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HID kit help

Looking to get some 8000 HID kits for my headlight (hi/low) and my fogs on my 05 Harley edition. What is the difference between the 35 and 55 watt applications? Also i see a bunch of posts where guys talk about running them to the battery? I thought these kits were just plug and play into stock lighting wiring? Thanks
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Looking to get some 8000 HID kits for my headlight (hi/low) and my fogs on my 05 Harley edition. What is the difference between the 35 and 55 watt applications? Also i see a bunch of posts where guys talk about running them to the battery? I thought these kits were just plug and play into stock lighting wiring? Thanks
55w ballast put out more lumens then the 35w. The hi/lo function HIDs have a power wire that you run to your battery that has an inline fuse. From there it goes to the first ballast which will also have a ground. It also has 2 wires that plug into the HID bulb. Each ballast has a ground, the 2 wires that connect to the HID bulb, and a 2 pin wire for the hi/lo function. The second ballast is connected by a wire from the first ballast.

The 55w 8000k light won't be as blue as what the 35w 8000k lights. I had 55w 5000k because I like my light to be white, not blue. The 55w will "wash out" the color, so it won't be the same as the 35k.

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Thanks, any suggestions on which brand to use?
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Thanks, any suggestions on which brand to use?
I went with DDMtuning. I recently took mine out. But many people highly suggest retro solutions. He is a sponsor on here I believe.

1999 F-350 ECSB ZF6 4x4 Halfbreed:
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PHP Pheonix 6-Position Chip
Glowshift gauges (boost/egts/oil psi/fuel psi/oil temp/coolant temp/voltage
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55w 5000K HIDs
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Shocker horns
SRP1.1
Irate turbo setup
S366
DIY fuel system with regulated return
and saving to build a mid 500hp rig.
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DDM tuning is significantly less, but you get what you pay for. I was getting RF interference when I'd turn my lights on, so I took them out. Retro's website says their top dollar ones don't put off any RF.

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PHP Pheonix 6-Position Chip
Glowshift gauges (boost/egts/oil psi/fuel psi/oil temp/coolant temp/voltage
DIY 6637 Intake
5" Diamond Eye exhaust
05+ Harley Davidson Headlights
55w 5000K HIDs
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Shocker horns
SRP1.1
Irate turbo setup
S366
DIY fuel system with regulated return
and saving to build a mid 500hp rig.
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ok sounds good, ill do a little more research i guess
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