9008/H13: Morimoto EliteB-HID-MH13-TRS
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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
H13 HID BULBS: 2x Morimoto XB
WIRE HARNESS: 1x Morimoto MotoControl or 2x Standalone Canbus
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
4300K BULBS: OEM HID Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5000K BULBS: Ice White ~3400lm (each)
6000K BULBS : Neutral White ~3200lm (each)
50W BALLASTS: (+20% intensity) (-20% lifespan)(-1000K color)
H13 4300k system
This system is quality. If you're looking for the oem factory bright white color of 4300k , this is it...no doubt it's as advertised, "BRIGHT WHITE" like a stadium fixture. The bulbs, wiring, even the ballast and hardware are the best I've seen. Got it in my 2005 F250 superduty. Adds classy look, superior functionality and confidence on the road! Get it! Great customer service as well, Retrofit Source is the real deal.
H13 Bi-Zenon 2013 Yukon
I purchased this kit for my 2013 GMC Yukon. I had considerable trouble having to re-pin the connector where it links up to the factory harness. The bright and low beam wires were backwards. I was given directions on how to re-pin the connector. I was not told I would have to do this when I purchased the kit. It was no where as easy as I would told it would be. There were no video directions or instructions of how to do it I ended up mutilating the pins and the harness connector. I had to get replacement parts from The Retrofit Source. Aside from that the kit was pretty good. I wish the lead wires and the positive cable were a little bit longer so they could be concealed easier. Lights are really bright with 5000K bulbs. Light is very white and lights up the road great.
From the first moment you open the box you can tell this is a quality kit. I just put the 50w system in my f150 and the light output is incredible! My favorite part about this whole kit has to be how they label every cord for you do you know exactly where it goes. Thank y'all for great customer service and high quality products.
Stock Non HID 2013 F-150 4dr Screw
Barb & Chuck McNeil
Build our own projectors and added in the H13/9008 Elite kit. (MotoControl Bi-Xenon , ballasts, igintors, 6500k HID bulbs, labelled wire harass). Plug and play and place good grounding points and done. Amazing lights over stock. Will never go back to stock. The Morimoto HID is the way to go. Thanks - TRS. One small problem on the Morimoto Control module after 15 months, two pins become corroded and shut the module down. So ordered another, plugged in with dielectric grease on the pins and hung vertical and we are good to go. The Retrofit Source had my replacement part from Georgia to Southern Ontario Canada (International Shipping / Customs) in 8 days, very happy.
Had to say this is 100% plug and play, not modification or cutting harness, great quality harness compared to other kits I have used, Just had problem initially then found the rust in the input connector is the culprit, WD40 did the job.
Also to mention customer service is at peak, all questions answered promptly.