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Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:59 pm 
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Tocchi wrote:
umm what are HID lights? and yeah.

Xenon gas high intensity discharge, they burn a different gas to normal halogen allowing cooler temperatures and more pure light output.

Dave, as long as you align your lights properly, you'll be fine.
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Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:14 pm 
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hey, would changing to HID's solve the old EF/EL yellowing headlights?
arnt they caused by the temperature output of the headlights?
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Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:32 pm 
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It will not solve the yellowing process of the headlights. All EF's will eventually have faded yellow lights. they will go quicker if the car is parked in the weather. The yellowing is caused by water and the lements weathering the plastic.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:21 pm 
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I had HIDs in my EL for the best part of a year. They're well worth the outlay, as the E series lights are all pretty poor. I had no problems with the police*. As such I've got HIDs in my GT-P now too.

Wouldn't go back to regular halogen bulbs ever again.

* Make sure they're aimed properly, and not the uber blue/purple ones. Stick to 6000K or lower.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:39 am 
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I cant believe your running HID's in the GT! I thought the quality and output of the light for such model would be fantastic?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:35 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Being 'annoying' bright is what i'm a little worried about, as i don't want to be pissing off every other driver on the road.
No one i know with an EF/EL XR has anything good to say about their headlights...


When I first used my HID's, it was annoying the other drivers. There is a simple solution, which is just to change the beam direction, so that it is a bit lower. This only needs to be done on the drivers side. Every car would flash me as if I was running my high beams.

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Wouldn't go back to regular halogen bulbs ever again.

Me too. When I took my XR front off and put the original GLi front back on my car, I started to use normal halogens. The poor light p****d me off, so I re-installed my HID's, just behind the original reflectors

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:52 pm 
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andrewsfutura wrote:
I cant believe your running HID's in the GT! I thought the quality and output of the light for such model would be fantastic?


Yeah the B series headlights are great stock (in comparison to the E series). But HIDs make them that much better again.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:00 pm 
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Oh weel, looks like i'm pretty well sold on them then!
Now, just gotta order some in...
Anyone had any experiences with any of the 3-4 sellers on ebay?
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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:06 am 
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yeah. im curious about which ebay seller to go with as well. im wondering if any of the kits are different or a better quality than the last or how do you tell?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:23 am 
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I got mine from the ebay seller 'onlinegarageauto'

Have had no problems with them, but they've only been in the GT-P for 2 months.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:57 am 
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HIDs yay

and yeah they are fuken tops in the XR projectors

my car is sitting at the airport atm as im back in syd. but if u wanna wait a week or 2 i can show u how they look in the Projectors?

ill be back in vic on the 3rd or so. we can meet half way from melb/geelong etc etc let us know dude

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:07 am 
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Why not try to retro fit ur own?

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When i get back to back home in two weeks i should finish my retro on my lights.
Talk to mavs19.
He is pretty cluey on it or check out :
www.theretrofitsource.com
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:59 am 
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angel eyes too huh.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:17 pm 
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Yeah
Amazingly enough it has fitted quite well.

With the eyes lit up

They are not finished yet but i will post when they are installed in a coupla weeks. :)

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:26 pm 
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id love to have the 12000k purple ones, they look cool lol

 

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