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HID upgrade for the factory headlight assembly?

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:20 PM
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HID upgrade for the factory headlight assembly?

Have any of you used any kits for upgrading the crappy factory bulbs to HID? I have looked at about 10000 kits online but have nowhere to start looking! Of course they all say they are the best or better than there competitions! Any input would be great! I am done dealing with the factory setup, they absolutely suck a big something!
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:48 PM
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I have DDMtunning in my trucks and motorcycles and then came across kryptonbulbs on one of my motorcycle forums and put a set on my Camaro...both are great bullet proof and digital sets! Love them and trouble free with a lifetime warranty how can you go wrong for $50...

PS 5000K is the best IMO anything higher is too blue and annoying.
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe04F150 View Post
I have DDMtunning in my trucks and motorcycles and then came across kryptonbulbs on one of my motorcycle forums and put a set on my Camaro...both are great bullet proof and digital sets! Love them and trouble free with a lifetime warranty how can you go wrong for $50...

PS 5000K is the best IMO anything higher is too blue and annoying.
Where did you get them?
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:55 PM
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I'll PM you bc I don't think we're allowed to post websites...?
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:57 PM
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Cool! Thanks
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:08 PM
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Sorry forgot the hi/low are a little more 60-70 for the set but they come with a relay harness and all.
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:12 PM
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Sold!!! That's easy enough. Thank you.
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:16 PM
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Trust me, they are so bright and easy to install, you'll never go back to standard bulbs!
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:19 PM
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I have had factory HID's in one of my cars and I feel like I can't see with anything else anymore.
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:25 PM
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Exactly!
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM
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I put in a set from retro-solutions.com i've been really happy with them
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:50 PM
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HID bulbs are different than incandescent in one simple way, the HID bulbs burn gas and has an ARC similar to arc welding, where as an incandescent standard bulb heats a filiment. the biggest problem with the difference is the placement of the arc, vs the filiment causes the beam pattern to be scattered, while it may be brighter on the ground, it is also brighter in the air, there is a line on your standard lights, where below it, it is bright, and above it is darker, the line is not super defined but it is there... the kits like you talk about, there is no line, it just sends light everywhere... these kits are illegal because they are not DOT approved, and cannot be aimed properly. depending on where you are, your local law enforcement may impound your vehicle for improperly working safety features (i am told my area is like this)

HID bulbs are designed to be in a projector housing, which focuses the light much more precisely, and with them, HID's can be aimed properly... there are kits on ebay that provide projector housings with the bulbs, they are typically about 100$ for bulbs and projectors (no ballasts) while these are still illegal because they are not DOT approved, they will have a much more defined beam pattern, focusing all the light on the ground, this would not cause glare on the oncoming traffic, and you are far less likely to be pulled over for improper lights, and is much safer (legally)
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:53 PM
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[QUOTE=--weezl--;9655918]HID bulbs are different than incandescent in one simple way, the HID bulbs burn gas and has an ARC similar to arc welding, where as an incandescent standard bulb heats a filiment. the biggest problem with the difference is the placement of the arc, vs the filiment causes the beam pattern to be scattered, while it may be brighter on the ground, it is also brighter in the air, there is a line on your standard lights, where below it, it is bright, and above it is darker, the line is not super defined but it is there... the kits like you talk about, there is no line, it just sends light everywhere... these kits are illegal because they are not DOT approved, and cannot be aimed properly. depending on where you are, your local law enforcement may impound your vehicle for improperly working safety features (i am told my area is like this)

HID bulbs are designed to be in a projector housing, which focuses the light much more precisely, and with them, HID's can be aimed properly... there are kits on ebay that provide projector housings with the bulbs, they are typically about 100$ for bulbs and projectors (no ballasts) while these are still illegal because they are not DOT approved, they will have a much more defined beam pattern, focusing all the light on the ground, this would not cause glare on the oncoming traffic, and you are far less likely to be pulled over for improper lights, and is much safer (legally)[/
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Couldn't care less about the legality of them. I don't care. I get blinded by idiots with there bright's on every morning. On top of that I can't see with these junk factory H-13's
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:00 PM
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I feel the same way, I especially love them on my motorcycle!
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:25 PM
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Couldn't care less about the legality of them. I don't care. I get blinded by idiots with there bright's on every morning. On top of that I can't see with these junk factory H-13's

fair enough, but why not spend an extra few bucks and get the projectors which will give you way better quality light, and throw WAY more light on the ground, where you want it... they also come with proper hi/low beams
 

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