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Old 07-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Bad HIDs?

Here are a few websites I found that have affordable HIDs


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HID-Kit-Xeno...875db8&vxp=mtr

http://www.lightinthebox.com/index.p...eyword=hid+kit

Trust these sources?


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You're going to get a lot of flack here if you run without projectors as these kits indicate you are planning to. Those kits will work but you will be most likely blinding other drivers while not really increase your visibility. Honestly if you want to do it right get the morimoto kit from theretrofitsource. Otherwise just buy some powerful bulbs and be done with it. That is just an example of powerful 9003 bulb...might be a better one.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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I want better visibility. I'm always looking for ways NOT to blind people. I agree 100%. Do I want looks added to my vehicle, of course! But not if it means harming other drivers safety.

That kit looks perfect :) Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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What is RHD and LHD? Please don't tell me $280 per side lol
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Right hand drive or left hand drive.

The cutoff step is different for left hand vehicles.

It's $280 for everything you will need. They sell b stock items for quite a bit cheaper.
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Thanks for the information! Final question, what about these?

http://www.amazon.com/Kensun-Convers...+hid+kit+6000k

http://www.amazon.com/Kensun-Convers...+hid+kit+6000k

http://www.amazon.com/OPT7%C2%AE-Bol...+hid+kit+6000k


The actual search on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_re...iew-rank&ajr=0

Why pay $280 if I can pay less, these may even end up removed depending on my experience so I'd rather not spend so much up front for my first HID Kit.


+++++++++++++++++++ UPDATE +++++++++++++++++++++

After doing a ton of research on the topic, I have found I need to get some projectors and convert my headlight assembly or get after market projectors. So I don't install an HID kit and have the light reflect all over the place and blind others.

My decision is to retrofit projectors ASAP and purchase my hid conversion kit at the same time. For now I will probably rock the Sylvania ZXE

Good video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p9gQvzOLog
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the kits you have posted do not contain the projector units to properly disperse the lights. They are in fact just "plug-n-play" kits . The projector contains a lens and a cut-off bar that all light passes through. This puts the light out in a way that does not scatter the light but rather directs the light to the appropriate level so you can see and so other drivers are not blinded. This is wear that extra cost is coming in. In order to switch to H.I.D.s in your lights you'll need to take off the lens and insert the projector there. It is a project and if done right you'll love the way it comes out.

The image on the right is an example of a cut-off. You'll notice it has a flat edge definition on where the light goes. This ideally is aimed below the drivers mirrors/head so they are not getting the light directed into their eyes. On the left is the "plug-n-play" kit. You'll see how it just shoots light every direction like your high beams are on with the exception that you'll actually lose visible light because it is not being focused with those high powered bulbs correctly.



Personally I live on a road where having this extra light is extremely useful for avoiding deer and other incoming dangers at night. I wouldn't switch back to regular halogens for the life of me after what I experienced. In the fog it literally looks like laser beams are coming out of my car, its awesome. As I said before if you want the cheap route just put in high powered halogens and you'll be happy with the increased output. Most people are. I was able to get a good deal on Mach headlights (mines a 2003 though) and so I skipped doing that and can't really recommend the best high powered halogens. Others on this site can help with that though.


EDIT: beat me to it. glad you're doing it the right way
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Morimotos are the only way to go. I have tried several and all of the cheap ones are junk. the cheapest I would run are ddmtuning. But after going morimotos I will never buy cheap hids again... The quality difference and output is easily noticeable as a great improvement and worth the additional money...

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