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Robb12
10-11-2008, 09:46 AM
They've got a sale on they're HID conversion kit, its around $67 shipped, which is pretty damn cheap. So I was just wondering if anyone has ordered from them? I know somebody received two different colors on their bulbs and have to pay extra to get the right ones but...I dunno, little help? Thanks again mates

Robb12
10-11-2008, 10:48 AM
anyone? anyone? heh I also discovered they're ebay version which sells for about six dollars cheaper shipped..

Naudilos
10-11-2008, 11:02 AM
From my personal experience I haven't had any problems.
This has all been covered many times...search.

le91688
10-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Honestly i wouldnt buy chinese HIDs, get these ones, for a TINY bit more, with a lifetime warranty
click me (http://www.ddmtuning.com/)

00SantorinS4
10-11-2008, 11:09 AM
vvme is ok.
I had a bulb go about two months later but i throw my lights on during the day too.
Just bought a new set for 30 bucks and i got a spare so no worries.

1fstavant
10-11-2008, 12:12 PM
what kit do we need 99.5- dual or single?

00SantorinS4
10-11-2008, 12:43 PM
single kit

al3x
10-11-2008, 12:52 PM
Bought two sets from vvme on Wednesday and they were delivered to my door on Friday afternoon.

China -> Norway in 3 days. That's pretty damn fast!

Installed one set so far and that one works perfectly, same colour temp on both bulbs.

nji14
10-11-2008, 12:59 PM
please donot buy vvme..ive been through 4 ballasts already..2 of my buddys went too. I would buy something made a little better.. sharphid.com or what they suggested before me

al3x
10-11-2008, 01:02 PM
Considering the fact that I payed the same amount for two sets incl. shipping from vvme that I would have to pay for one set here I'll take my chances :)

Stampy
10-11-2008, 04:35 PM
I had a ballast go out after 2 days. Gotta say, I was pretty disappointed. That being said, many people have them and have no problems with them.

le91688
10-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Yes, put the cheapest HIDs you can find in your german luxury car.

You should have bought a hyundai

sirmeeps
10-11-2008, 04:59 PM
Yes, put the cheapest HIDs you can find in your german luxury car.

You should have bought a hyundai

ehhhhh what do you care...

Stampy
10-11-2008, 05:23 PM
I love when people talk high and mighty about a 8 year old entry level luxury car. That reminds me of the idiot that said our cars have prestige months ago.

DrFeelGood
10-12-2008, 01:27 AM
I brought mine like a year ago, no problems at all, even brought an extra set for which i did not have to use yet. 3 of my friends got some and no problems.

Blake260
10-12-2008, 09:46 AM
I would go with the DDM/apexcone kit, lifetime warranty and new generation tiny ballast's

Robb12
10-12-2008, 10:45 AM
I've actually heard good things about Xentec. My brother picked out a pair from them for his A4 and I'm going with DDM and we're going to compare. Mine were only a little more expensive.

killa
10-12-2008, 07:07 PM
I've spoken to the main person in Charge of distributing these units and here's how it works:

The material is all the same, but you'll pay more for someone with experice to put it together.
They supply all of the ebay people and these "tuners" who copy and paste stuff onto their ebay stores.

Interesting concept, pay for experience...

h4robkr123
10-12-2008, 07:12 PM
Stay far away from VVME! Many people have received defective products, where either way to get it fixed you either pay to ship it to them, or you pay to get a new piece. Their customer service is complete shit. I was sent a bad ballast and the cheapest way to get it fixed was to pay to send it to them, then if they could send a current through it, pay another $25 to send it back.

wesleyfbm
10-12-2008, 09:04 PM
I just go mine in a couple weeks ago. im deff satisfied with them for the under $70 shipped. i only drive with them on at night to prolong life, but sounds like ppl have good luck with driving all the time with headlights on. also ddmtuning has a good deal on there kit too, which include the slim ballasts.

burner799
10-12-2008, 10:18 PM
Yes, put the cheapest HIDs you can find in your german luxury car.

You should have bought a hyundai

Actually dude I bought a b5 cause hyundai's cost more and i couldn't afford one. Oh and if you consider this a luxury car you have obviously never seen a real luxury car or been to germany.

FYI the market price on your german luxury car is like 5 grand.......a.k.a less than a civic from the same year with the same mileage.

Get
A
Life

oh and my vvme are going like 6 months strong now. having a little bit of trouble with the balast connection cause they are chintsy but, it's still working. *knock on wood*

Robb12
10-12-2008, 10:38 PM
What about Xentec? Anybody had much experience with that company as far as HID goes?

UGwagen
10-12-2008, 11:14 PM
What about Xentec? Anybody had much experience with that company as far as HID goes?

Not bad, not great.. they are use a Hella Gen 3 replica ballast. They are not waterproof (and neither are the real Hella Gen 3 ballast), so location is critical to reliability. My friend has them on his Evo, one of ballasts failed, which presumely due to water, due to the mounting location, which I sold my Xentec ballasts to, and told him if he had more issues, find a drier mounting location.

With cheap replicas, defect rates are much higher.

Though knock on wood, I have bought ebay Hella Gen 3 replica ballasts (and waterproofed) before to replace the OEM AL-lighting ballasts on my old car.

Using the OEM style connector (on the bulb), along with a H7 to D2S adapter, you can use high quality OEM Phillips D2S bulbs also.

le91688
10-12-2008, 11:48 PM
oh and my vvme are going like 6 months strong now. having a little bit of trouble with the balast connection cause they are chintsy but, it's still working. *knock on wood*

its because they're cheap ass fuck ya poor bastard.

burner799
10-13-2008, 12:29 AM
its because they're cheap ass fuck ya poor bastard.

yes. I am poor. you are rich. spend stupid amounts of money on shit for your car. that is why you buy ebay short shifters and knock of grills and wanted to paint your piece of shit stock rims....because you are a cash money millionare. You belong in an e36 m3 with your level of coolness.

Have fun with your super awesome b5 a4 2.8! you must be feeling super duper special because you have the ulttraa luxury model and bigger engine and everything. cool dude.

So when you are in your 9 year old audi, do your farts smell like cinnamon buns?

I didn't know the rich folks all live in Harrisburg, PA. get a grip on reality man.

Stampy
10-13-2008, 12:45 AM
its because they're cheap ass fuck ya poor bastard.

Dude, what is up your ass about this?

I hope to God you are rocking OEM RS4 Ecodes with the amount of shit you are talking. That is what I had on my B5. Want to buy them? Assuming you can afford the good stuff.

Get off your high horse and realize you own an ancient entry level luxury car. I'm sure if we all were rocking B7's the choices would be a little more high end.

hawaii
10-13-2008, 12:49 AM
I will go for ddmtuning for a lifetime warranty and a smaller blast.

Rhinop21
10-13-2008, 01:36 AM
Honestly i wouldnt buy chinese HIDs, get these ones, for a TINY bit more, with a lifetime warranty
click me (http://www.ddmtuning.com/)

Thanks for the link I just bought a kit from them [up]

le91688
10-14-2008, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the link I just bought a kit from them [up]

im orderin some soon.

I got neg repped for that lol.

burner799
10-14-2008, 10:42 PM
don't have a nightmare about it....

I'm gonna probably throw my vvme into my foglights and order a 55watt kit from that place though. looks solid [up]

le91688
10-14-2008, 10:48 PM
don't have a nightmare about it....

I'm gonna probably throw my vvme into my foglights and order a 55watt kit from that place though. looks solid [up]

I'm glad you've finally seen the light [:D][up]

burner799
10-14-2008, 10:51 PM
not quite...i'm jewish.. i know a good deal when i see one. if you think these cars are nice it honestly just means you haven't seen the worst of it yet. I've been around long enough to feel the pain of the b5 tearing through your wallet. lol.

everytime i save up enough money to buy a decent mod something else breaks. maybe you have it easier though, but 1.8t is a headache at times.

youmeill
02-20-2012, 10:18 PM
They've got a sale on they're HID conversion kit, its around $67 shipped, which is pretty damn cheap. So I was just wondering if anyone has ordered from them? I know somebody received two different colors on their bulbs and have to pay extra to get the right ones but...I dunno, little help? Thanks again mates
vvme.com is a trusted site.Their prices are cheaper because they are directly shipped from the factory.