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HID's for dummies

I have been researching HID's for a possible christmas wish list item. I attempted searching for information and didn't get a real dumbed down answer. I apologize for the repost if there is a good explanation out there.

I have seen what different temps and power people have on their trucks but am just not sure. I have never installed hid's before so I am new to everything (product, kits, install).

So far I have read that DDM tuning seems to be the place to get them and that around 6k temp is the white/blueish edge. I am aware that the chrome headlights glare more than the hd lights, so above hid's on my wish list is a set of hd lights.

So here's what I am asking...after looking on ddm's site and the numerous options, I want to know what EXACTLY to order for a full bolt on kit. 35W or 55W? Best temp for bright white and no blue? Fogs? Which bulbs are needed? Hi/lo/fog? Gimme yall's recommendations, personal experiences/preferences, anything.

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DDM tuning

55W 5000k Hi/Low in the headlights (6000k is too blue already)

I also have 35W 3000k (yellows) in the fogs... love this setup!

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Sylvania Xenon lights are $65 at OReilly's Auto Parts and are a HUGE step forward over the OEM Halogens. Best of all, they are a direct plug in. :thumbup:

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I got my hids from hidxenonlights.com and never had a problem with them. Pretty good prices too. As for color temps, I personally went with 6k headlights and fogs. Love the color temp and love how it matches. But if you want a pure white hid, go for 4300k to 5000k. Also for bulb types, don't quite remember which ones exactly, but you can look up all your bulbs on sylvanias website. Hope that helps


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The correct way to do HIDs for these trucks is to use an hid projector... And since nobody makes his projector headlights that are worth anything the best way is to an hid retrofit. See the link in my signature. Go to hidplanet.com to "really" learn about HIDs as most of the general public and people on this forum are not educated on them correctly.


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I did an hid projector retrofit from the retro fit source 4300k is the most lumens and whitest and love them as the stock headlights sucked on 06 f350
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DDM tuning. Have read mostly good reviews and have installed them on my 2 jeep wranglers, 1 Nissan, 1 Cadillac Esclade and my excursion. Get 55w unless you are going to put them in your fog lights. 6k is what I like. I have 5k and find it too yellow. Also get hi\low beams. Worth the extra $20

All you have to do is put the bulbs in( just like a halogen bulb), run a power wire to the battery, plug your old socket into the harness, ground the wires. This should all be a plug n play kit with the harness from the hid kit.


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The correct way to do HIDs for these trucks is to use an hid projector... And since nobody makes his projector headlights that are worth anything the best way is to an hid retrofit. See the link in my signature. Go to hidplanet.com to "really" learn about HIDs as most of the general public and people on this forum are not educated on them correctly.


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Thank you for bringing a lick of common sense to this thread. The previous owner of my truck did "drop in" HIDS and I swear to god I wanted to punch him in the dick for it.

Its not only stupid, it can be illegal in some areas.


Just in case no one wants to read all three pages of this, check this link out for a technical reason why HID's in Halogen projectors is a bad idea

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html

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Any HIDs lights added to a vehicle that DID NOT come from the factory with HIDs lights is ILLEGAL. So just because you add projectors you are still illegal.


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This is all very interesting and leads up to what I see as an obviouse question: are those Sylvania lights that I dropped in HID or a really bright light? The box says "HID attitude, zenon fueled".

I'd rather not burn my stuff up improperly using a fricking headlight.

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