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Old 05-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #826
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Hi, EBay 5050 SMD for handguards, nice and bright, I like them, also had a failure on one of my older style LED strips, I think the seller is D1_Concept but not 100% sure right now, there is a thread "daytime running lights in handguards"...


Many thanks! I'll check it out.

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Old 05-31-2011, 03:34 PM   #827
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Ordered a DDM Tuning Kit...

A week ago. At first I was excited I was buying from an American retailer. Figured CA to CO 3 days even ground shipping.

The tracking number says "China" and no expected arrival date.

How long did you guys who ordered DDM Tuning kits wait in shipping?
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:31 PM   #828
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A week ago. At first I was excited I was buying from an American retailer. Figured CA to CO 3 days even ground shipping.

The tracking number says "China" and no expected arrival date.

How long did you guys who ordered DDM Tuning kits wait in shipping?

Charlie,

Im certainly no expert but I think all of them are made in China. I had a unit that was well documented on this site and they said they "shipped from China to keep overhead down." So far, my '09 GSA has given four HID units "the Heisman." I'm waiting now for another unit and, if it doesn't perform, I'm done with HID. I am running Eclipse HID lights in place of the OEM fogs and have had no problem at all. I spliced them into the original wiring, too.

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:05 PM   #829
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DDM shipped in ~1 week from China to US for me with tracking # provided, the relay harness (didn't use it) they shipped from their US location.
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A week ago. At first I was excited I was buying from an American retailer. Figured CA to CO 3 days even ground shipping.
The tracking number says "China" and no expected arrival date.
How long did you guys who ordered DDM Tuning kits wait in shipping?
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:31 AM   #830
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A week ago. At first I was excited I was buying from an American retailer. Figured CA to CO 3 days even ground shipping.

The tracking number says "China" and no expected arrival date.

How long did you guys who ordered DDM Tuning kits wait in shipping?
Mine was 2-3 weeks. I was getting to where I needed it and I called to see what the hold up was. They shipped from china that "day" then it was a week I believe. When I reworked the DRZ the DDM kits was the last of all my items to arrive. I think it was 4-5 weeks (max) for it.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #831
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Mine looks different. The black and wire near the bulbs have flat spade connector. Not the molded plastic connectors to fit on the H7 bulbs.

Also, there is some sort of black plastic ring on the back side of the bulbs. I don't see how that will work with the spring clip. I think they sent me the wrong kit.

I got two of these kits.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:04 AM   #832
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You connect the spade connectors in place of the molded plastic connector. Make sure you get polarity correct.

The ring you refer to on the bulb is packaging. You need to get the bulb out of the plastic protective casing.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:54 PM   #833
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Finally got the DDM kit installed just before a trip to Yellowstone. Works perfectly!
When following cars at night they seem to pull over more often to let me by then before. I have not been getting flashed by oncoming cars at all. Overall this was a GREAT inexpensive upgrade.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:47 AM   #834
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I know the little knob adjust the height of the beam, but I can't seem to appreciate any movement of the low beam HID (I still have the high beam OEM bulb in), is there way to adjust the low beam without affecting the high beam?
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #835
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I know the little knob adjust the height of the beam, but I can't seem to appreciate any movement of the low beam HID (I still have the high beam OEM bulb in), is there way to adjust the low beam without affecting the high beam?
I think mine move as one unit...

Ordered two H7 "Sportiva" kits from ebay last week. Can't wait to get them in and find a nice place to tuck them away. I will post pics... going on an 06, and they are the 35 watt 6000k. Hoping for no LAMPF issues, we'll see
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:58 PM   #836
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both reflectors move at the same time, you need to turn the knob pretty often in order to see a difference.
Turning to the black plastic knob (screw) to right will lower the beam, before you turn you press the lever (lowers the beam completely), then turn and then pivot the lever back up...


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I know the little knob adjust the height of the beam, but I can't seem to appreciate any movement of the low beam HID (I still have the high beam OEM bulb in), is there way to adjust the low beam without affecting the high beam?
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:59 AM   #837
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I just installed a 100W kit.

And I must say that it is much brighter than the original light. Much easier driving at night. And surprisingly, i did not bother anyone around.

I did notice however that there was a faint glare coming out of the front, could be because the bulb may be a bit longer.


For now my install is just a slapup job that i am running off an external battery in the tank bag.

Its a pity there isnt anyone around with whom i can compare this with.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #838
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100W tank bag HID?!
That installation sounds adventurous, no melting wires?
Personally I'd not consider this a good approach but neither is a 35W HID kit considering
the problematic beam pattern and the "CAN-Bus" related implications....

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I just installed a 100W kit.

And I must say that it is much brighter than the original light. Much easier driving at night. And surprisingly, i did not bother anyone around.
I did notice however that there was a faint glare coming out of the front, could be because the bulb may be a bit longer. For now my install is just a slapup job that i am running off an external battery in the tank bag.
Its a pity there isnt anyone around with whom i can compare this with.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:34 AM   #839
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Can Bus Integrated 35 Watt ballast

The dreaded LAMPF, no good . 1 Off MotorSports has a Can-bus integrated ballast that works great. DDM is a good solution as well since they have a similar lifetime warranty on the whole kit. Seems as though both 1 Off MotorSports and DDM are pretty much the only two that do, other companies have limited warranty or pay for lifetime warranty and often times it doesn't cover the bulb(s).

BMW does a great job of switching things up from year to year in an effort to have customers buy directly from them. But overall having any HID's is better than riding with stock lighting.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #840
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...knowing what I know now I wouldn't convert mine to HID again, I was curious so I did it, converting Aux lights is a totally different matter and that actually makes a lot of sense I think...
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The dreaded LAMPF, no good . 1 Off MotorSports has a Can-bus integrated ballast that works great. DDM is a good solution as well since they have a similar lifetime warranty on the whole kit. Seems as though both 1 Off MotorSports and DDM are pretty much the only two that do, other companies have limited warranty or pay for lifetime warranty and often times it doesn't cover the bulb(s).

BMW does a great job of switching things up from year to year in an effort to have customers buy directly from them. But overall having any HID's is better than riding with stock lighting.

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