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#16 5t3v3

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

Was just wondering. I bought projector headlights for mine with the intent of installing HID's but i didn't notice that the ones i bought wer H1's instead of H4's. Do you think any H1 kit would fit?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

You're right enough actualy the auto levelling doesnt work with these headlights there. Think thats why ive had the problem the original post was about the garage have adjusted my dipped beam level higher and its adjusted the main beam aswell. My cars one thing I dont mind spending money on though. Itd be so much easier if they just made HID's legal as long as they were correctly fitted because im sure itd be alot easier to get hold of washers for the cars etc

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

It's just the expense, and the fact chavs are sticking them in reflector housing's. They're so much better than Halogen, and safer. Much nicer against road signs too.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Yeah mine are h1 bulbs aswell. Any h1 kit should fit I mean the only difference between h1 and h4 is that the h4 uses double filament bulbs forbthe dipped beam/main beam, but the h1 uses seperate bulbs for the main/dipped beam. You'd basically be after a normal kit instead of a bi-xenon kit

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

I don't really see the fuss about having them in aftermarket as long as its the proper lamps that are used. My biggest gripe is people who change a bulb when it blows and put something completely different in like a 55w in one side and a 70w in the other. THERE IS JUST NO NEED!!!!!! LOL :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

I agree im sure if they made it legal there would be plenty of after market kits to properly convert your headlights. The way it is just now is encouraging people not to do them properly

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

Hmmmmmmmm looks like I might be buying a new toy come pay day then.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

The only cars that should be banned from having them is landrovers cus their headlights are alot higher and they do blind ye when your driving

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

Honestly I've been running round for a few weeks with mine, not had 1 flash, pull or anything.

Don't go for 8000K they look obvious, awful and don't give a good light. As long as you have projector lenses and not reflector housings, you're fine. If you have reflectors, don't think reflector bulbs will work, they're won't >.<

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That's how they look on mine.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

They are certainly much safer, and cost effective. My mate put a set in his Hyundai about 3years ago and he says he has never had to change a bulb yet. His car even passes its MOT with them fitted!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

What temperature did you go for? And what bulbs do you have in your fog lights if you don't mind me asking?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

See thats all I want a nice ice whits colour. Thats the colour of my halos/LED sidelights

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

I don't mind at all :P

I went for this kit with 6000k bulbs: http://www.hids-dire...conversion-kit/

The trouble is, cheaper kits, 5000K will produce the same temperature as it's putting too much into the bulbs, heating up the wires going into the ballasts and also blowing the bulbs quicker (£20 - £30 fleabay jobs), so a good quality AC system is worth the extra money for sure, and they're a good company to deal with.

My fog lights are these: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item460ad4b520

Pricey (half the cost of the HID's >.<) but they look great, and they're bright enough to use. Not as bright as if you had halogen's but a much nicer and more penetrating light (which I feel is better for low visibility conditions as you have headlights for lighting up where you're going anyway).

Just to round up, I have these as sidelights too: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item51a1a7849b

Don't go for others, you need them no more than 12mm across or they won't fit through the holes cut for the bulbs (you could drill away and put bigger, higher power ones in, but from the picture below you'll see they're bright at 3W.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

Ive had a few different set of LED 501 's but they only last about a month and then the diodes start blowing :S cheap crap from ebay.Ive these Prism ones now and havent had any bother and they look brilliant

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Had those CREE's in mine for over a year, my old car (now owned by mum) has had a set in for just over 2 years as well without a problem.

Miss my old car :( lol.

Generally LED clusters are junk, replacing my reg plate ones as one keeps fading. Trouble is, CREE's are expensive, the one's in my sidelights costing £25 for the 2, the fog's £25 for the 2, and then the HID's at £54 >.<

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