HID Kits for the SHO?

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  1. boat

    boat Likes blue ones

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    Has anyone used these kits?

    http://www.planethid.com/9007-hid-9007.html

    I got the idea by reading the thread SHO AMO put up about the HID Foglights . I googled the HID PnP kit, and that link above was one of the first ones I got...

    What I was wondering has anyone used this conversion kit on the headlights on a Gen 2? I have been thinking about this a little bit. Their price on the kit is $68 bucks for the headlight conversion and $68 for the foglights ($20 Pilot's). I think this would look sick, done the right way. :omgsho:

    I have done a little wiring to vehicles, is it just as simple as wiring in this kit and your done? If so, that would be a sweet deal.
     
  2. Mr95Gl

    Mr95Gl Mr Tire Iron

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    It would be a good deal better then the stock lighting, but a complete projector retrofit would be the way to go. HID's in the stock headlight housings, IMO, look like and perform like crap when compared to projectors. The fogs are fine.
     
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    fdogg96 SHOCal Member

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    They look like made in china ebay kits..but then again. all of them do.
     
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    and those ballasts are huge! the kit that james (sc and SHOblazer) is selling is nice. i am blind as a bat and they light up nice for me at night.

    the reason why i want the hid fogs is really only the color. i cant stand that my headlights are bright white and my fogs are yellow. i think im going to just try and find the cool blue colored bulbs instead though.

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    EDIT: wow what a crappy picture lol.
     
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    sorry the stuff sc blazer got is highly over priced for what you can get a kit for.

    i got 50 watt HIDs on my 92 that are around 4100 LN its stupid bright.

    i also dont understand why someone said they look like crap in stock housings, i actually think the projectors on SHOs look like complete crap like some 80s robot.
    before i aimmed my lights they went out a very long way and were so bright they actually hurt my eyes when i drove by a road sign.

    reguardless whatever you get you will be pleased.

    from what i learned threw experience you might as well buy relays and wire it right to the battery or its more then likely gonna flicker
     
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    Vnuk1 Mr. Mayhem Staff Member Club Mod

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    What do you mean by flicker?
     
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    Pro*banshee Active Member

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    They hurt your eyes while you were driving due to the GLARE because they AREN'T DESIGNED FOR THOSE HOUSINGS which is why putting these garbage kits into your headlights is ILLEGAL. You can see these dumbasses with blue or "white" lights coming from MILES off down the road, I can only imagine how the other drivers feel when they're stuck in front of them. Just as well, nine times out of ten you can't actually see better at all and it's just an illusion due to all the light you're throwing in useless spots like NOT ON THE ROAD

    At least don't half ass and retrofit some projectors in. The Gen 1 headlights are pretty common anyway aren't they?

    Edit: Oh. To make my post useful; if you do decide to install a glare kit anything with a 9007 bulb should fit.
     
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    Ditto. One thing though, these HID kits will be brighter than their halogen counterpart, that isn't really the debate with these things. It's the horrible beam pattern and the dangerous glare than make people hate them so much.
     
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    Vnuk1 Mr. Mayhem Staff Member Club Mod

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    Well let's just turn this into another we hate people with HID's in stock housings thread... **Sigh**

    At night I am more distracted by stupid people than someones bright headlights....It's just like the sun okay if it's bright don't stare at it.
     
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    Pro*banshee Active Member

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    I hate them ALL. I hate your retrofit kits, not you as a person though :)
     
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    The sun doesn't come straight at you in the opposite direction nor does it follow you in your mirror.
    Are we supposed to not look ahead or in our mirrors because you want to look cool in your blue lights?
     
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    Vnuk1 Mr. Mayhem Staff Member Club Mod

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    Are you serious? The Sun has never been directly in front of you while driving or behind you in your mirrors? Thats weird man I'll bet your Sun Visors or Sun Glasses never get used. :shrug::rolleyes: So many things wrong with that sentence...
     
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    The sun isn't directly in front of you all the time, as opposed to you people with your crappy lights coming in the opposite direction or from behind EVERYTIME.

    According to your logic of not staring at the sun or your rebulb HID glare-a-thons, am I supposed to look away and not pay attention to the road?

    Stop being so selfish and keep thinking "me me me" regarding everything, there are other drivers on the road aside from you.
     
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    Easy!

    As much as I enjoy bashing HID kits, there's no reason to flame Vnuk here, as well as the OP who was asking a somewhat legitimate question
     
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    Wow, I didn't intend for this thread to be an argument. It could have just stopped at they were ILLEGAL and had horrible beam patterns.

    I will just stick with my Silverstar's 9007's, and do the HID kit on the fogs....
     
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    bubba ATX Connoisseur

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    lol, Boat there's just different opinons here.... You just haven't been here long enough to see it lol...... just search and you will see what I mean.... call me or come over lol



     
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    The brighter the lights are coming at me at night the longer my eyes have to adjust back, leaving me practically blind for a few seconds. Bright lights are okay but not when they shine in all directions like most of these guys around here with the HID light kits, but they just mostly get em because they think it makes their CRX clunker look cool at night.
     
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    bubba, :shakehead

     
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    I have 10k HID headlights and I love them they don't blind traffic. I bought them two years ago and the ballasts all small.
     
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    SHOmethewayhome BAD ROLE MODEL

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    sounds to me that if your eyes take the long to adjust you shouldn't be driving at night... YOU are the unsafe variable there. i have the 8000K bulbs in my stock housings, i have them aimed properly and there is scatter, but not nearly what the people on here make it out to be.

    the one common denominator i've noticed with people i personally know that ***** about HID lights is this, they're all horrible night drivers and almost all of them wear glasses anyway. they squint with regular lights behind or oncoming to them.

    i like my HIDs, the color is easier on my eyes, and i have yet to have someone flash their headlights at me while i am oncoming traffic to them, or someone ***** about me driving behind them, unless the person bitching just has a problem with light in their eyes in general (night blindness, inability for their eyes to focus to light/lack of light quick as they should)
     
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