Originally Posted by seanster
Please get the HID kit. You either have HIDs or you don't. It's worth every penny to have HIDs, they cost more because they're better. Simply replacing bulbs with something brighter and out-of-spec results in the following:
1. Makes one look like a poser that isn't fooling anyone that cares. Kind of like pitting a V8 badge on a V6.
2. Pisses people off because they're too bright and out of spec.
3. People mistake these for true HIDs and complain to DOT which constantly threatens to review the US approval of HIDs.
My opinion, obviously, but you fielded the question and it's something that bugs most drivers. I apologize if it's frank.
LOL - I hardly think saving some money on bulbs even somewhat resembles posing or putting a V8 sticker on a v6. Your comment is laughable at best.
1- This is a forum where people try new things and that is how innovation happens
2- If I want to save money, I can save some money and put a differnet bulb in my car. If I want to TRY it and see how it works, that is up to me and part of why I like to MOD a car and why I joined this forum.
3- Good thing I'm not you...you sound like you need to get laid
6- If I do an HID kit, without the proper reflector (meaning new headlights), it will blind people. So your points about blinding and DOT are pretty useless as it will still happen. Your better off putting halogen bulbs into a halogen reflector than putting an HID kit into a halogen reflector.
7- Yes, I intentionally skipped points 4&5 because they repeated the same thing....
8- this is my opinion and it's the only one that matters to me
9- I say this as someone who upgraded their halogen bulbs and hasn't had a single person flash me....well, except that lady in the red ferrari