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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

I see many a sellers selling the conversion kit - from as little as $39.99 ~ $300.00 for the Mazda MPV 2000. Any ideas about do's and don't. I heard both sides of the arguments. Now want to hear from real DIYers.

So please do post.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

IMHO....if you are going to go with HID its better get the Projector HID retrofit even if its a DIY project or not it might be expensive but its worth it.....this HID Kit might sell less but the light output sucks, first off you dont get a cut-off line so you end up blinding others, 2nd you get hotspots from a weired locations, and you will lose your high beam functions... some claim you still have a high beam function....reality its not a true high beam.....

HID kit for halogen housing are not meant to be... yes its brighter than stock halogen but your light output will be off place

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

ARJOSHUA wrote:
IMHO....if you are going to go with HID its better get the Projector HID retrofit even if its a DIY project or not it might be expensive but its worth it.....this HID Kit might sell less but the light output sucks, first off you dont get a cut-off line so you end up blinding others, 2nd you get hotspots from a weired locations, and you will lose your high beam functions... some claim you still have a high beam function....reality its not a true high beam.....

HID kit for halogen housing are not meant to be... yes its brighter than stock halogen but your light output will be off place

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=23813


And believe me ARJOSHUA knows what he's talking about.... At first he was a true believer but that changed quickly. The thing is is that your lights the plastic housing is not made to withstand higher wattage. I managed to get my hands on true rally H4 80/100 watts bulbs and put them on... Bad idea I was back with a set of Silvania Silverstars super white and quite happy with them.

If its a blue look that you want get a set of El-Cheapo whatever brand at your local parts store and get ready to have a lot of friends (cops) in my neck of the woods they really like ya.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

I 100000% agree with ARJ here. Go with a proper (i.e. projector) conversion if you're going to spend the clams. It's less about light output than light control.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

Agreed (and glad my CX-7 has stock projectors, even with halogen bulbs - makes the HID covnersion much easier!)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

+1 on the projector lights, and +1 on having HID projectors Cool

I will find it hard to have any other vehicle w/o projectors now, preferably HID ones like my S40.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

For guys that have the oem projectors...one nice mod you can do is the clear lens mod...... its just a matter of swapping your projector lens it wont make your lights shine brighter but have a nice clear and crisp look for lack of better term and the cut off line is more define....most oem projectors lens have a slight frost on them which gives it a slight blurry light output...i've stop side by side with bmw's and i could really tell my cut off line is more defined and my lights are really clear....Acura TL, Honda s2k and some infinity's have already have this clear lens on thier projectors....and this are the ones that most HID projectors retro-fitters are going for...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

That's really nice product.I will find it hard to have any other vehicle w/o projectors now, preferably HID ones like my S40.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

you could just get the h4-2 xenon conversion kits. they are kind of right when they say there are hotspots but i fixed mine with proper adjustments. a projector is more then 2 times better but if you can't afford it regular conversion kits work. mine don't blind people. also get the bulbs for reflectors. don't get any color higher then 8,000k-10,000k. best output is 4500k-6000k. also you dont lose your high beams. i have been installing xenon H.I.D kits on cars for a couple years now. the aftermarket kits last about 4 years. i have had mine 2years no problems. on my 2001 Mercedes Benz E55 i have had them since 2004 till now and its barely losing color. for legal purposes don't get higher than 8,000k. also they are 12V 35Watts which is energy efficient.


NEVER BUY PAINTED BULBS IT COULD GET YOUR WIRING MESSED UP AND MELT HEADLIGHTS, PLUS YOU COULD GET AN IMPERSONATING A COP CAR TICKET.

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Get the bulbs with the grey coating like this. and the halogen bulb(high Beam) on the right is usually white. these kits are usually $60. they last about 4years. i have had mine 2years no problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: HID CONVERSION KIT - To Do or Not To Do Reply with quote

I am a fun of tuning. I am looking for someone just for talking everything is new and interesting about this subject.
I invested in my car some stuff and now I’ll add a Bi-Xenon. I think my car deserve it and is good for me to feel safe.

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