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Old 06-13-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default What HID kit would you recommend?

Ok, I've got Morettes on my '02 WRX and I'm looking for an HID kit in the ~$350 range (preferably not more) that are in the 5000k to 5300k area. I've posted this in HID forums and all I get is "retrofit, retrofit, OEM". Blah, too bad. Can't retrofit Morettes and my electrical skills are zero anyways so any bulb modifications on my part are out of the question. I've heard McColloughs suck and that's what I'd been looking at, so again I ask, what would you recommend?
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Well you COULD retrofit the Morettes with proper HID projector units in place of the existing low beams. It would be pricey though, true HID modules aren't cheap. As the next best thing, for the $ you mentioned you can install genuine OEM type HID bulbs and ballasts in the H7 housings, no "kit" is needed.
Read the HID FAQ up top, the info is in there.
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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The ones i have, have hella ballasts and they work great. I've had them for about 1.7 years now.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:18 PM   #5
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ive had a McCulloch 8000k 9007 kit for about a year now, love em. very bright, not much glare at all and very level beam down the road. the kit was $290 shipped from ebay.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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Phillips!

EDIT: Sorry, didnt see your price range

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Old 06-14-2005, 12:04 AM   #7
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As the next best thing, for the $ you mentioned you can install genuine OEM type HID bulbs and ballasts in the H7 housings, no "kit" is needed.
Explain in greater detail please, but mind you my electrical skills/knowledge is lower than that of the average 3 year old. :-P

I read the FAQ and didnt see anything about that.
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:13 AM   #8
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:20 AM   #9
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:25 AM   #10
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these

http://www.hidplanet.com/H72D2.html

plus these

http://www.hidplanet.com/ballasts.html <-- look at the second ooption with bulbs

= done. clean cut off, proper heat range and excellent visibility. I should I know, I did the exact thing in my morrettes,

wiring is easy. Find the positive lead off the low beam bulbs on the morette harness (use a multimeter), use that to trigger a relay (but ground the trigger). The power side of the relay is connected to a fused line to the battery and to the positive of the ballast, then ground the ballast to chasis or battery negative. mspain style diagram available upon request.
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could you send me that diagram? Kakarot256@hotmail.com
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:23 PM   #12
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let me double check a wire color on my car after work and i'll post one tonight.
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Old 06-14-2005, 05:28 PM   #13
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i have a wire thats somewhat metled from the radiator, the one that crosses the car from driver side hl to the passenger side, should i change that for HIDs as theres going to be more current running through? what type of wire would i need as well?
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Can I get a diagram too so I can show whoever will put my stuff in?
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:48 AM   #15
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I have 6000k, got mine off of ebay. I think they are supervision. very nice, nice out put and bright. but I have them in h1, but I think they have them for h7. also they were $300 shipped.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:41 PM   #16
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sorry it took me so long.

Ok so what you need is:

2 20amp inline fuse holders
2 20+ amp relays
bunch of wire, medium gauge, nothing flakey
your two ballasts.
your two hid buls
two H7 adapters. you can find them in my post above.

the basic wiring looks like this



you want the grey wire off the morette low beam to trigger the relay. ground it to chasis or battery, i think i had a problem with high beams when i wired it back to the yellow from the low beam.

In this wiring, the power for the ballasts runs off the batt and you won't have to worry about frying any stock wiring. Good luck and pm me if you need any other help
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:27 PM   #17
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what do the numbers on the relay stand for?
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:22 PM   #18
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Those are the standard terminal numbers for Bosch-type relays.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:37 PM   #19
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i can get a Mcculloch HID Full set up for 300..Includes everything plus one year warranty on the ballasts and 6 months on the bulbs...just throwing it out there...by the way i am running 6000k on my 05 and they are nice..
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sorry it took me so long.

Ok so what you need is:

2 20amp inline fuse holders
2 20+ amp relays
bunch of wire, medium gauge, nothing flakey
your two ballasts.
your two hid buls
two H7 adapters. you can find them in my post above.

the basic wiring looks like this



you want the grey wire off the morette low beam to trigger the relay. ground it to chasis or battery, i think i had a problem with high beams when i wired it back to the yellow from the low beam.

In this wiring, the power for the ballasts runs off the batt and you won't have to worry about frying any stock wiring. Good luck and pm me if you need any other help
WOW, yuor teh piant skillz are teh bomb. j/k

Thanks, I needed this too.

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Old 06-18-2005, 12:26 AM   #21
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:57 AM   #22
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I'm never going with Mcculloch ever again the ballasts don't last long. I've used a philips kit which lasted me almost 3years till I sold my car (still functional) I just bought another philips kit (w/o the brand sticker) for 200bucks shipped off of ebay, installed today and it's bad a$$. Hellas are good too. HID's are night and day compared to standard halogens.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:31 AM   #23
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i would never go mcculloch either. but i also wouldnt buy an hid kit if im not properly retrofitting them.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:44 AM   #24
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im using the mcculloch 5k w/ clear bulbs in my projectors right now. It works good and only cost 280 shipped off ebay, but if I were to do it all over again I might consider getting a proper set with hella ballasts and rebased philips bulbs.

Or at least the bulbs because I feel the ones that came with my kit just arent as bright as oem setups..especially the german cars.

the problem is those kits cost 500+
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