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Old 05-31-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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alright, so i know that our 06's are much easier to install hids on, but what exactly do i need? im still kinda confused on this whole thing. what exactly do i need to make them work?just the ballasts and bulbs themselves? could i just buy some phillips bulbs, and their ballasts and im good to go?
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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no you need HID projectors too, the bulbs will not mount in halogen reflectors nor would the light output be very good, and it could very possibly lead to glare making you a hazard to other drivers.

also i reccomend building or buying a relay harness to cut out the undersized and overly long stock wires.
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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i thought or stock projectors would suffice for hid lights? i know they wont be perfect but i thought it would be good enough.
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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its better then reflectors but not ideal... talk to someone whos done it.

that projectors is designed for a halogen bulb which does not produce light in the same place as a HID bulb does... small movements can change beam pattern drastically. also the kits do not put out the same amount or quality of light as a true retro fit does.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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i thought or stock projectors would suffice for hid lights? i know they wont be perfect but i thought it would be good enough.
its still pretty suckky.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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check xenonexpert.com for apexcone HID conversion kit. projectors, as for subaurs, use regular bulbs, 9005 i think. u just need to look in ur car manual, find the bulb #, and make sure that's the one u get in the kit. my car uses the H1 bulb. when i put mine on, they fit right in the stock location w/o issues. if u do choose to get these, u will need a 1" crown drill bit to make a hole in the plastic cap on the back of the headlight housing. i do have an instal link/pic i can send u if needed. good luck
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #7
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check xenonexpert.com for apexcone HID conversion kit. projectors, as for subaurs, use regular bulbs, 9005 i think. u just need to look in ur car manual, find the bulb #, and make sure that's the one u get in the kit. my car uses the H1 bulb. when i put mine on, they fit right in the stock location w/o issues. if u do choose to get these, u will need a 1" crown drill bit to make a hole in the plastic cap on the back of the headlight housing. i do have an instal link/pic i can send u if needed. good luck
dude. please. you are basically spamming every hid thread with useless information about apexicone HID kits.

you get this kind of reply back in every thread you jack. the mods are gonna get on your case, and i hope they do.
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check xenonexpert.com for apexcone HID conversion kit. projectors, as for subaurs, use regular bulbs, 9005 i think. u just need to look in ur car manual, find the bulb #, and make sure that's the one u get in the kit. my car uses the H1 bulb. when i put mine on, they fit right in the stock location w/o issues. if u do choose to get these, u will need a 1" crown drill bit to make a hole in the plastic cap on the back of the headlight housing. i do have an instal link/pic i can send u if needed. good luck
06 uses H7 low beams.

And if you get the OEM style ballast everything will fit on the housing without drilling the bulb covers. You just need to drill a hole at where the ballast get mounted.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:59 AM   #9
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if you dont want to go the retrofit route, take this sugestion.

buy phillips oem d2s bulbs 4300k
buy mitsu****a or other oem ballasts
buy h7/d2s adapters

this will make a reasonable output with minimal glare. not as much beam width as a full rojector retro, but the cutoff is acceptable. dont just buy an hid kit.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:01 PM   #10
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jdubya301... how is it useless info? i am posting b/c i have experience with them and know how to install them and how they work. i post b/c someone may be interesteed in them or asking other ?"s about them.

minifreak... thanx. i didn't knokw b/c i didn't have that year. fact was that if u know ur bulb #, ur set.

that aside, apexcone's are a good choice.. take it or leave it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:39 PM   #11
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jdubya301... how is it useless info? i am posting b/c i have experience with them and know how to install them and how they work. i post b/c someone may be interesteed in them or asking other ?"s about them.

minifreak... thanx. i didn't knokw b/c i didn't have that year. fact was that if u know ur bulb #, ur set.

that aside, apexcone's are a good choice.. take it or leave it.
you post info about HID kits after everyone else explains why NOT to get HID kits.

also posting non-vendor sites multiple upon multiple times is not too great. lightwerkz sells apexicone. at least do the marketing for him.

thats all.
i hear your from the scranton area... i live there too.

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Old 06-07-2008, 08:08 PM   #12
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ur location says maryland though. sorry bout that, but i guess i am one of a few that actually likes my HID's and where the bean patterns are fine. if u really are from the area, where then?
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