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Old 04-01-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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Cool eBay hid review

ok, i must chime in..... enough putting down (he hid into halogen projectors!!....) i tried it, and have had great results!!!!... bought the ebay kit for 189.00 total.....this included the 9007 kit for the 02 wrx... which uses a hi-lo bulb mechanism that has a little solenoid on the back of the bulb. this enables it to flip forward and back for each beam. when i first installed the kit, however i was a little disappointed! after a little turn clockwise on the headlight ajustment screw on each light...... i can see the future with the lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am impressed!!!!! i have the 6000k light kit, however it has very nice color that is easy on your eyes, i think i would change it to a 4300k bulb in the future for even better visibility. i am impressed, and just wanted to put my opinion in.....a good investment for what i paid..... kit uses the hella igniters... and no, people dont flash me at all!!!! the screw on the back of light assembly elavates the projector assembly up with a clockwise turn.. does not take much........happy lighting, and hope someone gets some use from my post.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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What projectors? If you have an 02 your lights are reflectors. If you can "see the future" I guarantee you are blinding people even if you haven't been flashed yet.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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1. not all ebay kits are the same, some are worse than others. maybe you should say which kit you got, if you plan on providing any useful information.

2. how do you know so much about good lighting? why should we take your word over the dozens of lighting professionals and optical scientists that work for the national highway and traffic safety administration?

3. most people are too lazy or annoyed to think about flashing their highbeams, not getting flashed does not mean you're not blinding people.
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:43 PM   #4
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nice review, I was considering them
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:33 AM   #5
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just as i thought.....bunch of guys have nothing to do , but sit around a bash someones encouraging sight
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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Take some pics so we can see what you accomplished.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:00 PM   #7
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What kind of warranty does the kit have? I suggest you buy a kit with some sort of warranty, no matter who it's from. I say this because some kits have a very short lifetime and if you pay $200 for a kit that's going to burn out within a month you will be pissed.

Just my $0.02

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Old 04-03-2007, 09:13 AM   #8
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Take some pics so we can see what you accomplished.
+1 for pics...

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2. how do you know so much about good lighting? why should we take your word over the dozens of lighting professionals and optical scientists that work for the national highway and traffic safety administration?
OK... and...
Don't think he was challenging anyone... just expressing what he got and is enjoying.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:52 PM   #9
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I wouldn't recommend it mainly because you'll be blinding other drivers a great deal. I ran McCulluch 6100k in my stock 02 housings for a while when I was a no0b and didn't realize how bad it really was. As you can see, the light output is pretty awesome but it's like you're running high beams 24/7.

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Old 04-03-2007, 04:58 PM   #10
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The problem with HID kits isn't that they are good/bad quality. Even if they are of good quality, you still installed them in a reflector housing designed for halogens. That means that no matter how much you want them to work as HIDs, they never will. It's just that simple. You can kid yourself all day long and tell yourself that it's great but it is not. Halogen refelctors/projectors are of different design than HIDs. That is because HID bulbs produce different light with different characteristics that require different geometry to function correctly. This isn't my opinion, that is a fact. Google it and you'll see what I am talking about.

Saying that it 'looks' great is comparable to judging HP by your butt dyno. We all know that means really nothing. All HID kits installed in halogen refelctors/projectors will have issues. Some are worse than others. 04/05 reflectors do better than 02/03 ones. Since you have an 02, you just did a huge disservice to everybody on the road. You're blinding people in front of you. Before you jump back and defend yourself saying it 'looks' fine, I can tell you that human eye is not very good at judging intensity and general characteristics of light beams very well. You just can't tell. This is why people that install blue filter bulbs swear that they get more visibility/light but in reality they are getting much less because of the blue filter and how it destroys most usable spectrum of light produced by halogen bulbs. Trust the proven research and science, not what you think you're seeing. I know there's an army of people that will argue laws of physics and swear that they are not subject to them. Don't be one of them.

Please, take off the kit for the good of yourself and others. I come across Hondas all the time with these kits and they make me want to gouge out my eyes because of the blinding light they produce. In case you didn't know, a large portion of the population has a hightened sensitivity to HID light which is very blinding to them (you either got the gene or you don't). Regular, properly aimed HIDs are very blinding to them already. When you come along, it's just pure devestation. Be responsible and sell the kit.

BTW, for those of you that ask for pics of the lights, I wouldn't bother. The actual pics will show nothing of what the actual light looks like. It's all dependant on the camera, skill of the operator and your monitor color settings. It's pointless to post them if you're looking for the night shots with lights on. They will most likely look very different in real life.

This post wasn't intended to flame or put you down. I once considered getting an HID kit myself but after doing some reasearch, I realized it would be a very big mistake. Instead, I put in Osram Silverstars and have been very happy with them. Do the right thing.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:18 PM   #11
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just as i thought.....bunch of guys have nothing to do , but sit around a bash someones encouraging sight
Nah, we're just trying to stop you from encouraging someone else to do something that's a horrible idea.

Like everyone said, if you installed these in your stock housing, you're blinding everyone infront of you.

I used to hang out with odeezie somewhat often, and I would HATE driving infront of him. I'm glad he's seen the error of his ways....he's still a noob though.

I digress though, as everyone has already said what must be said.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:50 PM   #12
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BTW, for those of you that ask for pics of the lights, I wouldn't bother. The actual pics will show nothing of what the actual light looks like. It's all dependant on the camera, skill of the operator and your monitor color settings. It's pointless to post them if you're looking for the night shots with lights on. They will most likely look very different in real life.
Actually a picture that shows a cutoff and the glare above it will help to illustrate why putting a HID kit into a halogen reflector assy is a bad idea.
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