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    35w vs. 55w Comparison

    Just received the newest apexcone super slim 55w ballasts and I must say im pretty impressed with the intensity difference. The 55w is very noticably brighter then 35w, and best of all they arent the previous gen super large 55w ballasts.

    Just wanted to show the comparison I made earlier today, in case anyone was on the fence about the 55w vs. 35w kit.

    What does this mean? No more modifying OEM ballasts to "boost" them. These are brand new, they are super slim, and best of all carry a lifetime warranty. What more could you want?

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    Great I am still on the fence though. I want temperature comparisons of both the 35w and 55w aftermarket bulbs and ballasts. Gearbox said 85122 don't run near as hot as the aftermarket bulbs at 55w but I want some numbers. In your experiance are the aftermarket bulbs that come with the 55w kit 55w or just overrun 35w? And how do the ballast internal temperatures compare between 35w, 55w aftermarket and oem? Thanks for any additional info.
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    I dont have a temperature tester thing, but I did notice the 55w ran hotter just within a few mins. Who knows, could be in my head?

    The 55w aftermarket kits come with the normal D2S bulbs, nothing special about them.
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    Looks brighter

    For lifetime warranty maybe I'll buy one
    But, I don't trust these aftermarket hid kit .

    Thanks for the pics .
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    True. Ive always used OEM as well. If I run these I need to make some vent holes or something, I dont want things getting messy from the heat.
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    looks good, only thing though. will the 55w ballast bulbs colorshift faster than the others? btw, where'd you get them from.

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    so i could just buy a 55w ballast and plug it up to my current d2s 85122 bulbs?

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    your best bet is to use phillips bulbs. Longer life etc. I want to pull out my hella gen 3's and phillips bulbs when I sale my car is why I am curious of temp readings. Dot is struggling to keep these kits off the road so they have to block the company from importing them. The company just opens up under another name and starts importing them again. A lifetime warrenty is worthless from a company that wont be around in 6 months. Could we get a pic of the slim ballast?
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    Yeah I wonder how ong this company is going to stick around for. It looks like you have to pay an extra ~20 bucks for a lifetime warranty.

    I like the days when they use to make ballasts with d2s plugs. I hate these amp connectors. It is tempting to get a set though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vietfrost
    Yeah I wonder how ong this company is going to stick around for. It looks like you have to pay an extra ~20 bucks for a lifetime warranty.

    I like the days when they use to make ballasts with d2s plugs. I hate these amp connectors. It is tempting to get a set though.
    there is a site that sells the kits with the lifetime warranty attached and has d2s option. so you don't have to buy the amp connectors to convert it to a D2s plug

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