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So far the kit is working well. I had one person flash me today though. I need to aim the headlights down a little bit.
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nahh dont aim em down.. let em flash you.. hahah.
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Not a ranger but nonetheless I just put HIDS (6000K) on my 08 civic from http://www.kbcarstuff.com/ProductDet...uctCode=VDP-6k $145 shipped





See the install photos at http://tncproweb.com/photos/v/Civic/hids/
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^^ look like 4300k or 5000k more than they do 6000k but its also a picture lol
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They are also on a civic which sits lower than a ranger therefore they don't look as bright. Just an FYI Jay!
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I was going off color content not output. 6000k just look a little bluer i thought.

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They are also on a civic which sits lower than a ranger therefore they don't look as bright. Just an FYI Jay!
Why would the height make them brighter or dimmer? Jay is talking about the color temp of the light. Also 6000k lights would be dimmer than 4300k or 5000k.

Edit: Dang it Jay why do you have to be posting the same time I do.
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Well overall this kit is a fail right out of the box. With a little modding I think I can get it to work better. The slots around the 9007 bulb just need widened up so they fit at all locations.
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be careful not to break the bulbs lol

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send it back say it dont work
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be careful not to break the bulbs lol

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send it back say it dont work
thats excatly what I would do. when you get your money back just get a set of single beam HID's and pocket the money you saved. I was really hoping this would work so that I could keep my hi/lows
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From my studies 8k is the blue and 6k has a slight bluish tint but are whiter.. But when it comes to HIDS each person see's it differently.

Where I got my info from:
HID COLOR TEMPERATURE FAQ (Kelvin Rating)

Color Temperature is a measurement in Degrees Kelvin that indicates the hue of a specific type of light source. Many people believe the misconception that colour temperature is a rating of the brightness of the bulb or HID kit. This belief is completely false. The reality of the matter is that the higher the colour temperature, the less use able light output you will obtain. A perfect example would be a black light. This light has a colour temperature of approx 12,000k and has almost no useable light or lumens output. Our Xtreme Xenon HID Conversion kits are available in a wide range of colour temperatures to suit each individual application. Our Xtreme Xenon HID Conversion kits are available in 4300k HID, 5000k HID, 6500k HID, 8000k, and 3000k Yellow HID.

3000k HID Kits: Yellow HID output - Ideal for fog light HID upgrades
4300k HID Kits: Bright white - Used in OEM HID applications. The brightest HID kit that we sell.
5000k HID Kits: Crisp white - Bright white output with a slight bluish hue
6500k HID Kits: Bright white with a slight bluish/purplish tinge
8000k HID Kits: Blue output

To view pictures of our various HID kits installed please visit our testimonials pages:

http://www.kbcarstuff.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=61

If you are still unsure about which colour temperature to select please feel free to email us at [email protected]

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From my studies 8k is the blue and 6k has a slight bluish tint but are whiter.. But when it comes to HIDS each person see's it differently.
and each companies bulb can look different even thou it maybe 6000k or 8000k
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thats excatly what I would do. when you get your money back just get a set of single beam HID's and pocket the money you saved. I was really hoping this would work so that I could keep my hi/lows
just get hid offroad lights and grille mount em and wire em into highs =]
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to be honest with you guys... every HID kit manufacture out there has a unique color, 6000K in one brand is like 8000K from another...
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to be honest with you guys... every HID kit manufacture out there has a unique color, 6000K in one brand is like 8000K from another...
I see you haven't changed a bit since my last visit always a PArty pooper and trying to discredit everything........


I should have known better!
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??? I wasn't bashing you, I've had HIDs and based off my experience the 6000-8000K range is always different...
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to be honest with you guys... every HID kit manufacture out there has a unique color, 6000K in one brand is like 8000K from another...
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i put a 6000k kit in my ex's accord and they turned out wayyy more blue than my 8000k. i'm thinking about putting a 90,000k kit in my fogs
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??? I wasn't bashing you, I've had HIDs and based off my experience the 6000-8000K range is always different...
I was messing with you 07!

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Yes each output is different If I had a dSLR i could take better pics of my output..
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oh snap!!!! I have a DLSR...

bam

silverstar ULTRAs btw, suppose to be 4300K, foglights were on and they are silverstars too

*white balance loves to throw you off so they look bluer than they are...

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took it into PS and here is what my halogens really look like

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Update: The HID kit is working well. The switch from low to high seems to work just fine, but there isn't much of a difference between the two. Soon I'm going to mod the bulb so the two HID bulbs are vertical not horizontal. That should provide a real high low conversion.

I want to get that done because people don't like driving in front of me with cars. Had multiple people slow waayyyyy down and some even stop. Then they try blinding me with halogen highs through tinted glass. Doesn't work too well. I feel bad though, so I want to fix it.
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hahah.. i never had issues with mine.. i mean on highways at night maybe every now and again.
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Update #2: The HID kit is still working like a champ. I modded the headlight housing so the bulbs can be inserted at 3 different positions.

On a 9007 bulb there are 3 slots that slide over the prongs in the housing. This allows the bulb to mount just one way. I sanded two of those prongs off so now the bulb can be rotated in 3 different positions.

So instead of both HID bulbs being side by side, they're vertical now. It seems to provide a true high and low beam. Its not dark yet, so I don't know how light output is yet, but it seems like the beam is more focused because it's directly behind the shield now.

EDIT: I've been flashed with the previous setup 4 times and multiple people slam on their brakes in front of me. I surely hope this solves that issue otherwise they're coming out.
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Can't wait to hear how it works out for you. I'm holding off ordering mine till I hear your review.
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