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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Hid Good or Bad Idea?

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I saw this 17$ hid kit on ebay and wanted to see what you guys thought about it? and i know its not going to be an amazing deal but if it would get the job done? or be horrible?

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My experience with cheap hids from eBay, (not that same sales) but every 3 months I would have a bulb or ballast burnt out. They were a life time warranty but who wants to pull their headlights out that often?
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That... and you don't want your ballast to start on fire.

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One word... no. That's a case of getting what you pay for.

After installing some LEDs recently, I'd going to be looking for a good source for quality HID kits at a reasonable price. Want them to match the other lights plus the added visibility is good too.



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I had pretty good luck with hidnation. $100 will set you up.

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I had pretty good luck with hidnation. $100 will set you up.
What color did you get? They show 6000k as being white but all of the 6000k that I've used had a bluish tint. I believe they will be the same but just making sure.



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What are some reputable brands for hid's?
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The Retrofit Source online: headlight upgrades for all applications has the highest quality aftermarket ballasts and bulbs next to OEM. Neve had issues with their Morimoto 3Five ballasts. They're well worth the extra price tag.
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The cheap ebay kits also have problems with the bulbs being different colors. My friend wouldnt listen to me and bought one and now he has whats gotta be a 8000k bulb and one that looks 10,000k.

I had one myself in my mustang and one day I could smell smoke in the middle of the night and all of a sudden no lights. Pulled off to the side and the hi/lo relay had burnt up.

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