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Old 08-02-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Just installed this 12k kit on my car.08-02-07_1722.jpgHPIM1001.jpg
The second pic is with the 350Z and SL2 on the rightHPIM0997.jpg
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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Looks good, was it hard to do. Where do you get the kit?
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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its just special bulbs dude
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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Looks good, was it hard to do. Where do you get the kit?
Thanks man... Putting the lamps in were pretty easy; but finding a sport for the wires and the ballest was kind of hard... So i put the ballast behing the bumper where the saturn sign is... this where i bought them http://www.shopxenon.com/index.htm
And shipping was pretty fast... I'll take more pics today to show how they look installed
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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uhhh, no it isn't
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:42 PM   #6
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Are 12k HIDs street legal? I went to the website but didn't find anything saying yes or no.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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Are 12k HIDs street legal? I went to the website but didn't find anything saying yes or no.
To be honest with you; i really don't know... I know i drove side by side with a cop last night and he didn't do anything... And the color in the pic is alittle different than it actually is... If i pull up to a BMW, the really expensive ones, my lights will look the same color...
I bought the single beam kit... Since the S-series has a seprate low and high beam...
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:15 PM   #8
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oh, your using actual HID, not just HID look-alike halogen bulbs? my bad man. i thought you just got some of those HID rip off halogen bulbs.

looks good.
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:26 PM   #9
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Thanks man... I'm not cheap like the crappy honda civics, lol...
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #10
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To be honest with you; i really don't know... I know i drove side by side with a cop last night and he didn't do anything... And the color in the pic is alittle different than it actually is... If i pull up to a BMW, the really expensive ones, my lights will look the same color...I bought the single beam kit... Since the S-series has a seprate low and high beam...
You're way off there buddy. ALL OEM HID equipped cars runs 4300k (whitest and brightest 3200lumens) bulbs. The reason you see blue is from light bending around the cutoff shield in the projectors (which is there to conrol the light pattern and prevent glare) I will also show you how it works

12000k puts out roughly 1000 lumens which isn't that much better than halogen lighting. Just wait till you try to drive in the rain and you'll see what im talking about.

I'll show you what HID is supposed to look like...this is my saturn with acura tsx projectors, phillips 4300k hid bulbs and mitsubishi ballasts.

here is what the headlight looks like ( custom fabbed everything)



here is the beam pattern against a wall


here is the beam pattern on the road (see how there is no stray light above the cutoff to blind oncoming traffic...also notice how wide the light is spread out)


And this is why you see blue from BMW's, Jags, Acura etc...that are equipped with HID. The light bending over the cutoff shield changes colors do to the nature of light. This helps the driver adjust between the brightness of HID on the road and the darkness around, so its not a straight dark to light deal.

and here is what it looks like at the end of the cutoff




This is what it looks like when you are above the cutoff (no glare!!!)


Not here to bash you man...just to educate.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #11
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very nice. Is it just a straight plug and play? I'm looking for something brighter for my Vette.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:30 PM   #12
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You're way off there buddy. ALL OEM HID equipped cars runs 4300k (whitest and brightest 3200lumens) bulbs. The reason you see blue is from light bending around the cutoff shield in the projectors (which is there to conrol the light pattern and prevent glare) I will also show you how it works

12000k puts out roughly 1000 lumens which isn't that much better than halogen lighting. Just wait till you try to drive in the rain and you'll see what im talking about.

I'll show you what HID is supposed to look like...this is my saturn with acura tsx projectors, phillips 4300k hid bulbs and mitsubishi ballasts.

here is what the headlight looks like ( custom fabbed everything)



here is the beam pattern against a wall


here is the beam pattern on the road (see how there is no stray light above the cutoff to blind oncoming traffic...also notice how wide the light is spread out)


And this is why you see blue from BMW's, Jags, Acura etc...that are equipped with HID. The light bending over the cutoff shield changes colors do to the nature of light. This helps the driver adjust between the brightness of HID on the road and the darkness around, so its not a straight dark to light deal.

and here is what it looks like at the end of the cutoff




This is what it looks like when you are above the cutoff (no glare!!!)


Not here to bash you man...just to educate.

It's cool man.. Thats what this site for... I was talking to you about that; but you didn't reply back... Wanted to get more info on the projecters... Plus im hardly out when it rains in AZ
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:34 PM   #13
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very nice. Is it just a straight plug and play? I'm looking for something brighter for my Vette.

Yup, only took 30min... the only thing that was time consuming was the zip tying the wireslol

And i notice a pretty big difference... It's like buying three Sylvania Silver Star Headlights in one
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:23 PM   #14
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Do you still have the brights if you wanted to use them? Not that you probably would anyways with the HIDs.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #15
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Do you still have the brights if you wanted to use them? Not that you probably would anyways with the HIDs.
Yeah, i still have them... But you're right, i really don't need to use the high beams.... The only time i would use them for is to pass someone...
The third pic is with the low/high on at the same time... sorry for the quality of the pics, it's from a camera phone
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #16
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very nice. Is it just a straight plug and play? I'm looking for something brighter for my Vette.
Here is the kit installed
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:34 PM   #17
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Do you still have the brights if you wanted to use them? Not that you probably would anyways with the HIDs.
I was reading on their FAQ and they recommend to disconnect the DRL's with their HID. With the output that these have, you may not even need to use your brights.
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:38 PM   #18
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Is that a good place for the ballast? I know they said put it where it won't get wet, but then again, I dont' look there while I'm driving in the rain.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:06 AM   #19
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Water will get down there. I'd probably put them between the fenders and fenderliners. There's just free air there, and its practically water proof. Its also where the engine wiring harness runs. Do the same thing for the passenger's side too.
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Dude thats tight, I wanted to pick myself up a pair of those, just never got around to it.
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