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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:16 am 
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heya ppl anyone know if you can get glass headlights units either custom made or whatnot for the EF monts. i bought a set of hid headlights for my car but am afraid theyll melt the standard plastic units.
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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:27 pm 
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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:52 pm 
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HIDs are better than the standard globes for heat so don't worry.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:59 pm 
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melting of the lese is dependent on what globe you choose to run.. ive run a high wattage pair before and found out te hard way.. (extra heat = melted lense's)

as far as i know.. they would have to be custom made... there's no raedy made glass replacements as of up to now....

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:04 pm 
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globes i will be running are 8000k will they run too hot for the standard lens
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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:24 pm 
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HID's run brighter with less heat.

Problem is the E series headlights they can't seem to project the light.

Sure, they'll be heaps brighter, but don't expect a great increase in visibility.

And the polycarbonate will be fine with 6000k, 8000k etc.

100watt halogens will affect the lense/poly.

8000k is kinda purple tho.. 4500k is much better.. imo

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:53 pm 
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HID's run brighter with less heat.

Problem is the E series headlights they can't seem to project the light.

Sure, they'll be heaps brighter, but don't expect a great increase in visibility.

And the polycarbonate will be fine with 6000k, 8000k etc.

100watt halogens will affect the lense/poly.

8000k is kinda purple tho.. 4500k is much better.. imo



I haven't fitted HID's to my Fairmont yet (got to fix the yellow first :lol: ) but I fitted 4500k HIDs High and low to my EL Gli and they were awesome, huge difference (awesome for dusk or dawn), the only downside I found was I the delay highbeam took to fully work and high beam was to bright, signs etc would blind you etc.

I will be fitting them to the Fairmont but I will be using high/low H4 HIDs and just Plus 50 H3s in the driving light part, that allows me to flash the lights without a delay.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:45 pm 
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yeh that nasty yellow stain that magically appears on the polycarb. you can get them cleaned for about $60 a unit and they give you a paste to apply to them every 6 months to stop it from reoccuring.
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Or you can follow the completely destroyed tech doc:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=58

and do the pair yourself for around $30

 

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