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HID kit on E-Bay

This is a discussion on HID kit on E-Bay within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I just came across a kit on E-Bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9007-...QQcmdZViewItem I am wondering if anyone has seen and an opinion. I ...

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    Question HID kit on E-Bay

    I just came across a kit on E-Bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9007-...QQcmdZViewItem I am wondering if anyone has seen and an opinion. I e-mailed the seller to find out about the headlight part of it but it kind of looks like you have to gut your own and fit the kit into it...It says it includes conversion covers but I'm not sure if that would be the lens part of it. Any comments?? The price looks pretty good from what I've seen looking around.

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    I have HID's on my Camaro and by comparing my kit to that one that one looks beyond cheap. I doubt it'd even work right, those ballasts look fake. Mine are nice aluminum boxes that are quite heavy those look like little plastic ones just to make people think they are HID's. That and the bulds shown are HID bulbs but normal headlights. HID's don't have tinted glass, plus part of the filment is outside the bulb itself.

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    I dunno. Usually HIDs run on Ballasts and this uses resistors of some sort?

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    I dunno. That kit looks pretty cheap. I mean, relays used for extra power, and bulbs that are tinted blue? Sure, the kit only costs $70, but remember, you get what you pay for. My lowbeam kit cost about $250, but it looks great. And yes, I had once gone the route of tinted bulbs; I will never go back.



    And then of course, I had to go with HID driving lights to replace my foglights...


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    I like those, do you have a link to where you purchased them?

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    Good 'ol eBay!.

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    It said (HID LOOK), not a real HID. It runs double filament inside one light bulb. It just like put in two head light bulb inside one head lamp. And the blue color lens change the color temp. to white color light.

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    Yeah, just as an FYI...

    If an HID kit does not include ballasts and ignitor (or ballast/ignitor-in-one), it's not real HID. Don't be fooled by "HID look" or "HID simulation". True HIDs use gas filled bulbs, not filaments.

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    Thanks for the info!! I'm glad I asked before I wasted some money.

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