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    ddm kits

    Anybody ran em ?, got any bad or good experiences 55 or 35w? , they are currently having a sale and I believe they have lifetime warranty ,but there shipping is a little on the high side almost 20$
    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W
    Alittle more but Also considering theretrosource...
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    Nope, these kits are all new to me (in general). Kits seem to be a good price though.

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    I've heard mixed things I ddm. Never heard any complaints about the retro source though.

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    Ive been running a ddm kit for at least 3 years. 55w 5k bulbs in caddy projectors. The kit was like $40, only complaint i have is at first sometimes one ballast wouldnt "fire" at first, flick the lights off then back on and it worked flawlessy. This problem seems to have stopped though. And the ballasts have never been properly secured, theyre just bouncing around lol

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    They are knowledgable and helped me save money. My projectors stock come with some rare wierd bulb with a built in ballast, iirc ds2= $$$. The ddm rep set me up with a adapter harness, ~$10, and told me i could bend the mounting clips for the bulb to make a ds1 bulb work, which comes with the kit already

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    DDM is awesome! I've been running my HID's for almost 3 years without any problems at all. I'm using their HID Harness kit which I highly recommend so you don't have any flickering problems. Here's my 6000k's:
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    How will they work in a regular light housing. Meaning the kind that is not smooth on thr front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x10radsponge View Post
    How will they work in a regular light housing. Meaning the kind that is not smooth on thr front.
    Extremely shitty. It will scatter bright ass light into oncoming drivers eyes. Projectors are a must

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    I know the retro fit company has good rep, from on here anyhow. But arent they still 2-300 dollars? I need a cheaper/good option for me to do this.

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    Projector retrofit into stock housings. Projectors from ebay: $75-$100 per pair, less if you get lucky at PAP (ive seen 4 different vehicles with projectors the last 8 times, and im not projector shopping) Ddm kit: $40, lexan and rtv from home depot: <15, your time: priceless

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    Theretrofitsource quoted me like 280 for a bare bones kit. I then found ddm, hit up ebay and home depot and have been driving like its daytime since

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    I dont have any shrouds but you gotta be like 3 feet or closer to really notice

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    Post up some pics

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    Good idea lol
    Right after clear corner delete

    Right after powersteering gear delete at 70 mph in morning traffic with no blinkers lol

    Dont mind this jackass

    Last, maybe least, not mine but i took the pic. I think theyre xj projectors shoved in a stock housing


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    My jeep is away from me atm, ill get close up pics next time im with it

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    You found jeeps with projectors or projectors from other cars? If so, any certain one?

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    Other cars. Just dont make the mistake i did and pick a car with propietary bulbs. Acuras tend to be good donors. Mine came from a cadillac. They work great but i had to spend another 20 on a adapter harness that wasnt in the kit and bend a couple tabs. Dont forget to check the fog lights too, theyll work, might even look better with the smaller projector lens.

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    I saw some on an escort yesterday at PAP, but i think theyre aftermarket

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    I've run them on all my cars. I don't recommend using them in Stock housings, but I am until I get my retrofit. People flash their lights at me often, so I'm considering pulling them until I do the retro.

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    But for the money, they are great kits. Never had a single issue and have run them for years. I'm going to put some in my fogs when I get my niner.

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    I've had DDM kits in my ZJ, Impala, and my Raptor 660R atv since 2007 or so. I've never had an issue with any kit yet. theyre ALL 35 watt, slim ballast, 5000K temp. the Jeep 9004s I had to space out of the housing a bit to get the stock beam pattern. if I inserted them fully and put the locking ring around them, the light scattered everywhere and wasn't even a comparison to halogens. when you space them out, you still have glare, but the beam pattern on the road is beyond excellent. The Impala (2001) just has them in the low beam outside headlights and I have never used my high beams since then. honestly. the Raptor has a really weird bulb (H6M) and even with everything being in a much more enclosed area, and being plastic, I've never had an issue. and that sees a ton of abuse on the GNCC circuit, and when my buddy lost a bet, he had to take it on the advanced MX track at Breezewood Proving grounds. lights never flickered. still come on. i'll buy DDM for life.
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    never use a drop-in HID kit in stock headlights.

    if anything, use something like this http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=237 or http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227

    i use a drop-in kit in my fogs, and there is no offensive glare. they also dont do much of anything in regards to useful light.


    also, powering HID's through stock wiring rarely works. always use a relay harness.
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    Murdaj, that is not a true projector, just an eBay sealed beam with a lens in it. You should go grab a legit set, it'll work far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxD View Post
    Murdaj, that is not a true projector, just an eBay sealed beam with a lens in it. You should go grab a legit set, it'll work far better.
    Read my post man

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    Finally got around to getting a pic of the output from my setup


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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdaJ View Post
    Last, maybe least, not mine but i took the pic. I think theyre xj projectors shoved in a stock housing
    Those aren't real projectors. I wouldn't even use those with a halogen bulb they are that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdaJ View Post
    Finally got around to getting a pic of the output from my setup

    Pretty decent cutoff , 6k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverXJ View Post
    Those aren't real projectors. I wouldn't even use those with a halogen bulb they are that bad.
    I found that outside a bar, never noticed they were fake projectors till now.

    Mine are 55w 5k

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