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Aftermarket HID's - pros and cons (was: Condi Rice HID's rule)


*see doesnt she look like Ms Rice lol*
kinda a NO name hid brand off ebay but they got pretty damn good comments so i figured id give em a shot..and im glad i did..140 shipped cant really beat that IMO. Anyways on with the pictures.
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before and after-
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the HIGHbeams on the actual H4 HID bulb-
the Low beams HID-
all in all the install was cake took all but 20 mins...the weird thing was i plugged everything according to the crap directions and the HIDs only worked on high beam and nothing else..so on a hunch by a freind *thanks Eroc* i swapped a connector and whaaalaaa...he had a tahoe with 4000k series HIDs installed and they are brighter because they are whiter which i knew about but i love the way 8000's look so screw it..if anyone wants to know where to find em ill let you know.

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nice work. That's a friggin cheap kit!!! I'm still curious about how the beam really spreads and how blinding they are from the front.
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Yeah how about a link, and the part #.

Oh and where to get the plug that'll work with them.

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Yeah Jeebus! If I get some for my FXT, I'll probably have to re-aim the lights back down towards stock level. Not quite stock tho!

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right here..and you dont need any extra plugs or wires it came with everything...i needed H4's but depending on year it may be different so do your research before you order..one thing i do need to do is re align the bulbs right now there shining at peoples houses lol..but for the price they cant be beat!! HID's arent as abnoxious as ppl think..i mean everytime a BMW or AUDI drives by you or behind you with them does it cause u crash your car?? and the higher the kelvin it just changes the color of the bulb,i used to think that the higher the number the brighter they are but NOT true the brightest ones are 4000k series believe it not..so as for blinding ppl aim your lights correctly and it wont be that bad

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Cool I would love to HID all of my cars. :)

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i wonder what they want your phone number for

Now I just am trying to figure out what temp (k) to get!!

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Ok so what connecter did you switch do get it to work on low?

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Ok so what connecter did you switch do get it to work on low?
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Oh well. I couldn't wait for replys. I went ahead and purchased a set of H1's 6000K.

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right here..and you dont need any extra plugs or wires it came with everything...i needed H4's but depending on year it may be different so do your research before you order..one thing i do need to do is re align the bulbs right now there shining at peoples houses lol..but for the price they cant be beat!! HID's arent as abnoxious as ppl think..i mean everytime a BMW or AUDI drives by you or behind you with them does it cause u crash your car?? and the higher the kelvin it just changes the color of the bulb,i used to think that the higher the number the brighter they are but NOT true the brightest ones are 4000k series believe it not..so as for blinding ppl aim your lights correctly and it wont be that bad
yes, but cars that come with HIDs have reflectors or projectors designed specifically for them. Also, they have auto-leveling to avoid hitting people's eyes when going uphill. Big difference.
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Oh well. I couldn't wait for replys. I went ahead and purchased a set of H1's 6000K.

Where did you mount the ballasts?
do we use H1? BTW, 6000k is a good balance. 4300k is brightest but looks closer to halogen in color. 6000k is barely dimmer, but more blue. Anything higher in Kelvin is pointless as the bulbs must be coated and cause LOTS of light output to be lost.
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do we use H1? BTW, 6000k is a good balance. 4300k is brightest but looks closer to halogen in color. 6000k is barely dimmer, but more blue. Anything higher in Kelvin is pointless as the bulbs must be coated and cause LOTS of light output to be lost.
Thanks, my exact thought.

Oh, and the Forester HID headlights don't have projectors. they look just like my 06 ones



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