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Old 11-03-2008, 02:50 PM   #9
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2005 Subaru


Originally Posted by sorrowfulkiller View Post

Are you kidding me?
There are oem manufacturers that do put a shield around the top of hid bulbs to make them either not hot spot of have a better cutoff.

Also, if setup properly they have decent cutoff without any shield.
My buddies 96 civic for instance has a very pronounced cutoff in stock housings and has only two very minor hotspots. It can be done fairly well without a projector.

If you want a good cutoff: The only way to do this would be to take the reflector housing from an HID car and transplant that into your housing. The time it took you to do that, you could have done a projector retrofit and get better better output than any OEM reflector hid setup.
What you're doing is work for no gain. Will you get less hotspots? Maybe I doubt it though. Will you get a better cutoff? I seriously doubt that.

I've seen plenty of Civics with HIDS and NONE of them have good cutoff. They all blind oncoming traffic. It may seem like, "oh wow, I can seen a pronounced line" But there's ****loads of scattered light above the cutoff.

But hey, you can try it out. It's your car, your time.
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