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slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Alright guys, I have been selling HIDs for over two years now, and I have always been intrigued on the ballast setups.

What do you like, regular or slim, and please state why........ Open for discussion.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Is size the only difference?
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

you just convinced me to get regulars because they are only one piece, that is a definate advantage. i have the slims on my fogs and the extra box is kind of annoying and harder to attach. i will post further when i get the regular ballasts in.
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Slim all the way! They fit in the palm of your hand, are easy to fit anywhere, and seem like they have a bulletproof casing. To be fair, I've never seen the regular ballasts in person.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:29 AM
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Slim cause it appears to be more secure and has a tab to screw it into something.
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Well The Slim ones I bought a while ago they are small but have that extra box to them. I never bought the Regular ones but I have regulars and Think those are OK also. It's different for the WJ and WK. For us WJ we don't have as much room except for the wheel well. I guess I like both for different reasons.
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

never got the slims to review(what happened????) so i only have the regulars...
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

I got the regular and had no problems finding any space to fit them
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

slim. much more easier to mount. Is the size the only difference?
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Well the slim ones have an extra box linked to the which makes a bit harder.
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Size is the only difference, performance is the same.
I have been lazy and have not taken any pics of a slim ballast, but this is essentially what they look like


And here is a regular ballast:



Reason I posted this was I seem to get a lot of request for the slim, but can not for the life of me understand why. I happen to run the larger ballast in all of my cars, because it seems easier to install one box (although it is a bit larger) than two smaller boxes. Then it dawned on me..... ask my customers!!
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Re: slim ballast vs regular ballast...... what do you like and why!

Well I've had both. If it's mounted well IMO then it doesn't really matter.
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