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I just installed my DDM set yesterday and love it. My kit didn't look like yours, Mr. White, so I can't really comment on what exactly goes to what, but, this link should help you. H8 / H9 / H11 HID Bulb Install Guide - Powered by Kayako Help Desk Software

I also wanted to comment that removal of the bumper, or even going through the wheel well is completely not needed. The bulbs can be accessed from the engine bay simply by moving aside the air box lid and washer fluid top on either side. I did everything by feel with my hands down in the engine bay and all worked out fine. Took about ten minutes.
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10 minutes? Got them installed, took my time to mount everything securely as advised in this thread, and took about 2 hrs. Yep. The removal of air filter top and washer fluid was fine. No comparison to halogens for visibility and aesthetics. Very helpful thread thanks to all who contributed. Kinda freaked out when I opened the box and saw the size of the HD relay and all these wires. But all items are tucked away in that engine bay nice and clean.


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Yup. Ten minutes. Everything secure and tidy.
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DDM customer service is pretty solid too. I just a had a ballast go bad. Sent it back, they confirmed it was defective, and have a new one.

I actually installed it last night, but it wasnt working --- checked the fuse under the hood, and it seemed the 15 blew. Replaced and up and running again.

Only issue --- NO ZIP TIES IN THE WORKBENCH. They're tucked in there nice and tight until I can get to Home Cheapo.



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My only gripe with the set I got from ddm is the box came totally smashed. Luckily the bulbs were intact in their plastic capsules.
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I saw that DDM has 4500K and chances are I'll go with that, but are you aware of any manufacturer carrying a 4800K kit??
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I saw that DDM has 4500K and chances are I'll go with that, but are you aware of any manufacturer carrying a 4800K kit??
Every manufacturer's kelvin scale will be slightly different despite what the kelvin scale ratings suggest

Different quality bulbs, with different hallide salt compositions are major factors in the actual kelvin temperature

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Every manufacturer's kelvin scale will be slightly different despite what the kelvin scale ratings suggest

Different quality bulbs, with different hallide salt compositions are major factors in the actual kelvin temperature

Nick C.
Ya, I get that...is why I'm leaning towards the 4500 DDM. Even with wiggle-room on the actual temp output, it's still the closest I've seen. I really won't be able to tell until i plug it up and look at it through a meter.
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finally upgraded to HID's DDM Tuning 35W5k!!!

Head to DIY section to see my write up of the install. Hope it helps, but it's all kinds of simple. Plug and play! Here's some comparison shots and after shots. No before, because we all know it just doesn't cut it.







what's next? either an RSB or a CAI/SRI (suggestions?) or Tanabe springs with appropriate shocks or stage 1 AutoEXE bracing or an exhaust (suggestions?) or touch up paint and clearcoat with a consumer grade clear bra, or.... eventually, when my tires go bald, i want to upgrade wheels (114.3x5/19x8.5 +35) and tires (something sticky). thanks for reading.

wish list? a grill similar to current ford fusion for upper and lower.


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Just read all 33 pages of this thread(slow day ha). Said I wouldnt put any mods on this car but I can no longer stand the yellow hue of the lights, this car looks to good for that. Im purchasing the DDM kit http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W. This is all I need correct 35w with ballast 5000K and H11 bulb?. No need to add on any mounting brackets or anything(I want to zip tie anyways). And on final question this will just be for low beams or both low and high? I know it doesnt include the DRL, thanks guys and sorry to have questions even after reading 33 pages
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