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Old 08-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #4081
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #4082
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You'll notice that the driver side looks a little bluish, when you turn them on they fade, turn blue then turn white like the pass side(looks really cool when they go through their process). It just hasn't turned yet. If you spend the money and buy the good HIDs and not the cheap crap ones and adjust them the right way you'll be fine, I never have anyone flash there lights at me at night.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #4083
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She doesn't look azn at all, Eugene...and honestly, she's blocking a very nice looking car too!

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #4084
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You'll notice that the driver side looks a little bluish, when you turn them on they fade, turn blue then turn white like the pass side(looks really cool when they go through their process). It just hasn't turned yet. If you spend the money and buy the good HIDs and not the cheap crap ones and adjust them the right way you'll be fine, I never have anyone flash there lights at me at night.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:45 PM   #4086
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^ like I said if you spend the money and know what you're doing you'll be fine.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:46 PM   #4087
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Might give it a shot so much cheaper.

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #4088
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #4089
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^ like I said if you spend the money and know what you're doing you'll be fine.
If you spend the money and know what you are doing, you would have bought proper projectors and not cheaped out.

I've said it before, HIDs in a reflector housing is illegal in every facking state! I don't care if you've never been pulled over before, you are blinding every single person that is in front of you, and on coming traffic. I'd like to see what you have to say when someone crashes head-on into you because they've been temporarily blinded.

If I have to squint to even look at a picture of your car, that should be a sign that it's obnoxiously bright.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #4090
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If you spend the money and know what you are doing, you would have bought proper projectors and not cheaped out.

I've said it before, HIDs in a reflector housing is illegal in every facking state! I don't care if you've never been pulled over before, you are blinding every single person that is in front of you, and on coming traffic. I'd like to see what you have to say when someone crashes head-on into you because they've been temporarily blinded.

If I have to squint to even look at a picture of your car, that should be a sign that it's obnoxiously bright.
I know the laws of the road. I'm a state inspector right now while in school.

But hey do you want me to PM you my home address? That way you can send me money to pay for repairs, maintenance, mods etc. done to my car. Once you start, you can give me suggestions on what I should and should not buy/do to my car. Thanks.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:27 PM   #4091
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I have seen many cars with hids in not projector head light housing and there are a few that blinded the crap out of me. But most of them were done right where they did not blind the on coming traffic or person in front of them.

I would love to be able to spend 600 on a set of proper lights but I just cant and would really like to see in person the light out put and see if it can be done right. And if it turns out bad and is just a huge disaster then I will take them off and put my old lights back on.

Just one more question how do you get past the ecu throwing a code for head light out?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:31 PM   #4092
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I know the laws of the road. I'm a state inspector right now while in school.

But hey do you want me to PM you my home address? That way you can send me money to pay for repairs, maintenance, mods etc. done to my car. Once you start, you can give me suggestions on what I should and should not buy/do to my car. Thanks.
Your car is your car...but don't go around endorsing an uninformed fanatic about how cool it is to put HIDs in your Reflector Housings.

It's unsafe. Period. And as a State Inspector for Texas, I'm surprised your older, law-abiding co-workers haven't called you out for being a douche to fellow motorists.
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^ I bought warning cancelers. The wire harness goes from ballast to BMW headlight connection, warning canceler then to the HID bulb. It also allows the indicator to show you if the HID goes out (disconnected the bulb once and the dash showed I had a bulb out).
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Thanks and I dont want to get flamed I just want too see if this can be done some what right with out spending a ton of money.
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Your car is your car...but don't go around endorsing an uninformed fanatic about how cool it is to put HIDs in your Reflector Housings.

It's unsafe. Period. And as a State Inspector for Texas, I'm surprised your older, law-abiding co-workers haven't called you out for being a douche to fellow motorists.
You're misreading. I not once told a fellow fanatic it is cool to put HIDs in a reflector housing. He's been asking me questions and all I have been doing is answering them.

As for you're other comment I'm not even going to respond, I'm done with this debate of how HIDs are a "douche thing, having heads in our a**, cheap etc..."
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Thanks and I dont want to get flamed I just want too see if this can be done some what right with out spending a ton of money.
Save your money and do it right the first time. If you want a good set up, check ebay and here in the classifieds for 2002+ Coupe and sedan Xenons. I've seen them go for as low as $350 for the pair. To fit Coupe lights on a Sedan, you just need to swap the inside bezel and the headlight lense + gasket. All that's left is to code your LCM to accept the Xenons. There is no excuse to put HIDs in a reflector bowl.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #4098
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You'll notice that the driver side looks a little bluish, when you turn them on they fade, turn blue then turn white like the pass side(looks really cool when they go through their process). It just hasn't turned yet. If you spend the money and buy the good HIDs and not the cheap crap ones and adjust them the right way you'll be fine, I never have anyone flash there lights at me at night.
Yeah, and since you adjusted them that way, the light spread is horrendous. Get some projectors dude. Stop breaking the law.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #4099
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