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
H7 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)
Unparelled Customer Service
Erick Reviewed: 1/5/2016 10:03:31 pm
Everyone at TRS always does their best to make sure your happy. I picked this up after a bad set was replaced and had some issues with a relay. TRS made sure to do whatever they could to help resolve the issue. The best! U wont go wrong with these but I think some folks might want it to be a tad brighter, go with the 55w but careful dont blind folks! ;] Happy new year 2016
Thrilled with my purchase!
Walid Reviewed: 1/19/2014 5:06:11 am
Just installed the H7 Elite HID system, and I couldn't be happier. The Morimoto ballasts were backordered and delivery was a week late, but it was well worth it. The light looks incredible...crisp, clear and very (very) well defined. I opted for the XB35 bulbs and I honestly think they look better than some of the stock HIDs I see on the road. Would definitely recommend making the move to this system. I have an 07 Subaru Legacy and installation was straight forward...took about an hour and a half, but that's mostly because this is my first ever DIY installation!
Menandro Piano Reviewed: 10/20/2017 6:20:50 am
Hahaha, I wasted my money on an inferior kit prior to buying Moriâ€™s 35w 4500k HID low and high beam motorcycle kit. There really isnâ€™t a need to shop around for the best quality, best priced, best warranty HID kit if youâ€™ve landed here at TRS checkinâ€™ out these kits. From the bulbs construction, ignitor, ballast, and other pieces it immediately oozes quality.
<br>One shocking thing I must point out about Mori HID bulbs which I wasnâ€™t expecting, it has a defined cut off as if you had a projector.
<br>Let me explain...my low beam is H7 reflector headlight and my high is H9 projector. HIDs in general are optimized for projectors. In contrast, I recall my buddyâ€™s 2004 Subi STI OEM HID low beams was engineered for a reflector housing - doesnâ€™t have a sharp cutoff like HID projectors.
<br>After installing, my low looks like it turned into a projector because of its pronounced cutoff. I had to bounce my bikes front suspension several times because I really couldnâ€™t believe what I was seeing, simply astounding! Remember and be sure to mount the HID bulb wire side down for the best results, if the bulb housing lets you.
<br>I even bought a Mori HID Elite H7 low beam kit for one of my cars - no regrets whatsoever on both purchases.
Very good lights!
Joseph Reviewed: 2/20/2016 8:20:22 pm
!!***Warning***!! I have a "2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited" and the H7 HID bulb out of the box will not fit properly in the 2011-2014 sonata headlight housing!! If you do nothing, the "return wire" bar will cause a shadow on the roadway. YOU WILL NEED to modify the H7 bulb and create your own tab. After the mod, the return wire bar will be facing down in the same direction as the new modified tab. Out of the box, the return wire is facing up and the oem tab is facing down.
<br>I've been with TRS since early 2014 with many different vehicles and nothing but good experiences ever since. I have tried (old verision)
<br>>>4300k (white with yellow hue)<<
<br>>>5000k (white and in some cases white/blue depending on the road type)<<
<br>>>6000k (blue with white hue)<<
<br> and found out the 5000k was the best fit for me. So I bought 5k for my low beam and fog light. 5k was an amazing white color and truly overpowered other cars headlights on the road. It was like they didn't even have lights on. Long story but I had to get new low beam bulbs; however, the bulbs are now 5500k. When I installed the bulbs, the color was very green-ish. I was told the 5500k bulbs need to break in (40-60 hours) and the green will go away however because of the greenish/white color low beam and white fog light. I just bought 5500k fog lights and they match up amazingly!! There still is a green hue but I hate the yellow color of OEM and even the 4300k. So the 5500k is the still the best option for me. I did try a competitor but lets just say it did't go very well. I don't know what I ever doubted TRS!! I came crawling back! Haha. :-)
You get what you pay for!!
daniel sarmiento Reviewed: 4/24/2018 10:49:03 am
Packaged was top notch, quality of parts if top notch and gave me the look i was looking for!
Matthew Reviewed: 2/9/2014 6:19:16 am
So I purchased this kit about a week ago and immediately after opening I knew my 200 was well spent the quality of this kit is amazing just the wiring harness alone was amazing. I installed it all today 2/8/14 and it took just under two hours (I went all out in terms of doing it correct and took off the bumper/headlights) for my 2011 Hyundai Sonata I ran all the wires appropriately protecting them and making sure it was as clean of an install as possible. I decided to get the XB35 bulbs with the 5five ballasts and when I spoke with the sales rep he suggested a .5 can bus setup which basically connects to the wiring harness and the original connector with the ballasts running of the relay harness. Everything works perfectly! and they are EXTREMELY BRIGHT!!! i have had two other cheap ebay kits prior and will never go back and am glad i just spent the money. The only thing I am not a fan of is when I shut the lights of the driver side turns off about a .5 second sooner than the passenger which is of course due to the relay harness delaying the effect for the passenger because the power still remains in the extra cable. Not a terrible thing just a little unfortunate, but i can live with it knowing how high quality of a kit is under the hood.