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

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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
I'm assuming so. 9006 is what the low beam is. 9005 is the high.
 

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Kyle, do you have the 55w or the 35w, and are yours just a pure white with a hint of blue?
Also, do you still have your DRL's, or would they still function right, or would their be issues with that? The prices sure have come down, for $30 I might just order me some.
 

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Also would it be wise to get a relay harness too, or can you just buy a relay and make one?
 

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Kyle, do you have the 55w or the 35w, and are yours just a pure white with a hint of blue?
Also, do you still have your DRL's, or would they still function right, or would their be issues with that? The prices sure have come down, for $30 I might just order me some.

Just pull fuse #15 on the driver's side inside the door. It only takes out DRLs and factory fog lights. I don't think DRLs would be as much a problem on our trucks since they are the low beam bulbs and are always on. However, the more you start and stop, the more cycles the bulbs goes through. I've had mine disabled since the day I bought my truck.

DDM's site wants $15 I think for a pre-made harness. You can read the details for yourself.

Kyles03's setup is this: 10,000k 55w lows and fogs. 6000k 35w high beams.
Here's a pic he posted for his '06 hood & grill swap.
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His lights are pretty darn bright. I saw him coming from 3 blocks away and he only had the fogs on.

My original idea was to go 5000k 35w lows and 55w highs. I'm just not entirely sure if I NEED to get projector lenses or not. I just bought new lenses so I really don't want to.
I wish I knew someone that had HIDs in stock lenses near me so I could see what this "glare" is that everyone keeps talking about.
 
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Kyle, do you have the 55w or the 35w, and are yours just a pure white with a hint of blue?
I have 35w in the lows and 55w in the highs. My 5000k bulbs start-up very blue (looks like 8000k-10000k), but once they warm up, they are a pure white with no yellow or blue tint IMO. I have 6000k bulbs on my Grizzly and they have a very slight blue tint.

Also, do you still have your DRL's, or would they still function right, or would their be issues with that? The prices sure have come down, for $30 I might just order me some.
My trucks doesn't have DRLs :D2. You would need to disable them unless you use a relay harness.

Also would it be wise to get a relay harness too, or can you just buy a relay and make one?
I'm not using any relays with mine currently, no problems thus far. My headlight switch doesn't seem to get any warmer than it used to either. If you do decide to get relays harnesses, DO NOT bother with DDM's harnesses, make your own instead. I bought two for my truck from DDM, but no way I'm going to use them. The supply wires coming from the relay to the ballast are only 18awg, that's the same as the stock wires, possibly smaller, which appear to be either 18 or 16 gauge after they split to each headlight. Not to mention, it took about three weeks for me to receive my relays from DDM.

My original idea was to go 5000k 35w lows and 55w highs. I'm just not entirely sure if I NEED to get projector lenses or not. I just bought new lenses so I really don't want to.
I wish I knew someone that had HIDs in stock lenses near me so I could see what this "glare" is that everyone keeps talking about.
Unless you are talking about retrofitting an HID projector into your stock headlights like drperry did, don't bother with the eBay-special projector headlights. I never hear great things about their light output and spread. I would think you'd be better off with a good set of reflectors that have glare shields like TYC Elegante headlights.
 

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Make your own harness... And it's a good idea to have one.

It's the firing charge that's hard on the system... Maintaining the system is the easy part.
 

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