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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 2:08 am

well i jus bought my new hids i got the 10k color. the looks of it, i should have the kit by wed. cant wait
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 11:44 am

'96reese wrote:
well i jus bought my new hids i got the 10k color. the looks of it, i should have the kit by wed. cant wait

i hope to get 10K too cool
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 12:26 pm

why 10000K ? there not even that bright.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 1:27 pm

they jus look cool.........i'll prolly buy the 8k too on ebay
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 3:27 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
why 10000K ? there not even that bright.

i love the BLUE look...... and my riv's blue which is OBVIOUSELY the sexiest color known to man:]
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 5:25 pm

Cool, just so you know once you have the ballasts in you can put any color temp HID bulb in, and it should work, so you can use 8's for driving and 10's for show.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat May 17, 2008 6:03 pm

98riviera98 wrote:
palermocorey90 wrote:
why 10000K ? there not even that bright.

i love the BLUE look...... and my riv's blue which is OBVIOUSELY the sexiest color known to man:]

ur such a ricer travis rice
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sun May 18, 2008 3:27 pm

So you can't do a quick double flash of the brights to let someone go ahead or something? That's annoying. And sorry if I neglected to see where it said but where exactly is it that you swap out the 10A and 20A at? The fusebox inbetween the door and the dash right?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sun May 18, 2008 9:39 pm

Yes, the one between the dash and the door. Also, you can flash your brights, just don't click the handle all the way back. If you pull it back before it, the brights will come on while the regular lights are on. I had to do this on Friday, actually.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sun May 18, 2008 11:25 pm

Oh, huh. Never noticed I could do that, I always click it all the way back once or twice to let people have the go ahead. Thanks, I'll try and remember to do that and maybe get into that habit for a (Hopefully) eventually HID setup.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Mon May 19, 2008 6:08 am

Yup, just don't change the brights for HID's. They may be easier to reach, but you'd burn out the ballasts by flashing those at all like you would in a real world situation. Just stick with changing the regular lamps.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Thu May 22, 2008 11:06 pm

got my hid kit today and i love it. the 10 are a bit extreme wit the blue, but it looks good. i guess when i get paid ill get the 8k bulbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:11 pm

I'm planning on ordering a HID kit for my Riv in the next day or two. Could anyone recommend a kit? I plan on getting 4300 or 6000k bulbs.

I'm consdering getting this kit from ZZP:

http://www.zzperformance.com/grand_prix/products1.php?id=617&catid=101

Any experience with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:22 pm

Good price, and you can trust ZZP. It has the brackets, so that's a plus.

All HID kits are the same, and this should work fine! Good luck with it!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:25 pm

manofmany wrote:
I'm planning on ordering a HID kit for my Riv in the next day or two. Could anyone recommend a kit? I plan on getting 4300 or 6000k bulbs.

I'm consdering getting this kit from ZZP:

http://www.zzperformance.com/grand_prix/products1.php?id=617&catid=101

Any experience with it?

That looks like a good option. Plus you'd be supporting one of our 3800 vendors, which is always a good thing...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:30 pm

Quick replies. Just bought the 9006 kit. Thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:05 pm

Hmm just got the drivers side on and it didn't work. Gonna try turning the harness around I suppose.

The bulb didn't sit flush in the middle of the bracket inside of the headlight either. Strange.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:56 pm

Alright, got them both in and working. The drivers side harness needed switched around.

Only thing is, neither are seated in the center of little metal housing inside of the headlight. The passenger side is to the extreme top and the drivers is to the extreme right. Is that how they are suppose to be or will it even matter?

Also, how hot do the ballasts get? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:57 pm

Tested them out and they are nice, but not near as nice as the HID lights my RX8 had. I'm thinking I need to aim them up. Is that a possibility?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:02 am

manofmany wrote:
Tested them out and they are nice, but not near as nice as the HID lights my RX8 had. I'm thinking I need to aim them up. Is that a possibility?

The housings can be aimed just as with the stock bulbs via the 2 adjustment knobs. Be nice to them because they do like to snap when they get old but I think it's more of a problem during the winter.

As for your uncertainty about the socket seating, I would check and recheck to make sure those boogers are in perfectly straight. Pull up to a wall to make sure the beams are even. and not scattered weirdly. I notice that it's pretty easy to put them in slightly crooked and not really notice it unless you're the other guy across an intersection facing you and you can see one light is normal and the other's beam is way too high or sideways.

Retrofitted HID's will not be like factory HID's, ever. The lenses are still designed for halogens.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:16 pm

Good insight, turtleman.

I just wanted to personally thank IBx1 for taking the time to do the writeup. It helped me bigtime, especially when the drivers side decided not to light up. I'm very happy with the improvement and the looks. I would never go higher than 6k though.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:53 pm

Post a pic, let us see 'em!
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PostSubject: more HID business   Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:47 am

This is mainly for current HID users and especially for potential HID users. I decided to pick up another set of xenon bulbs to replace my existing set since the D2R style is now cheaply available.

Here's a link to a site that concisely explains what I'm talking about. It's not a big boring read so take a minute and check it out!

http://www.hidbulbsource.com/

Basically, they take the usual aftermarket style HID lamp and ceramic coat a section of it to better accommodate the reflector lens used with factory halogen lighting (like ours). The result is a more clear beam and less glare to those other drivers on the road.

Once I actually receive and install my new bulbs, I'll try to photograph the difference, assuming there is a noticeable difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:01 am

Also, if anyone wants some seriously strange lights, I'm selling my 30,000k bulbs for $10+shipping. Note: You need to have the HID ballasts to use them.

If I'm happy with the new ones, I'll also sell my 10,000k set if anyone wants those. Those are as deep blue as you can get.

Just PM if you are ever interested. I'll probably have these laying around for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: HID Conversion   Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:14 pm

Got my replacement ballast and now both lights are pure white. No problems switching between brights and regulars, or initial firing.

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