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Old 07-29-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default HIDs on Ebay...which one to buy

yes i know a lot of the HID conversion kits are cheap and are bad quality but im juts looking for a set of H7 for my 07 2.5i that is goin to be reasonably inexpensive (poor college student)

i was wondering who has bought a kit on ebay and which one do they recommend.....im looking to spend up to $150..

im plannin on gettin 6k....pics and links would be great too
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:34 AM   #2
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The answer is "none". Please see the HID FAQ thread, and also search through this forum, for information on using OEM-grade components in your H7 projectors. You do not have to buy any aftermarket, rebased crappy kits.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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^^oem with a h7 adapter FTW cause thats what I use and never looked back since.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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I got my HID's on ebay

I love em. 6000K too!
90 bucks shipped, how could you go wrong.

Best pics I got.





They look great at night and despite the arguments do not shine everywhere nor do they blind the people in front of me.

Any questions, feel free to ask..
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:04 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #6
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ya i got mine on ebay too. make sure you get either seimens or panasonic bulbs. i think mine were 120 shipped. i got the 8k.



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Old 07-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #7
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i got my 8k's on ebay and they work great. No problms whats so ever. like 130 bucks shipped.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:12 PM   #8
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Im glad to see Im not the only one with such a good experience with Ebay HIDs given the bad rep they get.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:24 PM   #9
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if ANYONE does anything but an OEM STi HID setup w/ h7 to D2S Adapter plates then im not sure what to tell you, its the best option.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:27 PM   #10
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I have gone both ways in the past, and I can say the quality of a hid bulb in projector housing far surpasses that of one thrown in reflector housing. Basically if the kit is all you can afford and you just want to be a little bit brighter you can go with the ebay kit. Although I personally would advise that you would either retrofit or ask someone to retrofit for you ^^^^LightWerkz does quality jobs with great finished products and they use the right material. In the end it'll be up to you on what you want to do, but projectors significantly enhance nighttime vision clarity.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:45 PM   #11
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^
True, however that isn't the original question here. The OP has an '07 which already has halogen projectors, they are looking to install HIDs in said projectors. While a swap for either STI HID projectors or a custom retrofit would be the best way to go, acceptable results can also be obtained by going the route of D2S/H7 adapters/OEM ballasts. This is far superior to any aftermarket kits with rebased bulbs and components of questionable origin and quality, not to mention that sourcing replacement parts when needed will be much easier.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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i love how everyone posting pictures of their ebay rebased hid kits is posting pictures of the car head on. output pictures from behind the lights are how to show off good results, not pictures of the headlamps

and relatively it's a piece of cake to retrofit into an 07 housing, all you have to do is drill into the bracket and trim.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:44 PM   #13
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i love how everyone posting pictures of their ebay rebased hid kits is posting pictures of the car head on. output pictures from behind the lights are how to show off good results, not pictures of the headlamps

and relatively it's a piece of cake to retrofit into an 07 housing, all you have to do is drill into the bracket and trim.
I'll show that too.
I just want to get comparisons of my boys stock wrx to mine with the HIDs
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #14
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i love how everyone posting pictures of their ebay rebased hid kits is posting pictures of the car head on. output pictures from behind the lights are how to show off good results, not pictures of the headlamps

and relatively it's a piece of cake to retrofit into an 07 housing, all you have to do is drill into the bracket and trim.

as long as you have projectors. you will be fine. but if you have Halogen lamps the light will reflect all over the place.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #15
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none, do it right or save your money
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:22 PM   #16
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Im purchasing them on ebay from mydepots as long as those are the same that they are selling on here.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:37 PM   #17
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Im purchasing them on ebay from mydepots as long as those are the same that they are selling on here.

Thats who I got mine from.
Check my link.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:03 PM   #18
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ya i got mine on ebay too. make sure you get either seimens or panasonic bulbs. i think mine were 120 shipped. i got the 8k.



wow very nice! 8000k is not a bad idea!
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:18 PM   #19
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wow very nice! 8000k is not a bad idea!
Yes it is a bad idea. The higher you go in color temp from the OEM 4300K, the less usable light there will be, along with more blue content and more glare.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:05 PM   #20
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just going from 4300k to 6000k you lose 25% of visability.

Not 100% sure on the lumens produced by the 8000k bulb you are looking at, but I can assure you would have atleast 1/3 more light on the road if you stuck with 4300k.

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Old 07-29-2007, 11:40 PM   #21
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not sure the stock 07 projector with 8000k on the road light
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lightwerkz knows what they are talking about.. I had 6k's, i went to 4300k's and holy crap.. very noticeable difference. However i'm back to 6k's cuz one of my 4300k's went out and id rather use bulbs i already have vs buying a new bulb lol
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:23 PM   #23
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Im glad to see Im not the only one with such a good experience with Ebay HIDs given the bad rep they get.
you have halogen reflectors, the other guy has H7 projectors, BIG difference.
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