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hid ?

i have been looking at ordering some hids and i came along these.... wat do you guys think? are they a good kit?
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That kit only gives you a hid low beam. There are different type kits, the better ones move the bulb itself up and down for high beam/low beam. Those ones are called bi-xenon.
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it said that it's the hi/low kit.
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given the high beam is just a extra pair of halogens on, i bet you'll hardly notice a difference between high and low beams. may want to wire it up so you can flip the HIDs off and have halogen lows if the law tries to give you greif.

I run a $65 single beam HID kit from ebay. 8,000ks. They work great and i dont see the need for any high beam at all, if anything it'd be a pair of off-road lights that will do me some good, not that little halogen fella on those.

Just my 2cents!
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^^ thats why i got my offroad lights.
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^^ thats why i got my offroad lights.
same here, just havent wired em up yet cause my HIDs turn off when i select hi-beam and I havent been able to figure this out. i want my offroad lights to switch on (and HIDs to STAY on) when i set hi beam. This is my next project to figure out. Anyone got any ideas?
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A diode will help. Have the current from the high beam power hop over and give power to the low beams (hids). A diode will keep the low beams from powering the high beams when they are on.
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so wat should i do? should i get this kit? i dont really want offroad lights rite now.
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Great HID's for a lot cheaper. I have had three sets in 4 years. Each set was a different car. I have yet to have a problem with those. The offer bi-xenon.
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I agree, I use the dual beam kit.. no problems yet. Great price also.
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so wat should i do? should i get this kit? i dont really want offroad lights rite now.

its on you, i run my $65 hids with no need for high beams. they are plenty bright. 2cents
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same here, just havent wired em up yet cause my HIDs turn off when i select hi-beam and I havent been able to figure this out. i want my offroad lights to switch on (and HIDs to STAY on) when i set hi beam. This is my next project to figure out. Anyone got any ideas?
i replied to your PM. its pretty simple lol
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i replied to your PM. its pretty simple lol

care to share your solution?
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what size do i need to get? H4-3? 9004-3? 9007-3? H13-3?
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The headlight are 9007
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ok. thanks for all the help guys. im selling a radio flyer go-kart here soon and will have around 2 grand in my pocket and plan on gettin some new tires and a bunch of other stuff for the ranger. (engine mods hopefully)
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Oh if your curious the fog light bulb is a 9145
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yea actually i was. i plan on putting either 3000's or 4300's in the fogs. the only reason i would go with 4300's though is because i dont run my fogs when my heads are on. i only run them when the parking lights are on so i could prob. get away with it ok.
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LOL! He just wired them up with a switch in the cab!

I have these lights in my truck: http://www.mod-express.com/ Great company to deal with, and their product is top quality. I originally had some from www.xenoneyes.com and they were JUNK (dont buy from them)
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dude....believe me....that kit is only to keep you legal in the states that get those yearly inspections.....those hid low/halogen high are ****. belive me, i have them in my subaru. they suck!
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I wish people would take advice from people that know **** about HID's and have been running them for some time now...
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What ones do you recommend Tre?

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dude....believe me....that kit is only to keep you legal in the states that get those yearly inspections.....those hid low/halogen high are ****. belive me, i have them in my subaru. they suck!
How about the telescopic ones?
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The ones that "click" up and down to creat the hi/lo function....where the bulb itself moves....they don't last too long. 07sport's only lasted him about 6 months. I installed a set and they didn't even click up and down, even when brand new kit was installed for the first time.

The only good ones for hi/lo function are the ones which have a movable shield that moves for the hi/lo function. Those are not cheap. I'm very happy with my low beams.

Trevor linked me to a good set that I use for my fogs. "Xentec" brand. Those ballasts do not "blink" at your....they don't flicker like my german ballasts do for my headlamps. ebay is the place.
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The ones that "click" up and down to creat the hi/lo function....where the bulb itself moves....they don't last too long. 07sport's only lasted him about 6 months. I installed a set and they didn't even click up and down, even when brand new kit was installed for the first time.

The only good ones for hi/lo function are the ones which have a movable shield that moves for the hi/lo function. Those are not cheap. I'm very happy with my low beams.

Trevor linked me to a good set that I use for my fogs. "Xentec" brand. Those ballasts do not "blink" at your....they don't flicker like my german ballasts do for my headlamps. ebay is the place.

Alright, thanks. When I have the extra $ I'll just buy the low only ones from vvme.com most likely, Ill just use my Hellas for high beams =]
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Make sure you buy from a US SELLER... XENTEC is the brand like Shane said.. Been runnin them for almost a year now with no problems. I have had problems on my $170 ballasts though... Not getting enough juice. So I'll be buying the HID relay kit... I HIGHLY recommend it. It's the easiest common fix with HID flickering and the problem with not getting enough juice.
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