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  1. jdcobra

    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    As far as I know, Morimoto makes good ballasts. Was curious to see if anyone else knows of a good brand to use. Thanks!
     
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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Sorry, don’t know why it posted twice.
     
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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    not sure but how cheap LED's are just roll the dice on a plug and playset
     
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    I'm with Viclousjay on this
     
  5. jdcobra

    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I tried a set of Morimoto 2 stroke LEDs and it’s bright, but visually not any better than halogens if that makes sense. Got a deal on some Morimoto HB bulbs so I may just buy the ballasts from them. Wanted to check to see if anyone knew of another good company to check out.
     
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    Fast bright f3
     
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  7. ViciousJay

    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The one place I used in the past was D&M in Cali, I think that's it's named that but I never had an issue with their products
     
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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks! I’ll check em out
     
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    SVT Hess THE 3ND Established Member

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    DDM Tuning here, have their ballasts in multiple cars and have no complaints.
     
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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Really? I’ve heard mixed things about them. Had a friend order some stuff that was supposed to be in stock but apparently is shipping from China lol.
     
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    Majority of their stuff does ship from China but they do have some locations in California. Quality wise I’ve only had two issues between 3 cars, one ballast failed which was under warranty and one high beam bulb (hardy ever used the high beams so that may have been why). My cobra ballasts and bulbs have been going for the past 5 years without any issues.
     
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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’ll take a look at their ballasts and see what’s up. I mean he’s had no complaint other than that.
     
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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's it!!!! The ballasts I've heard people have trouble with unless they know what their doing otherwise the lights were awesome. ZERO complaints
     
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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    , this was on my 2011 GT when I first installed them, it will take a few hours to color correct/burn in
     
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    I've installed Morimoto HID bi-xenon [hi/lo-beam] in three of my rides & helped my neighbor install the same kit in their car too.

    But I've used The Retro-Fit Source as my go-to online vendor.

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    Out all of the kits, I had only one issue [a couple years ago] with the capacitor/adapter module not the ballast itself, and got a new replacement in a few days from The Retro-Fit Source

    So far LED wise, I'm only using their GT500 LED Foglamp assembly

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    But I'm trying Diode Dynamics for LED bulbs & their smoke LED S197 side lamp assemblies

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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yea The Retrofit Source is where I get all of my Morimoto/OEM stuff.


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    I use this guys stuff in my cars. They are plug and play LED and are top shelf quality.
     

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    DDM is the way to go. Even if you do have an issue they stand behind their warranty 100%.

    I had installed HIDs & ballasts from them on my 1997 Cobra roughly 8 years ago. My brother currently owns the car, he had an issue with the ballast less then 6 months ago. Called DDM and was picking up a new ballast no questions asked the same day.
     
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    TRS is what most of the audi folks swear by as well

    I didnt want to spend the coin on my Audi and got tired of the amazon cheapo ballasts dying on me; so I went back to halogen.

    Will try the better hid kit on my Mustang someday.
     
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    jdcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    One combination I’ve read that people do as well, is they use Morimoto bulbs with DDM ballasts.


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