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Old 01-06-2002, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default HIDs - Anyone in Alberta run them?

I was just wondering if anyone is currently running HIDs in Alberta. Also, I was wondering if anyone could comment on whether an aftermarket HID conversion kit (which would lose the high beams) is street legal? References would be appreciated. Anyone with them ever been hassled by the cops?

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Old 01-06-2002, 08:45 PM   #2
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If you do morettes + HID conversion, then you will have HID - low and Halogen - High.

I am not in AB, but i am running philips HID, and it is so bright. No problems from cops yet, but sometimes ppl flashed me
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Old 01-07-2002, 02:58 PM   #3
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Try Bellof or IPF
They make H4 HIDs with both high and low beam work.
So you won't lose any light.
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:32 PM   #4
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Only other thing I can think of is that if you do HID conversion, you either need to disable your DRL, or your low beams are always on.... Disabling your DRL is illegal. I havent had mine for like 6 months though, and no troubles. I dont think the cop notices/cares.
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Old 01-07-2002, 06:04 PM   #5
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Keenan,

Check out

http://www.lac-ss.com/

Call one of the sales rep. They have got good info.

peace out,
Feng
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Old 01-07-2002, 07:27 PM   #6
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Hey Feng,

I checked out Lachute a while back but on their website I haven't seen any RS stuff besides the Morette (which doesn't interest me). I did check out www.bellof.com and they have an H4 system that utilizes a single beam but the bulb moves slightly for high beams. The problem is its too expensive and I don't know any shops here in Calgary that I trust to do the install. They have no dealers in Alberta. Its $1,600 but it looks like a good kit. Pretty pricey unfortunately. As for people sayin gyuo never need your brights, I would disagree. If you drive in the country, brights are nice to have. Just my two cents after spending 16 hours driving over the holidays, 1/2 of it in darkness.

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Old 01-07-2002, 07:29 PM   #7
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Here is how they described their system:

"The Bellof H4 dual beam system 5 is a true high/low beam system that produces both low and high beams depending on what beam you have selected using your factory switch. One HID capsule per headlamp changes position using servo technology to place the HID capsule in the correct position for the beam selected."

"Most new Bellof dealers are a result of a customer requesting that their shop do the install on their new Bellof system. If you already deal with a shop that you feel confident with, please let them know about our company and then have them apply using our dealer application form on our website. Once we confirm that they are a true business, we will sell you the system directly but ship the kit to your confirmed business of choice and they must install it."

Sounds interesting,

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Old 01-07-2002, 11:48 PM   #8
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So turning off DRL on newer cars is actually illegal? Where is that?
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Old 01-08-2002, 02:01 PM   #9
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DRL are mandatory for ALL late model cars across Canada. I cannot remember the year it started. It is a DOT mandate. Cops could care less about it. The fine is small but your car CAN be impounded legally for it.

Funny how Canada picked up on it for an American Army study on camouflage. The Army wanted to find out how to better camouflage thier vehicles so they did a study on what makes a vehicle noticeable. No.1 on the list was headlights. Our DOT thought it a good safety feature. Interesting how the Americans did not pick up on it. Mind you, thier law makers are not a public safety concious. I remember GM having ads specifically about it stating that it was its latest safety feature b/c they cared. Sure.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:51 AM   #10
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If you know any friends in Asia (eg, Japan, Hong Kong), you can ask them to buy for you

Both Bellof or IPF HID for H4 with both high and low beam cost about $1200 CAD and actually you can install it by yourself or any shop you like. not so difficult to do it.
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