I need some HID's for my new explorer.

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  1. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Well, New to me anyways, I have an EVO for a 2nd car right now, And I'm addicted to my HID's And need to get some for my 98' Ford Explorer. I know the size (9007's), I know what to look for (Philips/hella make good ones right?) But what i was wondering is that It's not a projector housing or anything, So Is it going to look retarded or not project a correct beam? Its the regular braile looking housing and I don't think its much of a focused beam of light, So will HID's even make that big of a difference?

    And the other thing I was wondering is where to get them, I'm looking at spending 3-5 hundred depending on what I can get, I don't want shitty lights either, I want something thats also going to be 4-5k temperature, but I'm wondering with the normal housing what is going to work the best?

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
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    With the normal housing, NOTHING is going to work the best.

    Get a new housing that is DOT compliant for HID use. The bulbs are different and the stock reflectors are not designed for them. You will have a horrible beam pattern that will annoy or blind other road users. If I saw you coming, I'd open up my DOT projectors on highbeam ;)

    With the HID output you need to be really careful on the aim and beam pattern and cut-off's.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    THis is a Ricetastic idea
     
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    don't put HIDs in your explorer unless you are going to retrofit some projectors.

    I don't know if the explorer was released in Europe, but some e-code light housings would certainly improve things.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    That freeking sucks, I don't want to get some rice ass projectors for my Explorer, I kinda thought about that, But I will have to figure something out. And it would look really ricey.
     
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    No, they state in the description:

    Free-Form headlights feature computer designed reflector surfaces, giving you an optimum beam pattern when compared with your stock halogen headlamps.

     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Hows the Evo coming along?
     
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    need HIDs cheap? i can get them!
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    It still Runs :x:
     
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