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#1 Danny zetec

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

I am thinking of changing my main and dip beam bulbs with HIDs but I was thinking if I replace them both with 8000k HIDs will they both be the same or will the main beam still be brighter ?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Personally I wouldn't put HID's in the main beam, as they need a "warm up period" so won't be able to cope with flashes etc. if you put them in the dipped beam, just get some upgrade bulbs to 5-6000k for main beam so there's no yellow

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

They'll be a lot brighter, mine are. Don't go above 6000K, not a nice light really, look blue and the rozzers don't approve.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

I have the 8000k ones and compared to a friends 6000k ones there's only a slight cool blue colour difference, depends on personal choice :)

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

have you lot use HIDs in both main and dipped or just dipped and a white halogen bulb in the main?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:49 PM

Just the dipped and a white halogen In main

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

nice one for all the advice



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

No problem :)

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

I had HID's in both, the flash is fine but the warm-up then kicks in on the main beams and makes it a pain when you need them for high beams. Bi-Xenons get around this problem by only having 1 bulb for dipped and main beam, which us Fiesta owners can't do I'm afraid.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:20 PM

think il just go for the HID in dipped and white halogen in main



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:27 PM

have any of you put your car through MOT with HIDs in because I read that they cause problems on test



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:40 PM

They'll fail the mot In a fiesta due to no self levelling and aftermarket kit etc, you'd have to just put the standards back in for the mot test :)

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:04 PM

thanks for all the help il have a good think before going buying any



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

I'm thinking exactly same Danny.

 

Have settled on 6000k to match cree sidelights wonder if anyone has got a recommendation for which HID kit to buy? I like the sound of the ones on autobulbs direct but they are £90before our discount. Those on ebay sell for £25 ish but many don't carry a brand. Any help appreciated.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:38 PM

DO NOT GET CHEAP ONES THEY WILL MELT YOU WILL DIE AND THE WORLD WILL END.

 

Cheap ones kill your wiring. I have these:

 

http://www.hids-dire...s-hid-kit-slim/

 

Had them for 2 years on 2 cars and they work great :P



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