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k__dam wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 10:56 am
Do you go with the 35 or 55watt ballast?
Go for 35W, it'll be more than enough. I ordered a kit for my fog lights as my low beams are factory HID anyways.
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55W and 10,000K all the way. Other drivers won't know what hit them (when they can't see).
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WJCraig wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 11:45 am
Yup. It's only a matter of time until someone causes an accident and finds out their insurance won't cover them because of illegal modifications made to their vehicle...



Except that 99.9999999% of people don't do it properly. So they end up blinding everyone else on the road, they make their car look stupid, and they have an inefficient, unfocused beam of light. I have seen a few people who have done it correctly, and it's quite a labor intensive process...proper lenses, proper cutoffs, etc...

Even when done correctly it's still illegal...luckily for most people who have done this, it is very rarely enforced.
It's the 1% that actually retrofit projectors. Those are the only acceptable use of aftermarket HID kits. Everything else even HID in Halogen projectors are glare central.
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Nov 23, 2012
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I think im going to buy the 8000k H11 for the mazda 3 2010. This is my first time doing this...i'm usually pretty good with DIY's. Is there any tutorial that i can follow or does it come with it some kind of instructions? Do I need any tools?
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Go ahead, you cannot buy a Hummer anymore, all you can do now is either using these lamps or going door to door telling people you are an a$$h0le...
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coolfahad76 wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 1:03 pm
I think im going to buy the 8000k H11 for the mazda 3 2010. This is my first time doing this...i'm usually pretty good with DIY's. Is there any tutorial that i can follow or does it come with it some kind of instructions? Do I need any tools?
Please don't do 8000k. The mazda's projectors do a decent job of keeping the glare down, but use a more white light. If you still want a bit of blue go 6500k. 8000k actually puts less light on the road
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WJCraig wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 11:45 am
Yup. It's only a matter of time until someone causes an accident and finds out their insurance won't cover them because of illegal modifications made to their vehicle...



Except that 99.9999999% of people don't do it properly. So they end up blinding everyone else on the road, they make their car look stupid, and they have an inefficient, unfocused beam of light. I have seen a few people who have done it correctly, and it's quite a labor intensive process...proper lenses, proper cutoffs, etc...

Even when done correctly it's still illegal...luckily for most people who have done this, it is very rarely enforced.
You need a projector headlight assembly. It's not illegal because cars are being manufactured with them as stock.
It's just these dumb kids who put them in their old civics with no projectors and the light just gets scattered.

Anyway, thanks for the deal. I'm going to order me a set!
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Does anyone have this in a BMW or cars that produces error codes for putting a different bulb?
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bendak wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 12:03 pm
Hopefully those shipping charges keep more of these off the road :P
+1

Shipping and RCMP. I was blinded by an a***le last week at 5PM .

It is not worth getting irritated, it is not worth it.... Wish everyone happiness, and you yourself will be happy.
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I bought these kits before And found that they flicker. Bad quality and had bulbs burnt out quick.
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coolfahad76 wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 1:03 pm
I think im going to buy the 8000k H11 for the mazda 3 2010. This is my first time doing this...i'm usually pretty good with DIY's. Is there any tutorial that i can follow or does it come with it some kind of instructions? Do I need any tools?
gets 4300k bulbs and 35 watt ballasts.

hook up the ballast to the same connector that goes to your H11 bulbs and then hook up the hid bulbs to the ballast. easy as that..
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tnguyenviet wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 11:46 am
Please if anyone is buying - have it aligned PROPERLY.

Also - if you drive any 4x4 or SUV.... and don't have projector housing, good god do us a favour and stay away from these.. You have no idea how BAD it is for sedan/coupe drivers at night with your Sh*t reflecting and lighting up our entire car.
+1 hate those 4x4 or SUV who changed to HID. Most of them don't have cutoff in the housing. If you are going have to do it please use 35W. 55W is way too bright and blind everybody.

I find that all Tow Truck changed to HID. Many has those glass housing and their light is everywhere.
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TheSalesman wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 8:50 pm
I bought these kits before And found that they flicker. Bad quality and had bulbs burnt out quick.
Did the kit come with a relay harness that you can use to hook the lights up directly to your battery? I understand that flickering could be caused by not enough constant power to the lights, and a relay harness would prevent this problem which could increase the life of the hid's.. Or it could just be bad quality ballasts or bulbs.

Through reading several car boards in the states it seems as though most people swear by http://www.ddmtuning.com hid kits for reliability/decent price. Cost of shipping to Canada is about $20 more for me though than this site for one kit. I don't think I currently want to go through the hassle of installing HID's even though I recently bought projector headlights.

For anyone that knows more about HIDs than I do: If I have projector headlights (not stock reflectors) that are made for halogen bulbs I understand that the combination of the cut-off, housing and proper aiming of the lights will prevent me from blinding people if I do choose to put HIDs in them. Although technically it is still illegal to use the HIDs even if I'm not blinding other vehicles. Is this all correct?
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The kit does indicate it comes with all the related wiring specific to one's vehicle but I too am wondering if one needs the relay harness or capacitor set that comes up as an add-on when you add the item to your cart.
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coolfahad76 wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 1:03 pm
I think im going to buy the 8000k H11 for the mazda 3 2010. This is my first time doing this...i'm usually pretty good with DIY's. Is there any tutorial that i can follow or does it come with it some kind of instructions? Do I need any tools?
It's fairly straightforward. 2 pins connect to the socket coming from the car and 4 connectors go from the ballast and harness. Fairly simple.

You can't mess it up. You may get the 2 pins wrong at first but you'll figure it out. Also you need to figure out a spot to mount the ballast. If you don't have empty space behind the headlight area then forget about HID kits.
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