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I must admit total confusion here. I want to upgrade my low beams on my 05 LT to HID. I've been doing my reading but I must be missing something. One company seems to be selling the single bulb kit for say $30 and another company mentioned on this site wants $169. I've always believed you get what you pay for. How is the $30 kit holding up 2, 3 or even 4 years later? What am I missing? Any problems using these kits with a headlight modulator? Thanks!

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I must admit total confusion here. I want to upgrade my low beams on my 05 LT to HID. I've been doing my reading but I must be missing something. One company seems to be selling the single bulb kit for say $30 and another company mentioned on this site wants $169. I've always believed you get what you pay for. How is the $30 kit holding up 2, 3 or even 4 years later? What am I missing? Any problems using these kits with a headlight modulator? Thanks!
If you are talking about DDM Tuning, they are great kits and mine's over a year old and running strong. You can't run a modulator with them, and you can't flash high beams if you replace the high beam either. (Also, if you have HID High and Low beams you will have an uncomfortable "dark" period when changing between high and low at night). I suggest HID Low, stock High beam and modulate the high beam for daylight driving if you so desire. The high beam ends up being much less useful at night with a HID low, since it's so bright in the first place.

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I agree with the disadvantages of HID high and low, but...

To me they are overcome by the advantages when you are alone on the road and see with high beam like in daylight. The pause when switching to high beam is really not an issue since low stays on when high comes on. Only a very slight delay before it gets REALLY bright.

I bought mine before the prices fell even more. Paid $129 for a hi/low kit about three years ago. Money well spend.

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I just did the low and put a silverstar in for the high. I ordered the dual kit so I have a full spare. I've had it a year and so far no issues with it - it is the DDM kit.

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I have the DDM hi and low beam for the last 2 yrs. with no issues, I have also installed three sets in other folks bikes and have had no issues with those either.
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