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#1 t422roberts

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

Hey all.

I was just wondering , I know hids are illegal but I was thinking of putting hids just in main beam.
What do you all think??

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

I think they're illegal and you shouldn't do it ;)

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:23 AM

I wouldn't do it with mine! 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

unless your going to install headlamp washers, self levelling and have them all working, you will fail an MOT, and be presented with a rectification notice from the police at best, if not, you could be fined for driving a vehicle other than in a roadworthy condition.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

Put some cree led bulbs in your fogs,
Cree t10 bulbs in your parking bulbs,
Osram cool blue instance low beam,
Osram night breaker plus bulbs in your high beam,

Look much better, still under budget compared to a good HID kit,
The cree look just like 6000k HID but the light output isint great,
The orams will make up for them on the road but you will look sweet cruising the road HID replica fogs and 6000k matching parking bulbs.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

you will look sweet cruising the road HID replica fogs

 

Just a word of warning about driving with fog lights on...

 

When I was 18 I was pulled over and got fined £30 for driving with my fog lights on when it wasn't foggy.

So the lights wont 'look so sweet' if you are pulled over by the police. :)



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

Not to mention all the times he'll get stopped by the old bill for driving with his front fog lights on Lenny ?
Different bulbs or not, they will still be operated by the fog light switch, so personally I'd say this is a bad idea lol.

And my personal opinion on the HID's,,,, if you have a projector lense in your headlight, fit them if you want, I'm a lover of them. Stick to a 35w set, with 6000k bulbs.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

 
Just a word of warning about driving with fog lights on...
 
When I was 18 I was pulled over and got fined £30 for driving with my fog lights on when it wasn't foggy.
So the lights wont 'look so sweet' if you are pulled over by the police. :)

  

Not to mention all the times he'll get stopped by the old bill for driving with his front fog lights on Lenny ?
Different bulbs or not, they will still be operated by the fog light switch, so personally I'd say this is a bad idea lol.
And my personal opinion on the HID's,,,, if you have a projector lense in your headlight, fit them if you want, I'm a lover of them. Stick to a 35w set, with 6000k bulbs.

I don't do it personally since fitting drl's
However I was never stopped for it, and I knew it was a no no at the time.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

To be fair, Lenny is over in the land of Guiness, and over there I don't believe the offence's carry the same weight as we enforce in the UK.

 

The only thing I have heard though is that Cree's in the front fogs are not as effective when they are actually needed, but between osram's or phillips xtra brite or whatever they are, should do nicely.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

I've fitted 5000k HIDs and the look ace, never been stopped with them as they don't have that blue tinge.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

do you have the washers and auto levelers?



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:12 PM

do you have the washers and auto levelers?


No he won't have,,, or anyone else that owns a mk7 fiesta, unless they have been retro fitted, hence deeming them illegal. But as with most mods,,, such is life lol.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:52 PM

Very True!



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

To be fair, Lenny is over in the land of Guiness, and over there I don't believe the offence's carry the same weight as we enforce in the UK.
 
The only thing I have heard though is that Cree's in the front fogs are not as effective when they are actually needed, but between osram's or phillips xtra brite or whatever they are, should do nicely.

+1
The crees look like hid but don't perform,
I've go them in my fogs and f I switch on parking&fog only. Its like a bicycle on the road at night.
They only get you for italic style reg plates or if your front reg plate is 4" long by 1" high :lol:
Also do you for having a decay pipe or too loud exhaust if your stuck in a stream of traffic at there checkpoint they will smell you have no catylist.

Other than that if its modified tastefully they never bother you at all
They don't seem to clamp down on HID over here as much from what I'm seeing crushing the streets some glanzas and GT starlets with blinding HID fitted,

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

I have 6000k HID's 55w on my ZS 125ps. I have the projector styled headlights so it's more controlled. I've never been stopped and they're not dazzling at all, I'd recommend them to anyone the difference is just mind blowing and not forget to mention looks a lot sweeter. Also to mention I thought the 6000k would have a tint of blue but there's barely nothing just pure white, spot on.

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