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Old 08-24-2007
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are HIDS really worth getting?
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i can get HIDs for my truck for $200
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more information?
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go legal man, its worth it in the long run...
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these are $155 shiped
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go legal man, its worth it in the long run...

what do you mean? are HID's not legal? i've never heard that.
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HIDs aren't legal.
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HIDs aren't legal, yet I don't believe the police (not in my parts at least) actually care or they haven't caught on. I'm guessing it's probly because they see a lot of newer vehicles with similar lighting.

It's only worth it if you want to go bright. Personally my Silverstars were bright enough but I like my HIDs too.
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???

HID's are illegal? in what state!?!?

High-Intensity Discharge lighting has been a STANDARD on most higher-end vehicles since at least 2003....

Am I missing something? Or are you specifically referring to aftermarket HID kits?
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There are some issues with aftermarket HIDs. Something abot if they didnt come on the vehicle you cant put HIDs on there.
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sorry, aftermarket HIDs are illegal. esp. in headlight housings that aren't designed to have a cutoff.
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Intersting...

Good to know.
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yea they are illegal if they dont come on ur truck but a cop is not going to stop you just to give u a ticket because of them..hell even if u was to get stopped u still woudnt get one. i know plent of ppl..actually my friend john that lives in palm beach gardens has them in his fogs n heads. trust me get them u wont go wrong
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learn somthing new everyday. is that in ALL states?
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Well As Long as they are Aimed correctly, the cops usually don't mind much.. I've been pulled over a few times.. (Not over headlights tho)

Personally, I LOVE mine.. I have 8000K headlights and 8000K in my fogs.. I'll NEVER go back to halogen..
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so they really make a difference?
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so they really make a difference?
my buddy mike that your met, the one with the yellow bike. he has HID in his lifted 250. i wanted to do them after i saw them on his truck. but he paid almost 450, installed. i'll let you kno if i end up wanting them again. i HIGHLY doubt you'll have ANY problems in PalmBeachCounty. they have WAY bigger problems then some kids headlights. lol GET 'EM!!!
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There bright as hell but i know in NH the law states you cannot modifty your headlight source. Inspection stations give people crap about those Tucan, Eurolite etc blue bulbs...


I got 12k HID conversion with Diamond Clear headlights....LOVE THEM, so bright.
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Brian, ill show you mine once i get them in the stang. I have been told there is no going back once you get them.
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just installed some on the Ranger and the Mustang. Love them. I bought the ones that let you have high beams as well.
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i mean $250 sounds like a hell of a deal for them
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yeah be sure to check for the ones that allow you to use your high beams as well if you still want those
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CORRECTION Gents....not ALL states made HID kit's illegal. TX does not have any laws pertaining to vehicles that DIDN'T come from the factory with HIDS installed being illegal. It depends on the state. I've had them in NV and in TX and checked with local law inforcement and found there isn't anything to cover HIDS, just be smart aim them low, check with your local police/sheriff.
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