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Old 12-26-2013, 06:44 PM
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55w HID question

Hello, I figured there would be a thread on here with the question but I cannot seem to find it so I will post it. I have my stock halogen headlamps and my stock fog light housings with a relay ran for the low beams. If I wanted to run 55w HIDs (around 4500-5000k) will I run into any problems with overheating and melting my housings for my fogs or headlamps?
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Re: 55w HID question

i just put 6000k in top and bottom. It seems like my fogs do more blinding to people rather than my headlights. It could be that i have a 05-07 style bumper. You may have to adjust them to beam lower like Im planing to do while I wait on doing my srt conversion. Tons of light by the way.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:47 PM
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Re: 55w HID question

55 watt right? And yeah I have the 05 bumper aswell. I've heard of some running a relay for the fogs and another relay for the lows.
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Re: 55w HID question

both of my kits are 55W. i didnt need a relay for my fogs to work with the HIDs. i have a 2005 if that helps.
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Re: 55w HID question

before i forget. if the hids dont work after hooking them up reverse the polarity where they plug in. that had me confused for 20 mins until i tried it.
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Re: 55w HID question

you will be fine with the 55w. For the fogs you wont need a relay. For the lows, its a must for the WK. I used to run the 55w fog and low and it lit up the street.
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Re: 55w HID question

I've never seen the 55w in person installed. Are they too unbearable for other drivers? Because I had my 35w set right and I never blinded or got flashed by anyone. Thanks guys
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Re: 55w HID question

could be a bit rough since you are lifted, i would try to aim it as best as possible but you will still get flashed. I got flashed from time to time.There's a noticeable difference between the light output of 55w vs a 35w.
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Re: 55w HID question

Yeah that's one of the things I'm really worried about. I had to turn my 35 watt pretty much all the way down so I didn't blind them
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