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Old 02-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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100w xenon bulbs

So I have got an upgrade kit for all my bulbs,

Sides, Dipped Beam, High Beam and Fogs, the latter being 100w.

Now I'm aware of the legalities however have a couple of questions.

Should I be pulled what is the penalty? 7 day slip or fine/points?

How will the wiring loom (plastic surrounds that hold the bulb) cope with the increased wattage?

How will the light units cope with the increased heat?

Do any of you run 100w xenon bulbs?


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Old 02-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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it's going to melt your harness dude.. ive bought some off ebay a long time ago realll bright actually.. then melted my harness lol

honestly buy a DDM HID Kit. youll be very happy with quality and price.
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it's going to melt your harness dude.. ive bought some off ebay a long time ago realll bright actually.. then melted my harness lol

honestly buy a DDM HID Kit. youll be very happy with quality and price.
Harness being the bit that holds the bulb??

I had a search on google and some people (seems to be with older cars) say that has happened to them but more recent vehicles say it handles it ok??
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yup..

i put it in a 2003 galant, melted

and i put it on a buddies 05 focus and yup melted lol

I mean it cost me 5 bucks and i ordered on ebay so wasnt expecting anything better lol

but yea dude not worth it. seriously look into DDM Hid's.. IMHO i really think their stuff is awesome.
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lol, Yeah. that's not going to work. a normal light is 50-55 watts 100 is too much for the system to handle.

Also Spend a minute thinking about the people that are forced to share the road with you and will be blinded by your Super balling lights in a stock housing.

Get hid's in a projector or leave it stock.
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DDM FTW.

I bought a 35W 43K about 3 years ago for my Mystique and I couldnt be happier. Great price and great quality.
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yes go HID that high of a wattage bulb will met your housing. To be honest this is one of those things where your better off spending more money and doing it wright then you are going the cheap route. Most likely what ever modification you do to your headlight that isnt oem is illegal. The best route to go would be a retrofit in the stock housings to place a HID projector in there and then go and buy a quality HID bulb and ballast.
Using what your suggesting, blinds everyone else on the road along with possibly burning your housing, creating a fire, or leaving you with no headlights at night.
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I ran 100/90w for about 3 hrs, till i noticed the housings turning brown and smelled funny. I caught it before it started to melt.
HID is the way to go.
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HID ftw i have a 55w 10,000k kit never any problems i also got yellow fog bulbs but they were a little to hot and melted the housing so now i need a new housing and im just gonna get a HID fog kit
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HID ftw i have a 55w 10,000k kit never any problems i also got yellow fog bulbs but they were a little to hot and melted the housing so now i need a new housing and im just gonna get a HID fog kit
10,000k? Jeez...that must be nearly useless at night.
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