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50w ballasts with stock HID housings


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The stock HID ballast mounts to the bottom of the OEM HID headlight and acts to "seal" the housing. If ...


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The stock HID ballast mounts to the bottom of the OEM HID headlight and acts to "seal" the housing.

If I were to replace the projectors and upgrade to a 50w ballast, I'm not sure how I'll find a 50w ballast that "seals" to the bottom of the OEM HID headlight housing exactly the way the stock ballast does.

Those of you who have upgraded to a 50w ballast, what are you doing about mounting location and keeping the headlight sealed?






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The stock HID ballast mounts to the bottom of the OEM HID headlight and acts to "seal" the housing.

If I were to replace the projectors and upgrade to a 50w ballast, I'm not sure how I'll find a 50w ballast that "seals" to the bottom of the OEM HID headlight housing exactly the way the stock ballast does.

Those of you who have upgraded to a 50w ballast, what are you doing about mounting location and keeping the headlight sealed?
Not 50W - but close - The Retrofit Source does upgraded 45w ballasts that fit the stock location
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what is stock watts? are these 45s much of a gain?
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Stock is 35w


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Here's how its done, custom backing plate bolts in place of the stock ballasts, or I guess you could just leave them there unplugged.



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You will gain a little more brightness with the higher wattage ballast and at the same time less life on your HID bulbs because you are essentially overdriving the bulbs to produce more power!
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I ran my CBI's with 50W ballasts for 4 years with no problems at all. I recently swapped over to CBB's but the CBI's were still great. So overdriving good bulbs IMO isn't a huge issue. My HIDs are on about 20hrs. a week, so mine had 4K+ hours on them with no degradation.


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