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Cheap HID kits

Anyone have any experience with these kits or know of any reason why they shouldn't be used? I've been tossing around the idea of setting up either my bike or my car and am curious if I should just spend the extra $$ and get a nicer kit.
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HID without projector housing is blinding, and looks bad.

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i think its blinding but it still looks ok

i was considering them too...not from the same guy but i found a set for 175. instead i decided to put the money to building my motor
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You are not putting HID on that crappy Speed Four, are you?
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You are not putting HID on that crappy Speed Four, are you?
haha, naaah, I left that POS stock...

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It's not street legal on a car unless it's a factory setup.

That said, I retro-fitted my Eclipse and was only given the highbeams from passing cars occansionally. Here's a comparision pic with one HID and only standard Halogen:


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hid kits, oober ghey.


Its a straight path to being a bike ricer. I think they package it with a copy of biker boyz.

spend the money and time and become a real pimp.
hidplanet.com/forums

here is my One projector setup

i used these components


to get this result


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btw, hid kits that are 8k and 12k perform Worse than stock.

the only "it" in hid setups should be "retrofit" because the "it" in "kit" is "shit"
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the only "it" in hid setups should be "retrofit" because the "it" in "kit" is "shit"
How long did it take you to come up with that?
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How long did it take you to come up with that?
Not too bad, I got to bed around 2. 230 last night




LoL, I did spend sometime comming up with it a couple years ago, lotsa n00bs always wanting to take the ricer cop-out for kits.

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hid kits, oober ghey.


Its a straight path to being a bike ricer. I think they package it with a copy of biker boyz.

spend the money and time and become a real pimp.
hidplanet.com/forums

here is my One projector setup

i used these components


to get this result


Ok, I'll admit that your HID setup is the nicest retrofit I've ever seen, but the real issue for me is the cost. I'm not against dropping $200 on an HID kit, but your setup must have cost the better part of $1,000 for everything, if I'm dropping a grand more on my bike, it's not going to be on headlights.

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70 ballast, 40 bulb
projector 100

screws to mount 3$

sealent 3$



the pure sex feeling of riding a Retrofitted bike, priceless.

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I just read your writeup about it and see that you had a stock projector on the bike when you got her, thus the ability to swap and go. I have reflectors, so no such luck. Maybe I'll go the opposite route and set up some headlight Blackouts, like Steve Mcqueen's in The Great Escape...

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you do have reflectors, but that doesnt stop the other 90% of retrofitters.

Mine was just EASIER. Yours just needs another piece called a "shroud" which will cover the projecter, sans the lens.

Blackouts are sexy, just keeping an eye out, "friends dont let friends install crappy HID Kits"

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haha, i forgot i had that thread!

you were the first one to reply!

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haha, i forgot i had that thread!

you were the first one to reply!

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I know, I know, I've been fighting it off for a while but it's only a matter of time for this Padewan. Once I start making some $$ I'll get to it.

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you live in wheaton........


I live in naperville/Aurora. pretty darn close one might say.


I also did my Talon,





HID is better than crack, every time you mount it, your like... dayyyummmm.... you will see mine when riding season starts.

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I have the headlight assem off my 02 GSXR right now. How much you want to do a Retro fit kit with projector? I would be more then willing to pay you for your time, and i'm not in a rush to get the headlight asem back cause as I'm sure your well aware of the freezing temps outside.
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I have the headlight assem off my 02 GSXR right now. How much you want to do a Retro fit kit with projector? I would be more then willing to pay you for your time, and i'm not in a rush to get the headlight asem back cause as I'm sure your well aware of the freezing temps outside.


what freezing temps?


Im on a cruise boatin fl


Ill be back on sat

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