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I am extremely new to this site and just got a 2002 envoy about 4 months ago. This site has been extremely helpful in many ways and i appreciate you guys for that.:thumbsup: But I am thinking about putting a HID kit in my envoy but have no idea what i am looking for. I am planning on getting either a 6-8000k kit, but is that just the low beam? Is it necessary to buy it with a high beam function as well? Any help/advice would be extremely helpful.:thx
 

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each kit comes with just highs or lows. you can get both, but its kind of overkill since youre only able to use one set at a time. that is, unless you do the quad-beam mod, which allows the lows to stay on while the highs are engaged. the best bet would be getting a set for lows since they are the most used, and a set for the fogs if you want two sets of hids going...
 

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jettstream is one of the vendors here......heard nothing but great things anout the hid's...also would recommend getting a drl killer...if you got any other questions I would suggest you send him a message if you got any other questions about the hid's....good luck man!!
 

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If you will be driving in an area where you have to turn your highbeams on and off alot due to oncoming traffic, I would strongly recommend not getting the HID highs. If you don't have much traffic at all, then sure. Either way, I recommend the DRL killer...and the quad-beam mod is a must. (due to the start-up delay when switching between the two):m2:
 

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first off, what is the quad-beam mod, and what does it accomplish? and second, the drm-killer is so the hid bulb doesn't flicker on and off or what?
Hey welcome to the site!

#1: Normally when you turn on your High beams, your low beams turn off, with the quad beam mod both stay on when you engage the High Beams, thus eliminating start up lag from the HID lows when switching back and forth.

#2: DRL stands for Daytime Running Lights. DRLs run on less power than your normal low beam headlights, so with an HID kit when the DRL's are on your running less pwer than you should be, thus causing flickering and possible premature wear of your HID equipment. The DRL killer just stops the DRLs from turning on so you don't need to worry about that.

Hope that helps!
 

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much appreciated, thank you.

So i should go with the 6-8000k hids and also buy a drl killer. and after all that do the quad beam mod? is that all that i will need for everything to work to its potential?
 

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first off, what is the quad-beam mod, and what does it accomplish? and second, the drm-killer is so the hid bulb doesn't flicker on and off or what?
As has been mentioned, the quad beam set-up makes all 4 lights go on at once, and yes, the DRL killer shuts the DRL off.....otherwise, the lower voltage that is used for normal bulbs (around 9v) will make HID's flicker....they need full 12v to stay on normally.

BTW, as for what color temp you get, anything above 6000k will give your lights a blue tint. Factory HID's are around 4300k, and have a yellow tint, but actually give more light (higher #= more blue/less light, lower # = more yellow, but more light).

IMO, the best are either 5000 or 6000k...nice white light, no blue or yellow tint to speak of. I put 6000k in my TB, but wish I had gotten the 5000.
 

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okay, after looking through the forum the past couple of days, i once again became confused. I am seeing a lot of stuff about a DRL killer and a DRL module. I am either thinking about getting a Killer from TBLAZED or a module from V-led.com...is there any difference between the 2?
 

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okay, after looking through the forum the past couple of days, i once again became confused. I am seeing a lot of stuff about a DRL killer and a DRL module. I am either thinking about getting a Killer from TBLAZED or a module from V-led.com...is there any difference between the 2?
big difference between the 2 the DRL killer will make it so your DRL's don't run during the day The DRL module will make your HID's work as DRL by running 100% power to them during the day. I chose for the module but most get the killer; but they do both solve the problems of the DRL's on our trucks killing HID's:yes:
 

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wow that helps a ton, thanks ssmedt! but you said you have the module, and i am wondering how long your HID bulbs last with DRL enabled?
well; i am going on probably 6-8 months now with no problems yet. i figure the bulbs have an 18 month warranty; and if they last that long i am happy with that; the reason that i went with the module is because the killer makes it so that the front lights don't work with the perimeter light feature at night and i did not want to loose that feature
 

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by light output do you mean brightness? if so then no; with the killer what you loose is the DRL and the low beams staying on at night when you hit unlock at night; see the lights staying on with unlock (peremiter lighting) operates at the same power as the DRL's and will cause your HID's to flicker over time. The module just increase the power to 100 percent which is needed to power the ballist to power the bulb. the killer is basically 0% power for the DRL's

let us know if your are still confused in any way:thumbsup:
 
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