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Old 07-21-2009, 02:45 AM
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i found a million different people selling these online..... i was possibly thinking of doing it. anybody on here do one yet? i have a 2006 chevy 2500hd and thought it might be a nice addition. what do you guys think?
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Check avatar. I got my kit from Waterproof and Shockproof HID Kits - The best HID conversion kit resource for everything from drift cars to tractors!. I got the 8000K and I shouldn't have went above 5000K. It's just too blue for my tastes.
Also, I recommend using projectors. I always praise HID retrofits, but have yet to perform one.
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oh ok so i will get the projector headlights and then do the hid
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Personally, I'm not a fan of the projector headlights for those trucks. The projectors just aren't as favorable as a TSX, FX35, SC430, S2000, TL, etc. Most OEM projectors that are used in retrofits are much better. You'll get the nice cut off like the guys in the Lexus', Benz's, and BMW's.

I'm an HID nerd. I've spent many nights up late researching.

But you could just run HID's in your OEM housings. You won't have the sick flicker and color like projectors provide, though. You'll have more output.
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Notice in these pictures, I have a distinct cut off. However, I do have some hot spots above the cut off. I need to play with the internals of my projectors.

I have the tendency to over complicate things.
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welll i want the flicker and color, so wth do i do no?
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Lol! It's a tough call, really. You can scoop up the aftermarket projector headlights made for your truck, or you can retrofit. Putting HID bulbs in non-HID projectors won't look as good as OEM projectors do, but you won't have to do a lot of cutting and modifying your headlights.
If it were me, I'd find some Infiniti FX35 projectors, Acura TSX lenses, and retrofit. But then again, like I've already mentioned, I have the tendency to over complicate things. Lol!
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My pickup with the HID kit in the OEM housings has a kinda bright flash, then the color fades in as the bulbs warm up...

I cant really tell a difference on how they act over the HID's that came stock in my Z. Just the Z has the flat distinct cutoff from having projector lenses.



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First three pictures are of a BMW M3 with the FX35 projector and TSX lens retrofit. It's a very nice setup.
Last picture is in a Lincoln LS with LS430 projectors. And as I do recall, our own Patrick Simmons knows the lucky guy that owns the LS with the crazy retrofit.
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My pickup with the HID kit in the OEM housings has a kinda bright flash, then the color fades in as the bulbs warm up...

I cant really tell a difference on how they act over the HID's that came stock in my Z. Just the Z has the flat distinct cutoff from having projector lenses.
Won't have the cut off. This guy has OEM HID's.
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