Review of syncron's HID's **Big Pics 56k Stay Away** - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Review of syncron's HID's **Big Pics 56k Stay Away**

Sycron's GB HID's Review 6000K

I figured I would post this here since I rather it not get all clogged up in the FS thread.

Maybe someone can sticky this until the GB is over.

Also if you want pictures of anything not shown pm me and I will see what I can do.

1. The box. Not much to look at here.


2. Manual and 2! bolts. I dont know about you guys but I would like to use 2 bolts per ballast. Not 1 bolt for each ballast. When I install mine I will be using screws most likely and will be using 2 per ballast.


3. The ballasts & bulbs still in the box.


4. 1 Ballast & 1 bulb out of the box.


Installation
1. I recommend that you take your grille off. I was a hard head and decided not to since I got my other bulbs in fine without taking it off.

2. I know how everyone keeps bitching about GM and their design. Well I agree on one thing. They sucked at designing the space needed to change the drivers side bulbs. One more inch would be very nice.

This is how I wired it.


Other than that you would install like any other HID kit.

1. HIDs right at start up.


2. HIDs after running for couple of minutes.


They seemed a bit blue right on start up. Can't really tell from the pics. But when it warmed up it was pure white.

3. Drivers side ballast. Yes I know my breather tube for the battery is bent. Its not hooked up and pushed to the side.


4. Passengers side ballast.


I guess the real test comes now to see how long the bulbs last. I am hoping they last because I do not ever want to touch the drivers side bulb again as long as I own this truck.

The plugs also matched up correctly. I believe I heard of some kits having the polarity mixed up. This one was just fine and 100% plug and play.

If you need anything else please pm me. I am posting this half sleeping and I'm sure I left tons of things out.

Oh and lastly. I used touch up paint to fill in the holes I drilled to mount the ballasts. I suggest not getting it all over your hands. It dries quickly and doesn't come off. So yeah, my hands are covered in black paint that doesn't come off. :)
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nice man ill be waiting to see these installed...still waiting on mine to come in

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with all the talk and shipping problems with these, i hope they kick ass
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I haven't had any shipping problems on my side that was syncron's fault.

UPS sent mine here then for some reason it went all the way to Australia then back here. But the destination was always here. So mine was a UPS thing.
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i wasnt blaming syncron, i was just stating the general shipping issue.
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did you get 6000k? looks like i'll be receiving mine today from UPS. ill let you know my review also.

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Yes sorry its 6000K. I will add that.
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What did you do about power supply? Just plugged it into the stock harness? Did you have to up the fuse?

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I just plugged it right into the stock harness. I will make a small diagram of what I did.

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Dont know yet. Didn't drive.

But on my way to work this morning I can see the difference. Wasn't that dark because the sun was starting to come up.

But I can defiantly tell they are brighter than my HOENs.
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Dont know yet. Didn't drive.

But on my way to work this morning I can see the difference. Wasn't that dark because the sun was starting to come up.

But I can defiantly tell they are brighter than my HOENs.
I think my mini mag light was brighter than the hoen's. Those are pretty white for being 6k. I have 5k and their not that bright white...different brand tho.

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I dont know what HOEN's you got but the set I got was defiantly not even close to a mag lite.

5k and 6k are very different. 5k you are getting close to seeing some yellow.
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Mine are actually more blue than yours. Not much, but deff noticable. As for the hoen's, I didn't like them at all. Color was good but didn't put any light out on the road.

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Well guess your Hoens sucked.

Mine was noticeably brighter than the rest of the cars on the road. Very big difference over the stock bulbs. And now HIDs is just as big of difference.

And you sure you have 5000K HIDS?

5000K should be almost yellowish.
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Actually, true 5000k would be bluish or, as some HID sellers call, crystal white. Light temperature does not start to yellow until below 4000k. The 6000k should have a hint of blue.



Here are my 6000k HIDs with my 4700k HOEN fog lights



The 4700k HOENs only appear yellowish in the image because of the amount of blue produced by the 6000k HIDs. I remember the HOENs looking pure white compared to the stock bulbs they replaced when I first put them in.


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Well my 6000Ks are white white. No blue at all.

Anyways who cares. This is actual colors of these bulbs like syncron posted earlier.

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in the end as long as you like the color who cares if it has a tint of blue or not etc i installed them for enhanced visibility not because they had a hint of blue or not LOL

if you want more blue but not too much blue best to stick with 8000k
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Received my hid's yesterday and it was a pain to install! Very tight squeeze trying to get the driver side bulb in. I did remove the red o-rings to install. They went in a lot easier w/o them. It probably took me a total of 3 hrs. I had problems with the plug going back to the ballast also. I had to reverse the plugs in order for them to work. I also mounted the ballasts like the pics above, no problems with that. The lights though are VERY bright and i'm glad I got the 6000k, with just a hint of blue. When I completed install, I tried to adjust the headlight leveler on the drivers side so I won't blind people but broke the adjuster in the process, so that sucks. Thought it was metal but it must be plastic.

All in all I hope these bulbs last a while because of the clearance issue on the driver side installation. Took a while for them to get here (shipping problems with UPS not syncron). I am satisfied with the brightness and plug-n-play factor of the bulbs but not with GM's drivers side clearance issue.

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It is much easier and faster to remove the grille assembly then the head lights housing. I was done with mine in 15-20 minutes. I suggest redoing that and putting the o-rings back on the bulbs to prevent moisture build-up in the light housings.

Here's a how-to on removing the grille
http://media.putfile.com/Chevy-Colorado-Grille-Removal

Then there's two 10mm bolts holding the top of the headlamp onto the radiator support. The bottom of the headlamps hook into the radiator support. After removing the two 10mm bolts, tilt the headlamp forward and lift out. Be sure that the hooks on the bottom of the headlamp are positioned properly when reinstalling them. You may even find a way to fix the adjuster with the lamp out.


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