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I am going to buy a set of hids soon, probably today or tomorrow, and i want to know what to get. I am going to go with 8000k temp but should i get the bi-xenon kit? I live in MA so i need working high beams (can't get away with a single thing here). has anybody used the bi-xenons? i found a kit for 96.99 shipped from ebay, the ones with the solenoid which angles the bulb upwards when high beam is engaged.....

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oh and some idiot who had this truck before me has GLUED the bulb into the passenger side socket becasue the clip is gone. should i just replace the socket? is it hard to do? i know it costs 5 bucks at autozone but im curious if it would be a B**** to replace

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I am going to buy a set of hids soon, probably today or tomorrow, and i want to know what to get. I am going to go with 8000k temp but should i get the bi-xenon kit? I live in MA so i need working high beams (can't get away with a single thing here). has anybody used the bi-xenons? i found a kit for 96.99 shipped from ebay, the ones with the solenoid which angles the bulb upwards when high beam is engaged.....

Help?

oh and some idiot who had this truck before me has GLUED the bulb into the passenger side socket becasue the clip is gone. should i just replace the socket? is it hard to do? i know it costs 5 bucks at autozone but im curious if it would be a B**** to replace

I dont recommend 8000k at all.. Esp with snow.. thats a horrible idea if you want to see... bi-xenons or hi/lo kits are fishy another thing i dont recommend..

As far as replacing it.. I may not be to bad to do.
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alright then i may not get hid's because without the hi/lo i won't pass inspection
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get the bi xenons, or your gona have to swap them out come inspection time. or you could get some daylighters and wire them into your highbeam switch. yeah dont get 8000k. get anything lower than 6000k i had 5300k's and they were awsome anything over that you start loosing light and gaining color. honestly im agenst HID's in trucks. they are too high and the headlights on these trucks scatter the light to much, its just a matter of time before you get pulled over or cause an accident. keep the stock head lights and get some KC's if you need light on back roads off road lights are where its at, no headlight HID is gona come close to a long range off road light.
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Yeah stay clear of the bi xenon's they aren't worth it and when inspection comes around swap em out real quick. Plus even if you did have the bi xenon's you wouldn't pass inspection if they tested your headlights because of all the glare hids give off. So yeah just stick with the single bulbs and swap em out.
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or you could get some daylighters and wire them into your highbeam switch
Ever since I got my driving lights, I haven't used my highbeams at all. Best combination for me is lows and driving lights on at the same time (when nobody is around of course)
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What states do hi/lo inspection?? weird.. never ever had that issue.. Well good thing my mechanic will pass anything i bring. But 6000k is what i run now.. and when winter comes i will go to 4500k or 4000k or what that temp is.. 8000k is not a good color to me..
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Massachusetts. They try to get you for anything. Every year for inspection, depending on the car, there are different lines on the wall. Whether you have a car or truck your highs and lo's have to be on the line or w/e. i think its pretty stupid. Im just going to buy a scangauge instead lol
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Hahah wow. that state is crazy then.
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also stupid "illegal to ride ATV's/ drive trucks on state land" new thing they have imposed. i clearly don't care haha
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its not dumb. it sucks driving down a street and having a kid with hids come over a hill and blind the **** out of you cause they dont know how to aim them. the law is there for a reason. HID's were not ment to be in a halogen reflector. it should be ilegal everyware, unless you find a way to deflect the glare then ya its fine but just throwing them in there is going to blind people.
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true. i do get annoyed by them every now and then. i have a long list of things i want to get. hids are crossed out for the time being. scangauge being ordered on saturday after i put in new shocks and mess with the tbars.
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Well i installed my HID's and aimed my headlights down almost 6 inches and they are still bright but dont blind people.

Unless its a lowered honda.. which in that case i really dont care anyways i actually smile at that point.
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its not dumb. it sucks driving down a street and having a kid with hids come over a hill and blind the **** out of you cause they dont know how to aim them. the law is there for a reason. HID's were not ment to be in a halogen reflector. it should be ilegal everyware, unless you find a way to deflect the glare then ya its fine but just throwing them in there is going to blind people.
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i've got 8000k... if that's what you want dont listen to anybody else.. they are brighter than stock high beams
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yes brighter only because its a HID light. the color is BLUE.. its compleatly useless when the pavement is wet you mine as well get blue rice bulbs off ebay. look at the light spectrum. after 5400k you loose light. just like these jackasses that get 10,000k lights and think they are soo0o bright all they are doing is blinding people with near ultraviolet light, and they cant see **** cause the light is so pink.. do some reaserch before you get these headlights but im telling you its not worth it.

i hate to sit on my soap box and nay say everything about HID's but i dont like the idea of how easy it is for aftermarket HID's to get in the wrong hands.. especialy now that they are cheaper than ever.

the only way to do HID's right in our truck is to retrofit a HID's projector housing into the headlight
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yeah i have seen some projector headlights that replace "OEM". yet on some of the headlights it says somewhere in small lettering "NOT TO BE USED WITH HIDs" i guess the melt or something i emailed the seller and he said they may melt.....lame
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yes brighter only because its a HID light. the color is BLUE.. its compleatly useless when the pavement is wet you mine as well get blue rice bulbs off ebay. look at the light spectrum. after 5400k you loose light. just like these jackasses that get 10,000k lights and think they are soo0o bright all they are doing is blinding people with near ultraviolet light, and they cant see **** cause the light is so pink.. do some reaserch before you get these headlights but im telling you its not worth it.

i hate to sit on my soap box and nay say everything about HID's but i dont like the idea of how easy it is for aftermarket HID's to get in the wrong hands.. especialy now that they are cheaper than ever.

the only way to do HID's right in our truck is to retrofit a HID's projector housing into the headlight
if you want to build me a retrofit projector go right ahead buddy.. all i'm saying is that i like my lights. who cares if you dont? they work great.. get off of my *** about it
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do you have the stock headlight?
the housing, not the bulb...obv.
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They Have Ther Ups And Down Ir Rhode Island If The Car Dont Come With Them Frome The Factory You Cant Have Them But If You Got A Body Then You Get Away With It
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yeah i have seen some projector headlights that replace "OEM". yet on some of the headlights it says somewhere in small lettering "NOT TO BE USED WITH HIDs" i guess the melt or something i emailed the seller and he said they may melt.....lame
The "not to be used withe HID's" is because they are a projector made for halogen bulbs not hids. Just because its a projector doesn't meant that they are made for HID's. Yes it will be better than HID's in stock halogen reflectors but its still not going to be "right". Now granted that some halogen projectors work great with HID's ie. MDX, Mazda3. The cheap eBays are OK.

As far as the projectors melting, I would say absolutely not. HID's run cooler than halogens. The best way to describe HID's to Halogens are like LED's to the stock bulbs.

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if you want to build me a retrofit projector go right ahead buddy.. all i'm saying is that i like my lights. who cares if you dont? they work great.. get off of my *** about it

whatever man im not trying to start ****. im stating why they are illegal, and how the higher kelven rateing dosent mean more light. im glad you like your lights, more power to you, have fun with them..

i said what i needed to in here im done.
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