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Danny zetec

Hid Bulbs

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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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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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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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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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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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Just the dipped and a white halogen In main

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nice one for all the advice

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No problem :)

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

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

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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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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-direct.co.uk/h1-55w-new-smart-canbus-hid-kit-slim/

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

Thanks Dave, that's a much better price. Can I just check though I thought dipped beams are H7'son the MK7.

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Cheers, nearly payday so think I may well get a set of these, are they easy to fit, any wire cutting required or just plug and play?

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You need to poke a hole in the rubber cover on the back and seal with some duct/electrical tape to keep water out, but aside from that they're not so bad.

The plugs can be a pain to get through the holders, but they do fit with a good push :P

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