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Old 10-23-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
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HID conversion

Not too long ago, HID headlight conversion kits were over $1000 (and
some were $2000). Now there are kits on eBay for under $400 and some
under $300. They even claim to do high- and low-beams. For example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bi-xe...08015270QQrdZ1

Does anyone know if such a conversion is legal on an older car? And
how much difference does it really make over the conventional
(filament-type) bulbs?

Thanks,
John
93 GT

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HID conversion


"JohnV@nn" <jmvannoy@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1130082497.884042.289520@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Not too long ago, HID headlight conversion kits were over $1000 (and
> some were $2000). Now there are kits on eBay for under $400 and some
> under $300. They even claim to do high- and low-beams. For example:
>
>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bi-xe...onversion-Kit-
50W_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQitemZ8008015270QQrdZ1
>

You might want to zip over to rec.autos.tech, and run a search for this.
Daniel Stern has posted about it fairly recently. He runs some sort of
lighting
business, and is very knowledgeable about kits, legality, etc. He can be
very
helpful, or a bit of a prick if he is having one of his ego moments.


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Old 10-23-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: HID conversion

JohnV@nn wrote:
> Not too long ago, HID headlight conversion kits were over $1000 (and
> some were $2000). Now there are kits on eBay for under $400 and some
> under $300. They even claim to do high- and low-beams. For example:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bi-xe...08015270QQrdZ1
>
> Does anyone know if such a conversion is legal on an older car? And
> how much difference does it really make over the conventional
> (filament-type) bulbs?
>
> Thanks,
> John
> 93 GT
>



Do NOT buy any kits from Ebay. That said, the cheap kits are just
that and they mearly replace the low beam bulb with an HID pod. The only
way you can do HID high and low beam properly is with two bulbs or with
a projector assembly like the one used by Nissan, Toyota or Mecedes etc.

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but frankly I think first we should demand that they
learn to post news, not idiocy. - Quaestor
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Old 10-23-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: HID conversion

Wow, you were right. Here's what Mr. Stern has to say on the subject:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

John

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