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Old 09-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Smile So im getting ready for winter and have decided to invest in HiDs..

Is this a good idea for my car? its my good old 97 saab 900. Lets say i keep the stock lenses and everything install HiD kit, will there be alot of lines on the road from the bulbs shining through the lenses? is there a aftermarket lense i can replace my glass one with? (if needed)

also, im wondering where to get HiD kits, as i never screwed around with them.

just looking to upgrade my headlights as they are stock ones.
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Ive got 8000k HIDs in my 9-3 and love them to death, I just got the standard 9003 high/low kit, when winter comes I switch them over to 3000k.

If you get them just get a Standard Ballast

Also with my car I spent the extra money and got a relay

However I didn't get a canceller and every time I turn my headlights on it says "front light failure" on my SID, no big deal in my opinion to just hit the Clear button

I have put kits in a bunch of cars and I think hidnation.com is the best place to order them from, good price, fast shipping and really good customer service.
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Ben, your HIDs are borderline blinding in broad daylight, along with Bryan's vert.

Remove the orange relay, bend pin C2 flat and plug the orange relay back in. That will disable the filament monitor.

Don't do HIDs unless you use projectors. The ONLY cars that you can get away with slapping HID bulbs without a ton of glare is cars with factory clear lenses and the shaped "discoball" style reflectors in the back.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #5
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i really appreciate the replies. So basicly if im going to use the HiDs, i'm going have to retrofit H1 sockets into the stock housings, at least thats whats i intake from the retrofit thread.
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No, you can shove a $30 eBay kit into your stock housings and drive around like you own an RSX and blind everyone. Or you can do the more expensive projector retrofit.
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Maybe a dumb question, but how do HIDs help you prepare for winter?
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Maybe a dumb question, but how do HIDs help you prepare for winter?
they dont, it will decrease his visibility in snow, even with projectors. i have enough eye trouble with headlights at night...but HID's SUCK in a snow storm.

bet winter lighting i ever had was one of my 9k's with all halogens using narvra golds.



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they dont, it will decrease his visibility in snow, even with projectors.
I thought that was only true with the higher K level lights such as 6-10k. But 3k should work really good in a snow storm.
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It will be better, but your still outputting a lot of light to come back at you. I've spent many years in new England winters with/without hid's...you can definitely see more with halogens.



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Put some hella 500's behind ur grillE and call it a day.
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to prepare for winter the best thing you can do is throw some of the actual yellow light bulbs in your fogs and maybe an extra set of yellow hellas on the bumper. make sure you have the proper yellow bulbs too. not just a yellow colored bulb but one that puts out yellow light.

putting in HIDs will only hurt you and everyone around you in the winter unless you spend the money and do it properly with the retro-fit projector setup. and then you will only hurt yourself. lol.
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well, u guys do make a good point, but my roommate (turbojohnny) says that he still has that crazy lightbar from that 99 9-3 that i can mount fogs too.

that should be good, that way i keep standard halogens, and i can have extra lights uptop for western newyork snowstorms (i obviously wont blind oncoming traffic)

should be fun
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[QUOTE=turbojohnny;912939]I really miss this car, I should have fixed it after the whole railroad jumping oil pan exploding shenanigan...

Yeah, that jump was very cool.
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