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Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:41 pm 
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i have read the hid thread, and was wondering if you guys thought this item would be worth the money/fit an EF. and would it be plug and play.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Xenon-HID-Convension-KIT-H1-H3-H4-H7-H11-HB1-HB3-HB4_W0QQitemZ270007194763QQihZ017QQcategoryZ102560QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:49 pm 
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do a search. there was a massive thread by hyena about HIDs. Mavs19 or something like that had bucket loads of info in there.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:53 am 
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i was asking if this kit is good or not.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:01 pm 
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i have read the hid thread,


i was asking if this kit is good or not.


all those ebay kits are of alright quality, nothing like phillips,osram etc etc. but saying that ive got HIDs on mine. similar kit and i havent had any trouble with them. They have been on the car for around 1 year now. To get the most out of them u will have to modify the reflector bit cause they are a different shaped globe (talk to hyena abouit ef/l ones). I was running HIDs in the standard EB lights and they were great but there was a lot of stray beam. I have now upgraded to the XR front with the projectors and they are tops :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:33 pm 
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i have read the hid thread,


i was asking if this kit is good or not.


sorry, didnt see that bit of your post! :oops:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:51 pm 
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thanks for the help regie, ill look into it in a bit more detail before i buy.

nicco all is cool, i assumemed you didnt see that lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:31 pm 
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thanks for the help regie, ill look into it in a bit more detail before i buy.

nicco all is cool, i assumemed you didnt see that lol


no worries dude PM me if u want any more piccys or info

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:45 pm 
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i thought u had to use HIDs inprojectors like the xr's... they look all f**k in reflectors headlights, seen people try and do it to wrxs and stuff, gets all shadowed...
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:02 pm 
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im running 4000K HIDs on el fairmont lights
the best $300 i ever spent.

it throws light a bit funny, but nothing worth worrying about.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:51 pm 
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ahh u gone to the HIDs too dan? do they look good in the fairy lights. u remember what my ones look like in the standard lights in the daytime :) hehe i remember u kept telling me to switch the f**k off :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:28 pm 
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Tell you what though ... halogen behind projectors is much better than HID in normal reflector lights .... I have just ditched the HIDs (as they damaged my previous headlights due to UV radiation problems).

Now I have custom projector AU headlights running halogen globes again ... and I can tell you the beam spread is awesome for halogen on low beam .... I am finding I do not need the HIDs ... and the halogens cover better than the old HIDs did.

And for high beam ... I have my big a** driving lights ... LOL

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:28 pm 
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Tell you what though ... halogen behind projectors is much better than HID in normal reflector lights .... I have just ditched the HIDs (as they damaged my previous headlights due to UV radiation problems).

Now I have custom projector AU headlights running halogen globes again ... and I can tell you the beam spread is awesome for halogen on low beam .... I am finding I do not need the HIDs ... and the halogens cover better than the old HIDs did.

And for high beam ... I have my big a** driving lights ... LOL


Sorry, But I think here is where I need to step in.

One of the benefits of Xenon bulbs is they emit almost next to nothing UV rays.
That is why ALL OEM use them now days.
Tthe UV problem is inherent problem of your Halogen bulbs.

Also, If the Halogen bulb in a Projector was a better combination, don’t you think that all the manufacturers of OEM would have adopted that system in their vehicles instead of HID Xenon / Projector combination?

Getting any retro, be it HID kit in a Halogen reflector, retroing a Reflector Specifically made for HID in your headlight assy, retroing a Xenon or Bi-Xenon Projector and get any of them working properly is an Art.

Once you have had the privilege of driving a Properly Adjusted HID combination. You will never ever want to drive any other way.

You would never need to have a driving light either.

However, if you do an unsuccessful attempt of any of the above mentioned retros.
You will soon get sick and tired of the poor result.
Which has nothing to do with either the HID bulbs, Reflectors or Projectors.

By the way, when are you going to finish your Projector retro?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:34 pm 
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I have a set of projectors in ... made by someone else ... but they are an open type halogen projector though ... but with excellent results though ... I am impressed by them and work extremely well.

 

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I have now upgraded to the XR front with the projectors and they are tops :)


Hmmm so your happy with it, i am keen to get this done as my headlights now suck really bad. When its wet its like i'm driving without headlights, its really bad sometimes. I know they arent aimed correctly but they are bad.
So how easy is the kit to install on the XR's regie? (i should probably be asking brad this as you stole brads)

 

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ReGiE wrote:
I have now upgraded to the XR front with the projectors and they are tops :)


Hmmm so your happy with it, i am keen to get this done as my headlights now suck really bad. When its wet its like i'm driving without headlights, its really bad sometimes. I know they arent aimed correctly but they are bad.
So how easy is the kit to install on the XR's regie? (i should probably be asking brad this as you stole brads)


well i had the old ones off and the new lights in within an hour. that includes wiring up the HIDs. brng your car to the AFD and i may show u my setup :P heheh

 

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