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    So, Sub Ł60 HID's..

    Are they really that cheap now?...

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    Yep and some even cheaper.
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    i got a set for Ł40 posted off ebay for my vec and i must say they were spot on.

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    Cool. Way at the bottom of the list of things to do but certainly more do-able now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal8446 View Post
    i got a set for Ł40 posted off ebay for my vec and i must say they were spot on.
    is that inc P&P?

    also do you have a link?
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    CLick the link in my orginal post....
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HID-XENON-CONV...1%7C240%3A1318


    these gave me 2 years problem free light

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    is the 6k pretty close to the standard zenon colour? did you put them in the main beam or in the fogs? there both H7's right?
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    you want 4300k not 6000k

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    agreed^^^^
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    4300k all the way dieselfitter are you fitting these to the facelift units?

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    Aye, depending on income. Got a set of oem valeos, had them on the car now for about a year.... however, I feel ashamed putting HID's on a car that the body work looks as though it's been through a couple of tours in Iraq or Afghan..... I know it's an easy mod, but my eye's just keep getting drawn to my teabag rear doors. :O(
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    Are the ones on ebay for around Ł35 direct from hong kong worth getting?
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    its a bit hit and miss from what i can tell. Some people get them and never have an issue, other sets seem to continually kill bulbs or whatever.

    I guess for Ł35 its worth a go though, although seen as the better kits cost Ł100ish it has to be said that it might be less hassle just to get the good ones first time round...

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    the link i posted offeres a warrenty, if you have any problems contavt him and he will replace the bits that have gone wrong

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    i got mine from the uk Ł50 collected

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    Here is a pic of mine installed

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    Ras - any chance you can take a pic from when your inside the car. i wan't to see how well they light up the road.

    are those 4300k?
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    Hi Izzy yes they are 4300k, unfortunatley i dont take the car out that much, here is a pic shortly after the install in my garage excuse the junk in there



    and a pic of the wiring, some slim models like this one has a bulky bloc as you can see in the pic square black thingy



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    they look sweet.

    are those fitted into Projector headlights? facelift model.....

    did you have to take out the whole head light to fit?
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    Ras, what's the bulky black object?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy1 View Post
    they look sweet.

    are those fitted into Projector headlights? facelift model.....

    did you have to take out the whole head light to fit?
    Yes, headlamp has to be removed to fit HID's.

    Ras's are fitted to facelift projectors - not recommended to fit HID's to regular glass, non-projector units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siena View Post
    Ras, what's the bulky black object?
    well not really that bulky follow the black lead coming out of the ballast.

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    The black thing will be the ignitor.

    I wonder how a set of halogen facelift lamps, with one of these cheap HID kits would compare with an OE set of HID's?

    Whats the differences in the projectors going to be like between the two units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siena View Post
    Yes, headlamp has to be removed to fit HID's.
    Does that include removing the bumper? are they easy to take off?
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    no just the headlight, very easy i think just 2 screws

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    The black thing will be the ignitor.

    I wonder how a set of halogen facelift lamps, with one of these cheap HID kits would compare with an OE set of HID's?

    Whats the differences in the projectors going to be like between the two units?
    the OE zenons fit in the recess where i have fitted mine, however the OE ones fit flush the holes for mounting them are already there. pretty sure the ignitor is built in

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    so if the ignitor isnt in the black box, what is?

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    are the facelift projectors h7 bulbs as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal8446 View Post
    are the facelift projectors h7 bulbs as well?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    so if the ignitor isnt in the black box, what is?
    i was talking about the OE zenons, mate. not mine

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    everyone seems to be fitin H7 HIDS on the dip headlight bulbs on there non zenon A4 lights, anyone fitted them to there S4 main beam ie to make a duel zenon set up? would it be worth it? would the performance be better/worse?
    thought i'd do the mains an fogs just ta look good but dont wana sacrafice performance!
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    well the problem you have is that the HID's dont turn on and off instantly. So if you fit them to your main beams, you lose the ability to flash people. The HID ballasts also dont take too kindly to them being turned on and off repeatedly. So for example driving along a back road, where your flicking between mains and dip for oncoming cars puts a heavy toll on the ballasts.

    Fogs would probably be a bad idea too, as you tend to find that too much light output in the fog tends to just dazzle you. The fogs also only fill in the left and right corners of the road, so it seems a bit of a waste of money.

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    Ras, what have you used to hold the ballasts and random black box in place? I've got exactly the same set up but haven't got round to fitting it yet as I thought the ballast would have to be flush.
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    i have managed to screw the slim ballast with 2 screws on one side of the plastic, i had to nip some plastic out for the cable using a pair of cutters so ballast will sit flush, and used some double sided tape for the black thingy. As you caan see i have used a tie wrap near the cap. this seems to hold it place, time will tell.

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