A friend of mine has the FlowLighting HID Headlights on his Mustang. Look's sexy. I myslef will probably get one
You personally wouldn't worry too much if you were there and noticed the disparity between your plug-n-plays and somebody else's projectors as shown in the pics below (click to zoom in)?Originally posted by basilisk4@Dec 4 2005, 01:26 PM
Since all HID kits are blinding to oncoming traffic if there's any kind of a slope involved, I personally wouldn't worry too much about the HID drop-in kits.
Because you're trying to minimize the amount of time you're blinding people (i.e. are you going to blind people either way? Sure, of course, unless you live in Long Island or some place that's flatter than Celine Dion, but I'd still want to minimize the amount of time people are blinded by me!!!). If more people felt the way you do, they'd drive around with their highbeams on all the time. Look at the pattern from that plug-n-play kit--it's dramatically higher than my projectors. We also compared his car to a stock car, and the bright portion of the pattern is way higher than the bright portion of the stock beam as well--if I did a plug-n-play kit, I'd do everyone else on the road a favor and use the headlamps' adjustability to lower the bright zone downward much closer to stock.Originally posted by basilisk4@Dec 4 2005, 01:56 PM
I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be seeing here, other than that the light from the cheaper one goes all over the place. Either one would blind me if I were an oncoming driver, though, so I'm not sure why I would care.
Ah, thank you--he never told me that (or if he did, I, for some reason, forgot).Originally posted by krdshrk@Dec 4 2005, 02:59 PM
Greg has his aimed UPWARDS from stock, Ed. That's why his are higher and reflect all over. Mine are aimed stock or maybe even down. Doesn't look that bad. Plus mine are 8,000K compared to his 10,000k.
Personally, I would go with a low color temp kit like this one, which would give me the most oem-looking setup for a plug-n-play kit (EDIT: Remember that color temperature has nothing to do with brightness, just the hue of the light produced, and it's quite often that the very high color temp. lights are actually dimmer). Before installing, I'd line my car's stock beam up to a wall and take a picture of the pattern or mark it off on the wall somehow, then after doing the install, line up again on the same wall and adjust the height of the lights to match stock height. I think this would be the best way to go if you want to minimize possibility of being pulled over for the lights, and also reduce impact on other drivers.Originally posted by JP'sTc@Dec 4 2005, 07:50 PM
So, not having the 1 grand or so to get retrofits, Eddnog, would you suggest and HID plug and play kit? lol, i always ask you questions becuase you always seem to have a right and or reasonable answer. Oh and everyone else, please feel free the throw in your .2 lol
No, I think Nick means that his HIDs are as bright, if not brighter than oem HIDs that come on cars that have HIDs from the factory, just referencing my point that very high (color) temp HID kits are often dimmer than lower temp kits.Originally posted by basilisk4@Dec 4 2005, 08:11 PM
If any HIDs are not brighter than stock, there is something seriously wrong.