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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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HIDs and melted housing?

Read some bad things about HID kits burning too hot for the housing and causing serious damage. I've been looking at hid kits, my friend recommended xenonpro but I am worried that if I use these I might end up burning out the housing.

Am I safer to stick with LEDs, or do you think this kit would do the job safely?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 09:29 AM
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I had 35W HIDs in my projectors and 35W HIDs in my fogs for a couple years before I traded it away. No issues.

LEDs will be safer if you are that worried.

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I've had 35w HIDs in my fogs, lows and highs for years... no probloms here

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You can't go wrong with 35W HIDs. Others had melting issue using 55watts.
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You can't go wrong with 35W HIDs. Others had melting issue using 55watts.
I have the Kensun 55W HID kit for a year now on my truck. No issues whatsover here. I tried the LED route and all it did was make the light output worse than stock halogens. HIDs or bust!!!

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I really think the OEM lights light up the road really well. Maybe because I am coming from a car. See no need to change them. I do love the LED running lights though. Looks pretty cool.

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I really think the OEM lights light up the road really well. Maybe because I am coming from a car. See no need to change them. I do love the LED running lights though. Looks pretty cool.
Once you get a set of HIDs and LED fog lights in though...holy smokes what a difference. I do a lot of back road night driving on Boy Scout weekend campouts, etc. and the extra lighting sure helps to avoid the deer an other wild life.''

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I really think the OEM lights light up the road really well. Maybe because I am coming from a car. See no need to change them. I do love the LED running lights though. Looks pretty cool.
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As a couple stated, a 35w should by no means have any problems melting a housing or anything. Maybe a 55w would see higher temps but I personally haven't seen anyone melt anything other than using a high wattage halogen.

Should also be stated that HID in reflectors will blind people. Retro fitting projectors or a whole aftermarket headlight replacement with projectors used with HIDs would be best.

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I ran 55W HID in my 2007 for atleast 3 or 4 yrs without any issue at all.

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