View Full Version : HID with Ecodes

03-21-2007, 08:58 AM
OK, I dont know very much about the HID kits that I see everywhere on the net, there is a crap load on Ebay, how can I tell which ones are junk and which ones are good? I want white lights, I see a lot of diffrent bulbs like 6000K 10000K ... what do they mean, Are these kits worth it?

03-21-2007, 09:00 AM
i have 6500K i and i got my from a website that somebody posted up on here a while back, and i love them they are white and its good ill try to find the website for ya. ps. i got the bulbs for $80 both of them and the full kit is $175 and they are a good quality bulb

03-21-2007, 10:38 AM
i have 6000k off e bay there actualy blue tint you might want to get 4300k the OEM spec for white, i also have the ebay depo housing one piece i have no complaints except install because i have a 98 if you have a 99 + install should be very easy.

heres only pic i have of the front with hid's on sorry for the angle but you get the idea

6000k ebay halo brand HID's
Depo one piece off ebay housings (aka ecode replicas)


03-21-2007, 07:21 PM
I've got the two piece ecodes.... I cant find any of the imitation 1 piece E-codes, I peiced mine together, I've got all black housing and one chrome marker and one of the brackets holding the projector up is messed up, can you paste a ebay Item number...lol ..... Also whats the diffrence in all the bulbs, is K6000 brighter than a K4500?

Das General
03-21-2007, 07:29 PM
Don't go past 6000k, lumens (read: output) drastically decrease. Ideally you are gonna want either a 4300k-6000k kit. 4300k will have the most output, because they produce the most lumens.

4300k = crystal white (very OEM)
6000k = white with a decent hint of blue.

also if you go HID make sure you get the correct projectors or else you light pattern will blind on-coming traffic.

www.visionbulbs.com has a decent kit, but I would personally rather have a 55w kit over their 35w kit. But their kit is $200 shipped, and is plugg n play.

my 6000k kit


**note** i am not running e-codes, those are stock s4 housings, ecodes will produce a longer tighter beam. also those pics were taken before i adjusted the height of my beam (aiming too low)

03-21-2007, 07:38 PM
I dont mind blinding on-comming traffic... j/k
I like the color of your lights.... not too blue, now the HID kit .. some are $70 some are $300 are some just junk or some just name brand , are there any voltage or wattage diffrences
If I get some .. I think I am going to install just one, then take a pic for a side by side compairson

Das General
03-21-2007, 07:45 PM
ya most after market kits will cause a "bulb out" light to come up on you dash...
place a 2.2k Ohm Resistor in the harness...and that light will go away.

as for brands...oem is a good way to go...phillips/mcculloch/the brand i have is a relatively inexpensive route, but seriously look into a 55w kit.

here is a schematic of the wiring


03-21-2007, 07:56 PM
OK so I need a the H7 6000k HID with the ingnitor box all in the 55w

03-21-2007, 08:11 PM
What do you all think of this kit on Ebay 50w $178 plus $38 for shipping Item # 180055770280
Thanks for the resistor trick... I cant stand that yellow fashing screen

That kit that you said was 200 ... I typed it in it says 260 for the 35w

Das General
03-21-2007, 08:37 PM
the kit i told you about requires a promotional code, which their reps will gladly give you (just tell them you are from the audi forums). then ur price will be $199.98 which includes shipping.

as for your kit thats on ebay, i have never heard of the brand. the seller has decent feedback, they offer a warrenty, and the kit looks exactly like mine...i dont see too much of an issue...plus they are 55w! nice find

03-22-2007, 05:16 AM
deb38 the $199 kit is it 35w or 55w?

03-22-2007, 06:46 PM
how much is the cost to get the 4300c oem hids from the audi dealership plus installation if u have a 2001 with one piece projectors? i heard it was an easy upgrade.

03-23-2007, 05:21 PM
eBay E-spec headlights (DEPO), eBay off-name 4300k HIDs. Total cost $310. :D