Gonna blind some people

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  1. El Beaner

    El Beaner OT Supporter

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    Oh yeah, I did it, I went with the ricer version of HID's. Let the flaming begin cause I know OT will.

    The other route with projectors would have cost way too much $$$, and I got these two 9006 6000K sets for an awesome price.

    Gonna install tomorrow, so will have pics.

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  2. LA02MAX

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    genius idea....my friend did that with both his foglights and headlights in a '99 maxima and one night when we drove from Baton Rouge to Covington (70 miles) not only did the people on the other side of the interstate flash their high beams, but the people on our side did the same after we passed them...Either quit being a cheap @ss and get projectors, or don't put HIDs in your car...
     
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    yes, I hope you are anally ravaged for your indiscretions.
     
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    Projectors aren't needed, just aim the appropriately. There are plenty of vehicles out there that came with HIDs and no projectors. I ran HIDs in a car without projectors for many years with no issues and no flashes.
     
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    honda halogen reflector lenses are not designed for HIDs. No matter how you aim them, you will have immense glare. You can get glare shields that will help it, but not eliminate it.
     
  6. El Beaner

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    I do not own a honda anymore, my user name is from when I did. I have a toyota matrix now.
     
  7. El Beaner

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    Ok so here are pics

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    First I went ahead and did my fog light modification so I can now turn fogs on with my parking lights and still have full control of the switch. This was faily easy, but with matrixowners.com down, it was trial and error to get it to work.

    The lights currently are my Sylvania Silverstars (before pic)

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    And fogs will stay on with High beams.

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    Now onto the install of the of the HID's. To do this, I had to remove the front bumper which was fairly easy.

    Sorry for the blurry pics


    This is where I mounted the drivers side. There was an existing hole that fit the HID mounting bolt. Mounted the second ballast to something I have no idea what it is.

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    Passanger side ballast mounting. Had to mount one behind the bumper and the other in the engine bay using the power steering bracket bolt locatation.

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    Now after putting everything back together and 1 freaking hour of troubleshooting (wires aren't marked so my stock plug was in backwards) here is a pic of HID fogs inside.

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    Fogs and Headlights inside

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    Had to wait until it got dark


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    Fogs and headlights

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    Fogs (the camera adds a crapload more glare than there really is)

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    Headlights and fogs

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  8. El Beaner

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    FYI to all, I drove from the country where I installed these (was at my moms 10 acre lot) and on the dark road, through all of the city, on the highways, and even once I got back into the metroplex, I got Zero (0) hgih beam flashes at me.
     
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    Pics of headlight pattern on a wall or garage door from 20 feet?
     
  10. El Beaner

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    I can do that tonight from my parking garage.
     
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    What is "too expensive" for you? I know you can get a quality projector (not the fake eBay shit) and HID kit with super thin ballasts for under $450. That is dirt cheap compared to Rev6 kits or the like that can get into the $1,500 price range. Actually, maybe not on the Matrix...not exactly a big aftermarket lol.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    The camera did NOT add that glare. That glare will be present and visible to anyone who's behind a sheet of glass -- which is to say, everyone driving a car. HIDs cost $1000 for a reason -- they take a lot more careful design and setup than cheapo halogen lights do.

    Nice job being a self-centered asshole.
     
  13. El Beaner

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    I priced it out and calculating the amount of time I would need to spend, along with buying the parts it was not within the amount I wanted to spend. It probably would have take a few days for me to do it(I would be careful cause if I fuck up that is $250 for a new headlight) I was just not prepared to do that. Now if they made an aftermarket headlight replacement that had projectors in it already, then yes I would have gotten that, but they don't
     
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  14. El Beaner

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    Thanks :fawk:
     
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  15. El Beaner

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    Ask and you shall recieved

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    From outside the car 2 pics

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    From top of car
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    From inside the car(camera was sitting on the dash directly in front of the drivers seat) - 2 pics

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    Pic of the distance of the car and the wall. I did not have a tape measure handy so I took 19 steps (size 13 shoe - roughly 20 feet maybe more)

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    And one more pic, of HID fogs only, against same wall and same distance (first pic I took)

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    Shitty pattern, but I expect the dim parts aren't any dimmer than stock. The cutoff was what I was more curious about. To my ignorant untrained eyes, it doesn't seem like it would be blinding anyone.

    I rate it acceptable.
     
  19. El Beaner

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    Oh I have no doubt that if I had real projectors that the beam pattern would be improved greatly. That is something to strive for in the future, but for now, they are wonderful.

    The cuttoff is really good, the beam cuts off almost exactly where the halogens did before (it might be slightly farther, but too hard to tell since I do not have night before pics) I did not adjust the beam pattern any at all either. I might play with the beam pattern later but for now it is good.
     

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