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HID's installed in '03

WOW. Holy crap. I mean, just damn. It got them installed this afternoon and sat around waiting for it to get dark and go pickup up the pizzas. These things KICK ***!!! I drove several miles up a narrow windy country back road to my buddy's house afterwards for pizza etc etc. It was like i took the sun with me. I have both the 130w pro-comps disconnected right now so it was just the HID's. They put the big *** 130w pro-comps to shame. I could see more and better with these than I've ever seen in any vehicle ever before. Hell, you couldn't even see the difference turning the fog lights on and off and they are 9005's. These HID's, they are 35 watts and its like I have 500 watts of off-road lights on the truck now.

While we were all up there, we had to drop the pizzas and go to, of all things to ruin a Friday night, a cardiac arrest on the other side of town. Let me tell you, these lights made that road so much easier. I could see EVERYTHING for as far as the eye could see during the day, and this road sucks.

I'll take pictures and video tomorrow.
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Yay
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Good to hear. I've really been thinking about getting some HIDs and with all these positive threads popping up lately I might just have to bite the bullet and get them.
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cool man, I love mine, I really dont think I could go back to regular lights now.
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glad your happy with them Matt! what color did you go with?
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ya i cant wait till my hids come in i got the 6000k hi/low kit
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Man....i don't even notice my 4- KC's anymore, since my 4300k install. lol. Mine new ones are only 1/2 mile away sitting in the post office.
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guess I helped the "HID movement"
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i am putting hids on mine an my girls new 06 ford fusion have not seen a fusion with them yet
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hope you re aimed your headlights. HIDS are nice, but think about the poor guy driving towards you, being blinded. also, HID headlights require a "projector" beam. so, if you haven't converted your stock housing to a projector beam, you are not in compliance with the law. hope a cop doesn't get blinded....
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there is no head light laws in texas so it there problem
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here comes the haters.....
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It is a legitamate point though. But in my opinion, why are you staring at my headlights when you should be paying attention to the road? Yea they be bright, but you shouldnt look right atthem....heck halogens do that.

I am planning a projector project soon though.
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i am sure i will get flashed but then i will show them what the hi's look like with hids lol
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also, HID headlights require a "projector" beam. so, if you haven't converted your stock housing to a projector beam, you are not in compliance with the law. hope a cop doesn't get blinded....
Sorry but that is all incorrect and totally unsubstantiated. They are not blinding anyone on low beam. All the traffic around me had no problem with them. My other friends that were going the place I was had no problem with them. And I was in the company no less than 5 police officers last night as well and none of them seemed to think I was blinding anyone.

Improperly aimed headlights or poorly designed HID bulbs will blind oncoming traffic. Mine were properly aimed to begin with and with HID lamps that are in the right place in the housing, they don't blind people.

There is no law stating I have to have projector style light housings. There is now law saying anything about adding HID lamps to my truck. Thats an internet rumor you've picked up over time. The only applicable laws are about COLOR and AIMING so you don't blind people on low beam. Mine are white (4500k) and they don't blind people on low beam.
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Sorry but that is all incorrect and totally unsubstantiated. They are not blinding anyone on low beam. All the traffic around me had no problem with them. My other friends that were going the place I was had no problem with them. And I was in the company no less than 5 police officers last night as well and none of them seemed to think I was blinding anyone.

Improperly aimed headlights or poorly designed HID bulbs will blind oncoming traffic. Mine were properly aimed to begin with and with HID lamps that are in the right place in the housing, they don't blind people.

There is no law stating I have to have projector style light housings. There is now law saying anything about adding HID lamps to my truck. Thats an internet rumor you've picked up over time. The only applicable laws are about COLOR and AIMING so you don't blind people on low beam. Mine are white (4500k) and they don't blind people on low beam.
thank you! on another note, have any of you ben infront of those new Escalades, now those hids hurt my corneas... and they have projectors...
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I put my camera on my dash-mount...... Yes, i have a dashcam. I was hoping it would make a nice HID demo. But unfortunately my camera's video mode leaves a lot to be desired in the dark. If i had a saved video from my old headlights, it would be a nice comparison. But by itself, it doesn't do it justice. I'll have to do it with a real video camera later on.
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Ya! them escalades are rediculously bright. And they are projectors.

I only got flashed to due horribly bad aligned headlamps.
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Ah I want some!
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just like spinners and fart cans.. nothing anyone can do about it.. once you start policing modifications, where does it stop? I never want to drive a “people’s car”.. HIDS are nice for the driver but not for oncoming traffic.. I would love to have HIDS but light performance is not on my priority list.. I'm not a QFL.. looks good though!
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I'm not a QFL.. looks good though!
QFL= Queer for Lights???




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naa my dad worked in the emergency light business for 17 years and always called those obessed with lights QFL = Queer For Lights..
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I see, well I'll tell you when it comes to headlights, it's pretty serious, least it helps to spot deer esp. on high beam... lets just say I wouldn't skimp on lights...
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I used to have them until I saw how annoying they are. Point is, the lenses in our trucks arent designed for the output of HID's... They are great for driving though. Every set of oncoming headlights blind me, so it really makes no difference what type they are..
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