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Old 01-10-09, 04:03 PM
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so guys im about to order from DDM in the next few min here. im gonna order the 9006 55w 6000k DDM kit


my question is do i need to order anything else? or is that all i need to install them? i just wanna be able to get them in the mail and slap them *****es on
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Old 01-10-09, 04:21 PM
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They should provide everything you need.

If you're vague on what's provided according to the description, call them up. They should have a contact number. Goodluck
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thanks so much bro. im gonna order them righhhhht now
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nope. should be all you need.
Just be careful with bulb life- their bulbs are most likely overdriven 35 W instead of true 50 watt HID like the Phillips DL50s
and overdriven 35 W bulbs will have lower life. and watch heat generation- some people have reported fading of chrome on shrouds from 55W HIDs
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ok thanks. well it does have a life time warranty so i can always call and freak out on them. where should i mount the ballast to? where do most people mount that?
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Originally Posted by ELL Y View Post
nope. should be all you need.
Just be careful with bulb life- their bulbs are most likely overdriven 35 W instead of true 50 watt HID like the Phillips DL50s
and overdriven 35 W bulbs will have lower life. and watch heat generation- some people have reported fading of chrome on shrouds from 55W HIDs
What do you mean by fading chrome on shrouds?

I order the DDMTuning kit 55w 6000k as well i havnt put them in yet but i have tested them and they look amazing. I plug it in to see if it would work and I left the plastic cap on and it generated so much heat that the plastic was squishy but it didnt touch the bulb. Im going to install them tomorrow morning i'll post pictures where i set up the ballast.
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you'll have everything you need. if they don't work when you plug it all in, you'll have to flip the connector around, that's what I had to do.
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What do you mean by fading chrome on shrouds?

I order the DDMTuning kit 55w 6000k as well i havnt put them in yet but i have tested them and they look amazing. I plug it in to see if it would work and I left the plastic cap on and it generated so much heat that the plastic was squishy but it didnt touch the bulb. Im going to install them tomorrow morning i'll post pictures where i set up the ballast.
there is a retrofit on HIDPlanet with pictures i believe of an FX35 retrofit using a 55w apexcone ballast and its included bulb with heat damage caused to the housing. It can just have been an isolated incident
However, the general consensus around HIDplanet is to use genuine phillips bulbs with the 55w ballast to reduce problems
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its all plug in play. You might have to put in a higher fuse in the headlight fuse box depending on your amp draw. I have the 35W DDM kit in my sc with no problems. One of my friends had 55W headlights and fogs with no problems at all.
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its all plug in play. You might have to put in a higher fuse in the headlight fuse box depending on your amp draw. I have the 35W DDM kit in my sc with no problems. One of my friends had 55W headlights and fogs with no problems at all.
sc400808 i was wondering where to place my ballast at, where did you put yours at? And i was wondering would double side tape hold?
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There are a couple diffrent ways. I have mine on the fender support next to the airbox just behind the headlight. For some reason my double sided tape keeps comming off so I think I might have to figure something else out. But I used the tape that came in the kit. I might end up using the 3M tape, gods fix all, other than duck tape. LOL!!! Good Luck

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how long did shipping take for you?
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about a week or so. but im in hawaii so it took just a bit longer
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I just got my HID kit from DDM on Friday, went with 35W 6000k. Install is pretty straight forward.

I had to wait a couple of weeks to get mine since I ordered the Friday before Christmas and they were closed most of that week.
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I order them on the 17th of december and it came in last week. And they just came in a box no instructions but its pretty much straight forward.. Heres where i mounted the ballast..
Driver side

Passenger

Right on the airbox im not sure its a good place to mount it but we'll see.
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