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Hey guys,

I am looking to get a HID kit to hold me over until I can afford a retro-fit. All I am looking for is white lights. I don't want blue or purple or anything like that. So if anyone can point me in the direction of the right kit it would be much appreciated. I am planning on purchasing from DDM


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Word to mutha!

Btw Paz you have any pic of where I should mount the ballast?


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Hey guys,

I am looking to get a HID kit to hold me over until I can afford a retro-fit. All I am looking for is white lights. I don't want blue or purple or anything like that. So if anyone can point me in the direction of the right kit it would be much appreciated. I am planning on purchasing from DDM


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If I do go the DDM route do I need the HID harness, mounting brackets, or error eliminator?


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Bought 5000k kits in the past (including very recently), and 5000k still has blue color to it. I installed 4300k bulbs on my last vehicle, and it was bright white. If you go for the eBay kits, find one that sells 4300k bulbs.

TRUST ME! Here's a pic of my current 5000k illumination. I'll post another pic once I get a new pair of 4300k bulbs.


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Bought 5000k kits in the past (including very recently), and 5000k still has blue color to it. I installed 4300k bulbs on my last vehicle, and it was bright white. If you go for the eBay kits, find one that sells 4300k bulbs.

TRUST ME! Here's a pic of my current 5000k illumination. I'll post another pic once I get a new pair of 4300k bulbs.


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I agree that some will have some blue in it but I had some xentec hid kit n they were 6000k that were pure white, no blue. So I think it depends on which brand u get so just make sure u order what u want

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Thanks for the input guys. So what about fog? If I want those HID too I'll have to get another kit correct? I would like for them to match.



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I agree that some will have some blue in it but I had some xentec hid kit n they were 6000k that were pure white, no blue. So I think it depends on which brand u get so just make sure u order what u want

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I had Xentec. 6000k was more blue than white. Plus, the Xentec ballasts (when I bought in '08) didn't last more than a month or two. Replaced with new ballasts, same result. Bought different ballasts and bulbs from China, and they were still going strong when I traded that vehicle in for my Tundra 3 weeks ago. Maybe the quality changed (IDK). Just "my" experience with those.


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I had Xentec. 6000k was more blue than white. Plus, the Xentec ballasts (when I bought in '08) didn't last more than a month or two. Replaced with new ballasts, same result. Bought different ballasts and bulbs from China, and they were still going strong when I traded that vehicle in for my Tundra 3 weeks ago. Maybe the quality changed (IDK). Just "my" experience with those.


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I agree that they r crap

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TRD-rew...

Hope the attachments give you an idea of what to expect. Sorry about the less than stellar iPhone 4S quality, but they are not enhanced either.


5000K bulbs

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4300K bulbs

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Didn't snap a driver view with 5000K bulbs, but I definitely noticed the blue color illuminating the road. Sad thing is, other vehicles with halogens lit up the road better. Here's a shot from the driver seat earlier tonight. This is with the 4300K bulbs.

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Hope this helps. The 4300K bulbs are much better at lighting up what it's supposed to.
 

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Thanks again. Looking at your pics I am actually leaning towards to 5k. The 4300 seem a bit yellowish. Not sure if that's the phone camera or what


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Thanks again. Looking at your pics I am actually leaning towards to 5k. The 4300 seem a bit yellowish. Not sure if that's the phone camera or what

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You would have to see in person. Try the 5000K for yourself. That may be your preference. When I first tried HIDs ~10 yrs ago, I started with 6000K (real blue). I intentionally wanted blue back then. As I got older, a whiter light output is what I wanted. Tried 5000K, and that wasn't enough. So, the 4300K is what I stuck with.

Again, try what ya want, and stick with what ya like best. Post your review(s) after you've tried em out. Good luck!


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BTW... Only the low beams have HIDs. My fog lights are still halogen (stock) bulbs. I'm hoping to find Silverstar Ultra bulbs for those.

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55 watt morimoto 6k HID's. Very white and love them
 

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Hope the attachments give you an idea of what to expect. Sorry about the less than stellar iPhone 4S quality, but they are not enhanced either.


5000K bulbs

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4300K bulbs

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Didn't snap a driver view with 5000K bulbs, but I definitely noticed the blue color illuminating the road. Sad thing is, other vehicles with halogens lit up the road better. Here's a shot from the driver seat earlier tonight. This is with the 4300K bulbs.

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Hope this helps. The 4300K bulbs are much better at lighting up what it's supposed to.

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Have you tried putting your camera on HDR setting and taking the picture?
 

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Works well. Look at the photo of my HID's. That's with the HDR on my iPhone 4
 
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