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post #1 of 14 Old 04-17-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Retrosolution 55w HID will melt my projectors?

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I just order the 55w 6000k HID conversion kit from Retrosolutions. My friend is telling me that I should of got the 35k ones instead because the 55w will burn up and melt my projectors. I have a 2010 Honda Accord coupe V6. I don't know if this is true and hoping the forum can help me out a bit.

Also, I don't know if I should install the wire relay harness thing or not. If you guys got some insight on this matter then that would be great! I tried searching the forum but I never got a black and white answer. I keep getting these "maybe" stuff.

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Well I'm not one to talk since I have a sedan and run HIDs in my reflectors, but the coupe projectors aren't that good for HIDs either and it is highly frowned upon to run 55w in the first place. I don't run relays for 35w but you probably should if you're going to be running 55s

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Why is it frown upon to use 55w? I thought 55w was just brighter. Whats the worse that could happen if I dont use the relay? Im planning to use it anyway
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cuz hids in our cars already "blind" people and 55w makes even more glare and blinds people even worse. our factory set up is meant to run halogens and people say that there can be flickering with 35w without the use of relays and a lot higher chance itll happen if u run 55w. people also say it can get too hot and melt the harness but its fine for 35w.
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So theoretically, If I install the 55w and just install the relay harness I should be fine right? Or should I get on the phone in the morning and try to switch out for a 35w?
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your bowl will deteriorate over time because of the 55w... There just a lot more UV and heat from it. It won't happen over night but it will still happen. The accord coupe projector bowls aren't that big.

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^ thats a good way to scare people away from 55w! either way 55w is overkill and not necessary
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^ yeah.. like I use to run 55w ballast on my fx-r, but there was just way too much lighting so I swap back to 35w. Larger projectors can disapate the heat better. The chrome on the projector also determine if its going to fade, peel, or haze over.

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Alright, consider everything I think im gonna call them in the morning and ask them to switch out for the 35w ones. Its only like a 3 dollar differences anyway. I was wondering, then with the 35w, do I still need to install the relay harness?
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I say you don't need relay harnesses but some people say you do just to be safe.
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vtecmugen, I sent you a PM. (Stay away from Retro!)
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my 55w have been working great for the last 2 years... and i have my headlights set to run even during the daytime.

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HFP Lipkit with gloss black fog housings ::: 55w 10000k HIDS low beams ::: 19x8.5 konig lace ::: 245/35/20 falken 452 ::: air ride suspension ::: J-power 3 arm Camber kit ::: 15% tint all around ::: Smoked tail lights ::: Interior Hyper White LED Dome and map lights ::: Custom stock headlights with sprayed chrome housings, tinted amber side marker and CCFL halos :::
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I think im still gonna stay with Retro. Even you though you gave a bad review, there are still ALOT of good reviews.

So good news, I was up at 8 this morning to call them to see if they can catch my package before it ships. So I got it and they switched out for the 35w ones. all good homies
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yes just stick with 35w.

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