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Old 09-04-2006, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed the El Cheapo HID kit from Ebay

I bought a HID kit! Thanks to dmz 's El Cheapo HID kit from Ebay Install part 1 & part 2 His side by side comparision with a honda s2000 factory HID was great. My X is a 02 so I bought 04+ projector headlights on ebay for $80shipped for the pair and the HID kit for $137.50 +21 shipping.

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Old 09-04-2006, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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remove front bumper to install new headlights
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mounted ballast behind foglights
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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HIDs on with foglights
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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another night shot. my camera does not show the true color at night. The blue looks more like the daytime picture above.
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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showtz,

Good job on the retrofit! Kudos to you for going with the projector upgrade. Even though it's a lot more work for you, it's definately worth it. I've had bad results in the past with retrofitting HID on reflector type lights. Did you go with 6000k bulbs too?
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A lot of effort to have marginal increase in lighting - not raggin ya, I'm actually the minority voice out here. Most love the brighter, more modern look.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Did you get 4300, 5000, or 6000K?
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone have experience with beam focus? With my factory 04 projectors, I get the courtesy High beam flicker from on-coming about twice a month.
Side note; I do drive with my fogs full time because I appreciate the wide coverage, (I don't want to hit somebody's pet). Is it my fogs? The X lights don't have adjustments like the old school bulbs.

I want to upgrade to 6000, It's really becoming a "Date stamp" for vehicles on the road.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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remove front bumper to install new headlights
OMG! Cool...Looks like Robby The Robot!!!
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I want to upgrade to 6000, It's really becoming a "Date stamp" for vehicles on the road.
I'm not sure what you mean, but there are no 6000K OEM applications.
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I'm not sure what you mean, but there are no 6000K OEM applications.
Just speaking to "upgrade" in terms of aftermartket HID. Of all my accessory upgrades to my X, HID is my next step. I'ts one of those things that have been eating at me to get around to. Driving at night lately I see so many vehicles with stock HID. However its easy to distinguish the kids in their "rice burners" who chose a lousy aftermarket kit or just installed them wrong. A '97 Civic sporting 10,000K set of low beams to me looks tasteless.
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i'm confused...

Guy, although 10k is occasionally used(and is tasteless), don't the majority of the 'ricers' use 6000k-8000k predominately for that bluer look. Thats a "date-stamp" if you ask me....4300k is what the OEM 'luxuries' use. wouldn't that be more uncommon.



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Just speaking to "upgrade" in terms of aftermartket HID. Of all my accessory upgrades to my X, HID is my next step. I'ts one of those things that have been eating at me to get around to. Driving at night lately I see so many vehicles with stock HID. However its easy to distinguish the kids in their "rice burners" who chose a lousy aftermarket kit or just installed them wrong. A '97 Civic sporting 10,000K set of low beams to me looks tasteless.
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Guy, although 10k is occasionally used(and is tasteless), don't the majority of the 'ricers' use 6000k-8000k predominately for that bluer look. Thats a "date-stamp" if you ask me....4300k is what the OEM 'luxuries' use. wouldn't that be more uncommon.
Talk about "date stamp", your replying to a 7 month old thread. I agree on the fact the mid-spectrum is the most popular in after market. The thing I notice is that the late model luxury now utilizes self balancing mechanisms so you don't see jitter. That's a tough problem to overcome when you are riding on a home hammered suspension.
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