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55w DDM HID question!

I bought the 55w DDM Tuning HID kit and every one has them as the low beams. Since the stock bulbs are both the same(high and low beams) would it still be fine to put them in as the high beams? will they still work and be ok or should I stick to keeping them as low beams?

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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

Yes they will work in the high beams.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

Keep in mind though that when turning on an HID bulb it takes a few seconds to reach full brightness. Most people don't use their high beams for a extended period, unless they are driving out in the country.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

Thanks,

and I do live in the country.. but turning them on and off that much wont be an issue?
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

It's not an issue. Keep in mind though that these bulbs usually have a fixed amount of life. The more often you use them the sooner they will give out.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

If you forget to turn them off as people drive by you are gonna piss those other drivers off lol. That is unless you have projectors in the highbeam as well
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

The ddm HID h1 bulb will NOT fit in the high beam spot. I tried to put my 35watt ddm ones in there since I had an extra set of ballasts and bulbs. The mount to the high beams are sort of a I shape, while the low beams are a circular insert.
Don't get me wrong, it will work, you will just have to drill part of the headlight for high beam insert.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

^hm well I guess you got your final answer OP. The high beam hole is really small.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

FWIW since Brian (prelude1897) did my retrofit, I have NEVER needed my brights (even in extremely rural areas and I have 35W ballasts with D2S bulbs). I would pass on the idea of doing highbeam HIDs with or without a projector.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

I'd also like to add that 55w HID kits will burn the chrome out of your reflectors. Even 35w kits will do this to some degree.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

^Is that with just the high beams? Cause I have the 55watt in my DEPO's low beams and Im not having any problem wit the chrome falling off nor have I ever heard that problem with anyone else's hid's.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

The 55w kits produce a tremendous amount of heat. The 5th gen lights might be less prone to such things, but I know that 4th gen lights are more succeptible to the chrome burning, as are most projectors.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

Well I hope mines don't chip. That would suck.
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Re: 55w DDM HID question!

It doesn't really chip. It burns. It turns a smokey white color, then completely white.
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