HID's: What you should know before you buy! - Page 6 - Cobalt SS Network

Go Back  Cobalt SS Network > Specific Technical Discussion > Appearance
HID's: What you should know before you buy! >

HID's: What you should know before you buy!

Appearance Body Kits, Hoods, Wheels, Spoilers, Interiors

HID's: What you should know before you buy!

Old 02-06-2010, 03:52 PM
  #126  
New Member
 
Join Date: 08-08-09
Location: La Ronge, Sask
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
awesome so is the HID kit from ebay just as good as the ones from the bigger companies? or is it a "you get what you pay for " kind of deal im new to this stuff but id really like a set of black projector with blue halo's and 8000K HID kit

also how well do the HID's work in winter and i mean a cold winter like -30'C

Last edited by DangerZone; 02-06-2010 at 03:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
DangerZone is offline  
Old 02-06-2010, 05:46 PM
  #127  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-20-07
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DangerZone View Post
awesome so is the HID kit from ebay just as good as the ones from the bigger companies? or is it a "you get what you pay for " kind of deal im new to this stuff but id really like a set of black projector with blue halo's and 8000K HID kit

also how well do the HID's work in winter and i mean a cold winter like -30'C
Its hit or miss. The ballasts are more important than the bulbs, so focus on getting good ballasts.
Nighthawk243 is offline  
Old 02-06-2010, 10:40 PM
  #128  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Posts: 5,456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DangerZone View Post
awesome so is the HID kit from ebay just as good as the ones from the bigger companies? or is it a "you get what you pay for " kind of deal im new to this stuff but id really like a set of black projector with blue halo's and 8000K HID kit

also how well do the HID's work in winter and i mean a cold winter like -30'C
The better quality HID's you have, the longer they'll last. Check out HIDCanada.com for some (more expensive-sort of) top of the line CANBUS ballasts.
TheCaptain is offline  
Old 02-09-2010, 11:49 PM
  #129  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
tom.g's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-11-09
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I understand that it's the bowl of the reflector that produces the unwanted glare however I was wondering if a light like the Anzo or a fully painted black factory housing would reduce the glare, even a portion of it when running HID's.


Factory Housing painted black


Anzo
tom.g is offline  
Old 02-13-2010, 07:38 PM
  #130  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Posts: 5,456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not one bit. Projector housings have little to no glare because they are done properly, and half the light is cut off (from upwards towards drivers' eyes, down onto the road). The dish design in an open casing is not proper for the amount of light HID's put out, and still smatters light everywhere.
TheCaptain is offline  
Old 02-19-2010, 10:49 AM
  #131  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: 01-23-08
Location: East Grand Forks, MN
Posts: 3,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
thanks for the info. helped a lot
conerboner is offline  
Old 03-14-2010, 12:14 PM
  #132  
New Member
 
Join Date: 10-18-09
Location: québec
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
convince me to go with retrofit
joblaney is offline  
Old 03-14-2010, 09:36 PM
  #133  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: 01-23-08
Location: East Grand Forks, MN
Posts: 3,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
just do it. they are so worth it...
conerboner is offline  
Old 03-28-2010, 08:46 PM
  #134  
New Member
 
Join Date: 03-28-10
Location: Jerseyville, il
Posts: 60
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sorry if this is a re-post, but im trying to wrap my head around this. If i buy the 4th gen projectors from Depo, will it be ok to use HID bulbs with out modifying them (the web page offers the HID bulbs). Or should i just stick with normal bulbs? I dont wanna take a chance on breaking something i just bought, just to have a cooler look and bighter bulb. Please help..
ace22487 is offline  
Old 05-29-2010, 08:15 AM
  #135  
New Member
 
Join Date: 05-29-10
Location: Newyork
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Splendidly informative post !

nice work
patrick076 is offline  
Old 05-29-2010, 08:19 AM
  #136  
Banned
iTrader: (39)
 
Join Date: 08-30-05
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 18,570
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hids n e one? we have a sale going on. PM me for info!
mkulrey13 is offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 10:54 PM
  #137  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: 08-27-09
Location: El Paso TX
Posts: 1,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks for doing this up. I have had alot of my questions answered.
bumbleninja is offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 10:57 PM
  #138  
AWD > FWD
iTrader: (2)
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-18-09
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Posts: 11,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by ace22487 View Post
sorry if this is a re-post, but im trying to wrap my head around this. If i buy the 4th gen projectors from Depo, will it be ok to use HID bulbs with out modifying them (the web page offers the HID bulbs). Or should i just stick with normal bulbs? I dont wanna take a chance on breaking something i just bought, just to have a cooler look and bighter bulb. Please help..
Your projectors will be safer with hids in them, because hids run cooler than halogens do. Just use a relay harness to protect your wiring.
TommyP is offline  
Old 10-09-2010, 01:01 PM
  #139  
Senior Member
 
hunter19707's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-02-09
Location: The Buckeye State
Posts: 2,670
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Please excuse my ignorance with hid's, but will the hid kits for the stock headlamps fit in the gen3 projectors that I have? I know I need h1 bulbs for the projectors. Sorry again, but I'm a bit confused and I want to make sure I get the correct kit. Never mind, I figured it out.

Last edited by hunter19707; 10-24-2010 at 12:42 AM.
hunter19707 is offline  
Old 10-23-2010, 08:48 PM
  #140  
New Member
 
Join Date: 06-29-08
Location: prince george
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so where do you buy all this stuff im intrested in these retro fit hids but im confused on where to buy everything is there a complete kit or is this something id be building in my garage out of my stock headlights
sanchez is offline  
Old 10-24-2010, 11:35 AM
  #141  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: 01-23-08
Location: East Grand Forks, MN
Posts: 3,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
buyhids.com
mkulrey13 is a vendor on here for that site.
Retrofit Headlights
conerboner is offline  
Old 10-24-2010, 02:57 PM
  #142  
Super Moderator
Platinum Member
iTrader: (16)
 
Join Date: 09-29-06
Location: Land of Freedom
Posts: 23,063
Thanked 150 Times in 121 Posts
Ddmtuning.com best prices around
07MetallicSC is offline  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:51 PM
  #143  
Senior Member
 
hunter19707's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-02-09
Location: The Buckeye State
Posts: 2,670
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
Hey Tyler, i put this together for a lot of people with Generation 1, 2, 3 Projectors.
My 3rd gen projectors already have the H1 bulbs leads facing down in the projector headlamp. Is there some modification I am missing or not understanding about this.
hunter19707 is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 12:15 AM
  #144  
Ion
Banned
 
Join Date: 10-26-09
Location: The Ohio University
Posts: 6,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hunter19707 View Post
My 3rd gen projectors already have the H1 bulbs leads facing down in the projector headlamp. Is there some modification I am missing or not understanding about this.
HOw glad I am the Mazda had projectors come stock along with crappy HIDs. All I had was to upgrade from 35w to 55w ballasts and get the right color. I used DDMTuning and had them a week later.
Ion is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 10:49 AM
  #145  
Super Moderator
Platinum Member
iTrader: (16)
 
Join Date: 09-29-06
Location: Land of Freedom
Posts: 23,063
Thanked 150 Times in 121 Posts
^ i tried telling everyone ddm FTW
07MetallicSC is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 02:21 PM
  #146  
Ion
Banned
 
Join Date: 10-26-09
Location: The Ohio University
Posts: 6,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 07MetallicSC View Post
^ i tried telling everyone ddm FTW
They sell the Apexcone kit, which is the best on the market in terms of reliability and ease of use for under 100 bucks. I bought a set of fogs and a set of lows for 100 with free shipping and hate driving my other car with silverstars. Its just so dull. I have yet to hide my ballasts, but my car is going under the knife to get all new stainless, catless headers this weekend and I'll probably hide them (and focus the beam) then. Be glad you guys have such easy headlights to aim. Mine requires the removal of the bumper cover and 3 different socket sizes.
Ion is offline  
Old 12-20-2011, 12:36 PM
  #147  
New Member
 
Join Date: 11-24-11
Location: Regina, SK
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This has probably been answered a hundred times before me, but how are HIDs at around -40 celcius (-40 f)? Does the warm up time change drasticly? Are they apt to burn out faster at colder temperatures? This is my last hurdle before I go out and get a set of retros.
LukeNukem is offline  
Old 03-27-2012, 02:37 AM
  #148  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-27-09
Location: New york
Posts: 795
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I know this is a old thread but was just hoping to get a quick answer which I'm pretty sure I know just wanna make sure is that when I remove my DRL fuse it won't mess up my auto lights ?
bignicky1 is offline  
Old 03-27-2012, 12:55 PM
  #149  
New Member
 
Join Date: 01-03-11
Location: Houston/San Antonio
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
correct, you just wont have any lights during the day but they will still auto turn on when dark.
TR3Y is offline  
Old 03-27-2012, 02:05 PM
  #150  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-27-09
Location: New york
Posts: 795
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TR3Y View Post
correct, you just wont have any lights during the day but they will still auto turn on when dark.
Thank you for the response !
bignicky1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: HID's: What you should know before you buy!


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.