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Old 10-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Which color is the best to get?
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I prefer the 5000k white. Depends on your preference. Personally I think blue/yellow/purple look cheap and ****ty. A hint of blue is okay tho...
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When I think of white I think of audi
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When I think of white I think of audi
Yea cuz they look expensive and niceee. Like I said, it's all preference. When I see dark blue or yellow I think of Hondas and toyotas. I do like the light blue 6000k tho
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None, they're all illegal
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Yea cuz they look expensive and niceee. Like I said, it's all preference. When I see dark blue or yellow I think of Hondas and toyotas. I do like the light blue 6000k tho
Yea 6k is the best.

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4300K is pure white. 5000K is bright white. 6000K is slightly blue.
I have 6000K bulbs right now. I am purchasing 5K bulbs this week to get towards more of a whitish illumination.
These are all the 6000K HID bulbs I have now:



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and at night this is how you look blinding people in front of you

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that is a slammed Silverado in my rear view mirror. notice the scattered and blinding light?
Notice the truck beside the blinding light?
Understand why I want to shoot those stupid lights out on every vehicle I see them on?
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and at night this is how you look blinding people in front of you

that is a slammed Silverado in my rear view mirror. notice the scattered and blinding light?
Notice the truck beside the blinding light?
Understand why I want to shoot those stupid lights out on every vehicle I see them on?
Even if he didn't have hid he would still annoy you. Trucks are higher and tend to have brighter lights I noticed.
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Even if he didn't have hid he would still annoy you. Trucks are higher and tend to have brighter lights I noticed.
Wrong. That truck was tucking tires it was so low. Next to it was a silverado at stock height and stock bulbs.
I'll start posting more pictures so maybe you'll get a better understanding of why I hate those lights.
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His lights weren't aimed. Regardless of hight there is a specific hight for your lights. If they were aimed correctly then they would have been right thru your back window and more focused on the ground.
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His lights weren't aimed. Regardless of hight there is a specific hight for your lights. If they were aimed correctly then they would have been right thru your back window and more focused on the ground.
So the light doesn't scatter? I'd like to see the cutoff of people's hid kits on here. Guarantee not a single one has a clean line
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So the light doesn't scatter? I'd like to see the cutoff of people's hid kits on here. Guarantee not a single one has a clean line
Also one thing to think about is how the stock light suck on these models. I tried projector lights and upgraded light bulbs. Hid are the best and safest to use for these models
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Also one thing to think about is how the stock light suck on these models. I tried projector lights and upgraded light bulbs. Hid are the best and safest to use for these models
Wrong. Period. ppl like you are why I make such a deal out of this. Blinding other drivers is unsafe and illegal.

I have sylvania silverstars in all of my mustangs and the vision is just fine. I do the majority of my driving in the dark and have never felt uncomfortable in any of my mustangs.
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Wrong. Period. ppl like you are why I make such a deal out of this. Blinding other drivers is unsafe and illegal.

I have sylvania silverstars in all of my mustangs and the vision is just fine. I do the majority of my driving in the dark and have never felt uncomfortable in any of my mustangs.
I don't get blinded by HIDs from other cars, it's just the trucks that sit up higher. Audis, bmws, 2013 mustangs, I've seen them all at night. They are not bad unless they are driving with the brights on. We have low cars so we are gunna get hit directly with the light from those higher up vehicles
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So the light doesn't scatter? I'd like to see the cutoff of people's hid kits on here. Guarantee not a single one has a clean line
Here is a pic of mine. It is possible to do it correctly.

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I don't get blinded by HIDs from other cars, it's just the trucks that sit up higher. Audis, bmws, 2013 mustangs, I've seen them all at night. They are not bad unless they are driving with the brights on. We have low cars so we are gunna get hit directly with the light from those higher up vehicles
...those are factory equipped. Different world than these cheap kits everyone buys.

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Here is a pic of mine. It is possible to do it correctly.
What setup do you have?
It's easy to have that tight pattern at 10ft...
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...those are factory equipped. Different world than these cheap kits everyone buys.

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What setup do you have?
It's easy to have that tight pattern at 10ft...
Stop being a ****ing hater.
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Which color is the best to get?
I have 6000k and I will switch to the 5000k someday. The blue tint takes some getting used to and does not seem to illuminate things as well as the white hids in my wife's Acura.
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Stop being a ****ing hater.
He was asking what color he should get, not your opinion. It's not like HIDs aren't common. You are gunna be way outnumbered on this topic. So stop staining this thread
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Stop being a ****ing hater.
Now there's no need for name calling, that is against forum rules.
If you can't have an intelligent discussion then please sit this one out.
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What setup do you have?
It's easy to have that tight pattern at 10ft...
I have the raxiom projectors. The reason light scatters is because the stock housings are not meant for hid. You have to use projectors to not have the light scatter. If you would like, I can take more pictures after dark. At a greater distance is not quite as tight as this but, the cutoff is still there and clearly visible.
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I have the raxiom projectors. The reason light scatters is because the stock housings are not meant for hid. You have to use projectors to not have the light scatter. If you would like, I can take more pictures after dark. At a greater distance is not quite as tight as this but, the cutoff is still there and clearly visible.
Much better setup than most, i'll give you that.

My point in these threads is to inform people that are buying them that they are illegal in any vehicle not factory equipped. Most buyers are not aware of this fact nor do they have a clue about the different housings and how to aim their lights.
If done correctly I have no problem with it, it's the people who throw a 55w 8k kit in their factory housings that piss me off
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My point in these threads is to inform people that are buying them that they are illegal in any vehicle not factory equipped.
This statement is not 100% accurate. Let me preface by saying that I have only researched the laws in Texas and I am not a lawyer nor do my statements here constitute any form of legal advice.

There is no federal or state statute that says you cannot install aftermarket hids. If you do it correctly, you will never have a problem. If you install them in stock housings, you may get ticketed for not having your headlights aligned properly but, that can also happen with halogen bulbs.

You can also get an improper equipment ticket if you have radically colored bulbs but, 5000k or 6000k should be fine.


The hids themselves are not illegal, it is all in how you implement them. Do your homework for your state before making your decision.
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This statement is not 100% accurate. Let me preface by saying that I have only researched the laws in Texas and I am not a lawyer nor do my statements here constitute any form of legal advice.

There is no federal or state statute that says you cannot install aftermarket hids. If you do it correctly, you will never have a problem. If you install them in stock housings, you may get ticketed for not having your headlights aligned properly but, that can also happen with halogen bulbs.

You can also get an improper equipment ticket if you have radically colored bulbs but, 5000k or 6000k should be fine.

The hids themselves are not illegal, it is all in how you implement them. Do your homework for your state before making your decision.
O, so these kits come dot approved? Lol... No.

It's a federal law under dot regulations.
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O, so these kits come dot approved? Lol... No.

It's a federal law under dot regulations.
I would like to see the statute that says my headlights must be DOT approved. I have never been able to find it.
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Quick search on the subject would answer your questions.

Straight from a dealer's site.
http://www.squidoo.com/dot-approved-hid-kit-and-bulbs
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Basically, the lights need an SAE rating on them that meets the DOT requirements
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... I'll repeat again, if they are properly done I have no issues with them.
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Well, I had a really, really bad rest of my day and I don't have the energy to read what you posted but, it looks like you may have found it for me.

I know that done correctly, at least in Texas, you should not have any problems with the law.
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I have tinted headlights. What hid lights should i use? I had 10000k they were ok could have been better
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I have tinted headlights. What hid lights should i use? I had 10000k they were ok could have been better
Personally, I would never go higher than 6000k. That is what I have now and I wish I had went with 5000k.

The quality of the projector used makes a huge difference as well. Inexpensive projectors like the Raxiom are ok but they are not anywhere close to as good as the projectors in my wife's Acura.

I looked into buying the Acura projectors and retrofitting my stock headlights but, it is pretty expensive and from what I read, it is tough to get the stock headlights open.
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Personally I like 6000k the best 4300k is own white so it's going to be a little less white not quite halogen white but not as white as 6000k also it depends on where you get your kit from my experience sonicelectronix has the best ones
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