on vehicles without the proper reflector setup, or even better, a projector retrofit is not, in any way, a safe way of upgrading to HID lighting. It's illegal, causes a tremendous amount of glare for other drivers especially on trucks like a Super Duty given the higher height, and in some cases, especially in inclement weather, can actually reduce the amount of usable light you have.

If you wanna go HID, do it properly: Retrofit in projectors designed for use with HID lightning systems. Yes, it's more expensive but you'll be doing yourself, and your fellow drivers a huge favor.
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This is probably going to instigate a flame war...but putting HID kits on vehicles without the proper reflector setup, or even better, a projector retrofit is not, in any way, a safe way of upgrading to HID lighting. It's illegal, causes a tremendous amount of glare for other drivers especially on trucks like a Super Duty given the higher height, and in some cases, especially in inclement weather, can actually reduce the amount of usable light you have.

If you wanna go HID, do it properly: Retrofit in projectors designed for use with HID lightning systems. Yes, it's more expensive but you'll be doing yourself, and your fellow drivers a huge favor.
In my 2001, I have no issues with light output, driving in rain, snow and various other conditions I have had much better light output then the stock light configurations. I do not know how it effects other drivers but my concern is how well I can see and these do a great job of lighting up the road.

I use 6k 55w bulbs.

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In my 2001, I have no issues with light output, driving in rain, snow and various other conditions I have had much better light output then the stock light configurations. I do not know how it effects other drivers but my concern is how well I can see and these do a great job of lighting up the road.

I use 6k 55w bulbs.
Way to not care about other drivers safety

I had Plug-n-Play hids for about 2 days. I drove at night one time with them. Got flashed a few times, the beam pattern was complete garbage. I couldn't see what the rage was about those things. Complete junk. Now I'm working on a proper retro-fit. Hidplanet is a great place to learn. You should try it

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