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Electrical The Truth on HID "kits" - The real story

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Skuce, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. ESCORT_SPEED

    ESCORT_SPEED Guest

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    I have had true hid convertion in my scort since feb and if you've never driven at night with hid's you just don't know the difference. 9004 high/low kit places the bulb exactly where the normal 9004 hale does. to get high beam a solinoid pulled the bulb back and up the 3 millimeter and there you have it. i've never gotten flashed on the highway. and as for field of vision at night if you can tell me after driving a car with hids and then right after drive one without and tell me they're not safer i will gladly laugh. as for legality the bmw 5 series uses a hid that is rated at 6450 K and most hid kits on the market are 6000. any higher that the 6450 mark and your breaking DOT. there are also more and more kits out there that are DOT Approval. the sharp clean lines are because of projector housing. hid or hale they look the same on a wall. inconsiderite people do this ungrade and aim there lights high on purpose to maximize light coverage. with the correct aiming and kit you can run hid's safely and affectively with out blinding others. these lights are also easier on the eyes at night and decrease driver fatigue. All the major auto makers are using this new lightly source for the visability and safety factor not the look. i've said my peace thanx for reading.
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    all you have to do is a TRUE RETROFIT...my buddy scott did one on is SC2, and so did billy, they turned out great, and costs quite more then just the p&p kit. i think billy spent 500+ on his.
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    https://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Fo ... la&start=0 :wink:
  4. Tugeza

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    HID kits needs newer reflectors to be installed for older cars... that makes that too expensive.
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    geeze, thanks... was considering a conversion
  6. SportScort93T

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    Bump: Someone should try to find the pictures that were deleted or moved, so that people who are looking for information on what a real HID looks like can see it, and not just be told how it is. I've sent this link to a couple people but because there was no pictures, I felt like they couldn't fully grasp why the cheapo HID kits are so bad.
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    reload pics

    sportscort93T is right, time for a pic reload :!:
  8. Skuce

    Skuce FEOA Member

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    Yeah. A lot of the original pics have been lost over the years. Been trying to rebuild everything...and it's been tricky
  9. Kauai96LX

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    Well there's my pictures. These are bolt in HID projectors though. I can try finding my FX35 pictures like in my sig.

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  10. 94racecortlxsteve

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    i did a HID conversion in mine where its the legit conversion kit. it cost me $70 and it came with the xenon 9004 bulbs where its the high and low beam all in one and the ballasts and all included wiring. i theyre the 8000K so theyre kinda blue but not obnoxious. They do look sick on my 94 lx
  11. LOWETGT

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    If you just put them in your stock 94 housings, then you are likely blinding other drivers because of the beam pattern. IDK what you have, but unlikely true HIDs anyway. I have considered a conversion on mine, but I get flashed in the low setting as it is, H7 bulbs are a good enough improvement over the 9004s.
  12. Guest

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    I like how the DeLorean signature illustrates this so well!
  13. tjgonz

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    mine are perfect and not blinding at all..to each hater his own i suppose.:roll:
  14. Skuce

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    Just moving it here till I can fix all the dead pics in it. ugh
  15. Darth Typhus

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    Thanks for the info.mate. Good to know since mine are hid converted
  16. Escort LXR

    Escort LXR Customizer

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    If you guys are thinking of doing an HID conversion for a good price just go to http://www.hidgeeks.com/
    they have a 9004 Xenon HID Kit w/Ballasts starting at $36 and you can select from Bulb Color to Wattage, its the way to go for a great deal!:thumbsup:
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    Read this and then did some of my own research. Striking this off the list. Thx for this article. I could have made a bad mistake. To anyone who still thinks you can do it without getting a whole new housing, please do your own research and you will find exactly why HID can not work I a halogen housing and why the dangers are actually not limited to glare. There are many other dangers.
  18. Escort LXR

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    Get A Real Projector Housing with either Pods or a Lens.
  19. kaoshavoc

    kaoshavoc FEOA Donator

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    I have not looked but I doubt the make them for this car lol. At least not second gen.
  20. Escort LXR

    Escort LXR Customizer

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    You have to make it custom using other car parts like bmw or mazda
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014

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