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Cobra4B
03-22-2010, 07:05am
After putting the HIDs in my fogs this weekend I'm considering getting another set for my low beams so the lights all match. Eventhough I got 4300k fogs (not 6000 or 8000k like some get) they still make the Silverstars look yellow.

My main concern is blinding people etc.... any issues? I don't care to spend $600 for projector housings etc.

Sneaks
03-22-2010, 07:39am
Don't believe all that "blinding people" BS, Brian. I've run 6000 in both the los beams and fogs for a couple years, and have never had anyone flash me. If your beams are aimed correctly, you won't have a problem at all.
Think about it this way: The stock bulbs are inserted into a housing. It's that housing that determines how the light is projected out. Just because you put a brighter light in the housing, that doesn't change way the light is projected, it just makes it brighter.
:thumbs:

Vet4jdc
03-22-2010, 01:32pm
Don't believe all that "blinding people" BS, Brian. I've run 6000 in both the los beams and fogs for a couple years, and have never had anyone flash me. If your beams are aimed correctly, you won't have a problem at all.
Think about it this way: The stock bulbs are inserted into a housing. It's that housing that determines how the light is projected out. Just because you put a brighter light in the housing, that doesn't change way the light is projected, it just makes it brighter.
:thumbs:

:iagree:

Lowcash
03-22-2010, 02:21pm
I had 6000k in the stock housings for a couple years and didn't like the way it 'leaked' off the sides. No matter how many times I re-installed the bulbs it always leaked off the sides. I did the HID projector upgrade a couple months ago and like them.

Munch
03-22-2010, 05:30pm
I wanted to get the HIDs for the stock housings but too many people said the light pattern was crappy with the stock lenses so I tanked the idea. Some people said you could get different lenses that worked better but then the price started going up for the whole project and I don't drive that much at night anyway.

Y2Kvert4me
03-22-2010, 05:53pm
You'd have to really work at it to blind people with the headlights sitting 20" off the ground.

:cheers:

Lowcash
03-22-2010, 06:11pm
I wanted to get the HIDs for the stock housings but too many people said the light pattern was crappy with the stock lenses so I tanked the idea. Some people said you could get different lenses that worked better but then the price started going up for the whole project and I don't drive that much at night anyway.

Let me know if you want my old HIDs (6000k); I'll sell them to you for a good price. :D They are sitting in the garage and was going sell them when I got around to it.

WKMCD
03-22-2010, 06:53pm
I run them. The PIAA 1100 fogs made my stock headlights look yellow. The HID's make me PIAA's look yellow.

No one has ever flashed me. Good mod and worth the price. I can't see going full projectors since I seldom driver the car at night.

MR.WaynesWorld
03-22-2010, 07:57pm
We are running HID's in both low beams and fogs in both vettes... So far no one has ever flashed us because our lights are too bright... And we have some dark country roads up here where we live....

Sneaks
03-23-2010, 12:11pm
I run them. The PIAA 1100 fogs made my stock headlights look yellow. The HID's make me PIAA's look yellow.

No one has ever flashed me. Good mod and worth the price. I can't see going full projectors since I seldom driver the car at night.

No one except that transexual midget stripper, but that may be just an internet rumor started by some smartazz. :D

Junkman2008
03-24-2010, 12:29am
I ran HID's in my stock housing for about a year. I got flashed by a semi once the whole time I had them installed but the odd thing was, I passed him going in the same direction! Since my lights were adjusted properly, I just chalked it up to his azz being old and the fact that we were out in the middle of nowhere at zero-dark-thirty.

Here's the light pattern I had. These are the low beams:

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cforum/lowhidbeam.jpg


These are the fogs only. You'll notice that the fogs have a definitive cut off because the fog housings are true HID housings:

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cforum/fogbeam.jpg

Alas, I wanted to go all legal and get something more blingy. Thus, I went with the light cannons:

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cforum/angel_eyes.jpg

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cforum/c5_halos.jpg

Sneaks
03-24-2010, 05:33am
How's things back home in Kentucky AJ? Going to try and get down home sometime in June, maybe July. :thumbs:

Junkman2008
03-24-2010, 05:57am
How's things back home in Kentucky AJ? Going to try and get down home sometime in June, maybe July. :thumbs:

Still as country as it was when you left! :lol:

Cobra4B
03-24-2010, 06:59am
Wow that fall shot is gorgeous... light pattern doesn't look bad at all. I think I'll order some 4300k lows to match my fogs.

Can anyone explain what's involved in installing the relay setup so the popups work properly? I see JWMotoring sells it seperately from the HID kit.

Junkman2008
03-24-2010, 07:21am
Wow that fall shot is gorgeous... light pattern doesn't look bad at all. I think I'll order some 4300k lows to match my fogs.

Can anyone explain what's involved in installing the relay setup so the popups work properly? I see JWMotoring sells it seperately from the HID kit.

This only affects the low beam side of the headlight circuit. The best thing to do is get a powered harness to resolve this issue. Since the low beam circuit appears to be underpowered (thus the sucky low beam output), a powered harness resolves that shortcoming.

Cobra4B
03-24-2010, 09:35am
I'm just curious how that acutally installs... anyone know? Any how-to's floating around on the web?

Junkman2008
03-24-2010, 11:55am
I'm just curious how that acutally installs... anyone know? Any how-to's floating around on the web?

The powered harness? Click here. :yesnod:

Sneaks
03-24-2010, 07:51pm
Still as country as it was when you left! :lol:

Redneck. :D

Shagster
03-24-2010, 07:54pm
Redneck. :D

Side note.... http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9795/gotnos9621985.gif Stop picking on people!!!!!

Sneaks
03-24-2010, 10:24pm
Side note.... http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9795/gotnos9621985.gif Stop picking on people!!!!!

Are you spraying me?! :leaving:

Junkman2008
03-25-2010, 07:36am
Redneck. :D

True Kentuckians just embrace it! :D

Sneaks
03-25-2010, 01:05pm
True Kentuckians just embrace it! :D

Can't argue with you there brother! :cheers:

Tulsa Vette Guy
04-09-2010, 06:46pm
I installed the HID, lows and fogs. Love them, They lighy nup the road and are white, I sometimes think I need to rise them up a bit.:iagree:

WBH C5
05-16-2010, 11:16pm
I have the HID projectors, and I love the light output, but I have a slight "jiggle" problem on the passengers side. Any suggestions? :confused5:

Junkman2008
05-17-2010, 02:39am
Which projectors do you have?

WBH C5
05-23-2010, 03:53am
I got the ACA type before the Light Cannons were available. I think the problem is in the linkage for the pop-ups. the passengers' side has a lot more play than the drivers' side.

Junkman2008
05-23-2010, 10:42am
If you are missing any of those vanilla bump stops, you will have play also.