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Old 04-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default The truth about HID kits

Hopefully this will cut down on some of us have to repeat ourselves over and over and over about why plug-n-play (PnP) HID kits are such a poor lighting choice. I found this thread as a sticky over on the HID Planet forums by Haknslash, a site admin there who used to frequent H-T back in the day.

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Originally Posted by haknslash
I was doing some searching and found some GREAT videos to show all those people who swear kits don't have glare or they are better than stock halogen. Here is the proof:

the first video is great because not only does he have one HID kit in one headlight and the other stock to show good differences but you can also tell just how much glare you get. Also notice that the halogen side is actually putting out MORE usable light on the GROUND, where it counts!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcX63...search=Hidding

Check out this HORRIBLE narrow beam pattern. Notice how blue and stupid everything looks. Smurf-style y0!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Rdi...search=Hidding

Mmmm glare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnfA...search=Hidding

Enjoy, now get to spreading these video links haha
And some more info:

Scroll to 1:40 in the video to see the obvious difference between OEM and PnP kits:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yVuSSdZNsZw

Scion tC with HID kit in stock reflector headlights (glare out the wazoo):


Same Scion tC with TSX projector retrofit (much better):


Volvo with 55watt ballasts on a PnP kit in reflector housings


9004 4300K HID kit in 97 Maxima stock reflector housings (WOW crazy massive glare, and almost NO light where it's needed!!):


94 Maxima @ same location with TSX retrofit:


Great comparison of HID kit in stock Neon headlights vs. projectors retrofitted into the Neon headlights:


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