HID retrofit w/TSX projectors: walkthrough w/pictures

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I'll see if I can dig them up.

If you go with a true HID retrofit like mine, you'll be using D2S HID bulbs, not a standard bulb converted to HID.

As for reliable ballasts, I only use Morimoto from the retrofit source. Never had an issue, but they are more expensive up front.
 

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]But if I get a good ballast it will be able to power most all bulb types correct ? Also any other good sources for bulbs and ballasts I should look at?

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Yes, ballasts are universal. You may or may not have to get a connector adapter for the bulb depending on what you do, but that's easy and cheap.
 

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I need some good sources to look at for hids and ballasts. So if these hids are 55 watt do I have to stay 55 watt or can I use a different power ballast? Thanks for the help everyone.

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I need some good sources to look at for hids and ballasts. So if these hids are 55 watt do I have to stay 55 watt or can I use a different power ballast? Thanks for the help everyone.

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You can use 35w, which is the standard OEM wattage for HIDs. I wouldn't go higher than 55w personally. The higher the wattage, the hotter they get and I have melted a couple of lenses with 55 watts. Also greatly reduces bulb life as you step up wattage.

Your current bulbs should work fine with 35w but you might lose a few lumens.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com

That's pretty much exclusively where I buy from. You get what you pay for with HIDs.
 
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