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Old 12-03-2009, 06:37 PM   #21
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So where would a person go to buy a housing made for HID'*?
X2, but I would be interested more in something that is pretty easy to install in the factory location. I dont want to be building another sears tower. haha.
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The suggestion to install housings made for HID'* is really a good idea.

But not necessary...... if you install the 35 watt ballasts and not the 55 watt ones.

35 watt ballasts is all I've ever ran with and never have had any problems with housings melting or even showing signs of melting.

The 55 watt ballasts do indeed run hotter and put more light output to the HID bulb resulting in possible melted non-HID housings.

The plus side of having housings made for HID'* is they offer better light transfer through the lense and will not distort the beam.

again just my two cents and experience with HID'*

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The suggestion to install housings made for HID'* is really a good idea.

But not necessary...... if you install the 35 watt ballasts and not the 55 watt ones.

35 watt ballasts is all I've ever ran with and never have had any problems with housings melting or even showing signs of melting.

The 55 watt ballasts do indeed run hotter and put more light output to the HID bulb resulting in possible melted non-HID housings.

The plus side of having housings made for HID'* is they offer better light transfer through the lense and will not distort the beam.

again just my two cents and experience with HID'*

-Todd
Im thinking the 35w kit rated at 3x the amount of light of halogens would be plenty for me. Im just sick of not seeing the deer in the ditch around here until its ALMOST too late. I really dont want to smoke one of those things..
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Smoke turkeys, not deer. I have 2 35watt 6000k kits, and they are plenty bright. I can light up a license plate from around four or five blocks away
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hey pearl what kit did you get (name ect.) been looking but not sure which one to get i want the 6000K 35W just dont know which brand to get and want the relay harness with it
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I'm not concerned about melting a housing, what the issue is that the reflector designs, even projector designs for halogen and HIDs are different because of the shape of the arc of light

I used to be one of those guys with HIDs in his low beams that blinded the ***t out of people, and the look honestly is a little ricey. Besides the looks at least in Ohio it is illegal to put aftermarket HIDs in reflector housings even if the HID kit box says DOT approved or if the seller says that, it is BS, NO AFTERMARKET HID KIT IS DOT CERTIFIED

There are a few better solutions IMO:

Get a relector housing made for HIDs, measure what size circle would fit well and look for something close

Get a projector housing made for HIDs, halogen will work ok but HID is best (this is what I did using a housing made for a Jeep Grand Cheerokee)

Buy the projecors themselves and retrofit them into your housings (this is what I did for my headlights so I could have good HIDs in the lowbeams)


Not only are projectors the best method because they have a cutoff to keep the light out of drivers eyes and make them safe, they also focus more light on the road, when I had just 9006 HIDs in my lowbeams I could see light scattered everywhere it would even hit the roofs of houses as I drove down the street, besides all that it will make your car look more high end since this is what BMW/Mercedes have done for years and now American car companies are getting into it
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Is $50 total (price + shipping) too low for a Xentec HID kit? link


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I'm not concerned about melting a housing, what the issue is that the reflector designs, even projector designs for halogen and HIDs are different because of the shape of the arc of light

I used to be one of those guys with HIDs in his low beams that blinded the ***t out of people, and the look honestly is a little ricey. Besides the looks at least in Ohio it is illegal to put aftermarket HIDs in reflector housings even if the HID kit box says DOT approved or if the seller says that, it is BS, NO AFTERMARKET HID KIT IS DOT CERTIFIED

There are a few better solutions IMO:

Get a relector housing made for HIDs, measure what size circle would fit well and look for something close

Get a projector housing made for HIDs, halogen will work ok but HID is best (this is what I did using a housing made for a Jeep Grand Cheerokee)

Buy the projecors themselves and retrofit them into your housings (this is what I did for my headlights so I could have good HIDs in the lowbeams)


Not only are projectors the best method because they have a cutoff to keep the light out of drivers eyes and make them safe, they also focus more light on the road, when I had just 9006 HIDs in my lowbeams I could see light scattered everywhere it would even hit the roofs of houses as I drove down the street, besides all that it will make your car look more high end since this is what BMW/Mercedes have done for years and now American car companies are getting into it
Where did you get the projectors?
And also how did you get the Audi strips in your headlights?
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The projectors in my fogs are for a Jeep Grand Cheerokee, housings with angel eyes all as one package

the headlights are completely custom with projectors from an Acura TSX and the strips I got off ebay, I forget the length off the top of my head but when I had the headlights taken apart to retrofit the projectors I put them on the black mask piece in the housing
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The projectors in my fogs are for a Jeep Grand Cheerokee, housings with angel eyes all as one package

the headlights are completely custom with projectors from an Acura TSX and the strips I got off ebay, I forget the length off the top of my head but when I had the headlights taken apart to retrofit the projectors I put them on the black mask piece in the housing
so the your low-beam projectors are for HIDs correct? I want to make sure I'm understanding everything 100% before I order anything.

Any chance you would make a set of headlights if paid? I live in Lima, OH but have family near Cleveland so I could always make a trip to pick em up if your willing to do the job.
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Correct, they are OEM HID projectors

Yah I can probably make a set, your going to need a spare set of housings and the projectors and the audi strips if you want that
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