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Old 11-27-2010, 10:14 PM
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i want to get hids but there are so many different kind and i have no idea what they all mean. i want a hi/lo beam without a doubt, but there are so many different kinds. theres a 9003, 9007, 9008, 9004. how do i know wich one to get and what are the differences??
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First Step: You need to know what your headlight bulb type is. Probably an H13 if it's a one bulb High/Low operation. Those numbers you are putting up are the bulb base. So get out your owner's manual or go here and find out exactly what your truck requires in ALL lighting areas:

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...lacementGuide/

Take down your foglight bulb base type too (probably 9005) as HID fogs look great too!
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Well those options are your bulb sizes. You want to find out what bulb your truck has then you need to pick your color.
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Next Step: Decide on what K value light you want. The higher the number, the bluer or more purple they will get. Here's a simple illustration that may give you an idea of the color differences:

http://www.manyadeal.com/page.html?id=24

I have 8,000K HID low beams, bi-xenon operation for the high beam, and 8,000K HID fogs as well. These are a bit blue but it works for me. A 6,000K color bulb is nice and white.
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Now the tough part: Which ones work? I went through three different types of harnesses before I got a relay harness setup from AAC here on the forum and they finally work!

The Can Bus system routinely checks the voltage at the headlights so a good 35W or 55W ballast is a must. The check causes the headlights to blink slightly but it's no big deal.

Some folks start out with a capacitor harness (using a 4700uF cap) but eventually the cap seems to heat up, then stop working. What's nice about the relay harness set up is that you have a relay to turn on the lights, a separate power lead (no hacking wires needed) and a trigger wire for the high beam portion of the single bulb, bi-xenon setup.

So good luck with your choice.
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cool thanks for the help. they ar the h13(9008). i ordered them from hidextra.com. they have a great sale going on for black friday.
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