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Old 08-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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HID Kits (eBay)

So basically I'm buying an HID kid, I have noticed a lot of good looking kits w/ 1 - 3 year warrenty's on eBay for $120 - $175 which seems decent. I was Just wondering if anyone could recomend a seller or share any good / bad experiences w/ eBay sellers and HID kits. Let me know!
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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Pay the extra money and get a proven quality kit from one of our sponsors. I have a 6000k Prolumen kit from Jlevi and have nothing but good things to say about it, plus Jon provides some of the best customer service in the industry It's worth the extra money to get quality products and customer service. Plus, your supporting those who support the site!
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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Let me know if you get one cause I was thinking about it to and was wondering about the quality and such
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You can get pretty good deals on ebay. The kits will actually work pretty well but you cannot guarantee they will work well for long.

Although it is a bit more expensive, we are offering ProLumen HID kits for $275 shipped. This is a group buy special that brings the price down from $329.99 retail. These come with a full lifetime warranty on all components and you can buy with confidence in that you know you are purchasing a quality HID kit that is proven and will work for years to come. And if anything fails, we are available via phone, email and AIM to diagnose the problem and expedite a replacement
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Pay the extra money and get a proven quality kit from one of our sponsors. I have a 6000k Prolumen kit from Jlevi and have nothing but good things to say about it, plus Jon provides some of the best customer service in the industry It's worth the extra money to get quality products and customer service. Plus, your supporting those who support the site!
Yeah totally but I am a full time student w/ not a lot of money and most of the eBay HID sellers have STELLER feedback, and w/ a 1-3 year warrenty I was just curious. I don't doubt Jlevi is an awesome dealer. How much are their kits?
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i have a prolumin kit for lows and fogs... def get looks all the time.. and lasts!!!
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Yeah totally but I am a full time student w/ not a lot of money and most of the eBay HID sellers have STELLER feedback, and w/ a 1-3 year warrenty I was just curious. I don't doubt Jlevi is an awesome dealer. How much are their kits?
$275 shipped. Really not that much more compared with Ebay
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^ aw man your tearing my heart out. but for saving $125 on the kit,... ugh... that is clears for my car!....
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Yeah totally but I am a full time student w/ not a lot of money and most of the eBay HID sellers have STELLER feedback, and w/ a 1-3 year warrenty I was just curious. I don't doubt Jlevi is an awesome dealer. How much are their kits?
$275 will get you a Prolumen HID kit. Sure those others may have warranties too but good luck actually getting a replacement if the need ever occurs. Jlevi went out of his way to help me out with some problems I had with my install
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$275 will get you a Prolumen HID kit. Sure those others may have warranties too but good luck actually getting a replacement if the need ever occurs. Jlevi went out of his way to help me out with some problems I had with my install
Just out of curiousity, what problems did you have? and how the hell did u fit staggered 19"s on a 325? Fender roll? (sorry back on topic now)
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Just out of curiousity, what problems did you have? and how the hell did u fit staggered 19"s on a 325? Fender roll? (sorry back on topic now)
It was just plain stupidity on my part, couldn't figure out how to get the bulb mounted in correctly

And the staggered 19's fit just fine I have the slightest little bit of rubbing in the rear when going over HUGE bumps but nothing else I'm getting it lowered and the fenders rolled soon though.
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i bought my kit from ebay and been using them just over 1 year and they are good.
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i have had an ebay kit on my old car for 3 years and it still works great.
heck the fogs on my sig are from ebay and the d2s on my headlights are also from ebay. no complaints at all.
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Yeah i have had good experiences from eBay sellers starting back w/ my Eclipse, and stuff for the Porsche, and now the Bimmer Good that I havn't heard any horror stories!
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Try the James Bond kit from Jlevi for $225, seems like it's right up your alley.
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Its hard to tell who has the best quality on ebay. My brother lucked out on his A4 (H7 kit) and has had it for about 2 years without any issues with the ballast or bulbs.

You could buy an H7 to D2R or D2S adapter. The advantage of this is a return line on the bulb that doesn't interfer with the beam pattern. Notice the 2 black lines in the picture below directly in front of the car, its in the area directly in the reflective portion of the bowl that spreads light onto the road

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Yeah totally but I am a full time student w/ not a lot of money and most of the eBay HID sellers have STELLER feedback, and w/ a 1-3 year warrenty I was just curious. I don't doubt Jlevi is an awesome dealer. How much are their kits?
Good feedback only means they shipped it out promptly. Once the feedback is left the seller has no incentive to help you in a timely fashion or at all. Sponsors have alot to gain by going out of their way to help you, so far I havent had one complaint about the sponsors Ive shopped from. Ebay, thats another story.
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^ understandabe.

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Could you please explain in more depth (or anyone for that matter) what the benefits from going from H7 to "D2R or D2S" bulbs would be? I'm a little in the fog here.
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There isn't a big difference. The only downfall from using a D2S bulb in an H7 housing with an adapter is that you might change the focal point (for the good or bad, depending on bowl design). D2S bulbs are what come with OEM Xenons.

I would highly recommend a reputatable one such as Prolumen. Lifetime warranty on failed components, easy to reach customer support, plus you're supporting one of our own vendors.
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