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Old 07-22-2014, 10:32 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default DDM Tuning 55w Upgrade

Time to upgrade. I've had the ddm 35w for the past 3 years(installed in 2 diff cars) and they are finally acting up. Passenger side ballast went (mainly cuz I didn't have it secured) . Replaced the ballast with one from a local shop now it's lost its color. But I need more light output. I pulled up a 2014 corolla and it didn't even look like my lights were on compared to him lol.

When upgrading do I necessarily NEED the wire harness since I know there are some members running without it or would it be logical to buy it. Also is there a diagram if needed

Wanna go in the record also to say that these kits are not as bad as they are made it to be. This is my first issue of 3 years. The halogen in my mom minivan never did this good lol
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:53 AM   #2
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God! Gonna have to just start driving with my high beams on.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:44 AM   Thread Starter #3
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Lmao I'm just saying he blew mine out the water. Plus I'm trying to get stock lexus lumens lol
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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Putting 55 watt hid bulbs in your non hid housing is not the way to go.




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Old 07-24-2014, 10:49 AM   Thread Starter #5
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How is my hosting non hid?
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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Did you have stock hid?

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:29 AM   Thread Starter #7
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No a had the halogen with the projector lens.
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There is a difference in hid and halogen projectors.






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Old 07-24-2014, 11:31 AM   Thread Starter #9
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So the 55w wouldn't work in my stock projector. What exactly would they do since I couldn't find a answer on here
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Blind people.






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Old 07-24-2014, 11:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: DDM tuning 55w upgrade

Drive up to a wall and check your cutoff. There is lots of info on hidplanet.com






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Old 07-24-2014, 11:54 AM   Thread Starter #12
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Default Re: DDM tuning 55w upgrade

How so. Isn't there a cut off on the lens? Or the lumens of the 55w overpower that.sorry if I'm being a pain
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Default Re: DDM tuning 55w upgrade

Some do better than others. Check yours now up against a wall. Before you go with 55 watts. The cut off should be sharp with no light above it. Yours wont be.


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Old 07-24-2014, 07:32 PM   Thread Starter #14
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Driver side there is a shark cut all the way across. Passenger side from left to right (sitting in the car )sharply cut about halfway across the the rest is open
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The 2nd is hid in halogen projector.






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Old 07-24-2014, 09:03 PM   Thread Starter #17
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This is how mine look right now
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Default Re: DDM Tuning 55w Upgrade

Well, it's not dark enough outside to see how much light is above the cut off. That is bad beam pattern though. Look at the light in pic one. That there is proper hid. Clear light right across with blue at the very edge of the cutoff line. Sorry to say but yours would be in the hid fail gallery.






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That's why I said I needed to get new ones because mine were never like that one side is blue the other isn't anymore plus the light wasn't hitting that faded as it was away. But my flash accidentally came on in this last one.
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I had a darker picture but my phone never saved it from last night. But there was a light haze that was above the cut off nothing over extreme you could barley tell it was there. I only child pick it up on the camera
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In you own view how do you think your light stacks up against photo 1 i posted.

To me yours is more like pic 2. I know first hand the light from pic 2 glares. The light spread is crap too.

That car you pulled up to probably has stock hids. You wont get that kind of light from hid in none hid projectors.

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Yea I took s look at it. Mine now are like the said they point out more towards the road in front of me instead of a wider stance in the road in front of me but I kind of would rather have it. In further down the road van just right in front of the car I have my fog lights for writing from the car even though they are really used for that purpose.

I can see the light spread difference. Is Judy the brightness is dying out in mine.
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Just did a lil more looking ,And it seems for brightness and lumens 4500k or 5k would be my best option but not sure which would be best. I want no hint of yellow and I'd rather take your advice in the color
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