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    HID Kits

    Im just about to order a set but there's thousands to choose from!

    Going either 6000k or 8000k

    Mate of mine got a set from HK on ebay had them in his astra coupe for over a year now and they're still going strong?

    Just wondered if they're was a recommended kit a few of you have used?
    The uk based kits seem to go for around 100-200 GBP. When there's no difference to the HK 50GBP kits.

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    I think you'd be a fool to get a 8000K kit. Do you actually want to see anything?

    Then you'll need from 4300K to 6000K max.

    I have a JBS supplied 6000K kit and its perfect.

    Co-incidentally, HID bulbs are meant to last the lifetime of the car.
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    Oh ok then just a mate of mine had 8000k in a GT TDI and they looked pretty good. I do have projector lights so they might come out bluer in mine?

    How much are JBS charging? Just when you see the difference in HK to UK Prices its quite a bit different.

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    8000K are very blue.



    The higher you go up, the less visible light it produces.
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    Yeah 8000k is very blue/purple

    The kits are all pretty much the exact same, i'd get a HK one.
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    I got a 6000K kit second hand off one of the members on here for &#163;50 its perfect,
    RichA3turbo @ JBR does a very good kit for about &#163;150 i think. thats what he has fitted to his A3.
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    Ok 6000k it is then after seeing how blue the 8000k comes out!

    I'll order a set from HK me thinks! Not being horrible but for 150 you could get 3 kits for that sort of price!

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    The ballasts regularly fail on the Hong Kong Phooey kits. Also try and find a 5000k kit if you can, the best colour temp IMO. 6000k is pleasant enough but still has a hint of blue, and 8000k is for the Jap Crew as far as I'm concerned.

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    are these kits plug and play? or is there some fiddly wiring to be done?

    Do people still have the issue with the DIS showing a blown bulb because they draw so much less power?

    I would be very tempted to get a set if they are any good!
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    Almost complete plug and play. You do need to make a hole in your rear headlight covers for the HID wiring to go through but they provide a rubber bung.

    No issues with DIS or anything else.

    If the HK kits really are only 50GBP then it'd be OK to just buy a new one if the ballast failed.
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    The kits are plug and play, but like Dave mentioned you will have to drill a hole through the back of the dust cover. The sellers usually have a year warranty on the ballasts and bulbs though so after a bit of hassling them they usually send you a new ballast or bulb.

 

 

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