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Change to HID xenon or not?

Seeing as we are now in our dark mornings and dark evenings stage I am tempted to convert to xenon headlights. I know some will be against it and it has possibly been brought up before, but it's a seasonal thing I reckon so here it goes again.

Does it cause any other issues with electrics?
Are eBay ones good enough and safe enough?
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

I was thinking of doing this on my GTA (my previous one had them factory fitted, this one doesnt). I decided against it in the end, mainly because of the legalities. What I did instead was buy some Osram Silverstars instead, which are better than the standard bulbs (though admittedly not as good as proper HIDs). Worth a try first I would have thought
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

I dont mind about the legality of it so much, unlikely to be pulled for it here apart from perhaps a NCT test, which is due shortly, so I was tempted to do em right after that. Good for 2 years then.
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Yes it was more the insurance thing I was bothered about. Having said that I had just written one off in a blizzard so was perhaps a little oversensitive to the potential problem!
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

You will never get a perfect beam pattern but yes, it will be a lot brighter.

The OEM GTA Xenon headlights use projectors and a cut off mask to produce that razor sharp beam/cutoff.

Having said that, I bought a set of OEM GTA Halogen headlights (reflector) and fitted a Plug n Play kt with the all important H7r lamps. These, apart from being slightly shorter so they fit behind the metal caps in the headlight, also do two other things.

1) because they are that bit shorter, the point at which the light is emitted is almost exactly the same place so will help to improve the beam.

2) The H7r lamps have a metal mask painted onto them to lessen unwanted glare.


The above is even more improved on my headlights as they re-designed the reflectors slightly on the GTA Halogen ones and they are obviously far shinier than the old ones I used to have.


Before you spend £109 (HIDs4U are the best out there) try a set of Osram Nightbreakers for that extra boost.

eBay seller, Powerbulbs, were selling at half the cost of their std website price.



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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

Check out the other side of the HID arguement here. Good improvement and so much less effort.
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

Iv got a set of the Ultra Virtual Daylight HID's in my 147, and there Awsome!

See here - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Torque-Torq...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

They give a Nice Blue/Purple Tint to the Bulb! If you wanted pics im sure i could take a few for you!
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Ebay ones are grand once you buy good ones. My uncle can get em and wil fit them if you get them from him.
 
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Iv got a set of the Ultra Virtual Daylight HID's in my 147, and there Awsome!

See here - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Torque-Torq...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

I want pics!!!

They give a Nice Blue/Purple Tint to the Bulb! If you wanted pics im sure i could take a few for you!
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Does he travel?
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Iv got a set of the Ultra Virtual Daylight HID's in my 147, and there Awsome!

See here - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Torque-Torq...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

They give a Nice Blue/Purple Tint to the Bulb! If you wanted pics im sure i could take a few for you!
pics please
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Does he travel?
He might be in England all right Come to Ireland and no bother
 
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

Have bought some off powerbulbs (first use of AO discounts!..10%!) Phillips Extreme ones, good reviews everywhere you go.
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Have bought some off powerbulbs (first use of AO discounts!..10%!) Phillips Extreme ones, good reviews everywhere you go.
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Not a Brill pic, But heres one during the day!



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holy crap but that's bright for daylight

do people not get dazzled?
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Well iv not been Flashed yet, so im guessing not,
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That looks well I was going along the other night and some of the cars that obviously have xenons as standard were blinding me so an eye for an eye
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

I have had these HID Xenon kits put on a beemer and It works really well, my GT came with the propper xenon lights but the kit is just as good! I got this on Xenon Kit H1/H7 | Autostyle Motorsport but dunno where you guys can get them in Europe
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I've got a set to go on the Spider
 
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Re: Change to HID xenon or not?

I installed 80 watts RING halogen bulbs. This upgrade is cheaper than xenon kit. the current is a little higher and this is not a problem. Light color is the same than day light.

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@adski: did your HID kit not cause you any electrical problems? I've heard that they can..
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@adski: did your HID kit not cause you any electrical problems? I've heard that they can..
Hi Phil, he said this morning (via pager) that he has had his in for around 5 months and no problems. The 147 has a seperate body computer apparently or something like that according to something I read on here
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Hi Phil, he said this morning (via pager) that he has had his in for around 5 months and no problems. The 147 has a seperate body computer apparently or something like that according to something I read on here
happy days

looks like i might have to get me some then
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happy days

looks like i might have to get me some then
Me too Phil! Everytime I see a car with xenons I cry abit inside cus mine blew and I got them convrted to halogen
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