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Old 09-18-2010, 05:53 PM   #11
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those afterarket ones mounted on the very bottom of the bumper 55w 6000k hid'*
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With ballists? ddm tuning kit?
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slim ballist is what i was told and no not ddm tuning
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i cant remember if they were 50 or 35 watts in my GP fogs but they heat did melt the housing down on the inside
it wasn't bad to the point it cracked but you can see the glass melting on the inside
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i cant remember if they were 50 or 35 watts in my GP fogs but they heat did melt the housing down on the inside
it wasn't bad to the point it cracked but you can see the glass melting on the inside
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but didnt happen over night
i had the HIDs in for over 2 years, then i noticed little brown mark inside
nothin happened to the bulb or assembly, but thought id mention it
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i cant remember if they were 50 or 35 watts in my GP fogs but they heat did melt the housing down on the inside
it wasn't bad to the point it cracked but you can see the glass melting on the inside
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but didnt happen over night
i had the HIDs in for over 2 years, then i noticed little brown mark inside
nothin happened to the bulb or assembly, but thought id mention it
Got any pictures? So far I've only heard of claims or fears of things like this happening, but no actual proof that it happened to anyone. 2+ hours of searching on the web and not a single picture of a damaged housing as a result of using an HID bulb. For the record, I've seen 55W H3 Halogens cause damage to housings as well.

I wouldn't put an HID bulb in a foglight housing unless it was a projector housing like that of the Bonneville GXP. I've had HID fogs in the Bonneville since I bought it with 46k (83k now), with absolutely no problems. However, non projector foglight housings do nothing but create endless amounts of ambient light that is 100% sure to **** off and blind oncoming drivers. I'd consider myself an ******* if I put HID'* in a reflector foglight housing unless it was for offroad use only. See my stickied thread in the detail and appearance section.

I would never support the installation of HID'* in a housing not meant for HID'* unless measures were taken to help prevent or alleviate the problem of blinding oncoming drivers, such as blacking out the bottom of the reflector to prevent light from shining up into peoples' eyes. Fog lights are designed to produce the same ambient light you would be trying to fight.
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