First of all I want to say Hello to everybody as a newbie here. I hope this is a place where I can find answers for my questions.
What I have and want to modify is my Semi Truck Headlamp - Volvo VNL 670.
I found one thread :
and his useful progress photos :
Before I'm asking questions - I'm trying to find an answers on forum - do not bother users until necessary )
Ok, here we go.
Few months ago I decided to go for Xenon's because of poor light quality in my truck.
Purchased this one : H11: MORIMOTO ELITE HID SYSTEM
Lot of people said here and there that retrofit is a great quality and there is going to be a huge difference in projected light ...
Well, quality of ballasts - yes they look really great but bulbs looks like cheap china ebay products ...
Actually I do have one (china 26 bucks xenons) so I compared them ... well ... no difference ... maybe, maybe morimoto were brighter just
a little bit ...
Actually after 170 bucks later I do have a 5-10 % more light than china stuff.
I was looking for reasons of bad light of great name : Voltage - battery 13.65, voltage on wire 13.64, on alternator 14.1
I put dedicated power line from battery ... no change at all but better reaction for switching on.
So I took one lamp home, break in pieces and look at the pictures .. mirror is retired.
It definitely need to be replaced ...
And here we getting to asking questions :
- should I follow upper tread and go for Morimoto Mini Stage III D2S or you suggest something different ?
- where I can find retrofit's products full specs with dimensions (uploaded photo of china D2S projector with dimensions)
- should I go for 35W or 55W
- If I stay with 35W can I use my 3Five Ballasts for D2S and just look for wires with D2S plug
- which bulbs D2S (or different if different projector) should I go.
I'm really looking for goooooooooood bright light. So far my experience with xenons isn't something what I was expecting, that's why I need some
answers for fans and specialists like you guys.
Some support from Matt from Retrofit hugely welcome.
Thank you so much for reading and for ANY answers and suggestions