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Old 03-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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On my third edit i compare high and low beam halogen to the low beam HID in a stock projector.
What do you guys think? Should I post a tutorial on how I did it?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #12
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You could. It's essentially the same process whether you're doing low-beam reflector, low-beam projector, or fogs. Just different bulbs and different ballast mounting locations. I can post pictures of my cutoff from my HIDs in Hella projectors if you would like some more variety and see how it looks? Also, did you end up keeping your HIDs in the low-beam reflectors, or did you go back to halogen?

And in terms of your edit on the fogs and not getting pulled over, most people conclude that since they are so low to the ground, the glare is so minimal that no one bothers you about it. I have yet to do it to my fogs, but plan on doing it soon. I currently have Nokya Hyper Yellow 2500k halogen bulbs in my fogs and they look fantastic. But, my dad recently bought a new car which coincidentally uses the same bulbs as the Focus and he likes the looks of my yellow fogs, so I might as well upgrade mine and give him my Nokya bulbs.
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And also, out of curiosity, what colour temp did you get for your fogs and low-beams? You fogs look very very blue (8000k?) and the pics make your low-beams look almost green haha. And in regards to your last edit on your main post about your high-beams not having HIDs, that's how it is for the Focus because we use a dual-filament bulb, there's no HID high-beam available. What some companies do is attach a second halogen bulb to the HID bulb to act as a high-beam. Looks silly/stupid to me, but to each their own:


The other thing I wanted to say regarding HID high-beam, is that it isn't a good idea in the first place, as HID bulbs take time to "warm up" to their full intensity and power. That means that if you flash-to-pass with an HID high-beam, it wouldn't be very bright flashing anyways. Also, HID bulbs and ballasts don't like being turned on and off repeatedly like you would be doing when you flash-to-pass, so you would end up burning out your bulbs/ballasts very very quickly doing it.
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