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#1 Old 04-01-2011, 11:20 AM
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What are the best HID kits?

I got some about 3 months ago but now the brightness has faded so much that they hardly light up the road. Price isn't a concern, I just want to know what is the best ones to get so the bulbs don't fade in 2 or 3 months. The ones I got were from Ebay so they had no warranty. I found this HID site which covers the bulbs for a year, but what color should I get? I want one that's really bright and still looks cool. This site like any other sites recommends 6000k? Is it true?


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Go to Sharp HID. I have 55 watt ballasts with the Heavy Duty wiring harness and 6000k lights. they are so nice and bright white.

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what type of headlight housings do you have? If they're not retrofitted your doing all of your fellow drivers a great dis-service by putting HIDs in
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And we started a retrofit thread down in the non-performance forum.

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^ I saw that! I still think the best retrofit is either get the JDM factory HID units or the same model STi

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You can't use an HID kit if you don't have headlight that came with HIDs stock. Even then it is, it's still the wrong way to go about it.

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Go to Sharp HID. I have 55 watt ballasts with the Heavy Duty wiring harness and 6000k lights. they are so nice and bright white.
You're an inconsiderate buffoon. Keep you ill-wisdom to yourself.
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I don't know if any of you have experienced this, but one of my HID bulbs turned really purple and then burned out after ~2.5 years and ~55k miles, so I had to replace both bulbs since the one that was still good was a noticeably different color than the new one.

(Sharp HID 35w 5000k, daytime running lights NOT disabled)

Also, the holes that I had to cut through the plastic caps behind the lights to feed the HID bulb wires through were allowing a bit of moisture into the headlight housings through the rubber grommets that were supposed to seal them completely, so I had to remove both headlight assemblies from the car and bake them in an oven to dry them out really well and then use some silicone to seal up the space between the rubber gromets and the plastic caps... at that point I probably should have just done a retrofit.

I agree, a retrofit is certainly the best way to go, but in my opinion, the stock 06/07 WRX projector headlight housings aren't nearly as bad as some other cars that I've seen with extremely glarey aftermarket HID kits (older Civics and Scion TCs with reflector housings immediately come to mind).

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You can't use an HID kit if you don't have headlight that came with HIDs stock. Even then it is, it's still the wrong way to go about it.



You're an inconsiderate buffoon. Keep you ill-wisdom to yourself.

I hope you kidding me right?? I have installed THIS same kit in 4 other friends cars. All them came without HID's in them. This kit comes with the ballasts, wiring/ relay and bulbs. So please tell me WHY a person CAN'T use an HID kit if you dont have headlights that came with HID's stock?????

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because you end up with this


which blinds the on coming driver
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I hope you kidding me right?? I have installed THIS same kit in 4 other friends cars. All them came without HID's in them. This kit comes with the ballasts, wiring/ relay and bulbs. So please tell me WHY a person CAN'T use an HID kit if you dont have headlights that came with HID's stock?????
So because something fits it means it's suitable for use?

And you're not just a fool for installing this crap on 1 car, but on 5? Hope you don't happen to run across me on the road, because I've had no problem returning favor with 100w driving lights.

This is what you consider "so nice":
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Well think what you want!! Non of them look like that at all!!

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What car does the OP have ?

Brian, I'd like to see some links you have used... Might help the OP as well.

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Hey man Ive bought these acouple of times and they are really good. Never faded or anything like that. If you want you can give them a try.

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With a retrofit or STI HID headlights.

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sorry new here but how do u retrofit?

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