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Old 11-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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HIDs Again...Yes!! :D

Since its starting snowing in Michigan I can't see much road at night with my stock headlights since I've gotten the tint put on. I know it is best to get projector headlights BEFORE installing an HID kit in order to focus the beam and protect today's on-coming traffic.

At this point I'm not crazy about either of the projector headlights from AM just because I like the look of running the yellow parking lights while I am driving (just my preference) and I am torn about how the LEDs look during daytime driving.


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Long story short, if you run 6000k with tinted stock housing will the output even be focused enough for night time driving? if so is anyone gunna wanna run me off the road for being a dbag?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!

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NEVER run HIDs in stock housings. It scatters light everywhere and blinds other drivers. Also 6000k has a hint of blue to it, 5000k in my opinion is the best, its pretty much perfect white.

When you put HIDs in stock housings you cannot control the scatter of the light so it will blind everyone on the road. Only ever use HIDs in retrofit housings.

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NEVER run HIDs in stock housings. It scatters light everywhere and blinds other drivers. Also 6000k has a hint of blue to it, 5000k in my opinion is the best, its pretty much perfect white.

When you put HIDs in stock housings you cannot control the scatter of the light so it will blind everyone on the road. Only ever use HIDs in retrofit housings.

HID lights in reflector housings- A reminder to some of you out there
Thank you! Your post and the article definitely opened my eyes. Projectors or some sort of retrofit housing is basically required. I never really understood how "scattered" the light actually was until I read the post with the illustrated pictures. Makes much more sense now.
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Yea most people don't realize how bad they are until they see the pictures of the cutoff lines. That really helps open most people's eyes.... And then there are the people that just don't care.

I used to like the look of HIDs in stock housings with the blue look. Thought it was "cool". Right now any night time driving i do is on dark roads with lots of turns and ups and downs with zero street lights, so when i'm going uphill through a turn and someone coming down has HIDs like that i sometimes literally cannot even see the road because it is so bad.
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Buy the first set. Run a switch to your interior to toggle the halos (what I did) or just don't wire them. I'd also pass on wiring the integrated turn signals (why have two?).

Basically you'd get a cheap projecter headlight set with Raxiom's 2yr warranty. Don't run cheap ballasts either.

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It scatters light everywhere and blinds other drivers.
Especially Mustang drivers. Our cars are low enough, OEM HIDs blind me ALL of the time.

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Also 6000k has a hint of blue to it, 5000k in my opinion is the best, its pretty much perfect white.
+1 I've run both temperatures.
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Don't even get me started about lifted trucks with cheap HIDs. They do it the worst.

1. Lift the truck but don't re-aim the lights downward.
2. Cheap HIDs that blind everyone

There are times i literally have to move my face to a spot in the car where they can't shine their lights through my mirrors.
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Buy the first set. Run a switch to your interior to toggle the halos (what I did) or just don't wire them. I'd also pass on wiring the integrated turn signals (why have two?).
Yeah, I like the idea of running an interior switch in order to toggle the halos. Would it be possible to do the exact same thing and replace the stock switch with one that included a fog light switch? I don't have fog lights on my car so I wonder if it would be possible to run the halos through the foglight switch?


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Essentially wire it to run:
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(2) parking lights
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Don't even get me started about lifted trucks with cheap HIDs. They do it the worst.

1. Lift the truck but don't re-aim the lights downward.
2. Cheap HIDs that blind everyone

There are times i literally have to move my face to a spot in the car where they can't shine their lights through my mirrors.
Always on the highway too.. I have 6%'s on my rear windshield and I still get blinded by their heavenly lights..
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Don't even get me started about lifted trucks with cheap HIDs. They do it the worst.

1. Lift the truck but don't re-aim the lights downward.
2. Cheap HIDs that blind everyone

There are times i literally have to move my face to a spot in the car where they can't shine their lights through my mirrors.
Yep. F*cking pisses me off to no end.

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Yeah, I like the idea of running an interior switch in order to toggle the halos. Would it be possible to do the exact same thing and replace the stock switch with one that included a fog light switch? I don't have fog lights on my car so I wonder if it would be possible to run the halos through the foglight switch?

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(1) off
(2) parking lights
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(4) everything on
Yes, you'd need to purchase that switch and a relay (and of course some additional wiring). Also, try to grab Ford's wiring diagram for that particular switch/part of the electrical system.

For another idea, using a relay and tapping into my dome lights, I was able to have my halo lights illuminate when unlocking the doors (similar to Ford's OEM perimeter lighting feature introduced in 2007) and turn off when locking the doors.
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If you get hids. Get morimotos. They're not cheap and they have an awesome warranty. Go to www.theretrofitsource.com and get em. I've had them on all my vehicles


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If you get hids. Get morimotos. They're not cheap and they have an awesome warranty. Go to The Retrofit Source Inc and get em. I've had them on all my vehicles


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+1 to this as well. Doesn't get any better than these. American-made as well.
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Another 2 good ones are the HID Guy, and Yukes Retrofits
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Another 2 good ones are the HID Guy, and Yukes Retrofits

Never buy from HIDGuy... I bought some led turn signals from them in May... to this date I have not received them, have had 100s of email/phone conversations about delays..family emergencies.. technical problems.. even had to get a lawyer involved. They have supposedly tried sending a second refund check since the first somehow got "lost" in the mail back in September. They even tried changing the policy to prevent me from getting anything at all.. I hope to be posting the complete story when I receive my refund.


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Never buy from HIDGuy... I bought some led turn signals from them in May... to this date I have not received them, have had 100s of email/phone conversations about delays..family emergencies.. technical problems.. even had to get a lawyer involved. They have supposedly tried sending a second refund check since the first somehow got "lost" in the mail back in September. They even tried changing the policy to prevent me from getting anything at all.. I hope to be posting the complete story when I receive my refund.


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Yeah, the signals looked sick on their website but literally they gave me every excuse for why they weren't ready. They said they could only refund me via check because "so many people wanted their refund, that the manager has to issue refunds on his weekends off". Oscar (customer service) is very nice, but 6 months of the same excuses is frustrating. Felt like they scammed me out of $300.00 but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed a check somehow arrives in the mail


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On the internet, I hear nothing but bad things about HIDGuy. Its been this way for years. However, on Instagram he's praised. I still wouldn't ever buy from him.
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Might be why. Most of what I hear is from instagram


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4500k bulbs are pure white, so youll be able to see perfectly. Personally i would avoid the raxioms


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He's been reviving old HID threads all day

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Nah he retrofits headlights for people, so he's probably trying to increase the interest in retrofits

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Oh that guy. His work is pretty good. He didn't tell me what state he is in though
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Na i was just bored and browsing the forums hahs

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