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Old 05-17-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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HID conversion kit

Hello, I have a 2011 Premium that I've been wanting to get HIDs for, but now have finally decided to actually get a kit for.

How would I go about this? I know getting handmade lights from people like HIDguy and the like are an option, but what are the other ways?


Would something like this work?Kit example on Amazon
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I would steer clear of HID Guy:

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And those kits on Amazon do not replace the housing, just the bulb, which will create a bad glare for other drivers. You will need housings with projector lenses to use HIDs.
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AM Projector Lights

So something like this? Also, what is the difference between that and this? AM Projector w/ HID I know it says that its only compatible with factory equipped HID cars, but what makes them different? If I want HIDs, should I get those?
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I imagine it has to do with the wiring. The ones for HIDs will be for a D3S bulb I believe, while the halogen bulb will be an H13.

I think you will want the set for halogen bulbs, but then will need a conversion kit that retrofits the H13 bulb and includes ballasts and everything else.
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^ if you aim them correctly they will not blind oncoming traffic... I've personally done many checks to prove this. I've had my kit for a while and have not been flashed once. I got my kit from VVME.com
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^ if you aim them correctly they will not blind oncoming traffic... I've personally done many checks to prove this. I've had my kit for a while and have not been flashed once. I got my kit from VVME.com

Physically impossible to aim them so they don't. An HID in a halogen housing has no focusing point so it doesn't "aim", it just scatters. You might make it less of a nuisance to them by pointing it down but it's still there.


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What i have noticed is that a lot of truckers are putting hids in reflector housings. Wouldn't they get fined or not allowed to drive since they have checkpoints
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What i have noticed is that a lot of truckers are putting hids in reflector housings. Wouldn't they get fined or not allowed to drive since they have checkpoints

It's very lenient. Most police officers will not pull you over for it because HID laws are pretty new but the point is that it looks "ricer", it annoys everyone else, and it just looks cheap. It is obvious that you bought an HID kit and didn't bother getting the right housing for it. It just looks bad in my opinion and I hate getting blinded by all the ricers that have them in halogen housing.


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Lets put it this way... If you dont have tinted headlights DONT get HIDs... I have extremely dark Headlights and it was pretty much my only option. Mine dont look ricer in the slightest bit and calling something that makes it safer for you to see "ricer" is just beyond me. Obviously there are those cases where people get purple or bright blue HIDs and those look ricer but bright white ones look fine. Ive had over 10 people drive in the opposite direction of me and none of them said they were blinding.


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Lets put it this way... If you dont have tinted headlights DONT get HIDs... I have extremely dark Headlights and it was pretty much my only option. Mine dont look ricer in the slightest bit and calling something that makes it safer for you to see "ricer" is just beyond me. Obviously there are those cases where people get purple or bright blue HIDs and those look ricer but bright white ones look fine. Ive had over 10 people drive in the opposite direction of me and none of them said they were blinding.


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Right and wrong in some parts. It's rice because it's taking the stupid cheap way out. A GOOD halogen bulb (Philips) in a stock housing can do just as damn well and even better than one of the cheap HID kits. Now since you have tinted headlights it isn't as bad.


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I had HIDs on my Mercury sable with brand new crystal clear housing units and they looked fine a few people turned their brights on me but for the most part not a problem and it really good got many compliments


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Drive dark windy back roads without any lights around at all and opinions will change. I used to not think they were that bad. After having to drive back roads a lot and getting blinded by HIDs my opinion drastically changed.


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Drive dark windy back roads without any lights around at all and opinions will change. I used to not think they were that bad. After having to drive back roads a lot and getting blinded by HIDs my opinion drastically changed.


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Agreed, OP get a nice set of halogen bulbs unless you have tinted lights then maybe look into HIDs


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Drive dark windy back roads without any lights around at all and opinions will change. I used to not think they were that bad. After having to drive back roads a lot and getting blinded by HIDs my opinion drastically changed.


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I drove back roads all the way through new Mexico and part of Texas and some halogen were just as blinding. I agree that hids may blind but also halogen lights if also not aimed right plus some drive with their high beams
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Lets put it this way... If you dont have tinted headlights DONT get HIDs... I have extremely dark Headlights and it was pretty much my only option. Mine dont look ricer in the slightest bit and calling something that makes it safer for you to see "ricer" is just beyond me. Obviously there are those cases where people get purple or bright blue HIDs and those look ricer but bright white ones look fine. Ive had over 10 people drive in the opposite direction of me and none of them said they were blinding.


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#1 safer would be to remove your headlight tint because tint just makes your headlights more dim so if you're trying to be "safer" then you should not have headlight tint. #2 it's not very safe to blind other drivers, yes you can see better but they can not. People can't see the road when bright ricer HIDs are in halogen housing getting shined in all directions instead of projectors that angle them only to the road.


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#1 safer would be to remove your headlight tint because tint just makes your headlights more dim so if you're trying to be "safer" then you should not have headlight tint. #2 it's not very safe to blind other drivers, yes you can see better but they can not. People can't see the road when bright ricer HIDs are in halogen housing getting shined in all directions instead of projectors that angle them only to the road.
#1 It's not blinding other drivers BECAUSE of my headlight tint. My lights are as bright as a normal headlight with a bright halogen bulb

#2 It's not ricer at all and Idk why you keep saying that. Just because RICERS might have HIDs doesnt make HIDs rice
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The reason I call HIDs rice is because it is the cheap way out. And ricers are all about the cheap way out.


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The reason I call HIDs rice is because it is the cheap way out. And ricers are all about the cheap way out.


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Could not have said it any better.


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Please explain a more expensive way I could have made my situation work...


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Buy the housing that HIDs are meant to be in? That is what I did on my 2011.


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Thanks for all the info guys!

I'm probably gonna get a set of quality bulbs, then maybe Halo headlights from AM and see how big the difference is.

Any recommendations for a set of bulbs?


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Hello, I have a 2011 Premium that I've been wanting to get HIDs for, but now have finally decided to actually get a kit for.

How would I go about this? I know getting handmade lights from people like HIDguy and the like are an option, but what are the other ways?


Would something like this work?Kit example on Amazon
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Those look amazing. You use OEM headlights and then modify them?


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Those look amazing. You use OEM headlights and then modify them?


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