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Old 12-15-2004, 05:00 AM   #1
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can anyone tell me what size of the bulbs is my 02 wrx jdm hid projector using?

any suggestions on which brand and k i should get for the best result??
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:38 AM   #2
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H1s. I can recommend to not go with the el cheapo bulbs you see on eBay that have blue coatings to simulate the look of HID bulbs. Try the Osram Silverstars or Philips Vision Plus.

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Old 12-15-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
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If they are the OEM JDM HIDs the bulbs are D2S. For best lighting results only use industry-standard D2S bulbs such as Philips or Osram which are 4100K. Avoid aftermarket HID bulbs.
Also if you truly want the best results from your JDMs, and don't want to blind other drivers (especially with HIDs), you'll need to open them up and modify the internal plates to correct the RHD beam pattern.
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:21 AM   #4
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Doh - I saw his thread title and assumed it wasn't HID. Thanks for covering for me Muld
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Old 12-18-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the input guys~!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #6
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http://stores.ebay.com/AV-CompumiX-Xenon-Store

this guy often sells a hella / phillips 4100 d2s kit for $289. I got mine there
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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He shouldn't need a kit if he already has a complete set of JDM HIDs with the ballasts and wiring. From his post all he seems to be looking for is bulbs.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:45 PM   #8
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yeah and the reason that i am replacing the bulb is the color of the beam turned yellowish.........any comments on that guys?

would the color of the beam fade or is something else?
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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oh btw the projector is only used for least than 2yrs
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:52 PM   #10
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HID bulbs do change color sometimes. If this has happened you will need to replace the bulb.
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:43 AM   #11
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any idea where i can get a better deal for a pair of 6000k or above (on the web)?

the most ideal one for me is 120000k

waiting for your opinions~!

thanks guys~!
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Old 12-23-2004, 04:14 AM   #12
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the most ideal one for me is 120000k

serious? that would be like dark blue light.....
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Old 12-23-2004, 08:11 AM   #13
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Like I said, OEM HID bulbs are all 4100K. Which is what you should stick with if you want the maximum useful light output from those lights. Plus they must be D2S bulbs. Most that you will find will be 4100 0r 4300K. Why you think that 12000K would be ideal is beyond me, those would be almost useless.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:22 PM   #14
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oh i just like the color of those 120000k

but since u guys are strongly objecting i will be reconsidering it
how bout 6000k if avaible
i dont' like those 4000k cuz they look kinda white so.....
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besides i live in an urban area and rarely go out of town using my ride so the color is the most thing that i concern.....hehee
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:32 PM   #16
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oh and another question..................(i know i know)..............

becuz wrx is running the DRL and the low beam in the same bulb, would the hid flick or dim when i put it on half pwr?(let's say the i have the light switch off and hand brake is released)
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Yes 4100K is kinda white, that's the idea. Anything higher will have more blue content with less usable light and more glare, which should be of particular concern to you if you're in an urban area where you are more likely to be annoying oncoming drivers with those lights. More so if you don't modify the RHD beam pattern which I highly recommend that you do before using them.
As for the DRL question, when installing HIDs you MUST disable the DRL control module by the glovebox by unplugging it. You should also not connect the negative side of the ballasts to the headlight switched ground circuit, but directly to chassis or battery ground.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:11 PM   #18
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as for the RHD beam pattern i have already done that

but i couldn't find the neg for my ballast can u provide some more info on that, cuz the whole thing came in with the plug and play harrness
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yeah and the reason that i am replacing the bulb is the color of the beam turned yellowish.........any comments on that guys?

would the color of the beam fade or is something else?
With HID bulbs, ~100 hours is needed to fully colorshift - also referred to as "burn-in" most of the yellow will be gone before that. After that, you begin the purple-ing and blue-ing.
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My bulb went out on me today too. Can you find one at a local shop or would you have to order one online?
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Don't bump a nine-year-old thread.
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