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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Hid question??

I purchased a 8000k HID kit, and was told by one of my buddies that if I put it in a reflector housing, I'm gonna get pulled over the second I leave the driveway. Now common sense would say that I got the 8000k so that it wouldn't be blinding white. RIGHT? So here are the two options I see best.....

1) Tint the relector part one super light shade with the pactra 294 (for those who know what that is)
2) See if I get pulled over

Can't think of any other options. I'm from TN so cops around here are super bored most of the time. What should I do?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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8000k hid = fail
HID in factory = fail
spraypainting the reflector black = fail

you are going to get pulled over, it's not a question of if, but when
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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thanks for the advise
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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8000k hid = fail
HID in factory = fail
spraypainting the reflector black = fail

you are going to get pulled over, it's not a question of if, but when
not spraypainting....spraytinting..so that some reflection comes through
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Old August 7th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #5
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aim lower and why would u spray the reflector itself?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #6
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Are you talking about doing it just like this?

if so then I've been driving around like that for past year and a half and it's just stock depo headlights with 6k hid kit and it's not even least bit blinding but perfect blue strong light. Never been pulled over and never had a complaint from anyone but quite the opposite by random people asking me where to buy lights like those
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Old August 8th, 2009, 03:13 AM   #7
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looks good.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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Yeah you shouldn't have a problem And even if you do it's fixable. I installed an hid kit on my friends Tc and one headlight came out perfect but other for some reason pointed up and blinded so what I did was fille off one of the socket sides on the bulb and got it to point down some. Now it looks great
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #9
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retro fit themz or buy projectors off ebay and hope they dont fall apart like the crap they are
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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I had a 6000K HID kit in my stock reflector headlights for 6 months...riding at stock height...and I never got pulled over. I even drove past a cop head to head in a parking lot at night and he didn't even look twice.

You'll be fine. Just aim the headlights to where you can see.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #11
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i think 6000k is ok

but 8000K + blinding drivers is a different story

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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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...Before you try to use "pictures" to prove a point as far as the color of the lights, look at your lights through your camera phone and see how much different they are.

I don't think color matters. If lights are aimed improperly, 8000k is going to blind someone just as much 6000k. As long as you aim your lights below oncoming traffic level, your not going to be blinding anyone.

I've had my 8500k Kaixen's for 2 years, never gotten pulled over for them.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #13
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Ive had my car for over a yeat. I have 6k and i have factory headlights and ive NEVER been pulled over for Hid's. All you have to do is put the car infront of the wall on a flat surface and aim the headlights so the light isnt high.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #14
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I totally agree with the past few post. ive been going a year with black housed headlights with an 8000k hid and never got a second glance from the police..i think its definatley in how you aim them. im sure if you were aimed crazy enough halogens would blind people very bad too
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Old August 9th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #15
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anyways, you wanted honest advice

you know its illegal and will likely get you noticed by the cops

if you can live with that, then do it
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Old August 9th, 2009, 03:03 AM   #16
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lol
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Old August 9th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #17
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Well all HID kits are illegal on our cars, so that's not even worth mentioning. Retrofits are illegal on our cars, and they don't even blind people...there's no connection between the two.

8000K is putting out less light than 6000K, but I'm sure if I shined both of them in someone's eye, they'd be equally pissed...so let's just say 6000K kit is practically the same as an 8000K kit.

Put the kit in your car...aim it where you need to aim it to see...and drive. If a cop pulls you over and says your headlights aren't legal, take the ticket, replace the bulbs, and decide whether or not you wanna put the HIDs back. The bottom line is...if a cop pulled me over with my retros and said "Your headlights aren't DOT approved," I couldn't argue with him. Most cops won't care unless you're doing something stupid...and the ones who will just pull you over because...will always just pull you over because.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #18
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i just got 8000k put on today and i really like them.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #19
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so which one the best and the safe for drive,5000,6000 or 8000 kit?
I use 10.000 kit in TYC projector,is nice when in dark area but when is rain and in the city I can't see my light on the road,like I'm blind.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #20
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The higher the temp (5000K, 6000K, etc) the lower the light output (lumens). You should go with a 5000K kit if you want the best light output. 5000K is still borderline white/blue so they'll look nice and the color will be more OEM-looking.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #21
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the bluer the lights the more you're going to get attention from the cops anyway... at least go with a HID color closer to stock lights like 4300 or 5000
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Old August 12th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #22
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i went out lastnight after i got my 8000k HIDs put in and i passed by a few cops head on and the just drove passed me.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #24
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thanks guys for the input,I think will take 5000 kit.

diff state and diff law,in here even you 12000 kit the cop won't stop you.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #25
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here's the final result...
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Looks like it is raising an eyebrow
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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #27
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Well all HID kits are illegal on our cars, so that's not even worth mentioning. Retrofits are illegal on our cars, and they don't even blind people...there's no connection between the two.

8000K is putting out less light than 6000K, but I'm sure if I shined both of them in someone's eye, they'd be equally pissed...so let's just say 6000K kit is practically the same as an 8000K kit.

Put the kit in your car...aim it where you need to aim it to see...and drive. If a cop pulls you over and says your headlights aren't legal, take the ticket, replace the bulbs, and decide whether or not you wanna put the HIDs back. The bottom line is...if a cop pulled me over with my retros and said "Your headlights aren't DOT approved," I couldn't argue with him. Most cops won't care unless you're doing something stupid...and the ones who will just pull you over because...will always just pull you over because.

I completely disagree with you

why give the cops A REASON TO PULL YOU OVER

its like people who tint their front windshields and then piss and moan that they got pulled over.


anyways im done posting in this thread
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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:35 AM   #28
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anyways im done posting in this thread
thanks for the info
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Old August 13th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #29
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Well which are the lights that are generally used on Infiniti's and such?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #30
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^^ they're usually 4300K HIDs. The projectors are what give them the color. The majority of the light output is white/yellow.
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