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Old 01-07-2011, 06:44pm   #21
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So is the top pic the lights that JW has to offer?
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So is the top pic the lights that JW has to offer?
For me right now! Yes, price it right, Quality product, HUGE difference over stock bulbs! Not exactly what I want but fits the purpose for the price as I do not drive a lot at night! When I get some extra cash I would like to pick up these!






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Those are sweet but will they ever be ready to purchase?
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Hope so but for now I have the time to wait!
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So is the top pic the lights that JW has to offer?
It is not the bulbs that create the definitive cut off, it is the housing that does that. The fog light housing on a C5 is a true HID enclosure. That's what you see in the top pic. The bottom pic is my low beams. That enclosure is not a HID enclosure and thus, you don't have the definitive cut off. Technically, this is illegal to do although I was never pulled over for doing it. I also made sure that I had my lights aimed properly to keep from ever being pulled over.
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It is not the bulbs that create the definitive cut off, it is the housing that does that. The fog light housing on a C5 is a true HID enclosure. That's what you see in the top pic. The bottom pic is my low beams. That enclosure is not a HID enclosure and thus, you don't have the definitive cut off. Technically, this is illegal to do although I was never pulled over for doing it. I also made sure that I had my lights aimed properly to keep from ever being pulled over.
Your fog lights look better than my low beams I'm going to make that change now and wait and see what happens with the headlights.

My wife's car has HIDs in it from stock and you can see so much better in her car than in mine. Thats what I'm trying to fix I do like yours and I agree if done correct I wouldn't expect any problems. Thanks for the input .
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It is not the bulbs that create the definitive cut off, it is the housing that does that. The fog light housing on a C5 is a true HID enclosure. That's what you see in the top pic. The bottom pic is my low beams. That enclosure is not a HID enclosure and thus, you don't have the definitive cut off. Technically, this is illegal to do although I was never pulled over for doing it. I also made sure that I had my lights aimed properly to keep from ever being pulled over.
The housing Makes more of a Difference but also comes with a price. For a less expensive alternative and a less expensive price the C5 Corvette Slim Ballasts HID Kits from JW Motoring are a Great Bang for the Buck over stock! If you have more cash then there are certainly much better alternatives!!
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The pictures that I posted are exactly what JWMotoring sells.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:12pm   #29
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First of all the statement DOT APPROVED is misleading. NHTSA, an arm of the U.S. DOT, does not approve or disapprove MV equipment. It does set Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for all MV equipment. FMVSS 108 covers lights. Manufacturers SELF-CERTIFY that their product meets the standard.

Several years ago when the aftermarket tail light/lens first became popular, there were many versions and most of them did not comply with FMVSS 108 even though the packaging said legal in 50 states or DOT approved. The products also have DOT numbers imprinted on them. These letters/numbers indicate certain parts of the product are compliant such as rear lens, rear color, rear reflector, side reflector, side lens, side color etc. There were DOT numbers on many of these aftermarket lenses but usually all of the numbers were not present. This indicates that parts of the lens were not compliant. Also see http://fmvss108.tripod.com-this is a NON-government site with lots of info about lights-mostly taillights.

HID headlights-If it has a transformer (ballast) it is an HID light. A true HID light casts a white light (looks like light blue tint). There are cheap imitations which are a plain bulb with a blue coating and these cast a blue light. When I stop a car with suspect headlights I hold a piece of white paper in front of the light. If the paper turns blue, that is illegal and driver gets "Norked" (gets a ticket). See the following NHTSA Interp letter at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/...18.ztv.html-It says, "SAE J578c defines white by blue, yellow, green, red and purple boundaries within a chromaticity diagram. Thus, it is possible to design a headlamp that emits a light that approaches the blue boundary and is perceived as having a blue tint but which nevertheless remains within the boundaries that define "white"".

As far as what state you live in it does not matter. All states light laws follow FMVSS 108 for the basic MV lights.

I AM NOT SUGGESTING THAT YOU ARGUE WITH ANY POLICE OFFICER WHO MAY STOP YOU FOR THE HEADLIGHTS. You could try carrying a copy of the above NHTSA interp letter with you and politely asking to officer to read the above paragraph (this could backfire). Best bet is to plead not guilty and plead your case at court.

Hope this answers your question.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:20am   #30
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I have come across a vendor on auction site that sells a DOT legal housing that looks exactly like the one JW is selling and for a lot less. They come with H9 halogens & 9005 highs. Purchase your pick of vendors HID kit and you can save $200 Search modified-concept.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:57pm   #31
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Wow! I have seen what these lights can do as far as distance and be brighter the 8000 series are the blue tint and the 6000 are bright white.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:41am   #32
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I have come across a vendor on auction site that sells a DOT legal housing that looks exactly like the one JW is selling and for a lot less. They come with H9 halogens & 9005 highs. Purchase your pick of vendors HID kit and you can save $200 Search modified-concept.
I originally had HID's in my low beam OEM housings (2-3 yrs) and I never had any issues when getting TX state inspections.

The ACA "style" HID Projectors from Ebay is what I put in my car after xmas. For the price $300 I am very impressed with them. They match the HID's I put in my C5 OEM fog lights too. They are both 6000K. The beam pattern is very defined and night time driving is great ! I will likely get HID bulbs for my high beams in the future too.

I chose NOT to run the huge harness that came with these lights. I instead installed the following.

Resistor pack to eliminate lights not turning up/down when commanded.
C5 Low Beam Inline Resistor - JW Motoring

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"Theradioflyer" sells this Hi-4 harness that keeps the low beams on when the high beams are on. Its a small harness that fits in the fuse box and is MUCh cleaner looking than the large harness that comes with the head lights.





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Old 01-28-2011, 11:00am   #33
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Just installed a set on a Neighbors kids Explorer ,the 6000k and man did be love em. Can't stop talking about them.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:39am   #34
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I have the harness installed and you can't see it at all. The key is to route it underneath the coolant tank and in front of the radiator shroud area.



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I have come across a vendor on auction site that sells a DOT legal housing that looks exactly like the one JW is selling and for a lot less. They come with H9 halogens & 9005 highs. Purchase your pick of vendors HID kit and you can save $200 Search modified-concept.
With the purchase of our kit you get quality 55 watt HID kits with a 2 year warranty, complete directions with tips from previous installs, and I have these on my own car and am very familiar with the C5 system.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:16am   #36
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Man that's a beautiful engine compartment JW.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:47pm   #37
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I have the HID's low beams, and stock high beams, we do not have inspections here in OKlahoma, thank goodness
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