Budget, but not cheap: ACME SpeedyStart 2.0 Ballasts, Profile 9006 HID Bulbs, and a Morimoto Harness round out what we'd consider as one hell of a deal on an HID system. Want HIDs in a 9006 application? This is the best bang-for-your-buck!
HID Ballasts: The success of the SpeedyStart has brought on a multitude of updates for the new version, turning something that was already good into something even better. They're smaller, more efficient, more reliable, and look cooler than ever! Speedy Gonzales has nothin' on the ACME SpeedyStart 35w ballasts when it comes to warm up time. These go zero to full intensity in just 3.5 seconds! So good in fact that we've discontinued the old "FastBright" ballasts in their favor. Their external igniters and high voltage wiring is shielded to help mitigate EMI interference (radio static) so it's unlikely that these ballasts will disturb your afternoon rock block! Though light on their feet and drawing just 5A on start up, we highly recommend powering the SpeedyStarts with an HD Relay wire harness to ensure performance and longevity.
9006 HID Bulbs: You know, it's easy to make shitty HID products these days. The technology has been around for so long that almost any factory abroad can pull it off. Combine that with the fact with the industry-wide notion that HID is “out-dated” and well, it means manufactures are aiming to cut costs on HID products to keep 'em profitable. But the fact is that HID still outperforms LED bulbs by a long shot, and the quality of Profile's Powerhouse bulbs is uncompromised. Like everything else in the Profile lineup, perfection is the point. Integrated high voltage wiring is insulated with braided nylon for abrasion resistance and an OEM+ appearance. The pass-through cable is also shielded with stainless steel mesh and bound with clamps on each end to keep everything nice and tidy. Silicone rubber seals are standard on all bulbs, and help ensure your headlight housings and all connections are kept dry through all seasons. The wiring side of HID bulbs is often overlooked, but this could not have been executed any better. Using the high quality capsules from the Morimoto XB HID bulbs, intensity isn't a concern. Prax-air gas chamber. Messer germany halide salts. Philips Quartz Glass. It's as good as it gets, and that surely shows in their output ranging from 2900-3400 lumens per bulb at 35W. Available in industry-favorite Kelvin (color) ratings of a warm white 4500K, a pure-white 5500K, and a cool-white 6500K. Each bulb is carefully designed and then assembled with precision in mind. Once locked into your headlight, the HID arc will be positioned in the same position as the original halogen bulb's filament – which will ensure a properly distributed beam pattern. Despite the added intensity, these bulbs should create no more glare to oncoming traffic compared to stock.
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 headlights 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.
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HID BALLASTS: 2x ACME SpeedyStart 2.0
HID BULBS: 2x Profile Powerhouse 9006
WIRE HARNESS: Morimoto HD Relay or Canbus
WARRANTY: 6 Months
SIZE: 9006 Low Beams, High Beams, Fog Lights
HEADLIGHT TYPE: Projector or Reflector
CONFIRM SIZE: Philips Size Guide
BALLAST INPUT: 9-32V DC
BALLAST OUTPUT: 85V AC 35
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
4500K BULBS: Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5500K BULBS: Pure White ~3400lm (each)
6500K BULBS : Cool White ~3200lm (each)