Lo-Dawg, Let us know how they work out for you. Ease of install, 35W vs 55W, and of course, how they perform. Thanks
Just to levelset a bit going into this:
1) HID kits are pretty much the same, install-wise: Bulb, ballast, connecting hardware (wires, essentially). The main difference is the size of the ballast. Given two kits with the same size ballast, the "ease of install" would be the same.
2) 35W vs 55W: The difference (according to the sites) is lumens. The site I'm looking at states a typical halogen at 900-1200 lumens, with the 35W ballest producing 3200-3400 lumens and the 55W ballasts at 5000 lumens. Since I'm putting these in my headlamps AND my lightbar, I figured 20,000 total lumens to be even more overkill than my planned 12,800-13,600 lumen setup. On top of that, the ballast are bigger, they kits are more expensive, and there is concern that the lights are so bright that things get washed out. They also have higher normal amp draw (4.1 vs. 3.2 for the 35W), which may or may not be an issue.
In the end, what matters for the kits are quality foremost, customer service from the dealer, and price. I went with a cheaper kit, but after doing some post-purchase research, I'm more than a little worried about the quality of the kits I'll be receiving. I will most certainly be posting my opinions about that once they arrive and I have them installed.
If you'd rather be safe about it and not risk low quality kits or lackluster customer service, order from people you know or a company with a good reputation.
Check this thread: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=6044