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Hid ****.

Well, my mom cleared me for getting HID for christmas. I want a bixenon set up, any suggestions, looking for around 250 to 300 spending wise. 5000k set up. I'm running h1's in the stock projectors right now.
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Cool..but you don't like 8000K? Looks so hot man.
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8000k? if you going for looks i guess... might as well buy halogen bulbs
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might as well cover both of my eyes while im driving at night if I want 8k.
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8k hid are not that bad. they are really bright but whatever you want man its your ride.

and you needed permission from your mom or is she buying you the hid. kinda funny
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shes buying it.
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no! hids are for better vision. no matter if you go 12-4300k. youll get better vision. but when you say you need that rice look, getting halogens is petarded. btw, remember to get a upgrade harness. if you dont retro fit! go 8000. youll love it.
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shes buying it.
oh thats tight. my mom would buy **** for my car. yea 8000 is nice and people will know that you are comming.
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Hey burke420 got any pics of your 10k HID's, just wondering how bright they are
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no! hids are for better vision. no matter if you go 12-4300k. youll get better vision. but when you say you need that rice look, getting halogens is petarded. btw, remember to get a upgrade harness. if you dont retro fit! go 8000. youll love it.

No, if you get anything higher than 4300k, it's worse than stock halogens.
Waste of money.

For the thread starters

Get valeo projectors off a4 fits perfect.
Try to get used ballasts, d2s bulbs, and make own harness.

It's gonna cost more than $300.
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you all lose output with anything more than 6000k. ever wonder why the luxury cars come with 4100k bulbs? it's not for looks, but rather functionality.
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my 5000k puts out better than halogens did.. i wouldnt plan on getting anything more than that.. but thats just me..

and yes, 8000k and 10000k are just ridiculous.. what's even worse than that is 12000k.. its like hooking up a black light to your headlights..
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agreed...i wouldnt go more than 6000k and im using 6000k cuz i got it for cheap
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I want a bixenon set up, any suggestions, looking for around 250 to 300 spending wise.
bixenons only come with oem projectors which will ony use d2s/d3s/d4s bulbs.

are you planning to spend 250-300 on the projectors alone? because they average 160-400 a pair... and a oem ballast+bulbs will run you 200+

retro will cost you 800+

so you did mention bixenon, so thats y i said what i said.


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8000k? if you going for looks i guess... might as well buy halogen bulbs
they are still about 1.5-2 times brighter than halogen. (8000k)

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No, if you get anything higher than 4300k, it's worse than stock halogens.
Waste of money.

For the thread starters

Get valeo projectors off a4 fits perfect.
Try to get used ballasts, d2s bulbs, and make own harness.

It's gonna cost more than $300.

wrong. halogen is anywhere from 700Lm to 900Lm

4250k - 3200lm (oem)
5000k - 2700lm
6000k - 2400lm
8000k - 1800lm
10000k - 1500lm

average.
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btw, all of you who run retro, i highly suggest getting a 12awg wiring harness for ur hids....

nothing less than 12awg....16awg is not good enought to support 2 ballast @ startup.

most ebay hid wiring harness are made with 16awg...FYI
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k wheoever says 8k isnt bright is retarded. the 8k on my civic is brighter than the hi beams on a 91 accord, 05 mazda 3, 99 caravan (and yes i put them side by side)
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k wheoever says 8k isnt bright is retarded. the 8k on my civic is brighter than the hi beams on a 91 accord, 05 mazda 3, 99 caravan (and yes i put them side by side)
No ****.
Because you probably have pnp kit, which is not made for stock headlights housing and glaring all over the place.

Brighter doesn't mean they give better lighting output.


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someone just called me out? wtf? ban.

think about it like this: what can the humans eyes see better with - yellow or blue light? yellow. why is it that car manufacturers (OEM) use 4100k, with an option for color matched bulbs which are 5000k or 6000k? it's because 4100k is closest to the color of the sun, with just that slight hint of ricer blue. most of the color you are seeing from the higher end cars are from the projectors color band - this is at the cut off between light and darkness. with the above example, there is no projector, just a plug and play hid kit in a really bad reflector housing. there is way too much glare, so no cut off.

8000k will indeed be brighter than halogens in terms of lumens output, but when will you be able to see the road with all 1800 lumens of BLUE light? you won't. everyone else will see you coming because of your ridiculously ricer-*** glare, sure. but none of that glare will be useful in lighting the road IN FRONT OF YOU.

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so is it better to get hids if you have projectors rather than a regular housing?
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finally...someone on this site that knows something about hids besides me...

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so is it better to get hids if you have projectors rather than a regular housing?

no depending...what ur circumstances are.

throwing PnP hid in civic 04-05 are not THAT bad.... there is a little glare, but you should push it down a bit...

throwing PnP hids in 01-03 is not as great, beecause u lose the hibeam function...and in general, it is bad, because there is no bottom shield go shield off the glare....so mad glare.

NOTE: pnp stands for plug and play, which is refereed to anything except the oem hids which consists of dXs/r bulbs
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ijust looked at ur TYC retrofit.

very nice may i add...

....but the direct fit thing isnt too ALL tycs....mabee jsut for civics, but there are generally 2 generations of TYC headlights.

and one of the generations dont fit...why do i know?

ive done about 3 of them for 6th gen accords... just my .02
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GO with 8,000k. Do you typically like the icey white, blue, or purple best? Personally dude if ur getting this for x mas prices are so cheap right now. jump on it quickly
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yes, i am doing a retrofit. I just need bulbs right now. Plug n Play preferabbly, i have the sonar headlights for 01 - 03. I would just like to know what kind of bulbs and or company y'all would reccomend
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