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Old 01-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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ok i no they are not legal, im just asking for help.. and they wont be used on the street.. only in car competition.

i bought a pair of color changing strobe lights to go with my new HID kit'* i bought.
first i bought a blue 10,000 watt xexon hid kit with ballast and second a pair of blue 8500 watt xexon h3 fog lights to match.

so these are exactly what i bought in the ebay link..

my question is i was told i have to cut a hole in my head lights for them.

is this right or even possible,?

i have a dremil xpr with 150 different bits and what ever else i would possibly need to get it done.. thanks

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yes you will need to drill a hole, but the strobes have a rubber housing that lets them pop in and seal the hole, I personally would still silicone around them to make sure it is water tight. Those strobes are not going to be very bright at all, and with the covers on them they will be really dim. I have gone through the route of cheaper strobes and that is basically what you get. Just don't get the idea that they will even be close to police or utility strobes, if you want those, they are around $200 and wheelen makes really good strobes. There are not really specs on these but looking at the page they are pilot P25WI200 guessing 25 watt and if you want to look good in competitions i would go for 60 watts at the lowest, 90+ watts and patterns will really draw attention. I know you already bought them, but theres always upgrades. Good luck on your install.

p.*. check with your local area but you are legally allowed to have strobe lights (white or amber in the front, and red, white or amber in the back) in my area. There are restrictions about how far away you can use them from a stoplight (big fine) and obviously don't do stupid things like speed and stuff like that. Look it up or ask your friendly neighborhood police officer. Its better to know the law then get caught doing something wrong later.
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thanks but i need to know if i can drill the hole with my dremil with out cracking or damaging the headlights....you said you have a pair.. how did you install.?
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remove the headlight first, find a place where you want to install, either on the back or side of the light, drill the correct hole size (should say on the instructions or just drill a small hole and keep on making it slightly bigger till it fits snug) and then silicone for water protection. the back side of the headlight is plastic so it is very easy to drill through, just depends on where you want to place it. When trying to find placement, you may want to think what is the best side or angle to come from, because you will be able to see the little bulb and the black housing through the glass after the install. You could also do the corners too, they have a bit of space in them too. I drilled through the side of the high beam chamber, but you can pretty much go through anything. Just think it through a bit before you start drilling.
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thanks for the advice man. i really appericat it... and for the hid kit i bought what does every one mean when they say you need projestor lense.?
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how would it look if i put them in the fog lights.?
you would not see the stroble bulbs at all and they would still be very visible.?
but i never seen strobes in the fog'*
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well, it'* a lot of work if you plan to put projectors in, if you are talking about your 95, you would have to convert your headlights to 96-99 generation because they are clear and ours are patterned, then you have to find a set of projectors to retrofit and custom fabricate up into the headlights. You can do a search on projector lens, but basically it is a round glass lens that focuses the light more accurately and you can have better cutoffs and aim the HID beams more accurately. You will be severely harassed on this board if you tell them that you plan to run them without projectors, but to tell you the absolute truth, HIDs are not designed for patterned glass, and it'* a different technology, which requires different housings and lenses, but if you do plan to run them without the required equipment you will still see a huge difference, just make sure you aim your beams so they don't blind anyone. It is considered illegal, but realisticly modifying headlights to put projectors and stuff into it to me more accurate is still not really legal. Many of my friends and I have had HIDs in patterned glass, non patterned without projectors, and there is always improvement. We have never gotten a ticket or questioned about them, but it is still technically illegal. If the car did not come with HID lights stock, or having OEM headlights for HIDs, you are really not supposed to do it. There are some cars that come stock with HIDs without projectors but these are OEM, There are tons of technicalities, but end of the story is everything is going to be illegal unless OEM. HIDs are nice to have though and really improve visibility for you, but if not controlled and aimed correctly can blind others (thought I would state that before other comments come in)
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Strobes in the fogs would be cool, but I doubt if you will be able to see them with the foglights on.
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