WELL SAID!Made this thread for someone to hopefully make a sticky thread out of it to HOPEFULLY prevent countless threads being made by new people who usually don't search beyond the first page or 2 to see someone else has a thread already about this topic. All other threads can probably be condensed, information wise, into this one... and then the others can be gradually pushed away into an abyss.
In this thread, are questions, answers, pics, tips, etc.
If you want to post hateful mess, go start an official HID haters thread, where only people who like to bash others for dropping in lights into reflectors can hang out.
Yes, it is a much better to do a full HID Projector Retrofit, it is safer for oncoming traffic, it looks a LOT better than dropping them in (both in the way the headlight looks and the way the light beams out), AND it is safer for your electrical system to use high quality components such as in the above retrofit link, than to use ebay kits. BUT, since it costs 4 to 5 times as much for that... most people start off using drop in lights I am sure. Both are illegal mind you. Only factory installed OEM HID's are technically street legal.
If you bought a HID kit that worked really well, with no errors, and no other issues, post links so others can check it out.
If you retrofitted, you can post about that too.
I will start, I bought a slim ballast kit from DDM Tuning, ended up using only the ballasts from that since the bulbs seemed a little hard to get in there and I bought new bulbs --> HERE hoping they would be easier, but they weren't lol.
6000k light although kind of wishing I got 4500-5000k now.
I also got this --> Wire Harness Although I should have just ordered my DDM Tuning kit with the add on wire harness and made those bulbs work instead of cutting them up and buying new ones lol
I adjusted my headlight's angle so that I got good beams of light but not too high to blind people, I rode around and had someone else drive around with me in opposite directions and distances to see if I blinded them.
I recently (this evening) installed a new kit for my Fogs... I used this kit ---> Here I ordered these with 3000k bulbs.
With my current setup, I can light up signs in the far distance on dark sections of the freeway on my way to work early in the morning. I haven't had a single person flash their high beams at me for blinding them, and I have no errors or issues.
MK6 Jetta High and low beam lights use H7 bulbs, and the Fogs are 9006 so keep that in mind when ordering kits.