PLEASE NOTE: Silverado Trucks with the standard reflector headlights need the Morimoto XB H11A bulbs. Projector style headlights require the Morimoto H11B Bulbs.
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?
Optioned Out: With a variety of available options, the Morimoto Elite HID system can be configured perfectly just for you. This helpful video goes over each of the options shown above.
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 H11 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!
Wiring: The special Silverado 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.
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]
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!
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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)
After emailing TRS, they advised this unit would work perfectly with my truck. I purchased the unit with 35w ballast and 5500k bulbs and installed it exactly how they suggested (website example). After about a month one side of the lights went out. I purchased replacement bulbs thinking it was the bulb that went out but i was wrong. Replacing the bulb didn't fix the problem. I did some trouble shooting and discovered the ballast was out. I emailed TRS and they replaced the burnt ballast very quickly. I installed the new ballast and 1 week later, the light went out again. I'm done trouble shooting with their product. Now I'm awaiting their reply to see what they suggest i do now. Hopefully they can help me fix this issue.
This HID kit is great. It is totally worth the money spent. I went with the 5500's with the 35 watt ballasts and they are at least 3-4 times brighter than the stock halogens. The kit came with everything that I needed and it was an easy install (about 1.5 hours).
looks the way it should of came from the factory. love them, easy install
Kit is one of a kind. No instructions are provided which can make things a bit tedious. 35w 5550k kit is perfect OEM like look. Much higher output of light, harness along with relay hides well beneath plastic cover under hood. Paired it along with Morimoto XB LED 9005 High/DRL kit.
Just installed this on a 2016 Chevy Silverado with projectors. Absolutely amazing light and ease of assembly. I have ordered from The Retrofit source for years now. Their products just keep getting better. Always staying ahead of the curve. If you are thinking about buying this, just go ahead and do it. It's worth it. Do not continue to look at those dull halogens any longer. Do your self the favor and make the investment. I also installed the LED 9005 conversion. Will be reviewing them very shortly. Thanks again TRS, very pleased and surely will buy again.
Install was pretty easy and everything went together plug n play. The kit is high quality and these bulbs fix the flawed dimness of the Silverado headlights, now I can enjoy driving at night again.
I received my HID kit this past week in the mail and installed them yesterday on my 2015 Silverado with factory projectors. Couldn't be happier with the appearance of the lights and the kit itself... Everything was great quality. The only negative thing I can say is that the H11 bulbs that come with the kit have a connector that sticks straight back instead of the 90 degree connector on the factory halogen. This made the bulb too long to fit into the dustcap and a major pain in the ass to reinstall the caps, I ended up having to drill another hole in the cap so that the end of the bulb could stick through the dustcap and then silicone around the opening to prevent dust and moisture from entering. Considering this is Silverado Spec I wouldn't expect to run into this issue.
I've previously have three different sets of HID headlights on previous vehicles and none of them came close to the quality or the kitting as these from The Retrofit Source. The installation was very easy and the fit and finish was worth every penny! I'd recommend these without hesitation.
Hands down, best money I ever spent for lighting for my truck. I own the 2014 Silverado Double Cab. Absolutely way way better than stock. Don't even need to use my highs anymore! Only negative thing is, the instructions suck! Plus they don't send a hard copy of instructions with the package. Need to get online and either print it out or keep the computer, phone, whatever with you the whole time while installing. You would think that since this says for "Silverado" it would actually come with detailed instructions for the Silverado! Also in the instructions it says to drill a 7/8" hole in the dust covers, don't! Instead drill a 1" hole. Don't tear them up trying to go from 7/8" to 1", it sucks! Other than that, hands down the best, just buy em and upgrade your low beams today! Do not hesitate! Best money ever spent!
Bought this kit for my 2015 silverado with out the projectors, installation took me about 1 1/2 ,but I am very anal , I like everything to look OEM. After a couple of months the kit is working flawless , no dimming of flickering , is about 4 times brighert than factory halogens , beautiful crisp white light with a very small hint of blue . If you own a silverado you owe yourself this kit , you will appreciate the brightness of the HID .