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Old October 24th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #21
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Bought two kits for a 2007 GMC Serria (high beams and fogs already had low beams)
I meet with Ryan yesterday (10/23) and picked up my kits. 1st off lets start off with what a nice guy he is to deal with. He was very kind and told me everything i needed to know about the kits.
The weather was crap last night and most of today. But i did install the high beams today. Very easy to install. On the GMC the lights come out super easy. Took me all of about 15 minutes. I secured the Ballast right to the core support with the included screws,I also placed the foam two sided stickey tape in between the ballast and core support. I ran all my wire and secured the with the included zip ties .Everything went great and came out clean.
I will update this post whe i instal the fogs tomorrow (better weather coming ) . Once again thanks Ryan . I will send everyone i know wanting to do the HID upgrade to you.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 11:55 AM   #22
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one other question. can you do odd bulb combo's?? like an h7 and h9 (if that is even what they are..) i would love to do my bike but it has odd bulbs for high and low..
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Old October 26th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #23
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Ok, on Friday i bought the 55w bi-xenon HID's, headlight conversion and relay harness for my 96 cherokee, i am pleased with the light output of the lights, but i have found that the bulbs have to be in the housing a certain way to get the correct beam pattern (at first i had the bulbs in the housings the way Ryan put them in, but the first night i was driving i noticed that my low beams were perfect but when i flicked the high beams on they would be shining to the tops of trees, so i did some tinkering and found that if you rotate the bulbs 180 degrees in the housings it fixes this), over all im happy with the conversion but there is only one problem with it and it really irritates me, when im driving at night with the headlights on the ballasts create a lot of radio interference of fm radio, i have a newer radio and it only does it with the lights on so i know its the ballasts not sure how to fix it yet but hopefully there is a way

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1 - First you need to pull you headlight surrounds off (along with the grill if you prefer to run the wires behind the grill, which i did)

2 - Take the four screws on the headlight hold down out (Be sure to hold onto the headlight as it can/will fall out once you take the last screw out)



3 - I found that its a lot easier if you pull the battery out, disconnect your battery cables (negative first), then take the two nuts off on you battery hold down and pull the battery out



4 - You need to push your stock head light harness back into the engine compartment that way you can plug you new harness into the stock harness, I recommend that you take the connection after connecting it to



5 - Now you need to route the new harness wires close to where the headlights are (I ran the wires from the passenger side to the driver side behind the grill) mount the ballasts within reach of the headlight, I mounted the ballasts on the inner fender wall on each side, and then ran the wires from the ballasts to behind the headlights



6 - Now you can plug the headlight wires into the wires from the ballast, throw the headlights back in and then start putting the front of your jeep back together



7 - Now you need to run the new grounds on the harness to a good chassis ground (I actually ran mine directly to the battery to make sure I got the best ground possible but either will work)



8 - Now run the power lead off the new harness to either the positive side of the battery or to the front lead off the distribution block



9 - Now you can connect your battery cables back on (Positive first then negative) and tighten them up and now you can try out the lights

10 - I recommend aiming your light once it is completely dark out, its up to you where you do this but I like to find a long straight dirt road to adjust mine on, all you need is a phillips for 96 and older or a torx bit for 97 and newer (not sure what size)

11 - Comparsion of Sylvania Silverstar with stock harness vs 55watt HID with autopal e-code conversion....




Hope this helps anyone thats doing an HID conversion.....
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Old October 26th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #24
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MUDBOG101 nice. Is that the 5000k?
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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #25
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yea 5000k they are solid white at night but im thinking about going to the ipf housing sometime in the future
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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #26
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price for a 99 xj? with high and low beam bulbs and new housings. i would like the temperature you have in your jeep in the above pics. i believe you said they were 6000k but im not sure. i will definitely post a review on here along with pics of the install

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one other question. can you do odd bulb combo's?? like an h7 and h9 (if that is even what they are..) i would love to do my bike but it has odd bulbs for high and low..
What do you mean by odd? I have some uncommon sizes if thats what you mean. I can only really sell kits in pairs of two, however, if that is what you meant. Not sure what I would do with a leftover bulb...


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price for a 99 xj? with high and low beam bulbs and new housings. i would like the temperature you have in your jeep in the above pics. i believe you said they were 6000k but im not sure. i will definitely post a review on here along with pics of the install

thanks
$50 sale price + $20 bi-xenon upgrade + $50 conversions is $120. I think this will be the last price I quote for the $50 sale, as I should have well more than 3 reviews on the way. They will be $70 for the base kit at that point.

All the colors that I've seen in this thread are 5000K. I think thats also the only color I hav bi-xenons in at the moment. edit: I lied, I found 6000Ks when alix4d came, and thats what he bought. I also found an 8000K for all you blue fans in addition to my mass of 5000K
That orange jeep is freakin sweet - me and the customer (old Land Rover owner) I had there already drooled over it for 10min at least.

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Ill have my "new to me" 98 XJ coming your way in the near future
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$50 sale price + $20 bi-xenon upgrade + $50 conversions is $120. I think this will be the last price I quote for the $50 sale, as I should have well more than 3 reviews on the way. They will be $70 for the base kit at that point.
this may sound dumb but is that everything i will need? also, where in rochester are you?
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this may sound dumb but is that everything i will need? also, where in rochester are you?
Yup, that includes everything. I'm downtown. If you want to pick one up, shoot me a PM and I'll give you my addy and times I'll be around.
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I picked my lights up from Ryan the other day. I got the 35W Bi-Xenon 6000K kit. Ryan was very nice and helpful, he told me a few tips to get these lights to work like making sure the lights are in the housings the right way to get the correct high beam pattern. Install time was just a little more than an hour.

Ignore the blurry pics, they were taken with my phone because my camera batteries were dead.

The HID kit


I found it easiest to start by mounting the relay (I used an existing bolt on the inner fender well near the battery.) and running the wiring harness from there.


I ran my grounds to an existing bolt behind the turn signals for now. (They will get ran back to the battery soon.)


I mounted my ballasts with the double sided foam supplied in the kit on the radiator support under the top piece that goes across the grill.


Ran the positive lead to the battery and zip tied the wires to and existing cable to make it look nicer than the wire just dangling there.


Put the new housings in and tested the lights before getting all of the trim pieces back on because that would be just my luck to get everything back together and it doesn't work. hahah



Still light out and they are easy to see


I drove it tonight and the difference isn't even comparable. (I'll get pics of the lights at night soon when I can use my good camera.)

With the way the kit is designed, it is nearly impossible to wire it wrong, the connections only have one way they can plug in.
I would recommend an HID conversion to anyone wanting more light from their headlights, it is a super easy kit and the difference is unbelievable. I would also suggest buying from Ryan because he is nice and because it is nice to talk to someone about the kit and installation rather than buying online and not having the option to speak with someone directly.

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Hey Ryan, check your PM's. id like to pick up a kit today :)

Thank you
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:30 PM   #34
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Thanks Alix!!!

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Thanks for the kit Ryan, made a huge difference. Ill get pictures and a small writeup in the near future. Would recommend these to anyone who needs a better lighting solution.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 09:36 PM   #37
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Night/Day difference in the Yukon! Thanks boo!

He also hooked me up with LED DRL's that are a cool light blue and twice as bright as stock, and more importantly, they will never burn out!


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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:04 AM   #38
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Ryan, are you moving towards being a general lighting vendor, or just dabbling in the HIDs?

I'd like to pick up a set of PIAA 959's
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Ryan, are you moving towards being a general lighting vendor, or just dabbling in the HIDs?

I'd like to pick up a set of PIAA 959's
Right now I'm just doing HID's retrofit-style and LED's.

I am getting in all of the resistors and capacitors that some vehicles need, all professionally wired up, soldered, sealed, and plug and play.

The LED's are a big hit - one guy bought $140 worth last night...

I think I may start their own thread as to not clutter this one.

edit: started a new thread here:
LED interior and exterior lighting

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Thanks again Ryan, nice guy, quick/smooth install, and the light output is really incomparable to the 55 watt silverstars that were in there.

with the projector beam style low beams I have in the miata, combined with the low ride height I didn't have a single high beam flashed at me, and I made sure to take mostly 2-4 lane surface routes most of the way home.

for anyone wondering if they can do it. it would appear to literally plug+play for most applications.
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