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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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hid lights?

Hey guys I want to add HID lights to my 05 gc but wasn't sure if there was anything special I had to do? I have used a kit from ddm tunning before and wasn't sure if this type of kit would work for me? Any help would be great

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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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You will need a relay harness, or else they'll flicker.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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But I belive I can make my own or buy one from ddm if im not mistaken
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Unread 09-10-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Add HIDs....as in headlights or aux lights?
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NO. That is hack and looks like s*it. Leave the HIDs alone and buy a high-quality halogen bulb, instead of looking like a ****** blinding everyone.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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Head lights. Halogen bulbs can make you look like an ******* too but if you do HIDs right you don't blind anyone
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Unread 09-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Head lights. Halogen bulbs can make you look like an ******* too but if you do HIDs right you don't blind anyone
Yea an excessive amount. Good halogens in stock housings do not disturb others. HIDs only work in projector housings
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so who makes good halogens and whats involved in installing them? just changing the bulb?
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HID bulbs/ballasts won't hurt anyone as long as you install them correctly.

Adjust your headlights making sure they're aimed down a bit if needed.

Sounds crazy, but I parked in the street at night, turned on my lights, and jumped in my GF's Mazda 3 and went down the street to see how they look oncoming. And I adjusted accordingly.

But for the record, you'll never get "great" results without having the proper housing, instead of focusing the light, these housings scatter/throw light. So unless you aim your headlights down a bit, they blind oncoming traffic.
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These are good:
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-9012-S.../dp/B00480N18G

They take a slight modification by cutting off a tab which will be obvious when you see it.
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HID bulbs/ballasts won't hurt anyone as long as you install them correctly.

Adjust your headlights making sure they're aimed down a bit if needed.

Sounds crazy, but I parked in the street at night, turned on my lights, and jumped in my GF's Mazda 3 and went down the street to see how they look oncoming. And I adjusted accordingly.

But for the record, you'll never get "great" results without having the proper housing, instead of focusing the light, these housings scatter/throw light. So unless you aim your headlights down a bit, they blind oncoming traffic.
Whats the point of getting HID when you have to aim down and lose what you are trying to achieve? Just do a retro and be done.
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whats the retro?
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Whats the point of getting HID when you have to aim down and lose what you are trying to achieve? Just do a retro and be done.
By all means, using the correct housing is the best route.

HID bulbs as said before "Throw" light in all directions, including up. So by aiming the housing down a bit, it eliminates some of the light being "thrown" upwards.

I've read on this forum about bulbs called HIR's being pretty much the best bulb you can use in the stock housing.
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I was driving to work early one morning when some yahoo with mis-aimed, self-installed HID bulbs in his Honda headlights came up the road ahead of me. I flashed my highbeams but I knew that wasn't it. Then I hit the switch on the two 450 watt 25 volt aircraft landing lights on the grille and I have no doubt he was seeing spots for hours, if he could see at all.

The moral of the story is: don't piss off the other drivers, they may well be able to do something about it.
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I was driving to work early one morning when some yahoo with mis-aimed, self-installed HID bulbs in his Honda headlights came up the road ahead of me. I flashed my highbeams but I knew that wasn't it. Then I hit the switch on the two 450 watt 25 volt aircraft landing lights on the grille and I have no doubt he was seeing spots for hours, if he could see at all.

The moral of the story is: don't piss off the other drivers, they may well be able to do something about it.
I think the worst is when they don't even invest in HID's, they buy the Blue tinted bulbs at local flea markets. How THEY can see is beyond me.

HID's unforunately come in many colors Blue>White(ish)>Purple. Higher the "K" the more purple they are. Most I see are either purple, or dark blue. Mine are as white as possible (I forget what K they are)
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