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Old 02-13-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Apexcone 55W D2S 5000K kit?

Can anyone out there comment on their personal experience with upgrading from OEM HID/bi-xenon to Apexcone 55W D2S 5000K bulb/ballast kit. See the following link...

http://www.apexcone.com/hidkits.html

This seems like a very nice combination which will really improve output and color. I'm not interested in going into the blue and losing output by going above 6000K. Also, has anyone found that the glare from wet rainy roads gets to be a problem if you go to 55W?
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Go with the DDM Slim ballast that is 55W. The ballast is slimmer and also it is more efficient in power consumption.

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Old 02-14-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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do you have to have the resistor to keep the bulb out light off and to keep it from flickering with any of these xenon kits. Ive noticed that a lot of the xenon kit carriers offer these plug in resistors for about $40, but none of them say they are required
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do you have to have the resistor to keep the bulb out light off and to keep it from flickering with any of these xenon kits. Ive noticed that a lot of the xenon kit carriers offer these plug in resistors for about $40, but none of them say they are required
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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I'm interested in this too. also if the 55w kits are a simple plug and play (meaning you can still retain the bi-xenon). havent taken a good look at the stock ballasts yet but i could have swore there was some sort of switch that signalled the shutter.
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The capacitors that are plug and play will eliminate the problem of having the error in your dashboard. The result of flickering on some cars will use capacitors and on others you would need a wiring harness just depending on year of the car.
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