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? Install Threads: 1,2,3,4, 5
Install Video: Not ready to just take our word for it, and didn't feel like reading through all the install links on the forums? Check out an Install Video & Review by this online blogger who loved the Sierra Spec kit and matching XB fogs. It's a "must watch" if you're considering the upgrade for your truck!
Wiring: The special Sierra Spec HD Relay Harness features an all-new completely sealed double 40A Relays, 14 gauge stranded copper wire wrapped in durable black tech-flex mesh that looks like a factory harness once installed. No cutting or splicing here: there are only five connections and they're all plug-n-play. Most importantly, the harness includes the proper capacitor to absorb and smooth out the pulsed signal from the factory headlight circuit that plagues these trucks.
HID Ballasts: The all new XB ballasts feature relocated igniters like OEM units, putting them far closer to the HID bulb. The lack of high voltage transmitted through wiring drastically reduces EMI/RFI (radio interference). Total system reliability is also improved by shielding the main circuit board from the static produced by these high voltage bursts on start up. (not to mention they're damn good looking!)
HID Bulbs: At the heart of the XB 9012 bulbs is their perfectly aligned 100% Philips Quartz glass that houses a capsule from APL-USA. Using high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer; the bulbs produce nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the amazing Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night!
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 kits have 3 year warranty]
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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)
My 2015 GMC Sierra is a great truck. Well, except for the horrifically bad headlights! After fighting with GM to try and fix the situation, nothing was working. After reading a LOT of comments on the truck forums about the Morimoto kit from The Retrofit Source, I plunked down the cash and ordered the kit. The kit arrived promptly, and everything was well packed. I work two jobs, and do not have time for installing , so I had my installer do the job. Because of the great instructions, he had it done in about an hour and 15 minutes! The result? Finally, the headlights my truck SHOULD have came with! I am very pleased with the performance of my headlights. There is no flickering, or anything. And the DRL's work just like they should. I hope I never have to use the 5 year warranty, but it's great piece of mind knowing I have it. Thank you TRS!
The crew over at TRS made this purchase one of my favorite yet. Not only did it make night driving 100% safer it made it more enjoyable. Sierra kit was a very simple plug and play install. Dont know why GMC didnt do this before they ever left the factory.
My first observation is that everything was very well packaged, the only minor change I would make would be to wrap the bulbs in bubble wrap as they are the most fragile and critical component. A point that was reinforced to me when the delivery person fumbled the box and dropped it on my driveway while handing it to my daughter, and yes my daughter than dropped the box a second time while handing to me. LOL
Once opened it is quite clear that this kit is far more refined than the previous TRS Kit I bought 2 year ago:
Old HID Kit: 9012 MORIMOTO Elite HID System:
Ballasts - 3Five DSP
Harness Type - HD Relay
Bulbs – 3Five 4,300
Extra Set of Bulb's (better to have local than be SOL)
New HID Kit: 2014+ SIERRA: MORIMOTO ELITE – 50W
Ballasts - 50w/AMP: Morimoto XB Ballast
Harness Type - HD Relay 9005/9006
Morimoto Anti-Flicker Capacitor Link
Bulbs – 9012: XB 4500K
Wire Harness Extension – 9006 Extension
The HD Harness has been significantly improved and only need a single ground, as opposed to the original kit that had 3 grounding points. It was also quite nice that each wire was pre-labelled, which simplifies the install. In fact it took me longer to uninstall the old kit than it did to install the new one. It took me about an hour get everything hooked up, but I still need to do some clean up as my CAI make it a bit more tricky to run / secure / hide all of the wiring.
I did noticed that the Test Lead and Extension were missing from the box which was a bummer, however I was able to get everything installed without issue.
The first time I turn my new lights on, I was smiling ear to ear, and thought wow what a difference over the old 35w kit, the beam pattern is now laser sharp.
Great Job TRS!
HD Harness Wires are all pre-labeled
Heat shrink and loom assembled by a pro
Less grounds to worry about
HD radio interference is gone
I can bloody see more than 25ft in front of my truck!!
HD Harness Wire Labels are cheap and will fall off, given the awesome heat shrink and loom used, why not just use color coded heat shrink on the ends as labels, this would look clean, and last forever. (Green to Green, Red to Red, etc)
The Test Lead & Extension called out in the Standard Parts were not included in the box
None of the other component wires are labeled.
The CAP Link is a square box, which makes it a bit awkward to securely mount, a Screw Tab would be nice.
The Drivers Side Ballets Lead is about 8 inches to short and limits mounting of the HD relay, thus requiring an extension. From a Manufacturing perspective, would it not be more cost effective to just make the primary lead longer, vs. having to create, package, store, ship, a separate extension?
The headlight Grommets provided are of a lesser quality then my old kit. Rubber vs silicone gasket
Improvements – Install Guide:
On Page 1, the customer install links are formatted as an image, not text, thus you cannot copy and paste the into a browser, thus you have to actually type the entire URL. Not the end of the world, but a 10 second change on your end benefits each new customer.
Page 3 - the wiring diagram depicts the AMP igniter being plugged into opposite ports of the Ballast
Page 6 – Drill a 22mm hole, nobody sells a 22mm drill bit, why not just call it 7/8?
The 2015 gmc stock headlights were dangerous with very poor visibility. I first wasted money on putco led retrofit kit as stated complete waste of my money. Very poor light distribution struggled to see at night. Researched hid's and TRS systems were by far the best quality. The dual relay harness speaks for itself and the customer service was incredible they answered all of my questions and concerns by email. I purchased the 4500 35w ballast and am extremely happy very bright and can see at night now!!! Improved side light distribution a little as well. Very simple install thank you TRS!
This kit is awesome. It was super easy to install. I followed a youtube video on how to install and where to put everything. There is a little bit of glare with the 35W kit, so I am actually glad I didn't go with the 50W in the stock projectors. Since about 90% of my driving is around tons of oncoming traffic, I needed to balance that out, and reduce the risk of blinding anyone. 35W is ample lighting. I can now see perfectly with low/high beams. It's a huge improvement in the rain as well. I also chose the 4500K bulb because the warm color is way better for snowy conditions. You don't want pure white light on a snowy road. Seriously, get this kit!
First thoughts was packaging, well packed everything was safe from its journey from Miami to Vancouver, BC. Took about 9 days to get here.
Upon opening this kit I had realized its quality is much higher than i had anticipated as well, the relay wire harness is unreal! Heat shrink and loom meticulously put together to create a factory looking addition to your truck.
Took me about an hour and a half as it took time deciding where to put the relays etc. but once i turned my head lights on it was all worth it. Amazing light output and I just bought the 35w kit, makes me wonder how bright the 55w are! Took a road trip the following weekend and ended up driving at night in the rain, so glad I put these in before we left as they prevented me from hitting a deer. Guaruntee I would have hit it if i had the stock halogens in! A+ retrofit source!
Now its just time to install my 27" torchlight led bar....
Stock halogen lights on the '15 Sierra Denali are junk - barely adequate for driving in the parking lot. This HID kit fits perfectly. Ran the passenger-side wiring under the plastic shroud and mounted all the hardware to the front bulkhead with self-tapping screws. The only visible hardware is some wiring between the underhood fuse box and the driver side headlamp housing. Unless you were really looking for it, the system looks nearly stock! I've been running this kit with the TRS custom-fit LED fog lights for about a year now and it's been completely trouble-free, even through the winter in MN.
What a fantastic product!
I have not been happy with the halogen bulbs that were in my 2014 GMC sierra projectors from the first time I had to use them in the dark.
Fortunately, The Retrofit Source offers this upgrade HID system that GMC has taken over 3 years of dragging their feet to eventually install on their 2016 line of trucks (shame on you GM).
The quality of the kit from TRS is top notch. Online instructions super easy to follow. And once everything is installed it looks FACTORY.
The quality of the beam pattern is superb. Just make sure you re-adjust your lights height after you do the upgrade, or you will be blinding traffic (I was flashed twice by oncoming traffic, and once by traffic in the same direction during my 5 minute test drive).
Awesome Awesome Awesome upgrade.
Love this kit. Before I knew about this kit I had already replaced my stock fog lights with rigid industries d2 driving lights. I was estimating them at about 3 times brighter than my stock high beams but just didn't put out very long distances. Got this kit and was a little confused at first because there was one extra wire that I still don't know what it was for and 2 wire harnesses that run from the amp to the lights. After I looked over several diagrams I hooked everything up on the counter of my house so I could understand it better and went for it. Install was pretty easy after I figured out where I wanted to place my ballasts. I went with the 50 amp 5500 Kelvin kit and the color matches almost exactly to my d2 rigid lights. The brightness is actually brighter than d2's and at night fully lit up with my d2's wired to trigger on my hi beams it's absolutely astonishing how much light I'm making. My high beams can light up stop signs very easily from 400 yards easily. I was debating on changing out my stock projectors but for the time being I'm very satisfied with my set up.
Installed the Morimoto-elite-hid-system on my 2015 Sierra this weekend. WOW, I can now see at night. Prior to this, it was like driving at night with no lights on. Installation was fairly easy. Only difficult part was removal of air filter box and drilling of headlamp covers. I highly recommend this product to all GMC Sierra owners who want to see at night while driving.