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Old 01-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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Has anyone done a 04-08 retrofit yet? I saw a post recently with an older style retrofit, but nothing for 04-08...
Hey 3p, check out this thread on F150online and this how-to on the same forum.
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Hey 3p, check out this thread on F150online and this how-to on the same forum.
Thanks a lot. Looks like I found my first project after returning from this deployment. Can't wait to spend some of that tax-free money.
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Can anyone recommend a HID kit for my '07? Is 6K the norm? I'm looking for something which will offer quality, but not break the bank.
43k,5k and 6k are most popular HID colors .. the higher the temperature "k" is, the less visibility and brightness it has....
i like that 6k HIDs, very bright white lights with a hint of blue tint around....
it is H13-3 bi-xenon HID kit for both hi and lo beams as dural beams coming in one beam and H10 xenon HID kit (the replacement of 9145 HID size) for your fog lights
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can anyone tell me what the advantage is having 55W over 35W or vise versa? im looking at a 5000K hi beam/ low beam (bi-xenon?) light but dont know what the difference ice between wattage besides current draw. (im an HID noob)
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can anyone tell me what the advantage is having 55W over 35W or vise versa? im looking at a 5000K hi beam/ low beam (bi-xenon?) light but dont know what the difference ice between wattage besides current draw. (im an HID noob)
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The 55w will be roughly 40% brighter than the 35w. The hardware and wiring is the same. The ballasts and bulbs have the same physical dimensions. Your difference will be an increased current draw, increased heat, and increased lumen output.

I usually suggest 35w for headlights and fogs, and 55w for external housings (hella foglights, for example). This doesn't mean you cannot install 55w in regular housings. They will be perfectly safe.

The reason I personally drive with 35w conversions is because I enjoy getting 3x the light output over stock, while using less energy than the stock bulbs, AND emitting less heat than the stock bulbs. These are the major benefits of upgrading to HID in the first place. If you want to go even brighter and you're not worried about power usage and heat, jump on the 55w train

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43k,5k and 6k are most popular HID colors .. the higher the temperature "k" is, the less visibility and brightness it has....
i like that 6k HIDs, very bright white lights with a hint of blue tint around....
it is H13-3 bi-xenon HID kit for both hi and lo beams as dural beams coming in one beam and H10 xenon HID kit (the replacement of 9145 HID size) for your fog lights
I don't like talking bad about other businesses and companies out there, but i need to inform of the facts.

Beware of VVME - overall they do have great quality products, but they are very hit and miss. If you do have a faulty bulb or ballast (happens to every company, not a big deal), you have to send the faulty parts back to their headquarters in China. They will test your faulty part and send you a new one if its indeed bad. The whole process takes about 3 weeks to a month from you sending off your parts, to receiving the new ones in the mail. Also, they will not reimburse shipping. The cost for a 4lb box to china is about $60 to their headquarters address. So their $40-$60 hid kit has the potential of becoming a $100-$120 kit if you get faulty parts. And hopefully the replacements last and don't need to be replaced.

Also don't bother calling their toll free number unless you're somewhat fluent in very broken english. Best way to contact them is through their live chat feature on the left side of their website.
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Hey Sharr, I was looking on your website. I was looking in the ATV part and you guys forgot to add too big atv companies. KTM and Can Am. Whats up with that?

also, Ballast size... what's the size difference between standard and slim?

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Hey Sharr, I was looking on your website. I was looking in the ATV part and you guys forgot to add too big atv companies. KTM and Can Am. Whats up with that?

also, Ballast size... what's the size difference between standard and slim?

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Can anyone recommend a HID kit for my '07? Is 6K the norm? I'm looking for something which will offer quality, but not break the bank.
4300K will have your highest output. This is a factory color bulb for vehicles with factory HID's.

5000K will be slightly whiter (very close and sometimes hard to tell the difference between 4300K and 5000K).

6000K will have a very faint blue hue to it. If you're looking for something that looks noticeably bluer than stock, 6000K is for you. By going to 6000K, the light output loss is minimal. Anything bluer will yield exponentially less light output.

For more information about all the colors, click HERE then select "Bulb Colors"
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The 55w will be roughly 40% brighter than the 35w. The hardware and wiring is the same. The ballasts and bulbs have the same physical dimensions. Your difference will be an increased current draw, increased heat, and increased lumen output.

I usually suggest 35w for headlights and fogs, and 55w for external housings (hella foglights, for example). This doesn't mean you cannot install 55w in regular housings. They will be perfectly safe.

The reason I personally drive with 35w conversions is because I enjoy getting 3x the light output over stock, while using less energy than the stock bulbs, AND emitting less heat than the stock bulbs. These are the major benefits of upgrading to HID in the first place. If you want to go even brighter and you're not worried about power usage and heat, jump on the 55w train

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Thanks for the reply, that clears it up for me. also, i see on youre website you offer HID's for ATV,s but didnt see any for snowmobiles, any experience with them?
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