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sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 05:22 PM
I can't imagine that this hasn't been covered before, but after a quick search of me not finding my EXACT answer, I figured I'd just bring up the topic again.

My 01 is not equipped with factory HIDs, but as you all know, it has the projectors. Is getting HIDs on my car as simple as buying an aftermarket kit and shoving the bulbs in my projectors? Will I have a cutoff and everything?

If there is already a thread for this, could someone direct me towards it. Thanks.

o0o0
06-10-2007, 05:30 PM
its plug and play no cutting required...h7 bulb size

sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 05:41 PM
Is there a recommended kit to go with?

o0o0
06-10-2007, 05:51 PM
Is there a recommended kit to go with?

Whatever you like. Just dont cheap out and get a bullshit kit pay the few extra dollars and get some decent ones.

sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 06:46 PM
Any good sites to check some out? I'd rather stay away from eBay on this one...

1MoreSilverA4
06-10-2007, 06:48 PM
cqlight.ca seems to be a favorite and reputable site

sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 06:56 PM
Sweet. So what's the deal with bi-xenon? Does this require any more work? Or is it still plug and play? Anyone know what the stock kelvin rating is on most new cars equipped with HIDs? I like the 6500k, but I see alot of people going with the 8000k, but I don't want the cheapy bright blue look. Is it THAT blue in person?

tonelee1316
06-10-2007, 07:07 PM
its plug and play no cutting required...h7 bulb size

will depending on the set u have to do cutting


there is a guy on here that sells a kit that fits in the stock headlight where oem ballasts go

sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 07:18 PM
will depending on the set u have to do cutting


there is a guy on here that sells a kit that fits in the stock headlight where oem ballasts go

Know his name on here?

GetBoosted84
06-10-2007, 07:32 PM
Here is the thread. I searched and found it ;-)

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140708

sixfiveoh
06-10-2007, 07:34 PM
Here is the thread. I searched and found it ;-)

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140708

[hail]

Thanks [:p]

GramCracker
06-10-2007, 07:38 PM
I'm also curious. I have an '01 and am looking at getting an hid kit. I really don't want to have to cut anything though. How plug and play are most kits? Do the vvme.com ones require lots of work?

Lazer Viking
06-10-2007, 07:43 PM
to my knowledge they are all plug and play, and yes.. the vvme kit is also plug and play, with no cutting or wiring needed

GramCracker
06-10-2007, 07:47 PM
Goodie goodie gum drops.

One last question: will the ballasts fit where the OEM ones were?

Lazer Viking
06-10-2007, 07:51 PM
vvme ones will not

GramCracker
06-10-2007, 07:59 PM
what ones will? and are they just as good (if not better)?

tonelee1316
06-10-2007, 11:23 PM
Here is the thread. I searched and found it ;-)

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140708

yeah thats the guy i could remember his name i like how the ballast fit right under the headlight like oem

benzteck
06-10-2007, 11:30 PM
I've got the cqlights 6500k kit in my 01 and I love them. I just cut out little nitches int he cap to remove the bulb to put wires through and mounted my battests in the engine compartment

20A4Audi1.8t01
06-11-2007, 08:11 AM
Another one for CQ I have the 8000k's plenty enough light and they look sick too! My ballasts are mounted underneath my headlights.

richsnipe
06-11-2007, 08:15 AM
I bought just the bulbs off of ebay (6500K) and used the factory ballasts. Looks great! I also have a 01.5

_audible_
06-11-2007, 11:03 AM
are the vvme's any good? anybody with them that can offer an opinion? thanks.

GramCracker
06-11-2007, 02:08 PM
i agree with audible.

also, any body got good ballast locations? whats the best place?

CaSp3r9
06-11-2007, 02:49 PM
I bought a 5000k kit from McCulloch, it's entirely plug and play and is a high quality kit with a 1 year warranty on bulbs/ballasts which is nice. OEM HID's are 4300k so if you want the stock look go with McCulloch's 5000k kit. They're just a tiny bit more blue than OEM HID's, look very good and are very bright; I'd highly recommend them. 6500k is obviously going to have more blue in the light but I honestly wouldn't go any higher than that, 8000k+ is too blue IMO.
Whatever you do, don't buy a cheap kit. You get what you buy.

pickrice
06-11-2007, 03:24 PM
I have the OEM Valeo Ballasts, Harnesses and OSRAM 4300K bulbs hooked up to the projector halogen housings. They are pretty much plug and play except that you have to CUT the stock harnesses and solder them to the wires on the ballasts. If you need help with setting this up hit me up, I'm from the Yay too.

Lazer Viking
06-11-2007, 04:49 PM
i put the vvme 8000k kit in about two weeks ago, they work great
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/156/lightssidell2.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3838/lightsfrontiv6.jpg

Xenogen
06-11-2007, 08:56 PM
So guys with plug and play kits:

You've experience no issues with wires?

I had an ultinon kit on my last car and I had to hook it up to the battery to reduce strain on the wiring when igniting the ballast. I don't wanna buy a plug and play kit then have my wires melt on me in a year. Thanks for the input.

BTW...What bulb are you using for the fog lights pacman?

Lazer Viking
06-11-2007, 09:24 PM
no, the vvme is completly plug and play, you only wires connected to the factory harness, are the stock pin connectors that would go into the back of the bulb

and the fogs are 2500k nokya halogen bulbs