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Old 07-30-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Single Beam vs. Dual Beam HID

I want to put HID lights in both my headlights and foglights. I am just curious if I should get the single beam or the dual beam for the headlights. The way I understand it is that its the same bulb for high and low but when switched to high beam, the light gets more focused. So is it worth the extra money to get the high beams? is it a noticeable difference? Or should I be OK with just low beams and my fogs? Im also open to any suggestions on where to order them. I was looking here http://www.xenoneyes.com/
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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put your flamesuit on. HID kids in bugeye stock headlights have been beaten to death (along with those who posted about them)


I'd say the same thing about OEM foglights. They do project glare upwards... maybe if you went with Hella 500s, it could work.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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You should check out the HID FAQ's, there's a lot of good info in there.

A kit would be a bad idea for your headlights (again, the FAQ's will do a good job of explaining why), and one of those cheap "dual beam" kits you're looking at would be a bad idea to the millionth power. The dual beam kits usually have some cheap piece of metal shielding around the HID bulb which pivots and scatters the light more to give the effect of having your high beams on. I can only imagine the electrical nightmares one of these kits would have once things start failing and falling apart. These aftermarket HID kits aren't built to last...they're built to make money.

I would suggest doing some more research and also consider looking into an HID retrofit using OEM HID components. It would cost a little more but your results in the end would BLOW away any cheap drop in kit out there and it would also last a whole lot longer as well.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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DO NOT put either in.
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