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View Poll Results: If you had the extra $$, would you switch to HID?
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:01 PM   #11
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you can always get the superwhite bulbs for the look w/o the price tag.
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I run blue plasma-xenon bulbs...hi, lo and fogs...so bright, street signs reflect back at me wickedly. I think HID'* are cool, but for $800 plus, I can think of so many better things I can do to my car.

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Hey Deathrat, got anymore info on those kits? Who makes the parts and what are the color temperatures?
I get them locally from a Neon Importer here. I'll see what I can find out for you though.
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smellbird has a 9000K HID kit and it looks worth it!
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I saw his tonight, and for $450 USD'*...nice he suprised me with them, turned on the headlamps and pop...whirrrr....BOOM..ultra white, in a stock housing...it was mint
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Is that $450 for both sides? I have seen a lot of the "kits" sold with just what you need for one side...you have to buy two to do both (and then two more for highbeams if you want that! ). I wish I could have come so I would have seen them too...oh well, who knows what we will surprise you with at the next one!
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I agree about the blue tint...I have seen ones that the blue looks enhanced and is too deep (mostly on ricers), but I do want the slight blue that I have seen on Audi, Lexus, and BMW (It'* really only obviously blue from certain angles).
Thats because majority of their headlights are projector lenses. I would definently get it, nothing above 6000K. Personally I think getting a kit for the high beams is a waste of money, cuz how often do you drive with your high beams on, plus once you get the HID kit you really shouldnt need to use your high beams. Im gonna take pics this weekend of the 9005/9006 conversion for those that wanna do that and save money.[/quote]
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Is that $450 for both sides?
Yeah, but since he kept the stock housing the cost came down.
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FYI....This article was in The Car Connection today.

TODAY'* AUTO FACT

A new study finds that 92 percent of vehicle owners currently using High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights would buy a vehicle with this technology again. The results of the independent study, funded by OSRAM SYLVANIA, indicate that drivers currently using HID headlights consider it to be an important feature to have for future vehicle purchases. The study reveals that 81 percent of HID owners cite vision improvement as the number one advantage of having HID lighting equipped on their cars. Of those polled, 94 percent said that they see better with HID lighting than with traditional halogen lighting, and 92 percent stated that they see obstacles in the road sooner.


Source: OSRAM SYLVANIA

As for me, I'll be replacing my OE bulbs with Sylvania SilverStars soon.
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