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svt4chris 12-15-2005 02:05 AM

Headlight changover idea??? Yes? No?
 
I've been wanting HID's for quite some time, but they're expensive and hard to come by. An alternative I've been considering is getting ST170's instead, and, if I really feel the need, I could always do an HID conversion on those.

Basically I want to have something unique and better-looking than stock.

Here's what I'm thinking:

1)Switch to ST170's
2)Put eyelids on the ST170's
3)Euro grill
4)Hoen's or HID conversion as needed

Is this worthwhile? If I don't do the conversion, it'll be less money... but will I be left lusting after those HID's???

Either way, it'd look pretty good IMO.

fat pat 12-15-2005 03:14 AM

if youre going to do hids anyway, get the hid kit...you wont blind people, they will look better, light the road more efficiently

cpyder 12-15-2005 08:14 AM

How much do you want to spend on HIDs?

domesticdisturbance 12-15-2005 08:16 AM

i'd just do the HID conversion.

SVTmonkey 12-15-2005 09:19 AM

Have some patience and wait for a good deal on HID's, you'll be thankful you spent the money, no point in doing it halfass.

svt4chris 12-15-2005 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cpyder
How much do you want to spend on HIDs?
I'm more-or-less certain that HID's would cost more than this setup, not to mention that they are difficult to find, especially at a good price.

Indeed, the Mach's are a great setup, but why not do this? It's a bit of a debate.

SVT_BMXer 12-15-2005 10:08 AM

i like you idea, would be different. But also you find a used pair of EAP/Mach HID's and have them painted black like UtahSVT has his....oooooo would look so badass on a black car.

ztecpower 12-15-2005 10:48 AM

If your going to do the ST170's and an HID conversion on them you may want to go
HERE
And get your HID kit there, the cheepest I've seen and from a reputable sponsor of this website [thumb]

Troy.

igor 12-15-2005 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ztecpower
If your going to do the ST170's and an HID conversion on them you may want to go
HERE
And get your HID kit there, the cheepest I've seen and from a reputable sponsor of this website [thumb]

Troy.


From that weebsite:
We recommend that you keep your stock headlight bulbs handy so you can reinstall them when you drive your car on public roads. USE OF AFTER-MARKET HID HEADLIGHTS ON PUBLIC ROADS IS ILLEGAL. OZNIUM LLC SELLS HID HEADLIGHTS STRICTLY FOR USE AT CAR SHOWS OR ON NON-PUBLIC ROADS.

http://www.oznium.com/images/hid4.jpg
See al the ghosting up top all that will be bliding the drivers around you.. I am surprised mods aren't here yet to tell you


igor

BevinZX3 12-15-2005 12:29 PM

I installed the Mach's in my car about 2 years ago. At that time it cost me about $800 for everything, and that was with a discount at my Ford dealer. I like the lights because they are different, and they are definetely nice to have on mountain roads. However, I wouldn't do it again. In my opinion, it wasn't worth the money. If they came with the car, that would have been one thing. There are times that I've wanted to put my halogen lights back in because I've felt they would have been more efficient for city driving. Sometimes even with the Mach headlights, I get people that flash their highbeams at me. I've even adjusted the lights so they point more at the ground. IMHO, if you want to do the Mach lights, try to find a used pair. Save yourself some cash.


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