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Old 02-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why NOT to buy HIDs from DDM

Got a 55w hid kit from ddm for around $80 shipped since it seemed like a good deal. Used for about a month and then the driver side bulb turns yellow out of nowhere. Sent DDM SEVERAL inquiries from their website and via email, got no response whatsoever. However, I did get a bunch of their "discount/promotion" emails non stop ever since my purchase.

Here's what it looks like.




Very annoying to look at during night time driving Finally swapped the bulb out today since it didn't look like they were going to respond to any of my inquiries, and found the problem. Looks like the bulb half burnt out in the span of a little under a month??



At least the ballast still works, but I know that their bulbs are a POS now. Got one of my spare bulbs in so hopefully that one will last longer...
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WHY would you buy a 55w kit?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had mine for 2 years. No issues.


"thats like saying, ya you dont need 32psi in the tires you will be fine with 15 psi. eventually something will give. not saying he will do damage"
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WHY would you buy a 55w kit?
WHY does it matter? I like the brightness of it
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I've had mine for 2 years. No issues.


"thats like saying, ya you dont need 32psi in the tires you will be fine with 15 psi. eventually something will give. not saying he will do damage"
Don't understand the quote I've heard they're a hit and missing kind of thing. Guess I got unlucky lol, my passenger side bulb that hasn't burnt flickers when I go through bumps too. You're good if you happen get a good one, but once something happens don't count on DDM to do ish about anything
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So you fixed it already? you should still try to get it replaced by them.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What k are they?? Also my boy bought some from them and he called when his acted up he sent them in and they sent him a new set. May want to call instead!

That **** will buff!

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I didn't fix it but I changed the bulb out, the bulb they gave me is pretty much done. Mine are 6000k. My spare one is 5000k haha it looks kinda funky, but not as bad as the burnt bulb. Hm that's a good idea, I'll try to give them a call tomorrow and see how it goes thanks!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ive had 35W 5000K over a year now. Still bright as the day i bought them. Sucks to be you brotha. I also have a 55W 6000K on my tacoma and 3000K fogs. Burns Bright like the day i bought them had nothing but good experiences from DDM. DDM FTW!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My DDM kit never worked from the get-go. I returned it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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do you have relay wire harness anyway? and you still got 55 W kit?
china made hid kits....it's hit or miss with any china made HID stuff....

I don't take any chance so I went with retro....
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No I didn't get the relay wire, and yes I still got the 55w kit. It wasn't a requirement to get it, and they said I probably wouldnt need it >_>'' Sigh I don't know, DDM is the only issue with the 'hit and miss' thing that I've come across so far. I know a few local and online stores where me and all my buddies have got HID kits and they've all been working perfectly fine for over a year. Just DDM, idk. Does retros not use HID kits as well?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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DDM is lame.. thats why i went with xenondepot after my first set cuz the ballast randomly dies intermittently. Ordered a relay and it still randomly dies =.=
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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its awesome if you live near the ddm shop. $30 for a hid kit, hell yeah
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Lol yeah awesome if you live near them for sure, you can go in and easily deal with them for issues with the hid kit. Also don't have to deal with shipping. Tried calling them today and couldn't reach them Going to try again tomorrow.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow that sucks man. I used a 55watt DDM in my FX-R retro for probably 6 months with no problems. Then I went to a 35 watt moriomoto ballast set up then went back to the DDM and morimoto bulbs set up.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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same happened to mine. i dont feel like taking the bulb out sending it then waiting for a new one to put back in.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i have hi/low 35 kit in my tacoma and fogs. i have motorcycle kits on my cbr1000 and my gsxr 1000. i have hi beam low beam and fogs in my moms pt cruiser. i have all 3 in my dads ranger. i have never had a problem with anything but a ballast going bad. 2 friends of mine have them in all of thier vehicles. i love ddm. i have never had any problem. and we have slim ballast and full sized ballast random in our vehicles. i just placed the order for my civic and my wifes van.
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Hit or miss I got DDM 35w kit and had it for about 3 months and still are in great condition.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Dang those jerks.
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