simple car question here

5489

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ok, stupid question here but, what are the headlights called on the newer luxury cars? can i get these headlights for older cars, if i just buy the bulbs?
 

loup garou

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xenon or HID. You can get a real setup for big bucks or you can buy annoying blue bulbs that look like crap and piss off other drivers.
 

5489

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for the "real setup" do i have to do anything to the car? or just buy a bulb. and how much would i be looking at? couple hundred?
 

loup garou

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Originally posted by: 5489
for the "real setup" do i have to do anything to the car? or just buy a bulb. and how much would i be looking at? couple hundred?
I believe they run $500-700. And they require rewiring and installation of a ballast system.
 

boyRacer

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You're in California... and IIRC... all aftermarket HID conversions are no longer legal.
 

OS

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Originally posted by: bR
You're in California... and IIRC... all aftermarket HID conversions are no longer legal.

they never were legal, but whatever, that doesn't stop harley guys from putting those deafening exhausts on their bikes.

Kits run about 300-500 dollars depending on the temperature range (4000-6000K). Higher temp range means more of the bluish look. Conversion can be as easy as a drop in, complete with snap in connectors. If you get a lower color range one, 4000k or so, cops won't really give you a hassle.



 

TallBill

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I dont think I could ever bring myself to spend 300-500 dollars on headlights, but thats just me :p Thats like 300-500 worth of audio that im passing up.
 

boyRacer

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Originally posted by: OS
Originally posted by: bR
You're in California... and IIRC... all aftermarket HID conversions are no longer legal.

they never were legal, but whatever, that doesn't stop harley guys from putting those deafening exhausts on their bikes.

Kits run about 300-500 dollars depending on the temperature range (4000-6000K). Higher temp range means more of the bluish look. Conversion can be as easy as a drop in, complete with snap in connectors. If you get a lower color range one, 4000k or so, cops won't really give you a hassle.

Hmmm... didnt know that... do they really hassle you though?... seems to me like its one of those things they'll write a ticket for along with other things in your car... but i don't know anyone who got pulled over just because of their headlights.