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    another HID question

    Are these new H7R kits the best option for the MK4??

    Opinions?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HID-XENON-CONV...1%7C240%3A1318

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    pricey arent they??
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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    yes thats what I thought. Is the pattern + aim that much better with these to justify it though?

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    your aim and pattern all depends on the lamp housing really.

    if you are putting them in standard lamps all should be fine, i think geordiebandit knows quite abit about hids in standard lamps.

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    The H7R bulbs have the reflective tips on the bulbs the same as the OEM halogens - I believe this makes them less dazzline to oncoming traffic but correct me if I'm wrong.

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    put it this way:

    'Most vehicles do not have projector headlights (most Mercedes, Honda, Renault, Peugeot, Fiat, Vauxhall....). If your headlights are non-projector and take H7 bulbs then after HID conversion you will have only 1% chances to pass MOT. Why? HID conversion with non-projector headlights producing incorrect light pattern which will blind oncoming vehicle's drivers. To avoid this problem you will need special H7R bulbs which have 'black out's' to produce the right light pattern.'

    im sure that the majority of people on here would beg to differ.

    i and many others have normal H7 bulbs in standard headlight units and they have always passed the MOT (mine 2 weeks ago even) as long as they are aligned correctly, which most garages will do free or if not for a £5 or sumink, you will be fine. And personally i wouldnt go above 6000k in dipped as you will probably attract to much attention from the police.


    As long as you put them in right, and get them aligned normal H7 bulbs will be fine, and cheaper.

    And yea your right Nry, the coating on bits of the bulb just reduce the dazzle, though if your normal ones do just drop em down a notch on the angle!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    The H7R bulbs have the reflective tips on the bulbs the same as the OEM halogens - I believe this makes them less dazzline to oncoming traffic but correct me if I'm wrong.
    you are right nry, i apologise for my ignorance, i forgot about that, but in these strained financal (you know how to spell it) times i dont think that coating is worth all that extra money

    unless you pick up 2 cheap balasts from hong kong and get two "R" bulbs from that crowd??

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    HID consumes twice less energy
    Less energy it uses, less petrol your vehicle consumes
    Less petrol consumption, less harm to the environment

    Had to laugh at that.

    Yes the HID lamp uses 35w instead of 55W, but the Ballast uses 50W as well!!
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    I read some where but can't remember where but h7r are worse in standard headlights than normal h7 bulbs, the black stip burns off the bulb in a matter of weeks.

    Don't know how true that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstraGSI Mark View Post
    I read some where but can't remember where but h7r are worse in standard headlights than normal h7 bulbs, the black stip burns off the bulb in a matter of weeks.

    Don't know how true that is.
    probs, only be some cheap black paint, might as well get he cheaper ones in and go down the pub for a few pints instead! lol


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