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Old 03-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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an HID thread...

Well, could someone teach me here. I want some HID's (if possible with the signal in the housing to get a euro grill too) but I know nothing about wiring in general. And I don't wanna drop bank for these but I want something better than my stock lighting. Could someone help me out here? I looked on ebay and there are pages on there. Are these ok?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/0004-Ford-Fo...-/310614004482
Doesn't say what else I will need though...i'm lost when it comes to headlights.


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HIDs in those housings will be about the same as stock on output. the projectors arent made for HIDs. they work, but not amazingly, i have the same lights with a 4300k 35w and i can live with it. but if you want the real deal, get a set of hella machs or dynabeams, or do a retrofit
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HIDs in those housings will be about the same as stock on output. the projectors arent made for HIDs. they work, but not amazingly, i have the same lights with a 4300k 35w and i can live with it. but if you want the real deal, get a set of hella machs or dynabeams, or do a retrofit
Too bad on the Dynabeams, all that are left are the halogen dynabeams. If you did those, you would have to do a retrofit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300459027453...84.m1423.l2648

If you don't go with the OEM Hella Mach HID's, the only way to get true HID output is to do a retrofit. Use a Morimoto mini kit:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=237

You can add amber halo's for an additional $50 and then you can just wire those up as your turnsignals!


OEM SVT housings look sooo good with a Morimoto retrofit!


http://m.focusfanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=275844

Since you have to bake your lights to start the retrofit, any OEM light will do, just paint the housings black!

I am planning on retrofitting my ST170's soon to look like this:


FYI: There are not any aftermarket projectors that are suitable for HID's. The light output will always be horrible. Most (if not all) aftermarket projectors, when sold new, come with a sticker that states "Not for HID use". At least that's the case with all the ones I've seen.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Hmm... ok, thanks for the help. I'm not stuck on getting HID's but I want some thing better. I may just get black SVT stockies in good condition. Mine now are just poo and the light output isn't great. Also, I got some ebay bulbs when I first got my car. They are the brand 'eurodezigns' and are supposed to be 8000k pure white lights. They work ok (better than what was in there) and are exact replacement halogen bulbs, but are they actually as good as the popular halogen replacement bulbs?
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Some one put HID in the halogen Dynabeams and they look almost exactly like the HID version they sold. I have halogen dynabeams and they have very nice cutoff and output.
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You could also do depo Mach replacements from cfm. Iirc you would just need bulbs and ballasts since they don't come with any. The projector in the depo Machs is supposedly a better upgraded version than in actual Machs.

Otherwise a retrofit is the way to go as was mentioned earlier.
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I promote for retro-solutions.com and have a 55 w 8000 k hid kit they will work with your stock headlight housings I love them they are amazing if you have any additional questions they are extremely helpful also if you use the code lite4u it will save you 10% now as it has been argued on here before these are not street legal don't let this discourage you there are no aftermarket hid kits that i have ever seen because the money isn't there for licensing and no one will ever stop you for them. If you have any further questions please feel free to message me or the company at any time.
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