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3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 11:39 AM
hey im fixing to order some Hid's for my car, is it hard to install with my stock projectors or do i have to do some mods to them.

do u guys no where i can get some decent hid kits, idk if the ones in ebay are ok
so i need ur experience on this. in thinking on getting the 6000 K what yall think???

thanks guys

sixfiveoh
06-05-2008, 11:45 AM
vvme.com

plug and play.

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 11:50 AM
vvme.com

plug and play.

so are those kits pretty good, kuz they are like 43 bucks???
have you bought from them??

akaEsCo01
06-05-2008, 11:51 AM
I have them for my fogs, I like them so far. Shipping cost almost as much as the kit does, so expect to pay about $75 for everything

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 11:54 AM
I have them for my fogs, I like them so far. Shipping cost almost as much as the kit does, so expect to pay about $75 for everything

so u also bought them from www.vvme.com, so they look all right then??

onemoremile
06-05-2008, 11:54 AM
If you want to know you are getting high quality then get the S4 ballasts and ignitors. I got a set from akina boy on ebay.

There are a few companies that have inexpensive kits with lifetime warranties. I'm eventually going to install a set of 55w from apexcone in my low beams and move my s4 stuff to the highs.

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 11:56 AM
If you want to know you are getting high quality then get the S4 ballasts and ignitors. I got a set from akina boy on ebay.

There are a few companies that have inexpensive kits with lifetime warranties. I'm eventually going to install a set of 55w from apexcone in my low beams and move my s4 stuff to the highs.

one quick question was the difference between the kits that have igniters and the ones that dont??

rabbit123
06-05-2008, 11:58 AM
A few people I know have ordered kits from www.tmtuning.com and have been happy with them.

onemoremile
06-05-2008, 12:00 PM
one quick question was the difference between the kits that have igniters and the ones that dont??

They all have ignitors but they may be different size or shape. The RS6 kit I had years ago had a big chunky ignitor that got in the way of the bulb holders. The S4 kit has a nice little ignitor that doesn't get in the way of anything. It looks like the ignitor is built into the ballast and the rest is just enough to make a secure connection.

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 12:01 PM
They all have ignitors but they may be different size or shape. The RS6 kit I had years ago had a big chunky ignitor that got in the way of the bulb holders. The S4 kit has a nice little ignitor that doesn't get in the way of anything. It looks like the ignitor is built into the ballast and the rest is just enough to make a secure connection.

ok kool thanks

im sofa king
06-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Here's my vvme's. So far i'm happy with them
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n53/CBThomas/100_0974.jpg

BONFIRE074
06-05-2008, 01:35 PM
i bought my vvme kit a while back and love it..you really cant beat it for the price and for what your getting, id def. recommend them

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 04:23 PM
thanks for ur help, but is it hard to install them??

pho1n1x
06-05-2008, 04:26 PM
That vvme kit is a pretty good deal, and it just keeps getting cheaper too... I did have a little issue w/ one ballast being DOA. I ended up buying another vvme kit @ 4300K so that I would have a spare working ballast and two 4300K bulbs if I decided the 6000Ks weren't for me... the alternative was sending them $35 just to ship a single replacement ballast...

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 04:29 PM
whats wrong with the 6000K??? is in that the white color??? what color is the 4300K????

pho1n1x
06-05-2008, 04:33 PM
hahahh just in case i decide i want max light output instead of that nice slightly blue tinge

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 04:34 PM
hahahh just in case i decide i want max light output instead of that nice slightly blue tinge

ohhhhhhhh i seeeee nice moveeeee jajaja

BONFIRE074
06-05-2008, 06:33 PM
the higher up you go in K's the more blue tint you get, but less lighting output. most people opt to go with 6000k because it still has the blue tint to it, as well as good lighting output. i have 6000k and love the output as well as color

ExpLlclT
06-05-2008, 07:25 PM
get 6000k looks blueish whitish < english words i made , geat light output, love mine. easy install- drill two holes under each headlight for ballest location and zip tie with light buckets included in every kit , 4300 is closest to sunlight it comes stock on the hid equiped vehicles from factory

onemoremile
06-05-2008, 08:07 PM
4300k have the best light output. 6000k is still good and maybe a bit more fashionable. Higher temp is more blue and has more glare. I've had 4300k for years and doubt I'll ever change for lows or highs. Fogs are great with 3000k.

http://www.mydepots.com/images/hid/colortemps.jpg

http://www.xenonlink.com/images/color.jpg

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/rodi/images.kelvinscale.jpg

djwimbo
06-05-2008, 09:14 PM
there's a bit of an arguement with the HID's, the higher the Kelvin rating the less lumens output.
4300K is approximately ambiet lighting. Most people lean towards the 5/6K stuff and are really happy with them.
The lower Kelvin rating produces the Amber color, and is a true fog light bulb. Winter and fog driving is really nice with the 3200K's.

Legally, you're supposed to run a prjector lense with an HID. I'm not, but I don't really care for now.

My Ballasts (aka ignitor) is approx the size of a deck of cards. One is mounted off an ABS stud and the other will be mounted on the frame rail under the air box.
I had to drill a 1" hole through my rear headlight cover(the one you open to access the bulbs) to run the wires through. It came with a grommet, so I haven't had any issues.
Wiring is seriously plug'n'play. No soldering, stripping, hacking, etc. It took 15 mins to install mine, including drilling and mounting.

3l r3Gi0
06-05-2008, 09:17 PM
so the 4300 would look better on an audi, it looks more OEm than aftermarket right??

im thinking on going 4300K any one has pic of how they look on their cars???

TH85
06-06-2008, 12:44 AM
get the 6000k...just got them and they are awesome at night!
light up everything and look good. i like them better than stock

pho1n1x
06-06-2008, 01:01 AM
I'm pretty happy w/ my 6000K to be honest... it's good enough for me.... i like the blueish tint more than i like the slight extra light output

3l r3Gi0
06-06-2008, 10:50 AM
aight then so im between the 4300k and the 6000K thanks for yall help guys