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Old 11-23-2013, 11:09 PM
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I found some halo headlights that I like but I have read that the Spyder brand of them have problems with melting. Does anyone know if these have a problem with melting and if you have them how did you like them?
http://www.protuninglab.com/hidxe97dodad.html


Also the HIDs are 35w. I'm thinking that will be good enough but not really sure. I don't really need a ton of light but I do want more.
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DOT/SAE approved means nothing. You need to make sure it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108. If it does, you're OK and legal. By changing out the entire reflector assembly with one designed for HID this kit likely complies.
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Is there a big difference between 35w and 55w?
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Can I put HIDs in Halo fog lights?
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Is there a big difference between 35w and 55w?
The stock headlights, 9007, are 55 watt.

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Can I put HIDs in Halo fog lights?
If they came with HIDS. It's the reflector issue.
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Can I put HIDs in these fog lights?
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It's the reflector issue again. Those are halogen projector.

The light pattern will suck.
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I actually loved the light pattern of the HID's in the factory housings. Gave me about 170 degrees of light width. Had a cop pull me over after passing him while he was in a driveway, and I explicitly asked if they were too bright coming at him and he said he had no problem with them, but having 6 beams of light is illegial.
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35watt vs 55watt. Isnt a real big difference the 55s are just more intense light. All the 55watt is a 35watt ballast just over powered(some say this cuts the life of a 55watt ballast in half). You will be fine running 35 watt light as they will be 10times brighter than stock. As for the halo fogs it depends on the bulb they use. Im running hid's in my stock fogs so they will most likely work in the halo ones too. I've been running hid's for almost 6 years now and always had 55watt lights. Went 4 years on my dakota with 55watt and never had a problem ended up selling it so dont know if they are still working or not
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Can I put HIDs in these headlights?
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nope, they are still reflectors.

HID housings usually have a single black "eye" that's a couple inches deep, like the cardboard tube from toilet paper. The bulb goes at the back, then projects forward (they are called projector housings). An eyebrow sits at the end of the tube- it goes up for high beams (full illumination) and down for low beams (cut's off at 3.5 feet or so to prevent blinding oncoming traffic).
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Ok, I'm tired of looing for projectors so I guess I'll just stay with halogen.
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Ok, I'm tired of looing for projectors so I guess I'll just stay with halogen.
http://www.google.com/search?q=98-03...ector+housings

Or, on the cheaper side, I have these Depo Black's on my truck. Not a perfect install, but tons better than the faded factory housings.

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/depo-97-...ngId=150231317
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I have those exact head light s on my Dak that the Op showed a link for they suck!!!
I am actually thinking of going back to an original housing and a bulb in the 5500K range.
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I've got http://www.carpart4u.com/product/297...our-Cars-.html headlights in my truck with 5k hi/low bulbs. I personally love the look of them and the output of the HID's are amazing. 6 months after install and I'm still amazed at how much more they light up over halogen. If you tab over to product details it says that they are HID compatible. Can't offer any insight on Halo headlights though. Never looked into them much, don't like the look of them personally. But to each their own. Just my two cents, there are headlights out there that are HID compatible. Don't give up. You won't regret the upgrade.
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