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njm23
01-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Well.. It has been a little over a year since I have ran there HID setup. Today my passenger side ballast took a shit on me.. I guess it was only a matter of time. Makin the post so future people order the DDM over VVME [up]

Anyone need an extra ballast or 8k bulbs? No use for them, gonna order 6k's to replace.

Time to order some DDM's.. U.S. made and lifetime warranty FTW.

akielb
01-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Had my VVME kit for over a year now - starting to worry with all these threads popping up

kingtr
01-22-2009, 09:11 PM
I almost just bought both the 4300k and 10000k kit in the classifieds, glad I didn't! Worth it to spend $30 more for US shipping rate and warranty!

brianw90
01-22-2009, 09:25 PM
my friends VVME's broke at the track because of some wheel hop

(and when installing them the clips had to be broken and flipped around...the +/- were reversed. had to put zipties so they would stay in the ballast..flicker once in a while

this was a problem on 2 pairs we ordered

njm23
01-22-2009, 09:29 PM
Yeah.. I had great results with them. Never had a single problem till now. And it isn't even worth my time to try and talk to a company that barely speaks english haha.

NorCal1.8T
01-22-2009, 09:29 PM
DDMTuning.com right? I been wanting to order some. So its H7 bulbs, and would you guys reccommend 4500K or 5K? i dont want to go brighter because i live in cali.

njm23
01-22-2009, 09:30 PM
^^yeah. More specific, http://www.ddmtuning.com/hidkihidbuhi.html

NorCal1.8T
01-22-2009, 09:36 PM
good price, $64.95 and shipping is probably close to $15...and the warranty!

cculos
01-22-2009, 09:46 PM
lol I like how you started the thread expecting one to die because they're bad, and you end up almost convincing someone to get it based on price alone? does not compute...

.Mad Hatter.
01-23-2009, 03:24 AM
lol I like how you started the thread expecting one to die because they're bad, and you end up almost convincing someone to get it based on price alone? does not compute...


I think he suggested DDM.

I got my new ballast in the mail yesterday, if either of them fail im going to DDM, which i wish i did now anyway. [headbang]

Siena
01-23-2009, 03:29 AM
Have heard good reviews on the DDM 4300k kit.

zrowcool
01-23-2009, 05:07 AM
i've had vvme for 2.5yrs. they are starting to crap out though. the right bulb sometimes wouldnt ignite when i first turn on the headlights. i have to turn them off n on. Also the light is much dimmer than what it used to be and they flicker on bumps. I definitely got my moneys worth but i'm going ddm in the future

AudiTurbo
01-23-2009, 09:21 AM
Have heard good reviews on the DDM 4300k kit.

On the site it said 4500K

Siena
01-23-2009, 09:40 AM
On the site it said 4500K

I'd go for that then - 6000k puts out less light than 4300k, which is OEM, chosen for a reason.

Seeing as the whole idea of upgrading from halogens to xenons is to get more lumen output...

JumboBlack1.8
01-23-2009, 09:54 AM
the 55watt 6000K bulbs are very close to 35watt 4300k bulbs......the higher output ballasts wash out more of the blue light normally associated with 6000K bulbs....they are VERY white....hardly any tint of blue in my setup....seriously

Pscheoverdrive
01-23-2009, 10:01 AM
Has anybody had DDMs for more than a year? I see cheap HIDs being cheap HIDs... If you want higher quality, you're not going to get it for $15. The higher end kits cost $200+ each for a reason...

Still, I have VVMEs in my fogs and I have an H4 kit on my bike... Given, I haven't had them too long, but I'd like to hear if DDMs really are any better. No complaints w/the VVMEs so far.

20A4Audi1.8t01
01-23-2009, 10:05 AM
DDM FTW have em in my lows and fogs! [up]

crillforreal
01-23-2009, 12:38 PM
the 55watt 6000K bulbs are very close to 35watt 4300k bulbs......the higher output ballasts wash out more of the blue light normally associated with 6000K bulbs....they are VERY white....hardly any tint of blue in my setup....seriously
He's right. With the 55w, a lot of the color is washed out. I recently installed the DDM 55w 6000k and im very happy with them all around, they are only really blue when they are warming up. Ive heard nothing but good things about DDM, you cant beat the price and warranty[up]

njm23
01-23-2009, 06:22 PM
Has anybody had DDMs for more than a year? I see cheap HIDs being cheap HIDs... If you want higher quality, you're not going to get it for $15. The higher end kits cost $200+ each for a reason...

Does it really matter? They have a lifetime warranty, so I could care less if I go threw a set every couple years. Being that they are out of the U.S. they are much better to deal with over some other companies.

AudiTurbo
01-23-2009, 06:44 PM
What does the 55w 4500k look like? Is it worth getting them in 55W

D's Avant
01-24-2009, 06:45 AM
What does the 55w 4500k look like? Is it worth getting them in 55W

Everything I read about the 55w set-up regardless of the bulb type is that is is a worth while upgrade. 4500K would look like stock BMW hid's IMO.

I have VVME's now at the two year mark with 6000K's and will be upgrading to 55w's sometime this year DDM. One of my pack's (VVME) has visible burn/heat marks on it.

Still debating on 4500K or 5000K for my next set-up combined with the 55w set-up slim balast from DDM.

AudiTurbo
01-24-2009, 07:09 AM
I think I might go with the 55W 5000k, but I need to get a good set of two piece projectors, or one pieces off a 99.5 and up.

.Mad Hatter.
01-24-2009, 07:18 AM
if anybody wants some vvme 6000k bulbs, let me know.

00SantorinS4
01-24-2009, 08:44 AM
PM'd About the Spare Ballast.
unorthodoxa4: how much would you like, they are vvme bulbs right?

discontained
01-24-2009, 08:58 AM
I have 8K VVME HID's in my car for over 2 years now, and havent had any problems with them. [up] I been through hell in that car, mud, snow, ice, heat. Even took them out and put the stock back in for a few weeks. They still are running good. **knocks on wood**

Spykce
01-24-2009, 09:00 AM
I have the 6k 55w DDM kit and love it. Warranty is a sweat deal too! Funny how it's almost the same as buying a set of hella bulbs or silverstars.