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    HID in OE lights

    can you put HID into your standard headlights?

    please move this if its in the wrong place.
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    indeed u can

    Youll have to modify the bulb holders.... but have a look at the HOW TO for fitting HIDs as this was written for exactly this scenario

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    Yes.

    Fitted some in Laura's a few weeks ago and then set them up on an MOT light algining thing and they are great and dont dazzle.


    See the difference


    Standard


    8000K HID


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    thanks for the quick reply guys ill have to get myself some as i love the way the light comes out of them.

    is there a best place to buy them?
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    any reputable seller on ebay

    The best Ive seen kits go for is about £60 (delivered from US or China) most are the same quality - so just go for one with a good warranty.

    There are some UK sellers but these tend to have higher prices.

    Just have a butchers and see what takes ur fancy.

    What output do u fancy? Most go for 6000 or 8000k - Ive got 8000 in dipped and gonna get some 4300 for the mains in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    any reputable seller on ebay

    The best Ive seen kits go for is about £60 (delivered from US or China) most are the same quality - so just go for one with a good warranty.

    There are some UK sellers but these tend to have higher prices.

    Just have a butchers and see what takes ur fancy.

    What output do u fancy? Most go for 6000 or 8000k - Ive got 8000 in dipped and gonna get some 4300 for the mains in the near future.

    is it the higher the number the more light output?

    also does the HID only go in the main beam ?
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    hi are these kits road legal? really want some for my car

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    HIDs can be fitted anywhere....

    most ppl fit them in dipped (H7) seeing as its the most used light. A few ppl use them in both with the addition of main (HB3) and some even add them in their fogs !

    The higher the number - the lower the output...

    4300 is whats generally used as OE spec on mercs and the likes and is ultra white... 6000 is a common choice on here and is white with a hint of blue, 8000 is more blue than white, 10000 is very blue, 12000 is purple and so on and so forth!

    Stick with 4300/6000/8000 and you wont attract any unwelcomed attention from the fuzz.

    HTH

    YES they are legal.......technically speaking they should be fitted to lights intended for HIDs - this is because HIDs dont have the little tip on the end like normal bulbs do which prevent the light from penetrating directly forwards which can cause dazzling. Projector lights and those initially intended for HIDs have a little refractor or projector to prevent this occurring..

    Having said that though - this is just "Tehnically" speaking and fitment of these in normal lights is common practice and they easily fly through MOTs too..... just depends on how exactly u interpret the word legally!

    Ive got em in my standard lights and have no problems whatsoever - so do hundreds of others - so upto u what u do!

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    PM Nickyboy on here as he has a couple of sets from a group buy he did left.
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    You need to modify the standard H7 dipped beam holder like this:



    This way the HID bulbs will fit, otherwise there's no way of holding them in the light.

    I drilled out the insides and then kept filling until they fitted, I'd leave the plug part on as it helps with leverage to fit them.
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