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Old 08-08-2002, 01:56 AM   #1
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Cool New Discovery on McCulloch HID

Found this from another website. Some guy tested his McCulloch HID in a bowl of water. I can't believe it's waterproof.
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Old 08-08-2002, 02:08 AM   #2
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I told you all they are the stuff!

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Old 08-08-2002, 02:53 AM   #3
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The McCullochs are definitely the way to go as far as economics go, and they are one of the first mods I want to do. My main problem is that other kits LOOK nicer such as the hids4less.com kit. The fact it separates it into 2 separate lights makes it more attractive. If I could get the McCulloch kit without going to the Morettes headlights, I'd probably be all over it. Still researching....

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Old 08-08-2002, 07:00 AM   #4
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the reason to use morettes or UK300s or WRC lights is the problem of light dispersion by the stock lights

stock lights are not designed for the tighter beam pattern HIDs must have; HIDs in the stock housing will cause you to get flashed by oncoming traffic.
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Old 08-08-2002, 01:01 PM   #5
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If the hid bulb is manufactured incorrectly, then the beam pattern is messed up and people will flash you. If it's aligned according to your halogen bulb then your beam pattern would be the same as halogen.

You don't need a projecter beam to make hid look good although projector lights are the best.
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Old 08-08-2002, 01:07 PM   #6
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If the hid bulb is manufactured incorrectly, then the beam pattern is messed up and people will flash you. If it's aligned according to your halogen bulb then your beam pattern would be the same as halogen.
Are you sure about that? Check this out:
http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/info/bulbs/HID/conversion/
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Old 08-08-2002, 01:22 PM   #7
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Hmm... wonder if that's why we sell them though the store?!?!

http://store.i-club.com/

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Old 08-08-2002, 02:23 PM   #8
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HIDs in the stock housing will cause you to get flashed by oncoming traffic.
thus causing me to flash a little something back....~600watts of fogs and a :monkey:
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Old 08-08-2002, 02:23 PM   #9
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After reading that article, I think everything we do to our cars are illegal and will result in fatal accidents. We should tell Nick to shut down this website because all we talked about is modifying our cars that will kill everyone on the road.

On my car with McCulloch HID, the output is leveled and it does not scatter everywhere. I had many encounters with the sheriff, city police, and highway patrol and all of them pulled me over or my exhaust, tint window, no front license plate, hanging stuff from the rear view mirror, no seat belt, etc, but no illegal lighting. I know it's not blinding or f-up because they all walked in front of my car examined something and then cited me the mods except my HID. Maybe they're uneducated on the HID but for sure my HID did not get their attention.

Based on my experiences, I'm sold on the McCulloch HID.
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I should have added that my HID kit (in stock housing) does not get me flashed all that often...hence the special treatment to those who do flash me. I have too have dealt with cops and the lights and everything was ok.
Grant - has an eaglite kit, but would have gone with the McCullough if there was a gb
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Old 08-08-2002, 02:39 PM   #11
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Based on my experiences, I'm sold on the McCulloch HID.
Fair enough. Eventually I'd like to do it to my GC8. I don't know of anybody who's done so, though.
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Old 08-08-2002, 05:50 PM   #12
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ok, question.... isn't the HID bulb tinted with blue glass? and doesn't that reduce the amount of light output there is?
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Old 08-08-2002, 06:11 PM   #13
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ok, question.... isn't the HID bulb tinted with blue glass? and doesn't that reduce the amount of light output there is?
NO! the bulb actually burns in a shade of blue. (or purple or white depending on temp.) HIDs will put out more light than anyone should ever need.
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Old 08-08-2002, 09:06 PM   #14
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NO! the bulb actually burns in a shade of blue. (or purple or white depending on temp.) HIDs will put out more light than anyone should ever need.
Grant
There is a small reduction but you can't tell by eye balling it, only high tech instrument can tell the difference. However, it has enough brightness for the elderly to see clearly at night.
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