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Thread: going HID...but have a few questions?

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    first off which kit is recommended?
    this
    http://www.motorcyclehidlights.com/b...ballasts-p-209

    or this
    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W
    and is this the one to use from ddm for a xb12r?

    any advice is apprectiated

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    with shipping there is only a small difference in price....which one! lol......

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    i went with the ddm tuning kit. its mostly plug and play. i used the 55w 8000k kit. belive the bulb is an h3. here is the thread about doing it:
    http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Foru...nons-installed

    others have used other kits and companies. i havnt had any issues with mine.

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    ok....going with that...thanks

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    Go with led, Less problems and hassles. I work for a car dealership and we have done HID kits for a while. I just switched to led's after all the problems with ballast and bulbs. Hard to find a good product these days. Sure I can get them swaped out, but its just not worth it anymore.

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    I used to use DDM until ballasts starting going bad very frequently. Switched to The Retrofit Source and couldn't be happier.

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    I went with DDM for my lightning, almost right away I noticed one of my ballasts was bad, they replaced it immediately and I haven't had a problem for almost 2 full seasons of riding everyday.

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    Go with led, Less problems and hassles. I work for a car dealership and we have done HID kits for a while. I just switched to led's after all the problems with ballast and bulbs. Hard to find a good product these days. Sure I can get them swaped out, but its just not worth it anymore.
    Where did you purchase the LED kits. Been thinking of going this route on my vehicles...

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    The one we get from our distributor are from China...everythings made there these days I guess. I have purchase sets off of e-bay and the are all the same. My wife has had hers in her van for a year and no problems. Her HID's I worked on constantly. Retrosource HID's would be the best if you go that route.



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