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Old 12-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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I installed Silverstars as well and am not impressed. There are issues with straight swap HID's because the point of light emitted is not the same as the lamp. Somewhere in my hundreds of bookmarks I have a good explanation of it, but the bottom line is that an HID is an arc, and as such the arc is..... an arc. It's not a straight filament that doesn't move and the entire lens is focused on, it moves by virtue of what it is
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #22
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I installed Silverstars as well and am not impressed. There are issues with straight swap HID's because the point of light emitted is not the same as the lamp. Somewhere in my hundreds of bookmarks I have a good explanation of it, but the bottom line is that an HID is an arc, and as such the arc is..... an arc. It's not a straight filament that doesn't move and the entire lens is focused on, it moves by virtue of what it is
Jeff, I think you are probably right as all the newer vehicles with HID lighting have what appears to be a focusing lens incorporated into the headlight housing. So I'm thinking that without this focusing lens, just swaping the stock bulb with a HID bulb would be worthless.

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I'm not sure it's worthless, but sure is far from optimal since the focus point is different.

That being said, I also haven't looked at the voltage at the lamp, which likely sucks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #24
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Has anyone tried DDM Tuning?
Have heard good reports on folks using them on offroad applications
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