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Old 06-11-2011, 11:40 PM
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Aftermarket Euro headlight upgrade w/ HID & pics

Decided to get rid of the outdated look of the oem headlights and upgrade to a cleaner, more modern look.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:44 PM
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Two center lights are the highbeams at night and I use them as the daytime running lights during the day. They are wired so that when I use the fog light switch the 2 center lights and the small 5 watt DRL turn on simultaneuosly. The 2 outer lights, lowbeams, are 8000k HID lights. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:06 PM
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They're interesting, that's for sure. Hows the lighting? I'm more of a purist when it comes to my car specifically, but I don't prohibit people doing what makes them happy with their cars, y'know?

With the black surround, it looks like either a mini-Bentley, or a Mercedes-BMW hybrid.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:18 PM
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Lighting was terrible!!!! It came with some low grade H4's and at night I couldn't even tell that the lights were on! I wasn't sure about how to rewire my HIDs to fit, but after 2 days of driving in darkness I decided to give it a go and after numerous trial and error (and slight modifications) I was able to get everything wired correctly. Now the light output i great, especially with the HIDs, but not as bright as with my stock lights because the reflector is different and I noticed that the way the reflector is set detrmines the light output as these reflectors have line demarcations which only allows the lower half to be used. Its interesting that they have no metal shield covering the buld and yet I can kneel right in front of the car and not be blinded. Plus I think the new look is amazing. I'm happy
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