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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-27-2016, 12:04 PM
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Personally guys I wouldn't go with a random no name brand of HID like some people are (not to put down the kits you have or anything, but a buddy of mine put a cheapo HID kit on his civic and it ended up causing a lot of expensive issues for him, water got into the ballasts and well, the result wasn't good.

I'd stick with XenonDepot. We pay a lot of money for our vehicles so I would always say don't cheap out on parts if ever.

I got the XenonDepot XtremeHID Kit with the relays + resistors, had a shop in whitby install them.

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Wow those look nice man! Yeah I know what you mean when you refer to the "cheap" HID kits.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the shop in Whitby charge you to install the HIDs? I'm gonna order the kit from Xenon Depot and try and install it myself unless the shop charges a good price then I may go with just paying someone to save myself the time and trouble lol.

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Wow those look nice man! Yeah I know what you mean when you refer to the "cheap" HID kits.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the shop in Whitby charge you to install the HIDs? I'm gonna order the kit from Xenon Depot and try and install it myself unless the shop charges a good price then I may go with just paying someone to save myself the time and trouble lol.
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It was Whitby Hi Fi. If you call ask for Jun (pronounced June I'm pretty sure), tell him Dave with the cherokee referred you. I think he'll charge about $100 but I paid a little less cause I've had him do work on all of my previous vehicles except my BMW I had, I didn't do anything to that car at all.

Now, the thing is, I had ONE light keep going out after a week, I gave him a call, he said bring it in one of the wires came lose and the installer redid that whole side free of charge without question. He stands behind his work and has GOOD installers working for him. Cash no tax type of deals as well. He's a very trust worthy guy.

The only reason I got them to do it was basically because the engine bay is cramped and I heard about people having issues with the kits after install, I didn't want to deal with that so got them to do it to save me the headaches. Never had a single error code or problem other than the one problem he had fixed without issue like I explained.


If you're close to Pickering I'm arranging a meet in the Ontario section, PM me if you want to get in on it I think it would be kinda cool, then you could see how these XD light kits look as well. I believe its the 6500K bulbs that I got but next time when I replace the bulbs I'll be going with 5000K as the 6500K although IS brighter than stock OEM halogen bulbs (obviously) there have been times @ night where I did wish it was a bit brighter, going with 5000K vs 6500K would fix that issue.

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Either way a HID bulb on a halogen projector ends up with glare to others. Surprisingly LEDs on fogs are even worst. It seems very few care about this tho...
that is because the aftermarket bulbs put into foglights are not properly aimed
on factory lights, with fogs on , there should be a distinct horizontal line , where the light is only illuminating below the line
if you point the lights at the wall in darkness, you should be able to see a clear cut off line from 10 feet, at 25 feet that line should be at the same height, led fogs tend to spray light way up, into the other drivers face , causing glare. likewise led spotlights added have no cut off line and also blind incoming traffic,

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that is because the aftermarket bulbs put into foglights are not properly aimed
on factory lights, with fogs on , there should be a distinct horizontal line , where the light is only illuminating below the line
if you point the lights at the wall in darkness, you should be able to see a clear cut off line from 10 feet, at 25 feet that line should be at the same height, led fogs tend to spray light way up, into the other drivers face , causing glare. likewise led spotlights added have no cut off line and also blind incoming traffic,
There shouldn't be any need to aim the lamps if the replacement led/hid bulbs kept the light source at the ideal spot within the projector (ie as it was designed). So you agree they don't, hence the need to aim. This is exactly why the projector output pattern does not comply with what it was designed to be anymore (let alone dot/eu regulations). Sure you can aim it down to prevent blinding others, but the pattern is not what it should be no matter what you do.

Finally, foglamps should not have a sharp cutoff like main headlamps. From your description it seems they do once replacement bulbs are used...

Then again, it appears that the approach around here is if it looks cool who cares.
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