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Reichsminister: You're pretty up-beat about those conversions, right?
Oh yes, I love talking about that area of history. I enjoy the Soviets as well.

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I'm sure you read this from Daniel Stern, have you?
Yes, I've read that article. He has a lot of very interesting articles on lighting and many car people use him as a reference when talking about say yellow fog lights or light color.[/QUOTE]

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I've bought the Xenondepot 4300K 35W kit simply because I'm so darn curious (their service is great)
Can it really work. For sure I need the lo-beams not as fog lights but the light needs to useful, let's see.
Once I have that WK2 in the garage and a bit of time I'll install the HID and the Tailight Solutions rear fog light conversion and will report back.
Oh yes, their customer support is fabulous and no doubt it will work for you and should last for several years to come. As you have probably read, most people scoff at using HID in your high-beams but have you considered upgrading your high-beams in a way? Maybe an HIR or a Silverstar Ultra?

I thought at one time to use this bulb as it seems it would match an HID kit someone what.

http://www.coolbulbs.com/raybrig.asp
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: Which HID to buy???

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Oh yes, I love talking about that area of history. I enjoy the Soviets as well.
Oh yes, their customer support is fabulous and no doubt it will work for you and should last for several years to come. As you have probably read, most people scoff at using HID in your high-beams but have you considered upgrading your high-beams in a way? Maybe an HIR or a Silverstar Ultra?
Hey, only you and me here it seems?
Hi-Beams: Never thought about them, hardly use them and it takes "forever" for the bulb to ignite and produce usefull light output, not Germany here where I use them all the time but still, no a proper use for aftermarket kits I think. The OEM HID in my Passat work differenty, high beam is instantaneously bright, something switching in the headlight assembly?

I'm for sure a bit worried having that high-voltage stuff sitting in the engine department, I'll try to locate the ballasts and ignitors as far away as possible from other electonic modules....
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Hey, only you and me here it seems?
Maybe so lol

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Hi-Beams: Never thought about them, hardly use them and it takes "forever" for the bulb to ignite and produce usefull light output, not Germany here where I use them all the time but still, no a proper use for aftermarket kits I think. The OEM HID in my Passat work differenty, high beam is instantaneously bright, something switching in the headlight assembly?
Yeah, that's the Bi-xenon solenoid that drops the shield that confines the light for the low-beam and when dropped allows it to scatter upwards. Like this one.



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I'm for sure a bit worried having that high-voltage stuff sitting in the engine department, I'll try to locate the ballasts and ignitors as far away as possible from other electonic modules....
You should be fine. I was more worried about the wire harness failing into the fan with the serpentine belt and getting all f***ed up. lol
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Re: Which HID to buy???

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Maybe so lol


Yeah, that's the Bi-xenon solenoid that drops the shield that confines the light for the low-beam and when dropped allows it to scatter upwards. Like this one.





You should be fine. I was more worried about the wire harness failing into the fan with the serpentine belt and getting all f***ed up. lol
Cool, thanks and good advice on the serpentine belt. I have a stock pile of heavy duty zip-ties in my tool box, I guess I'll some :-)
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1. I would like o get Both.

2. No price range
Most aftermarket HID kits are junk and can damage your stock wiring and electronics. Please follow these basic suggestions for better result
1. Use a harness to tap power directly from the battery using a 30-45 amp relay switch.
2. Do not use 55 watt kits as they produce too much heat that could melt the housing.
3. Do not exceed 6000k color temp as the visiblity goes down at higher color temp and cause unnecessary glare to on coming traffic. ideal color temp for best brightness and visibility is 5000k.
4. Aim the headlights as low as possible to reduce glare to the on coming traffic.

Try DDM tuning. I ve had very good luck buying the HID kits and bulbs from them. Other places are xenon depot, Hidpalace and a myriad of places you can browse on ebay!
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Most aftermarket HID kits are junk and can damage your stock wiring and electronics. Please follow these basic suggestions for better result
1. Use a harness to tap power directly from the battery using a 30-45 amp relay switch.
2. Do not use 55 watt kits as they produce too much heat that could melt the housing.
3. Do not exceed 6000k color temp as the visiblity goes down at higher color temp and cause unnecessary glare to on coming traffic. ideal color temp for best brightness and visibility is 5000k.
4. Aim the headlights as low as possible to reduce glare to the on coming traffic.
I think he's well aware of all the tips you mentioned.

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Try DDM tuning. I ve had very good luck buying the HID kits and bulbs from them. Other places are xenon depot, Hidpalace and a myriad of places you can browse on ebay!
I would go with Xenon Depot. Definitely not DDM Tuning as their quality can vary greatly. I've never heard of HID Palace.
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Steve from Xenondepot/KBcarstuff.com offers realy very good service.
I've bought from DDM Tuning and VVME before and they simply offer no service
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Re: Which HID to buy???

Has anyone tried this setup.../http://www.ebay.com/itm/4300K-35w-CANBUS-EFX-H11-Xenon-HID-Low-Beam-Headlight-Light-Kit-/261049568332?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item3cc7c44c4c....(hope I did that correctly)...They claim to not need a relay or any other error cancellers.. Seems to streamline the process and its CanBus Compliant.....Am I missing something. Or is it that other distrubutors like XD lack the Compliance and thus need the additional capacitor and relays and such. Seems a little...Extra...If you will ....to me. Any opinions or insight would be appreciated before I pull the trigger. Thanks all
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Has anyone tried this setup.../http://www.ebay.com/itm/4300K-35w-CANBUS-EFX-H11-Xenon-HID-Low-Beam-Headlight-Light-Kit-/261049568332?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item3cc7c44c4c....(hope I did that correctly)...They claim to not need a relay or any other error cancellers.. Seems to streamline the process and its CanBus Compliant.....Am I missing something. Or is it that other distrubutors like XD lack the Compliance and thus need the additional capacitor and relays and such. Seems a little...Extra...If you will ....to me. Any opinions or insight would be appreciated before I pull the trigger. Thanks all
No, but that is a horrible ebay seller rating. Look at the negatives, there are lots and see what they say. Avoid.
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