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Old 03-07-2008, 08:43 PM   #81
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My friend had HID's on his 95 and it looked good. I man it wasn't that gay *** Super Blue crap like you see on Civic's all the time. I think that's why HID's get suck a bad rep is because people get those stupid blue and violet ones. I went to get some for my 91 and the guy said the only colors he stocks is blue and purple, I looked at him like he was an idiot and left. Stupid Honda's.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:45 PM   #82
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My friend had HID's on his 95 and it looked good. I mean it wasn't that gay *** Super Blue crap like you see on Civic's all the time. I think that's why HID's get suck a bad rep is because people get those stupid blue and violet ones. I went to get some for my 91 and the guy said the only colors he stocks is blue and purple, I looked at him like he was an idiot and left. Stupid Honda's.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:59 PM   #83
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The ching chong HID kit was waiting for me when I got home. Gotta give UPS credit for this: China to US in 2 days for $30.

Don't have the housings yet, but I went ahead and plugged one in, just to see it work. HOLLY **** that thing is WHITE and BRIGHT. Amazing. It makes halogen light look like **** water in the toilet.

Also, it appears that the miata turns the low beams off when hi beams are activated. Sucks. If it weren't for that, it would be PNP. So to keep the low beams on, I'll need to add a relay, or possibly jump the hi and low relay coils with a diode. No biggie.
I think most cars do the hi-on low-off except for flash-to-pass. I think even my driving lights go off with the high beams on.
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i loved my E-codes + Silverstars i used to run.....along with the 6" foglights

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Old 03-08-2008, 08:14 AM   #85
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I think most cars do the hi-on low-off except for flash-to-pass. I think even my driving lights go off with the high beams on.
That's due to DOT regs that call for maximum of 4 forward facing lamps. Hi beams count as 2. So if you have qty 2 hi beams, counting as 2 each, then that's all 4 of your allowed forward lights. Same reason why foglamps turn off when you turn your hi beams on.
My car is old enough to come before those DOT regs.

I wish those friggin housings were here! I ran to O'Reileys, Advance, and Autozone last night... None had 7" housings.
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Dan, where did you mount your ballasts? Specifically, pax side. Not much room to work with. I might have to lengthen the wires between the capsule and ballast and mount it on the firewall.

Hmm... Might have something a little more stealth. Do the ballasts need much airflow?
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Dan, where did you mount your ballasts? Specifically, pax side. Not much room to work with. I might have to lengthen the wires between the capsule and ballast and mount it on the firewall.

Hmm... Might have something a little more stealth. Do the ballasts need much airflow?
Got a pretty trick *** spot to put them and have a clean install. Got to run to lowes and breakfast but when I get pack I'll shoot some pics. Sorry about the other pics I was suppost to take; there was a huge storm over FL yesturday and it rained like crazy all day and night.
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I zipped tied the pax side one to the headlight adjuster motor.
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I think I've got something better
Have the feeling that Dan might have done the same thing.
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I think I've got something better
Have the feeling that Dan might have done the same thing.
Sorry that it took me soo long...was painting a bedroom.
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Mine didn't fit there. But it does fit inside the headlamp door, under the lid.
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OK, HIDs are awesome, but these housings suck for this purpose. They did fine with halogen bulbs, but there's definitely room for improvement with the HID bulbs. Better than stock, but not where I want to be.
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so what's the next step? buy new housings? modify what you have?
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new housings

the ones I got are pretty baller for halogen though. certainly better than stock by a bunch.
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Think I'm going to try these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/STAND...spagenameZWDVW

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These looks great on show cars, but due to the black housing, they do not reflect light very well at night.
Also, I think I've seen those head lights in person. The lense was made of plastic and was foggy from a couple thousand miles of sandblasting. Not to mention terrible light distribution.
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Well, I don't want them to reflect; I want them to project. I was afraid they'd be made from plastic. I'll try Dan's then.

Sucks that there's no 7" projector housing on the market. Lots of cars use 7" round lamps.
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I've seen these before, and they're nice quality. I've been debating getting some and just running the halogen H4 bulbs. The light pattern isn't quite as nice as Hella or Cibie, but much better than the uber-cheap stuff.
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Why not try some Hella ECE housings? They have a cutoff.
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