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    Hi guys,

    I Thought I would create a little thread to show how I sucessfuly fitted two 55W HID Kits I bought both from HIDWORLD as they make top quality products, and have the most powerful HID kits on the market. I chose a 55W 4300K hid kit for my main beams, and a 55W 8000K kit for my dipped beams. The 4300K kit produces a whopping 4800 lumens, and the 8000K kit produces a respectful 3800 lumens Both kits are using Digital Ballasts, and their own independant relays.


    I mounted the ballasts underneath the headlamps, there is a good solid platform which they can be mounted on.




    I then needed to widen the hole in the headlamp for the main beam bulb. The glass of the HID bulb is wider than a standard H1 bulb. You can see the notches I made at the top and bottom of the hole.



    I also needed to drill holes in the headlamp flaps to poke the wires through, this made everything neat and tidy, and waterproof.



    As the both the relay harness' were too short to connect to the live and negative of the battery, I had to extend the cables, this wasnt much of a problem, just time consuming. I tried to make everything neat and tidy, but there are an aweful lot of wires. To add the jumble of wires I also have a third relay harness for my LED Halo Rings





    And now the end result...







    I went for a drive while it was dark, and was astonished at how much light these kits produce, even with the dipped beams the road was light up very well, and with the main beams it was almost like daylight. The road was light up so brightly, and very very far into the distance. I love it soooo much haha!!

    All I have to do now is fit the shrouds for the dipped beams which I have ordered and are currently out of stock for +2 weeks. Then I need to get the lamps aligned and its all done


    Opinions please
     
     

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    nice, looks really good mate
     
     

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    Looking good fella!
     
     

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    Looks good, good thinking going for the 4300k kit for the mains. I think I may have to copy you..
     
     

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    Nice
     
     

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    Looks good mate, how do you find the digital ballasts speed on igniting the beam bulbs?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Looks good mate, how do you find the digital ballasts speed on igniting the beam bulbs?
    it is quicker than the standard magnetic ballasts, although it still is not instant, it takes 4-6 seconds to reach full power.

    instead of flashing the main beams I now use the fog lights, flashing HID bulbs can cause them to blow and reduces life expectancy
     
     

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    Looking good mate. 55w HID kits are pretty insane though, I've seen them on some cars and they really hurt your eyes sometimes. Am I the only one who finds it hurts to look at the photos above?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    Looking good mate. 55w HID kits are pretty insane though, I've seen them on some cars and they really hurt your eyes sometimes. Am I the only one who finds it hurts to look at the photos above?
    haha, yeah they are pretty insane

    it hurts your eyes in that daytime picture? wait till you see them at night time
     
     

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    No offence mate but when I see a guy using these lights in my back mirror I feel like throwing a brick in his window, these lights makes other drivers completely blind why would you take risk with yours and someone's life just for a little bit more light???
     
     

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