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Old 02-03-2013, 12:47 AM   #231
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55 in stock housings 0.0 sounds like the kid i blinded with my highs cause of his stupid blue hid light having in a stupid hyundai halogen housing not aimed... Sorry it made me mad.. My 35 watt pnp kit wasnt bad on the 12s but i had to aim my lights down not as much as other cars but it kinda defeats the purpose for more light unless its jist for looks?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #232
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BTW - from personal experience, a 55W kit definitely has a stronger light output (just putting it out there)... I haven't had any issues with them (using relay harness and resistors) and would recommend them to anyone who doesn't plan on retrofitting projectors but still want HIDs. :)
55w is a terrible recommendation.
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55w is a terrible recommendation.
I agree....
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #234
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I agree....
Can't say I agree with either one of you... I'm using 4300K bulbs, so they're no where near "blue" in color.
Plus, I have my low beams aimed slightly lower so not to blind oncoming traffic but can still see plenty in front of me when driving at night.

Since this is only a matter of opinion... because technically, NO aftermarket HID kit is legal or recommended... I personally love the 55W kit and my reasons for 'recommending' them are justified to me because:
1 - much better and consistent light output (with A/C ballasts) and 2 - No issues.
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you're overdrawing power and creating heat as well. car is meant for 35w.

and you think extra light output is good in a reflector not designed for HIDs?
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So yea... How about those 49ers....
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Can't say I agree with either one of you... I'm using 4300K bulbs, so they're no where near "blue" in color.
Plus, I have my low beams aimed slightly lower so not to blind oncoming traffic but can still see plenty in front of me when driving at night.

Since this is only a matter of opinion... because technically, NO aftermarket HID kit is legal or recommended... I personally love the 55W kit and my reasons for 'recommending' them are justified to me because:
1 - much better and consistent light output (with A/C ballasts) and 2 - No issues.
That is true, I ran 55w ballast in the Mini's for about 2 years. The only problem I saw was the shrouds would melt and look terrible after some time. Otherwise light output was insane. I don't think I am going to be using 55w for the focus though, and bulbs for 55w (Good brand) seemed harder to find.
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55 watt in proper projectors with proper bulbs isn't an issue.

Especially at 4300k-5000k temps.

Some people get so upset over this issue, do what makes you happy.

I can run 55 in my mains but I wouldn't in my fogs, that's a lot of overkill for undirected fog lights.
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How are you guys adjusting the projector so they are properly aligned in the horizontal direction? As for aiming the headlight once the projector is installed, I see a vertical adjustment screw, but no horizontal. Is it just trial and error, adjusting with washers, or some other method and then once you have it set you finally install the outer lens?
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How are you guys adjusting the projector so they are properly aligned in the horizontal direction? As for aiming the headlight once the projector is installed, I see a vertical adjustment screw, but no horizontal. Is it just trial and error, adjusting with washers, or some other method and then once you have it set you finally install the outer lens?
A lot of it is just trial and error. What I did was just put the projector in, eye ball it than put the entire head bucket (Without the lens of course) and adjust there. Some of the new mini's come with a horizontal adapter so you wouldn't have to adjust. I don't know how that has worked for others though. Good luck!

I want to actually work on making the batman type of lights. Looks very clean and slick.
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