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Old 04-07-2009, 11:50 AM   #11
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LOL. I think it'* perfectly fine for a girl to like, wear, drive pink. Yes, it'* flirty and sexy on a woman. It'* the male Miata drivers that lurk under train underpasses that worry me. Especially ones with Hello Kitty seatcovers.
LOL, thats soo funny
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You know we are having a meet in Wisconsin this Saturday. Bring that bonnie up here and we will get it all cleaned up for you.
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Welcome to the Bonneville Forum. Nice to see another female

Stick around and you will learn alot of things about your car.

As for Pink HID'*... thats awesome! I always wanted purple in mine
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Keep in mind that just retrofitting HIDs to your stock headlight assemblies is obnoxious at best, illegal at worst. The problem is that stock headlight reflectors aren't designed for the light emitted by HIDs and they're improperly aimed - thus you're likely to be driving around blinding everyone on the road. The last thing we want to do is to wreck our lovely Bonnevilles in a head on collision caused by blinding the oncoming drivers I know I love my car way too much for that..

I've been looking into upgrading my '01 SSEi to HIDs as well, but have decided against it for the time being. There doesn't seem to be any (PROPER) drop-in aftermarket replacement for that type of thing at the moment.
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crunkfunk, one of our electrical gearheads has done the HID retrofit and aimed them. I will PM him for you and have him get with you. he can prolly be of help with the angel eyes as well. If you would, start a thread in detailing.
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actually, I think it'* "1993 SLE" who has the legal/aimed retrofit. Take a look at this thread for inspiration:

https://www.gmforum.com/t280383/
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Pat'* system uses lighting from another vehicle and his modification is a high skill level. crunk used aftermarket lighting. Legalities are state to state , and neither fits a for sure legal status nationwide. Getting a Sate or Fed DOT certification is required for such a statement. Vehicle modifications of all types are under the scrutiny and judgment of local as well as state authorities. And remain the end user'* responsibility to determine. I prefer we dont legalities as a basis , debate , or argument in the Forum. It all just words until you get stopped, ticketed, and go see the judge. A great example is cleared corners. We have alot of them here, but in any given state you could be ticketed and the result would still depend on the court.
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You're right - I should have made it clear that his system *should probably* be legal, but cannot be declared as such without a statement from the NHTSA. Local municipalities aren't even able to certify this equipment, it would need to be done by the NHTSA themselves.

The point I was trying to get across, though, is not that a given person'* setup is or should be legal, but that the aftermarket "drop in bulb" type HID conversation kits are not legal, nationwide, under ANY circumstance. Improperly installed they can be downright dangerous to oncoming drivers. Anyone who is curious to know more can drop "nhtsa hid" into google and find a wealth of information.

That being said, I'd have a lot less reservation driving around in a car with properly aimed and tuned HID lights, as a) you're much less likely to draw attention to the legality of them if they're done right, and b) one can probably provide a pretty compelling case to a judge if the lights are professionally installed, tuned, and aimed.

I wonder if you got a note from your eye doctor stating you had TERRIBLE night vision and the lights were medically required ...
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I understand your thoughts here floyd and appreciate your them. I just get the "*******" when things atrat going down the legality path. I know HID'* are FED allowed, but at the same time if properly pointed can be a great help. The GXP low beam lighting sux and I am looking at ways to alleviate it myself. The HIR highs are great and when I froget to turn them off it can send people headed for the ditch (Sorry) But the lows just werent engineered right.

I just had a big blowout with a member who was part of staff. He thinks it'* ok to retrofit HIR2'* into the low beam socket (I wont judge that action) but wants to rudely slam a member for saying he beat a Mustang owner light to light without giving specifics. People walk funny lines of reasoning as they fence sit. I just want to keep the Forum friendly to all without being judging or creating debates. It'*, as I have learned, a rough gig. LOL
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Yes, I do recall the thread and the little spat that followed (something about having his first mustang for breakfast, I do believe?). I recall it putting a smile on my face I had a guy in a Mercedes convertible (didn't see the model, because he spent most of the time looking at my tail lights!) underestimate the 'ole SSEi the other day - he tried to cut me off where two lanes become one before a light - the point is *nothing illegal* happened. No speed limits were even exceeded. He tried to get a jump on me, and he didn't.. we wound up at the red light, stopped, waiting, with him behind me (as it should have been!).. =)

I personally didn't see anything wrong with the thread, but ah.. such is life!
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