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#16 Gonzo0

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:43 PM

iirc pie had HID's in his white one. the beam pattern should be the same, still bending light the same way. apparently you need washers and auto beam adjusters too, but no one enforces it and some cars not even have it. the new range rover have orange side lights, which makes them fail the first MOT :roll:


You have your facts wrong my friend.

1) you cannot by law put HIDs into STANDARD escort lights, the lens optics will scatter the HID light here, there and everywhere. You dont need headlamp washers for HIDs

2)I wouldnt go above 70w with out upgrading wiring.

3) HIDs work best in projector lights, where there is a very sharp cut off.

HIDs in a proper setup (notice the sharp cut off):
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#17 dutchkev

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:44 PM

you keep your car in your living room? :mellow:

#18 mykez69

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

lmao dutchkev i was just wondering something like that

i dont understand that pic lol

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#19 Gonzo0

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:51 PM

Its just a pic i found on www.hidplanet.com (yes thats right a forum for HIDs lol)

i think the guy had just his lights set up in his house, not fixed to the car.

The pic shows how sharp the cut off of the light is with HIDs in a projector lamp. That cut off is to prevent glare. Standard escort lights do not produce the same cut off.
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#20 mykez69

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:52 PM

lmao gonzo0 is on a bulb forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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I drive a BMW, i am a T*at/i will nail your lass on my passenger seat/refuse to indicate & cut you up all the time.....but what you gona do about in your 70mph FORD haha......i jest.......a little


#21 Gonzo0

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

lmao gonzo0 is on a bulb forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol


Ye mate, i hang with the c000l3st of people.

If you want to know anything about bulbs and lights etc, thats the forum to go to.
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#22 stoney

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:32 PM

lmao gonzo0 is on a bulb forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol


Ye mate, i hang with the c000l3st of people.

If you want to know anything about bulbs and lights etc, thats the forum to go to.

Gonzoo you sad ............................................................
.......................t**t!!!!! mate i worrin bout you grass skirts and now this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pancake:
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#23 Gonzo0

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:41 PM

im not a regular poster on the forum dont worry.
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#24 bongo

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:00 AM

philips x-treme power bulbs ive just got and their great, brighter then the osram ones i took out.

have to agree,best £25 i ever spent!!

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#25 DaVe-MH

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

the best upgrade is to use HID, i have (we call it in portugal bi-xenon) as i have both lights with xenon. I dont know how to say in english what my work is lol im car eletricist, dont judge my english, still working on it lol.if anyone has any doubts with hid, u can message me, ill always help.

on mine i have the bi-xenon and a auto light device, it turns the lights on when it becomes dark, its very useful as i had the light controls broke lol but i have already fixed it.

#26 mykez69

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:11 AM

the best upgrade is to use HID, i have (we call it in portugal bi-xenon) as i have both lights with xenon. I dont know how to say in english what my work is lol im car eletricist, dont judge my english, still working on it lol.if anyone has any doubts with hid, u can message me, ill always help.

on mine i have the bi-xenon and a auto light device, it turns the lights on when it becomes dark, its very useful as i had the light controls broke lol but i have already fixed it.


wow, this sounds amazing, more info?

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#27 Andy 3i

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:30 AM

So how come one of the MOT testers at work has HID's in his standard astra headlights? We've got a few customers with HID'd too, a rover 400 and a citroen dispatch (all of the above have a faceted lens like the escort) and always pass MOT because the beam pattern is spot on? I woulnd't believe everything you read on a bulb forum :))
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#28 Gonzo0

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:18 AM

That MOT tester is breaking the law then, HIDs must NOT be placed into lights that were designed for use within halogen bulbs. The reflector and lense is designed for halogen bulbs not HID.

The beam will also have no where near the sharpness of cut off that a projector light gives out.
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#29 DaVe-MH

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 10:15 AM

the hid may have the halogen sharpness, but when well fitted youll have 300%more light on the road, without glaring other drivers. I have on mine and heree in portugal HID xenon kits are getting more and more used, everyone wants them, because its getting cheaper ( i can get GT HID kits for 125€ and anothers, with not so much quality for 100€, just convert it to pounds as im from portugal.)

After u have installed an HID kit, u wont want anything else, believe me.

Mykez69, its an easy installing device, it brings a light sensor to be installed in the car, near the stearing wheel, that "knows" when it gets dark (it can be adjusted by nead) and it will turn on ur headlights. When it comes bright, turns the lights off again.

#30 Carl160180

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 10:40 AM

HID's FTW :thumb: Got them fitted in my mk1.5 focus and they're better than ANY bulb upgrade out there!!! PLUS the kit only cost £32 delivered from hong kong off the bay ;)
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