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What is the best HID kit for the Edge?


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#1 OFFLINE   Brock79

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I want the most reliable and best quality kit out there. I don't want to buy a junk kit to have something fail within a few weeks or months. I'm looking to go with the 35w bulbs. I have read a few threads on different kits on here, but I can't decide on which one. I saw the kit that Dan at daytimebrightlites used and heard it had some problems. What kind of problems? Thanks in advance.







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#2 OFFLINE   Lowery89

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

I have the ddm kit 35w 5k.. I have it in both my my cars and have had one kit coming on 2 years no issues. I kinda want to upgrade to the 55w kit in the edge but I'm sure other drivers are thankful I haven't yet. It's plenty bright. And if you want the running lights Dan sells the 5k is near perfect match.

#3 OFFLINE   candurin

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

If you are considering quality over price (not that ddm is a "bad" kit): http://www.theretrof...roducts_id=3957
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

I'm going on 9 months with the DDM 35/5000 kit with a custom harness and it has been perfect so far.  Morimoto seems to get the best reviews online and has awesome customer service but DDM has a decent rep also.  For the price of one Mori kit you could get three DDM kits which would give you lots of spare parts if you ran into any problems.  The Mori does have the advantage of a really well built harness but it's not very hard to build a better custom one.  If I was in the market for a kit today, I think I would just order two DDM kits and build a harness or purchase the Mori harness. 



#5 OFFLINE   Brock79

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

What do you mean by harness? The wires with the bulb?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

And which wire harness type for the morimoto? The heavy duty relay or the can bus? I have a 2012 sel with the ecoboost

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

The harness goes between your ballasts and connects directly to the battery. You only need to get a relay harness, can-bus isn't needed. If your going with a 35w kit, you won't need the harness (it won't be a bad idea, but would not be required). If you get a 50/55w kit, then yes, one is needed. The purpose of the harness is to have the battery provide direct power for the ballasts and take the strain off the smaller gauge, factory wiring that can't handle the juice needed to ignite the higher wattage hid ballasts.
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#8 OFFLINE   KingMike

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

I would only go with cambus.

Movin' on sound told me they wouldn't even install HIDs in my Edge without a cambus

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I would only go with cambus.

Movin' on sound told me they wouldn't even install HIDs in my Edge without a cambus

 

I have no idea who "Movin' on sound" is, but can-bus is most certainly NOT needed (caveat: unless you have a DRL model such as Canada and California, in which case the bulb-out warning cancelling "can-bus" harness MAY be needed).

 

Everyone else has installed HD Relay harness with zero issues (myself included).  No reason to scare off the OP.

 

You can tell "Movin'.." that my guy (me) said it is OK.  Obviously they need to do some homework.


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#10 OFFLINE   Brock79

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Candurin, I see you are in NJ, where about in NJ? If you are close enough would it be possible to see your lights?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

I'm down near AC. I'm often between home and PHL airport. Just send me a pm. I'd be glad to show you the lights.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Looking at these HID kits are for 2012 Edge Sport.

Will it work in my 2013?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

2011+ can all utilize 9005 or 9006 bulb HID kits. Which manufacturer you go with is a different story.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

2011+ can all utilize 9005 or 9006 bulb HID kits. Which manufacturer you go with is a different story.

Who do you recommend? 

 

Also, thoughts on a new headlight system? I really like the halo look and don't want to cook my lens to add the halo. 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Dawgs... Did you read this thread? I recommended the TRS kit in post #3. If you really want halos there are a few posters that make them.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Yea I just realized you did. Doh

I saw on YouTube about someone complaining about aftermarket headlights not fitting and getting water inside. Makes me nervous.

Someone did contact me about headlights.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

You'll be fine.  All the bulbs come with o-rings to create a good seal, identical to the OEM in that regards.  You'll be good to go.  You also have the dust cap and bulb wire grommet to keep out particulates and dust.

 

I've had aftermarket HID's (DDM and most recently Morimoto) for over 10 years.  You'll be fine.



#18 OFFLINE   Dawgs18

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for your help!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Ok, so I have this in my cart. I need 2 correct? Cause it's sold as one bulb not a pair? Just double checking.

 

2103 Edge sport

 

I picked the 50w at 6000K because I smoked my headlights.

 

https://www.theretro...rt.php?pID=3957

 

I can follow KC300 video on how to install.


Edited by Dawgs18, 20 February 2013 - 06:09 PM.


#20 OFFLINE   Brock79

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Just ordered my Morimotos today, I have the Led puddle lights coming from daytime bright lites as well. I was looking at my 2013 SHO tonight and noticed the LED lights are much brighter on it than the Edge.




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