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Old 12-28-2008, 08:14 AM
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Pondering HID headlights

Just wondering if with the 8000K hid conversion I would need to get projector headlights or if stock ones will work?

I found them on this site btw

http://shop.3bspecialties.com/main.sc
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Re: Pondering HID healights

no. you can get an H1 HID conversion ( or what ever the 4th gens are, i don't remember) and you can use the stock housings. if you wanna get aftermarket headlight housings then it depends on base is on the housings. often times they still use the same base as OEM housings. but you never do know, you'd have to ask the people you buy them from. or just buy them and find out for yourself.
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you can definately put hid's in your stock headlights. and 3bspec is a very good company. its where i get all of my stuff from.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

I just put 6Ks in my stock headlights, it works fine.

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Re: Pondering HID healights

I just ordered 6k's for my stock fixtures. I'm excited to see how they look. I can't stand the blue/purple tint on the 8k+ bulbs. Ick.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

definitely 6k is your best bet. 8k is not only to blue but it actually outputs considerably less useable light.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

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definitely 6k is your best bet. 8k is not only to blue but it actually outputs considerably less useable light.
Alright, when I do it, which will be soon, I will get the 6000k's then. In the pic it didn't look too blue but from what I have read and you guys have told me I will take the advice. I don't really like the way projectors have that cut-off, and everyone thinks you have your brights on and flashes you, gets real annoying!!
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Re: Pondering HID healights

Order two sets and do your high beams too. Then when people flash you, flash them back and really give them something to complain about.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

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Order two sets and do your high beams too. Then when people flash you, flash them back and really give them something to complain about.
I wonder how the highs would look in the yellow 3K's
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Re: Pondering HID healights

really the whole point of the cutoff is so that it doesn't look like your brights are on. what it is is people don't have theirs properly aligned. they are pointing to high. with the stock housing it will look like your brights are on because there is no cutoff. which is actually why HID's are illegal in most states in halogen housings.
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HID look a likes FTMFW


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HID look a likes FTMFW
Nope not for me. Hopefully the 6000k's wont be too bright for the stock housings. I think the yellows would some sweet @ss brights, would also double as fogs. I imagine they would be hella bright with no diffuser.
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With the brand I have, lots of people think they are HID's. So why not for you? Half the cost, same brightness and look.

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With the brand I have, lots of people think they are HID's. So why not for you? Half the cost, same brightness and look.

They're better than the $300 PIAA's I had.
I like to experiment. I like HID's got my mind made.

Anyone got some pics of their 4th gen with 6000k's?

Your lights do look very bright, are they projectors?
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Not projectors. JDM one piece.
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yea hid's look cleaner i guess in stockies.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

actually the way HID's work is the lower the degrees in K the brighter/more lumens/more usable light the bulb will put it out. that is why you lose objects at a further distance with the higher K bulbs. therefore a 6K will appear more blinding to an oncomer than an 8K will. 8000K is fine in my opinion. i rock the 8K's in my depots when im not rockin the 4300K's in the retros. my gf even rocks the custom purples in her cobalt. they are not near as bright as my 8K's but are still a vast improvement over her stock halogens.
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I can't wait to rock these bad bears. People already flash their brights at me and **** because I run Phillips' Crystalvisions. But people around here are also DBags.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

I ran 3BSpec 6000Ks in my stock housings for about 4 months...they were so bright it was offensive..People were flashing me left and right (with their headlights, you sickos) And then one night, the little tab that connected the harness to my battery magically snapped off...so i had to drive over an hour with parking lights and fogs...and occasionally my high beams. But the next adventure ill take is gonna be some of brians perdy TSX retros.
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exactly i would not recomend running anything lower than 8K in stock headlights unless you wanna piss people off. a friend has 4300K in his stock headlights in a 240sx and you need sunglasses if he is following you.
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Good. Another reason for the po-po's to pull me over lol. Oh well.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

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really the whole point of the cutoff is so that it doesn't look like your brights are on. what it is is people don't have theirs properly aligned. they are pointing to high. with the stock housing it will look like your brights are on because there is no cutoff. which is actually why HID's are illegal in most states in halogen housings.
Shouldn't the little refractor, or whatever its called that sits in front of the low beam's bulb stop the light from blinding people onthe stock halogen housings?
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HELLLLL NOOOOO.

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Re: Pondering HID healights

Maybe I'll end up getting projectors to house my HID's. Should be fun pissing people off for a while with my stock housings though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:20 AM
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Re: Pondering HID healights

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Maybe I'll end up getting projectors to house my HID's. Should be fun pissing people off for a while with my stock housings though.
lol, yea same here. Our headlights look so small and innocent tho :evil:
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Shouldn't the little refractor, or whatever its called that sits in front of the low beam's bulb stop the light from blinding people onthe stock halogen housings?
the only point of that refractor is to reflect light back into the chrome housing of the headlight to spread the light out all over the place.
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Re: Pondering HID healights

I'll take a picture of my light spread tonight. It's EVERYWHERE!
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definitely 6k is your best bet. 8k is not only to blue but it actually outputs considerably less useable light.
very wise advice.. i got the 8k and i wish i would got the 6k
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Re: Pondering HID healights

i got 6k in mine and its wonderful. i dont have any pics but i will take some for you. i dont really get flashed much by anyone except bigger vehicles. suvs and jeeps...and asshats who drive newer cars that are blinding anyway...
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Re: Pondering HID healights

I actually just ordered some projectors with bi xenon... I cant wait to see how they turn out .. Ive got one of the projectors mounted but I have to wait on the ballast and bulbs to get here.
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