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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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hey guys quick question.. with HID lights do i just buy the bulbs or do i have to buy a conversion kit first?? thanks
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conversion....or you can get those fake hid bulbs...i used to have sum n they were legit, theyre like 30 buks at pepboys lol

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conversion....or you can get those fake hid bulbs...i used to have sum n they were legit, theyre like 30 buks at pepboys lol
Disregard everything he said.


HID kit is a "conversion" kit... even though you're really not converting anything. The kit comes with 2 bulbs, some wiring and 2 ballasts. You hook up your original plug to the ballast. The ballasts are needed there to produce enough power to power up the HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs. Bulbs go into the headlights just like any other bulb would and then the wire from it goes to the ballast. The hardest part of the installation is to find somewhere to mount the ballasts, other than that, it's a piece of cake.

DO NOT waste your time and money on stupid fake xenon bulbs from pepboys while you can get a single beam kit for about the same price from vvme.com. Personally I'd recommend the hi-lo kit so you don't lose your high-beam feature (will be needed to pass inspection) and the HID hi-beams are awesome when you're on backroads and need to light up the area.

Also I'd suggest going with 6000k if you're using stock headlights for the maximum light output and less color (more lumens and less ricer looking).

The higher the kelvin temperature the less lumens and the more color HIDs produce.

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ok that clears a lot up for me thanks
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clears it up for me too lol, but i think im gonna buy halos and all that fun stuffff



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Disregard everything he said.


HID kit is a "conversion" kit... even though you're really not converting anything. The kit comes with 2 bulbs, some wiring and 2 ballasts. You hook up your original plug to the ballast. The ballasts are needed there to produce enough power to power up the HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs. Bulbs go into the headlights just like any other bulb would and then the wire from it goes to the ballast. The hardest part of the installation is to find somewhere to mount the ballasts, other than that, it's a piece of cake.

DO NOT waste your time and money on stupid fake xenon bulbs from pepboys while you can get a single beam kit for about the same price from vvme.com. Personally I'd recommend the hi-lo kit so you don't lose your high-beam feature (will be needed to pass inspection) and the HID hi-beams are awesome when you're on backroads and need to light up the area.

Also I'd suggest going with 6000k if you're using stock headlights for the maximum light output and less color (more lumens and less ricer looking).

The higher the kelvin temperature the less lumens and the more color HIDs produce.
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While you can get a single beam kit for about the same price from vvme.com. Personally I'd recommend the hi-lo kit so you don't lose your high-beam feature (will be needed to pass inspection) and the HID hi-beams are awesome when you're on backroads and need to light up the area.
Can you even pass inspection with HIDs and stock housings?
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i've heard that HIDs in any aftermarket form are illegal, its probably all up to the garage if they will pass you or not



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