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Old 02-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #101
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The majority of my night trips are5 to 10 minute trips. Occasionally I travel a few hours at night but that is only about once a month.

Are these short cycles hard on hid bulbs and or ballasts?

Nope, you should be fine I've been doing 15 minute trips every day at night for the last 5 years without a problem.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #102
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9007 are on back order through ddm tuning but they have 9004. are these smaller? could i still make them work? sorry im a complete noob with hids lol
9004's do not fit into 9007 housings. They are almost identical, but the depth of the grooves are different, so they won't sit right. If you get it to fit and lock correctly, the focal area of the bulb will probably not be in the correct position. Also, your wiring is completely different with the 9004's. Same plug but different arrangement of wires.
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9004's do not fit into 9007 housings. They are almost identical, but the depth of the grooves are different, so they won't sit right. If you get it to fit and lock correctly, the focal area of the bulb will probably not be in the correct position. Also, your wiring is completely different with the 9004's. Same plug but different arrangement of wires.
ok thanks for the info

one more thing....... they do have my size in a 55 watt but i dont not have projectors nor do i plan on it. my question is, would they be too blinding to the other drivers if i went with a 55 watt over a 35 watt?
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What is the difference between the regular balast and a digital balast?

The difference between slim ballasts than regular ballasts types in the present market:

1) Digital ballasts, compared with regular pulse ballasts. Work more perfectly with cars;

2) The work voltage is 9-22V, compared with regulars 9-16V;
3) Lower start electricity of 5A than regular one are 10A.
4) Special chip design to avoid producing heat, compared with regular much heat produced.
5) with little interference, however, the regular one produce much interference.

as i used the VVME and DDM these two brands, no difference between slim and regular hid ballasts of ddm.... for those VVME slim HID ballasts, it is easy to install but less noise to interfere the car radio......
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Sorry you had such a bad experience Greg. I ordered mine from Third Gear Performance and didn't have a problem, it was all plug and play and came with the relay to prevent flickering.
how much research did you do before ordering yours? its a pretty well known fact that fords need a relay to prevent flickering, our headlights scatter the light pretty bad, and the auto headlights (with the unlock) have to be shut off by following the instructions in your owners manual.
Thank you! I did some research but not as much as I should. Guess it's a learning curve. I actually like to have the lights come on with the unlock feature so I am currently researching how to make that work. Oh, bought a used ford and don't have a user's manual anyway. lol
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The difference between slim ballasts than regular ballasts types in the present market:

1) Digital ballasts, compared with regular pulse ballasts. Work more perfectly with cars;

2) The work voltage is 9-22V, compared with regulars 9-16V;
3) Lower start electricity of 5A than regular one are 10A.
4) Special chip design to avoid producing heat, compared with regular much heat produced.
5) with little interference, however, the regular one produce much interference.

as i used the VVME and DDM these two brands, no difference between slim and regular hid ballasts of ddm.... for those VVME slim HID ballasts, it is easy to install but less noise to interfere the car radio......

Good stuff. Thanks for the technical info. That is what I was looking for. Now, on to a new problem.. Sigh.... I ordered some aftermarket LED Halo Projector lights from Spyder. NOW, they (spyder) are saying I have to change my bulbs to a 9006 for the low beam and an H1 for the high. Also ordered some projector LED Halo fogs and they are saying it might take a H1 but they were not sure. Ok, so he said I could just match the bulb when the new headlights come in. Ugh.... So I have to return the H13's and the H10's and rebuy some more HID lights. This is really becoming a pain in my *** hole! lol Anyone have some info about this situation that might help? Thanks...

http://spyderauto.com/product.php?id...F15004-HL-G2-C
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How do you keep the headlights from comming on durring the unlock of a 2007 F150? I'm trying to get a step ahead prior to my lights coming in and getting installed.
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How do you keep the headlights from comming on durring the unlock of a 2007 F150? I'm trying to get a step ahead prior to my lights coming in and getting installed.
Take it to the dealer. They can plug in a hand held computer and disable that feature. Or should be able to anyway. Call first. Lemme know what you find out.
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BTW, which year and model is your F150 ?????

if it is 04-10 year models, it is H13-3 bi-xenon HID kit for both hi and lo beams...and H10 xenon HID kit for fog lights
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BTW, which year and model is your F150 ?????

if it is 04-10 year models, it is H13-3 bi-xenon HID kit for both hi and lo beams...and H10 xenon HID kit for fog lights
Unless you buy aftermarket LED Halo projector headlights. lol... Then the bulbs are completely different.
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