Renowned: The Morimoto Elite Systems have earned their reputation amongst many as the aftermarket's best set of HID's. We urge you to check out the specs below, read the reviews, and then ask yourself whether your ability to see well while driving at night is worth saving a couple bucks?
HID Ballasts: Designed in California by Morimoto's engineer, Yoshi Ishida, the Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts are just as good looking on the outside as they are well-engineered on the inside. They are available in both 35w and 50w versions, use proprietary software by the pros at Hylux paired with packaging perfection from the masters at Morimoto. This is today's most modern iteration of a model that has sold more than half a million units since inception, and we don't think it can really get any better!
XB HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in fog lights--and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.
Wire Harness: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade; don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are. How good your bulbs are. If your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your fog lights are gonzo. Morimoto's harnesses are the best on the market and easily worth their premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. No matter which one is right for your application, the harness features triple-sealed central relay packs, 14ga stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality. This will ensure everything properly (and permanently) works with your vehicle's original in-cabin controls.
Optional Canbus Harnesses: Instead of a traditional relayed harness that draws power from the battery, Morimoto's Standalone Canbus harnesses use two individual sub-harnesses to keep a load on the factory wiring. Recommended for vehicles that recognize when a bulb is out, these contain a series of capacitors and resistors to trick the car into thinking nothing has changed and help you avoid annoying "bulb out" warnings. We generally recommend them for use on most modern European applications instead of normal harnesses since they do a great job at providing stable power to the ballasts and canceling any warnings.
Backed Up: Let's not forget the 5-year warranty on the entire kit*. The Elite system is designed to run for 2500 hours, so that's what it's guaranteed for. Don't buy into empty promises from other places offering BS "lifetime" warranties. Nothing lasts forever, and if you think "the other guy" will be there to pick up the phone or even stay in business long enough to assist you when there's a problem; guess again! [*XB55 880 HID kits have a 3 year warranty]
User-Approved: By satisfied enthusiasts with all kinds of cars and trucks. With a quick and easy search we pulled up install examples (1,2,3,4,5,6) that span several generations of the Elite HID systems! If you haven't made a decision just yet, keep reading!
Trusted: For more than a decade, we've worked hard to earn our killer reputation. Car guys world-wide know that TRS carries the internet's best selection of high performance automotive and powersport lighting products at the best prices, and we've got the best, most knowledgeable team of real enthusiasts to help back it up. If we sell it, then you bet we've put it to the test on our own cars, trucks, and bikes. Need a recommendation on parts for your project? Got a tech question? Wholesale inquiry? Contact us!
HID BALLASTS: 2x Morimoto XB35 or XB55 AMP
9005 HID BULBS: 2x Morimoto XB
WIRE HARNESS: 1x Morimoto HD Relay or 2x Standalone Canbus
OPTIONAL CAPACITOR LINK: 1x Morimoto Waterproof Cap Link
WARRANTY: 5 Years (35w) or 3 Years (50w)
APPLICATION: HID and LED bulbs are street legal in the USA for Fog Light use only. Not compliant with DOT / FMVSS108 and not street legal in the USA for Headlights. Legal for off-road use in Snowmobile and ATV headlights and off-road racing use only auxiliary or forward lighting. International street legality varies by country. For detailed clarification on street use, CLICK HERE Note: This usage regulation is not unique to Morimoto bulbs. All LED and HID bulbs from all other brands, regardless of marketing claims, are prohibited from street use in halogen headlights in the USA. To find street legal LED headlight assemblies, CLICK HERE
HOMOLOGATION ECE: NO
DOT/SAE/FVMSS108: NO (NOT STREET LEGAL IN HEADLIGHTS IN USA)
BALLAST INPUT: 9-32V DC
BALLAST OUTPUT: 85V AC 35W or 50W
BALLAST MAX. V: 25kV (at start-up)
SYSTEM OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C
35w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,500 hours
50w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,000 hours
3000K BULBS: Golden Yellow ~2800lm (each)
4500K BULBS: Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5500K BULBS: Pure White ~3400lm (each)
6500K BULBS : Cool White ~3200lm (each)
50W BALLASTS: (+20% intensity) (-20% lifespan)(-1000K color)
Best light upgrades period
Robert Reviewed: 4/19/2020 10:32 pm
I bought this upgrade for my 2018 Chevy Cruze. It has the 9005 single bulb for low and high beams. The saving grace was the factory projector. I've used TRS before and I know how well the retrofit kits are built and how they perform over the stock halogens. I do alot of night driving for work and after about 4 months I HAD to upgrade these stock halogens. I ordered the 9005 morimoto elite HID system with 4500k bulbs to maximize the light output out front. I just put them in tonight and OH MY GOD I love these lights. They have excellent coverage on the road as well as off the sides of the road to spot those woodland creatures. The car has a bit of a rake from the factory, so I may adjust the lights up a small bit. I will DEFINITELY be ordering a kit for my wife's car as it has the same stock projector/single halogen bulb. Thanks again TRS for making such a quality product with amazing perfomance. Cell pic of new high beams included
Best HID System in the market!
Martin Guerrero Reviewed: 10/29/2017 4:54:20 pm
First of all, it's very disappointing when a 30K+ vehicle comes equipped with projectors and halogen headlights, (thanks Ford). I installed this kit on my 2017 Escape Titanium and I have to say what a difference! Even when the OEM projectors were not made for HID's, the light output is far superior than the halogens, projectors have a descent cut off, therefore there was no need to aim my headlights. I installed these along with the Canbus error eliminator and I was able to tuck everything inside the headlight assembly, no visible wires and everything works like a factory installed option. Thanks TRS for offering these awesome kits!
Best HID EVER!
Cesar Gabriel Reviewed: 10/16/2017 1:07:04 am
I've tested very many hid from the market and none like these I must say that these kit are awesome! Thank you TRS first class products !! recommended
Best Made HID Kit
Dominick Reviewed: 3/9/2016 9:35:55 am
I've used a few different HID kits in the past few years. This is the most complete well made kit I've run across. Looks good also. Morimoto bulbs have the most focused cleanest light pattern. Wiring is heavy duty and well constructed. Relay harness is also very well made. The best is the guys at the retrofit source will spend all the time that they need to talking to you on the phone. Biggest plus I've run across..... They speak English and are located in the good old USA !!
Cesar Gabriel Reviewed: 2/27/2018 7:09:23 pm
The best product I've bought! excellent results!
Best Setup I've owned.
Jorge Ferreira Reviewed: 8/14/2013 3:35:37 pm
I have been using my HIDs for a couple of months now and I have no complains so far. These are the best HIDs I have ever use. I use them in my 2013 Accord and lights up everytime.
It's like having daylight in my headlights!
Jacob Reviewed: 9/26/2015 9:27:27 pm
Bought these to upgrade my 2011 Durango Citadel to HID high beams, as the stock halogens were not that great. On this model the low beams stay on with the high beams so the delay between on and full brightness wasn't a huge concern for me. These things are BRIGHT! I can see for days with them on. Easy install, good instructions, very happy.
<br>Note: if you're putting these on a Mopar get the anti-flicker. The relays buzz and they do flicker, so I had to order that after the fact. Not a TRS/Morimoto fault, that's all on Dodge.