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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Breyton-BMW View Post
Your reflector bowls were designed for halogens. You will blind oncoming drivers if you do this. Very unsafe.
Precisely. HIDs in reflector housings are a fast track to r1cer city. Avoid at all costs. You can do a very good proper retrofit for <$300 given you already have the ballasts and wiring.

Also, please ensure you use 4300k bulbs. Don't even think about 6000k or above.
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