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Old 05-06-2010, 03:13 AM
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Need Opinion on HID's

Hi, i am a new owner of a 1999 Honda prelude. I was thinking of doing a HID conversion kit and was wonders if blue lights would look right on a prelude and if the visibility of blue lights. Also blue HIDs on the fog. My car is all black with black rims. please help me with making a decision, thanks!
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

i have an all black lude on black rims too.. i'd go either 6,000k or 8,000k. with 6k (OEM white) you'll have better visibility and with 8k you'll have more color less visibility. keep in mind as you go up in color, you lose visibility. 6,000k is pretty much standard.
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6k white i'd go with that and 8k is whiteish with a little blue in it but they both look good on a black car
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

My opinion would definately be with 6k. It looks OEM and has very high visibility. Now a days, people are throwing HID kits in caveliers and calling it a tuner, so go with 6k :)
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

I'd go with 8000K in the head and 3000K in the fogs!!! Maybe it's jus me but I think 3000K 55w with yellow Lamin-x over the fogs on a blk Lude would look fukkin sick!!!
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

Thanks for the opinions, can you also help me choose the best HID conversion kit? I see many different brands and haven't experience none. Can i also get a link to it, thanks a lot guys
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

i got all my stuff from DDMTuning. great place to buy from, quick shipping and it was easy to install. and you really cant beat $35.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

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I'd go with 8000K in the head and 3000K in the fogs!!! Maybe it's jus me but I think 3000K 55w with yellow Lamin-x over the fogs on a blk Lude would look fukkin sick!!!
I think a pure white (i.e. 5k/6k) would look better on a black Prelude. But I totally agree with you on the 3k fogs. There's a black Lexus IS-F around here that runs the exact same setup and it looks amazing.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

NEW HIDs + JDM H22A MOTOR

i put these a couple months ago, but i don't really like them to be honest. when u get h.i.d's make sure that they are good and level unlike mine. mine are higher than my high beams and i get people honking at me. look at the 5th picture and how high to they up on the ceiling up so close. personally i don't really like blinding other people. one guy actually got out of his car and wanted to fight me haha

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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

Adjust your headlights maybe? lol
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

hmmm still doesnt tell me what kind of brand HID kit i should get lol. I just want a good brand that good, not them cheap $30 kit.

I bought Infinite blue 15,000 from carid.com without knowing what it would look like. Would u think low bean white 6000 and hi beam infinite blue would look nice? or i should just return the blue hid and get all white?
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

Isn't the point of high beams being able to see better? If you put 16k HID's in your high beams, they'd probably be less bright than the 6k's in your low beams. The higher the color temp, the lower the actual visibility. And dude, those "cheap $30 kits" aren't that cheap. I've had one for over a year. My car sat for 4 straight months in the Midwest winter and they survived that and still work perfectly. They all basically do the same thing. If you're going to invest money into HID's, you might as well spend the extra money on some projectors instead of other HID's/ballasts that are going to do the exact same thing as the cheaper ones.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

yea your right, thanks dude. This my first time doing a hid conversion so i dont have any experience. I' ll take yall advice and return the blue one and get 6000k. So when i buy the HID kit, i gotta buy 2 set of it right? since the size of 1999 prelude for low and high beam is H1, so do i buy 2 kits for high and low?
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

Yes, you'll need two sets. One that is compatible with your low beams (H1), and one that is compatible with your high beams (H?, not sure what the high beams on 5G's are).
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

yea i just checked on sylvania.
1999 HONDA Prelude

Low beam headlamp
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H1ST Silverstar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
H1XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

High beam headlamp
H1
H1ST Silverstar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
H1XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

SO i guess its both H1 bulbs... thanks for the help dude.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

No problem. We better get some pics when you're done.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

OEM is 4300k.
HID's for highbeams aren't practical unless you have bi-projectors due to the way HID's work. The ballast supplies higher voltages to create the intial arc, etc. with bi-xenon projectors you have a single bulb, so constantly on.

There is no way to properly adjust HID's in stock reflectors. To avoid blinding on coming traffic you need to set them so low that you lose the benefit of HID's, which is better visibility. Only way to properly adjust is to do a projector retrofit, then you can adjust the angle so as to have proper visibility, but with a proper cut off so you don't blind people.

My advice would be to a) do a retrofit and then b) run 5000k-6000k bulbs, should give good visibility without too much yellowness that you get with OEM 4300k's.
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There is no way to properly adjust HID's in stock reflectors. To avoid blinding on coming traffic you need to set them so low that you lose the benefit of HID's, which is better visibility.
That's what I was getting at. Aim your actual housings as low as possible so as to not blind (i.e. piss off) other drivers. But retrofits ain't cheap mang.
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

Yea, i ll diff post some pictures when im done. prolly install the new lights i got this week. Do you guys prefer OEM headlights and taillights? o bought these new taillights but for some reason OEM taillights looks better..
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anyone know a thread or site where it shows how to lower them?
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anyone know a thread or site where it shows how to lower them?
www.letithangunderyourbumper.com!!!

Read the prev posts and you'll see that it was stated that you cant lower your brightness of your HID but like mentioned before that you can adjust the angles of the headlights from the circular adjusters behind the headlights!!! Jus angle them more downwards that's all unless you got mad $$ and get them retrofitted!!!
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Re: Need Opinion on HID's

aha, i know what your talking about now with the leveling thing, for some reason i thought i had to go into the actual housing. thanks chimp
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