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HID/Xenon Headlights

Just put my new 6000k HID kit on the truck. 3X brighter than the normal highs. Looks beautiful and if you've got the $300 for the kit it's definetly worth it...check them out.















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jebus...you got search lights now...lookin awesome
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haha i know you love them...the only thing i had to get used to was nothaving bright lights...but who needs them now right??

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holy crap that's bright... I still don't like the idea of you having HIDs on conventional headlights... BIG thumbs down, for sure. But it looks good... i guess...
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Holy Hell that is exactly what I want my lights to look like.
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that looks sweet justin... whered you get your 8300 kit? was it hard to install?
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i thought they were illegal to put them on any car/truck that didnt come with them as an option? looks good though!
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i thought they were illegal to put them on any car/truck that didnt come with them as an option? looks good though!
it is
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Yep, but it looks to me like a chance worth taking. Don't think they'd really give you any crap for it. Enjoy the added light.
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Man, looks really good. But i dont think i would do it.
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Justin got his on ebay...i saw em at the Savannah meet back in June..and there awsome dude..bright as all get out..

but you can find alot of the stuf that your lookin for on EbAy...
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Just buy some of these and it looks almost the same
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Just buy some of these and it looks almost the same
And about a month later take a look at your headlight harness specifically your headlight plug connection. Expect some melting and or burning looking connection. They add to the custom modz to your truck! Seriously though, they eat your harness alive!
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so do those HID's scorch the retenas of on comming drivers? hope you got them aimed right and everything or i feel bad for anyone else on the road
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Just buy some of these and it looks almost the same
And watch your engine bay go up in smoke from cheap POS immitation overwattage lights that look blue and don't accomplish anything!

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lol, but don't the HID kits themselves tend to over heat and melt the housing on some lights anyway? isn't that why they're illegal? i thought it was either because of that, or because people usually have their lights aimed wrong afterwards, and blind a lot of people.. is it because of either reason?
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They aren't neccessarily illegal for you to install and use unless your state's motor vehicle laws mirror FMVSS-318 codes. There aren't that many doing this. If it doesn't, the only time you might have a problem is if you go to inspection. In most cases, you can't be pulled over and given a ticket unless they are too bright in on-coming traffic or so off-color that they actually look blue.
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They aren't neccessarily illegal for you to install and use unless your state's motor vehicle laws mirror FMVSS-318 codes. There aren't that many doing this. If it doesn't, the only time you might have a problem is if you go to inspection. In most cases, you can't be pulled over and given a ticket unless they are too bright in on-coming traffic or so off-color that they actually look blue.
in all of the united states, it's illegal to have an aftermarket HID system. Hell, they aren't D.O.T. approved. It's illegal, no getting around it. The only (there is probably one more, i forget) legal HID aftermarket kit, is by Sylvania, they make it for the previous generation F150s and Silverados.

Anyways, they're illegal because they are too damn bright and causes a GLARE that is not only annoying, but dangerous for other drivers.
HIDs will NOT melt your headlight housing, becuase HID bulbs run at a lower wattage. They are actually more efficient than halogen bulbs.

IT'S ILLEGAL!
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is there an online store besides Ebay to get these from?

sometimes, i just think ebay is a shady place
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in all of the united states, it's illegal to have an aftermarket HID system. Hell, they aren't D.O.T. approved. It's illegal, no getting around it. The only (there is probably one more, i forget) legal HID aftermarket kit, is by Sylvania, they make it for the previous generation F150s and Silverados.

Anyways, they're illegal because they are too damn bright and causes a GLARE that is not only annoying, but dangerous for other drivers.
HIDs will NOT melt your headlight housing, becuase HID bulbs run at a lower wattage. They are actually more efficient than halogen bulbs.

IT'S ILLEGAL!
There is a difference between it not meeting DOT standards the replace stock lights, and it being illegal for you to put in your truck. It is illegal to sell them for use on the street, which is why I would bet the packaging and paperwork all says something like "Off-Road Use Only", just like those POS blue 80/100 halogen bulbs. There is no universal federal law that you can be ticketed for. It would have to be written into your state motor vehicle statutes. Trust me, it's not written into every state statute.

If you can show me something to the contrary, I'm all ears and would love to read to read.
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justy because they run at a lower wattage doesnt mean they wont melt the housing. my friend has a maxima and his housing was warped from running aftermarket HID's. . . they use less power, are more efficient, but run really hot. def. worth taking a risk with the law. he had them on next to my friends silverstars and my super white PIAAS and but look a dull yellow.
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yeah my bad . .im still stuck w/ dialup and sometimes it freezes . . . not sure if it went through or not.

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^^ double poster

i just want some brighter lights...and i love the way HID's look...but i dont wanna F anything up....
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Yes, they are illegal. Wether or not you'll get in trouble for them really depends where you live. I've had a couple cops already ask me to turn my brights off...and after informing them that I dont have brights, they're just on, they actually complimented me on them. I haven't had any trouble whatsoever with overheating, wires melting, anything like that. The kit is plug-n-play and wont damage any of your existing hardware. They do run warm, but they're about 15W lower than the standard hallogen. One thing that's really nice about them is the color itself. It's pure white light, no more yellow. In reference to the DOT approval..the lights themselves are DOT approved, however the only lights that are for your vehicle are the ones that came on it stock.
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Yes, they are illegal. Wether or not you'll get in trouble for them really depends where you live.

In reference to the DOT approval..the lights themselves are DOT approved, however the only lights that are for your vehicle are the ones that came on it stock.
Nothing is DOT approved. DOT doesn't approve anything. DOT writes the standards and it is up to each manufacturer to meet them. If it doesn't meet the standards, they are not allowed to sell them for street use in the United States of America. This has no bearing on what you as the consumer are allowed to purchase and what you as the end-user are allowed to install on your vehicle. Lighting on your vehicle is regulated by STATE law. State law is just that, laws applying to your state and your state only. The only way the use of these non-complient HID lights is going to be illegal is if your state specificly has that written into the state motor vehicle statutes. I'm sure there are some states that have done this. Some states have mirrored the DOT code as their motor vehicle law. In these cases, yes those non-complient lights would be illegal to use. If your state has not written anything about these, or doesn't mirror the DOT code, you can use these lights to your heart's content without getting cited.

Now, this doesn't mean that you can't get in trouble for having the lights blinding on-coming traffic.

From searching around the net, there are come HID kits that comply with all DOT standards. From what I've seen, they include a complete new headlight assembly and wiring harness. It's not a replacement for the existing bulb. It complies because it was designed to comply, not simply plug-n-play replace the bulb.
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