ATTN: Anybody who is using DDM's 9006 HID kit

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Short story: If you use DDM Tuning's 9006 kit, make sure that you replace the gaskets around the base of bulbs with the over-sized gaskets that came with the kit.

Long story: You may or may not have noticed, but DDM uses a 9005 bulb for both their 9006 and 9005 kits. This isn't a huge problem because the bulbs are almost identical (as far as the locations of the arc and original filament goes), but it does present an issue: the base of the 9005 bulb that fits into the headlight housing is slightly smaller than the base of the 9006 bulb. This leaves a gap around the gasket on the base of the bulb, which will easily let water and moisture get into the headlight housings. I had a lot of water standing in my fairly new headlights because of this. DDM included two larger gaskets for the bulbs with the kit, but I didn't realize I was supposed to use them until this happened and noticed the gap around the bulbs. Nowhere in the instructions did it mention I needed to swap the gaskets to use them as a 9006 bulb. Once I dried out all the water and replaced the gaskets, I haven't had any moisture appear in the headlights since.

Just a heads up to anyone else who might have failed to notice this.
 

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Awesome this is handy to know as I just ordered myself a set last night. Thanks for the heads up! :thumbs:
 

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Did you buy the Apexcone Raptor HID Kit or the DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast?
 

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Raptor V2, but they use the same bulbs for both kits (I have the slim kit for my Grizzly).
 

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Do you have any pics of driving at night?
I'd like to put in HID highs & lows and do the high-4 mod with factory lenses (no glare shield) and was wondering how they look.
 

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Do you have any pics of driving at night?
I'd like to put in HID highs & lows and do the high-4 mod with factory lenses (no glare shield) and was wondering how they look.


Do the quad beam mod NOW. Don't wait.

It'll benefit you as is, and you'll want it BEFORE you get the HID's anyway.
 

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Do you have any pics of driving at night?
I'd like to put in HID highs & lows and do the high-4 mod with factory lenses (no glare shield) and was wondering how they look.
No I don't but I could take some. I don't know how beneficial that would be to you though, because a picture isn't going to give you an accurate idea of how bright they really are.
 

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Yeh, the 4 headlight mod is great, it makes a world of difference, I think I'm going to get me a set of HID's somewhere in the near future, so I take it our GMT 400's take a 9006 bulb, I never really looked into it
 

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