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#31 mykez69

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

thats a bumming price carl,

got link?

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#32 DaVe-MH

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:58 PM

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 ;)


dont 4get that from hong kong u need to pay the transportation, importation rights, customs, etc...

i can get HID for a great price...i have to talk with some damin of the forum so i can organize a xenon hid group buy.

#33 KNITERIDER

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:00 PM

swear i just paid postage and packaging from places like there....?
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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

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#34 Carl160180

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:13 PM

Yep the £32 was a ALL in price, no import duty or nothing like that!!!!

gimme 2 secs i'll get the link, The price was for a H7 kit but the H4 kits are the same price!!!! ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=160289671204

I went for the 8000k kit cos I was'nt sure about the heat they ran at just incase they melted my headlight's cos the lense on the focus are plastic! LOL

Edited by Carl160180, 04 December 2008 - 02:15 PM.

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN :(

#35 mykez69

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:05 PM

that is awesome,

might have to convert when i get some spare cash

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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


#36 robexor

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:34 PM

So those Japanese ones are ECE approved then ?? think not. so illegal.

Must have self levelling, and self cleaning. escort dont.

this is the official document/law on hids.. At the end of the day is up to you but they are Illegal to use in a normal Escort headlight

Department od Transport .. THE LAW lol :P


In the Department's view it is not legal to sell or use after market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb, working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID "burner" (bulb) in the headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern.

The following is the legal rationale:

The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 regulate the situation in the UK.
Under these Regulations, HID/Gas Discharge/Xenon headlamps are not mentioned and therefore they are not permitted according to the strict letter of the law.

However new vehicles have HID headlamps. This is because they comply to European type approval Regulations. The UK cannot refuse to register a vehicle with a European type approval. These are to ECE Regulation 98 (for the HID headlamps which are tested on a rig in a laboratory) and ECE Regulation 48 (Lighting Installation on the vehicle).

For the after market, a used vehicle cannot obtain type approval because it is only applicable for new vehicles. However we feel that saying "HID is banned in the after market" would not be reasonable. Instead we should make analogies with new vehicles. It would be reasonable to require HID in the after market to meet the same safety standards as on new vehicles. The same level of safety should apply.

Therefore a HID headlamp unit sold in the after market should:

1. be type approved to ECE Regulation 98 as a component.

2. when fitted to the vehicle should enable ECE Regulation 48 to be complied with (although no government inspection will take place).

3. Comply with RVLR as far as "use" is concerned.

In practice this means:

1. The headlamp unit (outer lens, reflector, bulb) shall be type approved to ECE 98 and be "e-marked" to demonstrate this. That can only be done by the headlamp supplier - Hella, Valeo etc. who must test the headlamp in an independent laboratory.

2. Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam.

3. The headlamp must be maintained in good working order, kept clean, and aligned/adjusted correctly like any other headlamp.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to supply, fit or use vehicle parts which are not legal.

In summary it is not permitted to convert an existing halogen headlamp unit for use with HID bulbs. The entire headlamp unit must be replaced with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs and it must be installed in accordance with the rules stated above.

If you require any further information regarding the regulations covered by this fact sheet, please contact the DfT at the address below:

Transport Technology and Standards 6
Department for Transport
Zone 2/04
Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DR

Telephone: 020 7944 2078
Fax: 020 7944 2196
Email: TTS.enquiries@dft.gsi.gov.uk


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#37 duffa

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:39 PM

i bought a HID kit from china ..fitted to my projectors... and passed 2 MOT's no problems

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#38 robexor

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:56 PM

Mate u have a dodgy MOT station or they don't know what there looking for, if you got pulled over by the old bill which sometime do do road side mot tests, then they might fail you.
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#39 duffa

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

2 different stations... so they both musnt know what they looking for

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#40 Gonzo0

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:56 PM

Id never touch a cheap HID kit from china.

Get a quality kit form www.hids4u.co.uk

btw Carl 8000k isnt a measure of light intensity its the colour of the light. 8000k would produce a very blue light.

4500k is pure white and the best imo.
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#41 stoney

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:46 PM

Mate u have a dodgy MOT station or they don't know what there looking for, if you got pulled over by the old bill which sometime do do road side mot tests, then they might fail you.

In respect iam an mot tester myself and there is naf all to do with brightness of lights just that they work are of the right colour and give a clear beam pattern. :censored:
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#42 SaMMy125

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

HID'S for the win got em on the civic, but honda put em there lol had after market hid's in my escorts projectors, got the MOT place to check and set them up, they were fine

Edited by SaMMy125, 04 December 2008 - 11:47 PM.

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#43 Craig855S

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:03 PM

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?



you need a light sensing diode,i reckon u'll be able to get one cheap as chips from a place like maplin?

or u may be best getting one from a scrapyard.from one of these new cars that have them.
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#44 Escort_Kid

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:23 PM

HID's in projectors work alot better and more accurate then HID's in normal escort headlights however. Thats probably why they've been ok on the MOT :thumb:

Edited by Escort_Kid, 06 December 2008 - 11:23 PM.

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#45 DaVe-MH

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:11 AM

i can get, if theres at least 10 interested HID conversions kits (brand: GT HID) for more or less 80€, (i guess that would be 60 pounds)

we provide 2 years warranty...

if interested PM me or take a look on www.autonetronik.com



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