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Old 09-12-13, 08:20 AM   #1
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Hi Guys

Even with a relay, I am getting misfires on one headlight.
I am getting tired of dealing with this cheap kensun kit, and am hoping for a better solution.

Is there any sort of consensus on what is a solid HID kit to buy?
I am looking to buy one and install it before the winter.

Also, I see that places sell relays, error cancellers, canbus bypass devices etc..
Would any of these help with my situation?

Thanks
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Morimoto 3five all day day. I don't deal with cheap kits anymore. eff that noise. Too much headache for them to be worth it.

That's if I'm going for just a kit. Otherwise I go retro. All OEM goodness...
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Morimoto is one of the best ones from what I've seen. A lot of my friends have had good luck with DDM Tuning's kits. I've had bad luck with other cheap brands though.

If you end up going with a cheaper kit like DDM's, I would recommend buying two kits in case a bulb blows out on you. That way you can send back the defective bulb/ballast and have a back up kit to use until a replacement comes in.
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That's exactly why I don't bother with buying cheap kits anymore. I much rather prefer to spend the extra money for quality and also to do things right the first time. Gambling on cheap parts is like going to Vegas and expecting to win. ie; 1 of my DDM kits caught on fire. They're bulbs usually die pretty fast.

OP, if ur tired of cheap kits like I am, go Morimoto. TRS has sales once in a while and u can get a nice discount.
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Yep, I am totally sick and tired of garbage cheap kits. I have no problem paying more for a better kit.
The only reason I even bought the garbage kensun is because there was a bit of a consensus that they misfired the least on our cars.


When buying, am I correct in assuming we need H11B for our cars?

And for wire harness type, do I choose Heavy Duty Relay or Standaline Can-Bus?
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When buying, am I correct in assuming we need H11B for our cars?

And for wire harness type, do I choose Heavy Duty Relay or Standaline Can-Bus?
H11B is correct.

Get the HDR. The Can-Bus is mostly for Euro cars.

However, many camry/ct200h hid's have been setup w/o the relay harness. No issues so far on my setup w/o a harness.

Good luck with your kit!
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hope to get some help here. new-ish on this forum and first timer in doing some minor mods, so bare with me lol.

i been looking at getting HID for my ct. i'm not sure what else i need tho. on DDM's website there are options to add mounting bracket, error eliminator, HID harness, and adaptor cables.

what do i need to go with the bulb??

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hope to get some help here. new-ish on this forum and first timer in doing some minor mods, so bare with me lol.

i been looking at getting HID for my ct. i'm not sure what else i need tho. on DDM's website there are options to add mounting bracket, error eliminator, HID harness, and adaptor cables.

what do i need to go with the bulb??

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Go with Morimoto 3five unless it's completely out of your budget!

H11B bulbs, Heavy Duty Relay and whatever color temperature you like.

We also have vendors on CL that sell kits!
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hope to get some help here. new-ish on this forum and first timer in doing some minor mods, so bare with me lol.

i been looking at getting HID for my ct. i'm not sure what else i need tho. on DDM's website there are options to add mounting bracket, error eliminator, HID harness, and adaptor cables.

what do i need to go with the bulb??

thanks!
Hi!
I'm also from Ontario!

I say stay far away from DDM and Kensun.
Those kits are super cheap. From connectors, to bulbs and ballasts.
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Go with Morimoto 3five unless it's completely out of your budget!

H11B bulbs, Heavy Duty Relay and whatever color temperature you like.

We also have vendors on CL that sell kits!
i saw the link to amazon. it doesn't have an option to add the heavy duty relay tho?

and sorry do these vendors on CL advertise on here? how do i find them??

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I'm also from Ontario!

I say stay far away from DDM and Kensun.
Those kits are super cheap. From connectors, to bulbs and ballasts.
im open to getting something like morimoto 3five, just need to know exactly the parts i need to make the install, and where to get them at the best price!

any tips?
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You don't need the heavy duty relay for hybrids. Most people don't even know how to install the relay on a hybrid!

Just get the Morimoto 3five H11B kit which includes bulbs and ballast.
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i saw the link to amazon. it doesn't have an option to add the heavy duty relay tho?

and sorry do these vendors on CL advertise on here? how do i find them??



im open to getting something like morimoto 3five, just need to know exactly the parts i need to make the install, and where to get them at the best price!

any tips?
I'm trying to figure that out right now
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You don't need the heavy duty relay for hybrids. Most people don't even know how to install the relay on a hybrid!

Just get the Morimoto 3five H11B kit which includes bulbs and ballast.
i cant find kits that just include the bulb and ballast.

and if i have to get the ballast separately, i want to know what kind of ballast i need. i know it's the 35w but there are different kinds of 35w :s
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I get everything from here

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3955
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what about the HID kit from HIDextra?? anyone have luck with them??
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