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    Thread: Ddm hid kit? What all do I need? 35w or 55w?

    1. 06-12-2012 09:21 AM #1
      Hey I'm looking at getting a ddm hid kit. Anyone know what all I will need? Do I need hid harnesses.Adapter cables, or mounting brackets?? Also should I get 35w or 55w thanks

      I have a 2001 gls v6 passat

    2. 06-12-2012 12:08 PM #2
      Bump I would like to know as well. I have a b5.5 it says I need a d2 bulb but.my headlamps say h7 sooooo
      Last edited by deveouzmindz; 06-12-2012 at 12:11 PM.

    3. 06-13-2012 01:06 AM #3
      For sure go by what the headlight says or what the manual that came with your car says. I would recommend a 55watt with the slim line ballasts because they will obviously take up less space, now also go for the 6-8k range, with the 8k 55watt even though they state that they have a blueish tint to them with the 55 watt ballast the blueish tint goes away.

    4. 06-13-2012 07:30 AM #4
      I wouldnt go over 5000k. I have their 55w 6000k in my car. Too blueish IMHO. Looks white on the road, but reflecting off signs, cars, ect, it looks blue.
      Wish I had gone with 5000k.

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      06-13-2012 08:19 AM #5
      I myself have a DDM slim ballast kit in 4500k, and it looks awesome, verrry close to stock HID color.
      The 35W kit is more than enough power and the 55w kit maybe to much, remember there is a inrush of high voltage for a few milliseconds when you first turn the lights on, so its recommended to stick to 35W.
      All you should need is a kit and some double-sided tape, no brackets no extra harness, just the kit and maybe a spare set of bulbs, you never know. As far as bulb size the common bulb type is H7 but check whats in the headlight before you order.

    6. 06-13-2012 09:30 AM #6
      Who is saying/recomending to stay away from the 55w kit? I've been running mine for over 2 years with zero issues. No relays or anything...literally plug-and-play with their kit.

    7. 06-13-2012 11:18 AM #7
      I don't think anyone is saying not to get the 55w we are all stating our honest opinions about what you should get because we have all had different experiences with different things. But deff not just plug and play just got to find a place for the ballasts to be secure.

    8. 06-13-2012 11:43 AM #8
      So should I get 55w or 35w?? What's the consequences of running 55w will it melt headlights?
      Last edited by Mbeckham; 06-13-2012 at 12:05 PM.

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      06-13-2012 01:53 PM #9
      I dont think the 55watt HID bulb will burn the lens, but they draw more power from the 12v supply and you may need to run a switching relay for the added power. As far as light output power the 55watt HID is more brighter than stock, but if you want that stock HID brightness the best option in my opinion is the 35watt HID.
      However the stock halogen bulbs are 55watt bulbs but when compared to 35watt HID bulbs the HID bulbs are at least 3 times brighter than the stock halogen.

      Dont get caught up in the hype, most guys just want reallllly bright HID's and assume more watts is better, but 35watts is great for the stock look, I can post pics later of mine.

    10. 06-13-2012 04:48 PM #10
      ^ agree with him, but due to the hype of when they first came out they actually don't melt headlights, they run colder than a normal headlight, yes the ballast gets hot but the bulb actually is less hot then a normal halogen. but i did not need a 12v source to plug my HID's into then fitted right into the stock connections.

    11. 06-13-2012 08:30 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by RDPASSAT View Post
      I dont think the 55watt HID bulb will burn the lens, but they draw more power from the 12v supply and you may need to run a switching relay for the added power. As far as light output power the 55watt HID is more brighter than stock, but if you want that stock HID brightness the best option in my opinion is the 35watt HID.
      However the stock halogen bulbs are 55watt bulbs but when compared to 35watt HID bulbs the HID bulbs are at least 3 times brighter than the stock halogen.

      Dont get caught up in the hype, most guys just want reallllly bright HID's and assume more watts is better, but 35watts is great for the stock look, I can post pics later of mine.

      I'd love to see pics! Please upload! I'm leaning towards 35w. Thanks for all the help everyone!

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      06-13-2012 10:21 PM #12
      Okay below I have my HID DDM Tunning KIT 4500K 35watt




      The purple hue is from the camera not the lights.



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      06-13-2012 10:22 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mbeckham View Post
      I'm leaning towards 35w.

    14. 06-14-2012 08:38 AM #14
      DDM 55w 6000K




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      06-14-2012 09:20 AM #15
      I've been running DDM's slim ballast 35w 5000k kit for two years and love it. Much improved visibility over stock (not saying much).

    16. 06-14-2012 11:09 AM #16
      This is from this morning,
      35w 8k

    17. 06-14-2012 12:25 PM #17
      Yea, see, 8000k is waaaaaaay too blue. I dont understand the desire people have for blue headlights. Even 6000k is too blue IMO. WIsh I went with 5000k.

      Last edited by 911_fan; 06-14-2012 at 12:27 PM.

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