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Old 01-19-2010, 12:20 AM   #11
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Not sure on the brand. Now looking at the link you gave me its asking for a 35 watt or a 55 watt +10.00. Now can i get the 9005 in a 55watt and the 9006 in a 55 watt? How does that work?
You plan on running your stock housings right? If so I'd get the 35W 5000k 9006 bulbs(low beam) from that site. It'* $29.95 + about $16 shipping. Then, I would go to your favorite auto store and pick up some 9005 (high beam) Silver Star bulbs. High beams aren't usually used enough to warrant an HID bulb, hence why NO car comes OEM with high beam HID bulbs.
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Yes I'm keeping the housings stock mouSe. I do alot of interstate driving and country driving where there is alot of deer, I was thinking of the 55watt low beams and the 8000k, I think it would fade out to a 6000k if i'm on the right track. will that work?
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I would not recommend 55W in the stock housing at 8000k because it would throw a lot of glare. If you read your post before mine about color temp you'll see why I say get 5000k. It'* the purest white light you can get, and is the best for that kind of driving.
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Alright, I believe in the state of wisconsin on a divided interstate or highway, you can run with your high beams on and not have to dim them at all. Thats what I remember from my drivers ed instructor. So right now my current job is 278.00 miles one way from phillips wi to port washington, wi. I live out in the boon docks and barely ever see a car. Thats why I was saying 55 watt. But I understand what you are saying. So what difference will a 35 watt hid in combination with a 35 watt fog light make? Is it worth it do get hid fog lights to? Right now when i turn the fog lights on and off with the low beams on, its barely noticible, it seems just to light up the sides along the front bumper better. Like it only reaches out about 5 feet or so.
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Now I'm reading about a upgrade harness as well. Now I'm just confuzed. It seems to be alot of worries when having a hid or am i all wrong? I guess I'm looking to just throw a set on and run them and not have them burn out and cause me probs. Any ideas or opinions on how long they last?
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Alright, I believe in the state of wisconsin on a divided interstate or highway, you can run with your high beams on and not have to dim them at all. Thats what I remember from my drivers ed instructor. So right now my current job is 278.00 miles one way from phillips wi to port washington, wi. I live out in the boon docks and barely ever see a car. Thats why I was saying 55 watt. But I understand what you are saying. So what difference will a 35 watt hid in combination with a 35 watt fog light make? Is it worth it do get hid fog lights to? Right now when i turn the fog lights on and off with the low beams on, its barely noticible, it seems just to light up the sides along the front bumper better. Like it only reaches out about 5 feet or so.
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I believe a lot of states are like that, I know Florida is. It'* still really annoying to be driving and the jackass coming towards me NOT dim his lights. It still blinds the other person.

A 35W 5000k low beam teamed with a 3000k 35W fog light will make a HUGE difference on how well you can see. That'* what most cars in Europe run.

Also, on your "relay harness" worries, I really wouldn't stress too much over it.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

There ya go, a nice eBay link. Some even come with instructions!
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I suppose I should share my experiences here.

My Bonneville GXP has the notorous fog light burning problem related to the harness. I have since retrofitted HID bulbs for the fog lights and HID bulbs for the low beams as well; basically the cheap ebay brand for $60 or so shipped. The low beams were in my Regal for 10 months prior, and have been used in the Bonneville for over a year now with no problems.

They actually use less power to keep running, so I don't think you'd have any problems using them.

Mine are 8000k bulbs, and I'm wishing I had gotten 6000k, but they're still worlds above the lighting power of the OEM bulbs.

The problem with using HIDs for high beams is that they need time to warm up (10-15 seconds for mine) which makes it useless to use for flashing at people as an indicator, which is sometimes necessary. Also, I don't know how much truth there is to this, but I have heard that its not good for the ballast to keep turning the HIDs on and off repeatedly.

Here'* something to consider though.

Before running HIDs in my Regal, I had to consider a very real problem. The stock lenses in my Regal are reflection lenses that emit a lot of ambient light. With normal bulbs this isn't a problem, but the moment you put in HIDs, you find that you have the potential to blind a lot of people coming toward you. HIDs from factory are always installed in projection lenses for that purpose, which do a much better job of dissipating the lighting in an even area in front of your car and preventing light from rising above a certain level. The fog lights in my Bonneville are projection lenses, so I can use them safely knowing I'm not blinding incoming traffic as their beam pattern on level ground doesn't go above 3 feet. For the regal, I had to take apart the lenses and spray paint the bottom of the reflectors with black paint to prevent the light from bouncing off the bottom and up into peoples' eyes. It made a huge difference.

Just things to consider.
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OK guys i just placed my order from the website MOUSE recommended. I got the 35watt fog light kit for the 880, and the 35 watt kit for the 9006 and the 55 watt kit for the 9005. I got the low beams and fog lights in a 6000k and the highs at a 800k. Now I need to know if I need the harness thing off ebay, the company says no, what will the harness all do? Also does the harness just needed for the 9006? or do i need to buy 2 harness for low/high? Do i need a harness for the fog lights as well? I'm confused on all what i need to comlete everything! I'm including a picture of my head light assembly to, so you can see what i'm working with. Now is there just 2 bolts to take off to access everything or didn't you guys pull your headlights? Now these are the full size ballasts.
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I suppose I should share my experiences here.

My Bonneville GXP has the notorous fog light burning problem related to the harness. I have since retrofitted HID bulbs for the fog lights and HID bulbs for the low beams as well; basically the cheap ebay brand for $60 or so shipped. The low beams were in my Regal for 10 months prior, and have been used in the Bonneville for over a year now with no problems.

They actually use less power to keep running, so I don't think you'd have any problems using them.

Mine are 8000k bulbs, and I'm wishing I had gotten 6000k, but they're still worlds above the lighting power of the OEM bulbs.

The problem with using HIDs for high beams is that they need time to warm up (10-15 seconds for mine) which makes it useless to use for flashing at people as an indicator, which is sometimes necessary. Also, I don't know how much truth there is to this, but I have heard that its not good for the ballast to keep turning the HIDs on and off repeatedly.

Here'* something to consider though.

Before running HIDs in my Regal, I had to consider a very real problem. The stock lenses in my Regal are reflection lenses that emit a lot of ambient light. With normal bulbs this isn't a problem, but the moment you put in HIDs, you find that you have the potential to blind a lot of people coming toward you. HIDs from factory are always installed in projection lenses for that purpose, which do a much better job of dissipating the lighting in an even area in front of your car and preventing light from rising above a certain level. The fog lights in my Bonneville are projection lenses, so I can use them safely knowing I'm not blinding incoming traffic as their beam pattern on level ground doesn't go above 3 feet. For the regal, I had to take apart the lenses and spray paint the bottom of the reflectors with black paint to prevent the light from bouncing off the bottom and up into peoples' eyes. It made a huge difference.

Just things to consider.
This is only false thing I see in your post. Their are plenty of cars that come with HIDs not in projector housings. The Infinity G35 prior to 2004 I think is one of them.
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This is only false thing I see in your post. Their are plenty of cars that come with HIDs not in projector housings. The Infinity G35 prior to 2004 I think is one of them.
The design of the reflector is different

Get the relay harness for the low beams and fogs or the balasts will die sooner

SO putting all HID kits in here are some tips:
Don't flash the high beams, HIDs don't like being flashed or you will kill the balast
When you plan to use the high beams just turn the fog lights off so if you turn your high beams off quick the fogs won't be flashing
Before you turn the car off turn off the fogs beacuse more than likely one of the bulbs will flicker out on the fogs beacuse they have a high current draw on the startup
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