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
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.
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.
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.
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.
^ 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.