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1st gen. HID Retrofit

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by PcBuilder14, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't exactly find the answer on here, I'm trying to find a new HID kit with a retrofit as well. My $60 HID kit crapped out on me and I'm now using bulbs that only put out enough light to keep the cops away, but it's very dangerous to drive. I'd prefer not to spend over $200. I found these on ebay but I;m not sure about them.
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    I was also wondering, what if I just bought another HID kit and removed the crappy fake projector lens from my headlight to make them a little brighter? I'm just really not sure to do, sorry if this post is confusing. I'm very tired right now... :rolleyes:
     
  2. stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in new jersey

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    what are you currently running, i'm confused as well :)

    the retrofitsource.com should have what you need their line of morimoto gear is very high quality. i actually believe it to be superior to factory components.
     
  3. TACOMABOSS

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    thats one reason i didnt get those head lights
     
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    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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  5. PcBuilder14

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    I was running a 35w HID kit in these crappy headlights from ebay.
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    Now I'm running just stock H4 bulbs in the headlights because the HID kit crapped out. I would like to get a complete retrofit kit, but don't want to spend over $200. If this isn't possible, I'd just like to get a good HID kit this time around.
     
  6. stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in new jersey

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    you can retrofit on a budget but your still going to be a bit over 200 like 25 to 300 but, if you did the work all your self it could be great :)

    customlightz.com MINI H1's morimoto 3five ballast, morimoto bulbs, and there HD relay harness. oci butyl rubber and misc. stuff to complete.

    mini H1's are awesome when modded properly just as good as the fx-r imo or so very close it's silly.
     
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    stunt man hans displaced viking living in new jersey

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    use your ebay housing and get-er done
     
  8. PcBuilder14

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    I really don't have that much to spend at the moment, so I think I'll just buy and HID kit and get a retrofit later down the road. This stuff confuses me with all the weird names! What kit would you go with for just The HID's for around $100?
     
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    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    dude get some hids from ddm tuning for like 50 bucks i have had mine for 3 years now
     
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    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    second that^ just put a set in the gfs and my bros car... nice kit, great reviews
     
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