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HID's are a go :)

Well as of today I can finally get some HIDs, I'm going for the single beam kit from XenonEyes.com, so my biggest question is what should I go with?

a.3000K
b.4300K
c.6000K
d. 8000K

I'm not going any higher...

thanks guys! I will prolly be ordering them Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday, WOO!!!
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8000k, but its personal prefrence do u want it more blue or more white...i def would go 3000k in the headlights but thats just me
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6K

hyper white..mmmm
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6000k thats what i have



and yeah i know you want pics and yes i need to get them for you
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yes you do, lol... I'm thinking 6000K too b/c I wont have high beams, I'll need the brightest I can get, cause I live out in the sticks, lol
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where are you getting them at?? and do they have foglights too??
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when u order ur fog lights just order a normal hid kit but for ur fog light size
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when u order ur fog lights just order a normal hid kit but for ur fog light size
yeah, I'm gonna do the fogs later on down the road, and IF i don't like these would someone wan buy them from me? lol
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i love how everyone buys them based on the color, not the lumen output.
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so these are the real things...no knock-offs
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what do you consider real?knock offs?
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i've hid kits and don't increase the lighting but just change the color...
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once their on, i dont think youll ever go back to stock bulbs in your future rides. at least thats what iv been told, haha
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i've hid kits and don't increase the lighting but just change the color...
thats all your going to get out of almost any kit, in a factory reflector housing.
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thats all your going to get out of almost any kit, in a factory reflector housing.
Well what do you suggest??? and BTW I'm not buying mine based on the color, the problem is I dont want some Nokya looking crap like some people I know, I want something clean and I'm prolly gonna go with 6000K


and for the record I'm starting to see more and move non-projector cars running HIDs stock, Acura for example has them in one of their older cars, and there not in a projector, so someone somewhere has the wrong idea... I'll make a lil list of some of that cars if anyone wants...

Here's the acura RL 2002 model


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you dont necessarily have to have a projector housing from the factory to make the hid's work correctly....it is in the way that the lens mirrors are shaped and angled. if you actually put 2 of the same cars beside each other one with and one without the hid's you should be able to notice the difference in the housings, or so thats what i have been told....could and possibly am wrong
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no your right, in a since along with 07sport.
heres a list of almost all vehicles with factory hid lightin, look in the housing column at how many came with them in the reflectors. not many.
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here is a neat chart...

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thanks to HIDplanet.com

after doing some investigation I could use D2R lights, these have shields to prevent a lot of glare, they are used in the cars with no projectors... make sure you ask what type your getting when you buy HIDs...



no SHIELD below(BAD LIGHTS)


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Yeah, I say go with the 4300k or the 6000k because they put out the most light... I would be saving up for a bi-xenon kit, tho...
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someone needs to drop the ball, and do a hid retro in a ranger. a bit of money, but is should turn out nice.

like so.

started with this.



ended with this



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^Nice...
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wow thats killer!!! how do you do that??
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check out hidplanet.com. lots of people post their work, and you can pick up a lot of info and tips. but it takes a bit of work to accomplish a nice set.
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found two pics with a quick ranger search.


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