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Old 11-06-2009, 07:50am   #21
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And what do those bad boys cost?
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HID's in the stock U.S. spec housings are not ideal. The optics in the stock lamps are not designed for HID, so you will get a lot of scatter and refraction. Running them in the Euro spec T84 housings like illmac77 does would be much better, but it will put you over your budget. Projectors designed for HID's is the ultimate way to go, but you will be knocking on the door of $1k.
Very true, not IDEAL. But, HIDS in stock housings are a vast improvement over OEM. And contrary to belief, you won't throw light in all directions, blind people, and signal the Hubbel telescope.
Get with Johnathan at JWmotoring, he'll hook you up Munch.
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I wrote a procedure on installing HID's in the low beams, and the fog lamps. Also detailing how I installed my C5 fog lights in my Z06. You can pick up the HID bulbs and ballasts for around $80 now.

LINK----> Mark's 2004 Corvette Z06

I would never go back to stock now. Its such an improvement over stock !

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Old 11-06-2009, 05:29pm   #24
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And contrary to belief, you won't throw light in all directions, blind people, and signal the Hubbel telescope.

I never had HIDs in my C5's original lights, but I did have them in an old DD of mine, and they were pretty obnoxious to oncoming traffic, even aimed down.

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I never had HIDs in my C5's original lights, but I did have them in an old DD of mine, and they were pretty obnoxious to oncoming traffic, even aimed down.

Just say'n...
Key words never, had, and C5's original lights.
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Thanks to all the info in this thread. I'm just gonna order the 95$ HIDs from Johnathan.
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Thanks to all the info in this thread. I'm just gonna order the 95$ HIDs from Johnathan.
When ya get them let us know what ya think.
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When ya get them let us know what ya think.
I'll tell ya what he'll think. He'll think, "Dam, thems some bright azz lights!"
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I'll tell ya what he'll think. He'll think, "Dam, thems some bright azz lights!"
I'm gonna assume you have some of these from JW. If so, which temp did you go with? I think I'd go with the 5000k or the 6000k, anything more would be blue and I think those are illegal here.
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I'm gonna assume you have some of these from JW. If so, which temp did you go with? I think I'd go with the 5000k or the 6000k, anything more would be blue and I think those are illegal here.
Good question.
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I'm gonna assume you have some of these from JW. If so, which temp did you go with? I think I'd go with the 5000k or the 6000k, anything more would be blue and I think those are illegal here.
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I have 6000k. If I were to do it over again, I'd go with 5000k.


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Why would you go with 5k instead of 6k?
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More light, less bling.
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Bling? Are you talking blue color?
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Exactly. 6k has just a hint of blue. 5k looks perfect, and puts the most light on the road. Well, 4300k might put even more light on the road, but 5k will look better. More aftermarket, less o.e.
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Exactly. 6k has just a hint of blue. 5k looks perfect, and puts the most light on the road. Well, 4300k might put even more light on the road, but 5k will look better. More aftermarket, less o.e.
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I got mine from JW earlier this year when he had a GP for IIRC $575 shipped. Also have the 5k looking forward to seeing them when I get home!
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I'm gonna assume you have some of these from JW. If so, which temp did you go with? I think I'd go with the 5000k or the 6000k, anything more would be blue and I think those are illegal here.
This is Virginia, it is illegal to burp in the wrong tone here.
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