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post #16 of 29 Old 04-05-2014, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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By installing these fully knowing what you're doing. I'm sorry, but you're an a-hole.

Ps. Good luck in the fog as those won't do a damn thing for cutting through it. Just makes it worse.
Dude, whats with your attitude you don't eve know me?!
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NoVA. Northern VA. I don't want to deal with that glare.
Gotcha! Don't worry I didn't go for the conversion. Thanks for the insights, I just didn't Appreciate some people here with some attitude. That's why I created that topic so I can get opinions but not to be called an a-hole!
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If you want brighter fogs (which is indeed counter productive on fog), I suggest piaa xtreme whites. I have them in my car, huge difference. Won't blind people, but definitely way better performance, and no altering required.
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Dude, whats with your attitude you don't eve know me?!
Nope, but seen a million peoe like you go against safety for stupid hids.

BTW, I have a 60+ hour a week job and two children....soooo....

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Nope, but seen a million peoe like you go against safety for stupid hids.

BTW, I have a 60+ hour a week job and two children....soooo....
My day job is the easy part and after then, now my day is just about to begin. So, if you think your 60+ hour/week is overwhelming then, what more if you're a single parent of 2 active teenagers with 2 different sports?! Im not complaining, im just saying...

bro, i didnt mean anything when i created that thread I was just trying to get opinions from everyone but, to be called an a-hole is an acceptable esp if you dont know the person and besides this is what the forum is supposed to be for. We started at the wrong foot and let's just start from fresh.

forget about the HID's for my fogs, I'm not doing it anymore, how's that sound?
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[QUOTE=DB_VW;446553]If you want brighter fogs (which is indeed counter productive on fog), I suggest piaa xtreme whites. I have them in my car, huge difference. Won't blind people, but definitely way better performance, and no altering required.[/QUO

I'll check em out, thanks man!
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My friend bought a pair of cheap aftermarket bulbs for his car a few years back and it melted his socket on the one side after using them for less than a week luckily for him he just put his old bulbs back in and sold the dealership the story that his lights shorted out somehow and they bought it.
Don't risk a voided warranty.

I don't think people are smashing you it's just not a smart thing to do because of the horror stories behind the matter of people messing with HID lights.
Grab a pair of well known bulbs that are guaranteed to last more than a few months from a company with a good rep.


I for one cant stand the goddam things.
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I am so sick of the keyboard warriors who rage against HIDs.

I've had 3000k 35w HID in my 03 WRX with GC8 fogs for years. The light output is double from halogen. I would not suggest putting anything higher than 4300k color temp because it will cause glares. Natural white(4300k) or amber(3000k) are amazing. There is not a ridiculous amount of cast off glare. The positioning even stayed the same.

If you want HID's in your foglights, try them out. Not every lamp is good for HID conversions tho. I put them in my 2000 Mustang and I had hot spots and shadows all over the place, but no over the line glare. Took them out after one night, but I didn't blind anybody.
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I am so sick of the keyboard warriors who rage against HIDs.

I've had 3000k 35w HID in my 03 WRX with GC8 fogs for years. The light output is double from halogen. I would not suggest putting anything higher than 4300k color temp because it will cause glares. Natural white(4300k) or amber(3000k) are amazing. There is not a ridiculous amount of cast off glare. The positioning even stayed the same.

If you want HID's in your foglights, try them out. Not every lamp is good for HID conversions tho. I put them in my 2000 Mustang and I had hot spots and shadows all over the place, but no over the line glare. Took them out after one night, but I didn't blind anybody.
@Snoopyslr - I want to help but you started with an insult. I spent 40 hours a week in shop for more than 5 years, I stopped working in a shop because I snagged an IT job with someone who I couldn't pass up. I also completed graduate level coursework in applied robotics and electronics with a focus on lighting technology. But none of that matters because Im behind a keyboard rather than standing next to you ( who is also behind a keyboard )

If your here to learn great, if not also great. Lets hit those targets for you real quick just in case.

1. Glare is not caused by color, a 2000K HID will produce the same glare as a 7000K. Degrees kelvin is not what causes glare. Luminous flux is what causes lights to glare. By increasing the luminous flux of a particular bulb ( brighter bulbs make more luminous flux ) you are increasing the amount of visible radiation coming form that bulb and the only way to control that is by collecting and redirecting that visible radiation through filters, reflectors or lenses. That is why you will NEVER see an OEM HID assembly without a projector housing, It is dangerous and it does cause glare, even at 2500K it causes glare.

2. For anyone interested in HID fog lamps please DO NOT try them yourself. In inclamate weather when you really need them to work they throw too much light and LIMIT your visibility by reflecting the light off the suspended water droplets ( fog ). If you choose to try HID lights in housings that are not designed to handle them please do so in front of an aiming wall or better yet take them to a state referee so they can try to aim them for you correctly. If the state ref can get them within spec then please enjoy the extra light but I would bet my bottom dollar that to pass the ref they would need to be aimed so low that they would be ineffective on the road.

I dont hate HIDs, I just like a proper retrofit better. I stand firmly behind the fact that without a proper projector you are a hazard to other drivers.

/ keyboard warrior out /

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I stand firmly behind the fact that without a proper projector you are a hazard to other drivers.
second that!

HID's are great, and cant wait for my retrofit. but if you're a hazard, you're an ass. period.

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You know... I had a nice long rebuttal to your bullshit, but I've had enough of Subaru people. Subaru people are the biggest bunch of conformist elitist douche bags I've ever seen. I'm so sick of basically needing a communities permission to do a mod.

Also, nobody gives a shit about your resume dude. I promise, my resume is way more impressive.
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you havent posted in over 2 years to bring up a year old dead thread to flame people??

you have serious issues. just delete your account man, you dont belong here. go take your ego and bullshit attitude to NASIOC

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You know... I had a nice long rebuttal to your bullshit, but I've had enough of Subaru people. Subaru people are the biggest bunch of conformist elitist douche bags I've ever seen. I'm so sick of basically needing a communities permission to do a mod.

Also, nobody gives a shit about your resume dude. I promise, my resume is way more impressive.
- Ive never seen that kind of attitude towards the Subaru community. Honda guys give us a thumbs up, even the old Evo crowd seems to understand that we are all mod friendly imports and there should be some community there.

Quite frankly you sound like the kind of jerk that got beat by a Subaru at the track and now you've got a chip on your shoulder. Please do us all a favor and sell your Subaru if you still have one. Im sure the Lifted Rolling Coal Bro Truck community would be much more suited to your communication style. Oh and I hear they love blinding people too so you would fit right in.

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