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Old 04-26-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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I have a nice pair of 12k hid spyder dual CCFL halo headlights they glow extremely bright and much better over stock. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-26-2014, 11:36 PM   #3
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Here's another pic I can't pick up the headlights to well but they glow a bright blue and light up a good 30 ft in front of you
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Here's another pic I can't pick up the headlights to well but they glow a bright blue and light up a good 30 ft in front of you

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Don't put them in stock housings. All you are doing is spraying unaimed light everywhere and blinding oncoming traffic. Put them in projectors as a budget option or do a full retrofit. Otherwise stick with OSRAM (not sylvania) Silverstars of Philips Xtreme halogens which will actually light up more in a stock housing than a HID will.

Here is what I did in mine.

DEPO Projector:



XenonDepot Volt kit (stay away from cheap DDM/VVME crap)



9011 HIR bulbs modified to fit in a 9005 slot for Hi beams. These are THE brightest halogens you can buy, period at 75% as bright as an OEM HID (2300 lumens). You can also modify a 9012 HIR of the lo-beam spot if you are using the DEPO projectors and don't want to do HIDs.



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Badly aimed but you can see how the projectors at least keep the light down where it isn't going to blind others. Its not supposed to "rainbow" down like that on the ends but that's what you get when you do the budget lol. Also I have 0 issues seeing at night. I still don't have a good pic of them properly aimed but they are far brighter than the chinese kit the PO had in the car previously that I ripped out.



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Nokya Hyper Yellow 2300k Halogens in the fogs:



Yellow light is the correct light for your foglights as yellow light cuts through fog/mist/rain better than other colors. You also should not put HIDs in reflectors here either. There is a reason very high end luxury cars still come with yellow halogens in the fogs.



And my normal soapbox statement... if you are one of those ppl blinding me while I'm driving to work with my kid in the car to drop off at preschool on the way because you had to look like a FatF boy racer with blue/purple/pink lights in stock housings I hope a cop pulls you over and tows your car. Do it right or don't do it at all, no matter what you do you CANNOT properly aim HIDs in reflector housings.
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Don't put them in stock housings. All you are doing is spraying unaimed light everywhere and blinding oncoming traffic. Put them in projectors as a budget option or do a full retrofit. Otherwise stick with OSRAM (not sylvania) Silverstars of Philips Xtreme halogens which will actually light up more in a stock housing than a HID will.

Here is what I did in mine.

DEPO Projector:



XenonDepot Volt kit (stay away from cheap DDM/VVME crap)



9011 HIR bulbs modified to fit in a 9005 slot for Hi beams. These are THE brightest halogens you can buy, period at 75% as bright as an OEM HID (2300 lumens). You can also modify a 9012 HIR of the lo-beam spot if you are using the DEPO projectors and don't want to do HIDs.



Installed





Initial fire up:




Badly aimed but you can see how the projectors at least keep the light down where it isn't going to blind others. Its not supposed to "rainbow" down like that on the ends but that's what you get when you do the budget lol. Also I have 0 issues seeing at night. I still don't have a good pic of them properly aimed but they are far brighter than the chinese kit the PO had in the car previously that I ripped out.



Hi Beams:



Nokya Hyper Yellow 2300k Halogens in the fogs:



Yellow light is the correct light for your foglights as yellow light cuts through fog/mist/rain better than other colors. You also should not put HIDs in reflectors here either. There is a reason very high end luxury cars still come with yellow halogens in the fogs.



And my normal soapbox statement... if you are one of those ppl blinding me while I'm driving to work with my kid in the car to drop off at preschool on the way because you had to look like a FatF boy racer with blue/purple/pink lights in stock housings I hope a cop pulls you over and tows your car. Do it right or don't do it at all, no matter what you do you CANNOT properly aim HIDs in reflector housings.

how much did a setup like that cost you?
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$110 for the projectors, $85 for the HIDs, $50 for the HIRs and $20 for the Noyka bulbs. Not sure if DEPO does projectors for the 99-04 cars but I know other brands do.

Also as far as kelvin ratings for HIDs. OEM is 4300k for pretty much everyone. After 5k you are going to start dropping brightness pretty drastically. The higher the kelvin, the bluer and dimmer the light is up to the purple 12k stuff. I would not go any higher than 5k but I stuck with 4300 and it is pure white.
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I retrofit my headlights and added color changing halos. Theyre super bright and i love them

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They look good and props to you for retrofitting them vs just throwing a HID bulb in a stock housing and blinding oncoming traffic.


Just be careful, look up your state's laws on headlight colors because red is usually illegal and sometimes blue too. Green is fine.
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