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If you buy a DDM tuning kit and H11 bulbs. Everything is plug and play. No wire cutting for me. Everything plugged right up:)
X2.... I bought ddm H11 kit and all I need to do was unscrew the plug so It connected. Nothing else needed plug and play basically
 

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You guys, I really want cooler looking lights, but i don't want to deal with bullsh#t. Can you help make this easy for me?

1) The one for me to get is the following, correct?

HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning

2) Do you recommend 35w or 55w?

3) What color would you also recommend? 5,000k, 8,000k, 10,000k?

4) HID harness and/or error eliminators?

5) What do I do about my fog lights (as I normally roll around at night with them on)?

6) Anything else I should be aware of going into this?
 

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You guys, I really want cooler looking lights, but i don't want to deal with bullsh#t. Can you help make this easy for me?

1) The one for me to get is the following, correct? YES

HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning

2) Do you recommend 35w or 55w? 35 produces less heat. Personal Preference

3) What color would you also recommend? 5,000k, 8,000k, 10,000k? Again personal
Preference. I went 6000k. Just a hint of blue

4) HID harness and/or error eliminators? I went harness to be safe. IMO.. Worth it for $15

5) What do I do about my fog lights (as I normally roll around at night with them on)? I plan on going 3500k with mine.

6) Anything else I should be aware of going into this? You will be fine. If I can.... Anyone can
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X2.... I bought ddm H11 kit and all I need to do was unscrew the plug so It connected. Nothing else needed plug and play basically

what plug?
 

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on the headlight housing, there is a connector that the stock H11B bulb clips into, its black with 2 yellow wires going into it. that plug needs to be unscrewed from the housing in order to install the DDM kit.
 

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gotchaa thanks
 

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See above

Thanks Brotha.

So what wattage bulbs did you go with? do you wish you went with the other? Im not sure if the extra lumens are worth melting my headlights

The error eliminator thing isnt needed? what errors would it eliminate?

H11 and H11b - I dont even know the difference between the two (im assuming size/connection is the biggest part). Id want to go H11 and it is going to be straight plug and play correct? no cutting up the housing to fit the bulb?

and the fog lamps - To upgrade those would I need to get the same kit, with the same bulbs and the same deal? Meaning..

...are the fog light bulbs a different size from the headlights? do people do an HID upgrade to their fog lights or do they just get whiter/brighter regular bulbs?

Sorry for being the headlight noob, this is a first for me. With all the info I am going to order the kits and stuff today.
 

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I went 35w 6000k for my head lights and I couldn't be happier with them. Not sure what the error eliminator does (but noone I talked to had suggested it)..

Difference in h11 & h11b and all you need to do is unscrew the plug in the headlight assemble (see link above) in order to make it connect. I also broke the tabs off to make it easier to connect. You will know what I mean when you do the install.

Fogs are different bulbs but same kit. Don't remember which but if you search the thread for "bulb size" you'll find a lost of them

Let me know if I missed any of your questions.

Also this was the first time I did a HID install
And it took me about 1-2 hours.
 

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Fogs are 811, 880 will work, only difference is the 811 has a 90 degree connector 880 are strait.
 

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For the fogs, the driver's side is ridiculously easy to do, as you can get to it from above, by removing the headlight. The passenger's side is a bit more interesting since the washer fluid reservoir creates a VERY tight fit. Getting the lamp into the socket without the element touching anything is a true test of patience and coordination. The halogen 881 are really short compared to the 880 HIDs.

55W HIDs are fine for low beams. Housing temps on mine hit about 110F after one hour of sitting in the shop without air flow. So once you're out driving around that temp will drop. For the sake of info, the 35W will hit mid 90s in the headlights and fogs. Fog housings have a heat vent hole above the light to prevent too much heat from building up.
 

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The rep at DDM this morning kept insisting that I did not need the wire harness for my forte.
 

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The rep at DDM this morning kept insisting that I did not need the wire harness for my forte.
You really don't I tested mine before I installed it and they work exactly the same.

You may need them if you use the 55W kit because running wattage is 55W thus start up spike must be way higher. The start up spike on the 35W kit should be lower than the 55W.

My mechanic was a bit annoyed when I insisted on using the harness.
 

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Wanted to thank Kenny C & beast for the info. I installed 6,000K lows this afternoon. Install went pretty smooth except the rep at DDM said I wouldnt need the harness. Good thing I bought one anyway because the lights wouldnt even turn on without it.

There will be more/better pics as soon as I find time to put in the 6,000K fog light kit thats in my garage.
 

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