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Old 01-06-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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HID conversion

I am about to upgrade my halogens with some HID's. Has anybody upgraded their fog lights as well? Where did you place your ballasts?

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Old 01-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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I think converting the fogs to HIDs can be done.

I have an HID kit for my main beams and mounted the ballest boxes behind my carpet in the front trunk. I think there is plenty of space for two ballast there.

Good luck.
And please post pictures.
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They have a slim version of the ballast now, wish I knew about them before I did mine. Suppose to be only .5" thick compared to the old type which is 1.5" thick. Here is an example.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-Conversion-Xenon-Kit-Ultra-Slim-Ballast-H7-6000k_W0QQitemZ180203026605QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m180203026605

Don't forget to get the led bulb for the parking light. Someone suggested in a different HID conversion post. I got some and they made a big difference.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html

I was going to try these bulb for my fog lights. LED Daytime Running Lamp (DRL)

http://www.superbrightleds.com/festoon.html

What do you guys think of the H7 (DRL)? Wonder how bright they will be.


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Old 01-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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That ad almost makes it sound as if they are selling the entire kit for $47 (two bulbs and 2 ballasts). Very misleading.

"Included in the packaged:

2 HID Bulbs
2 Ballasts
1 User Manual and Installation diagram"
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Check out this thread on Renntech. I'm tempted to get them myself

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=10247
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That ad almost makes it sound as if they are selling the entire kit for $47 (two bulbs and 2 ballasts). Very misleading.

"Included in the packaged:

2 HID Bulbs
2 Ballasts
1 User Manual and Installation diagram"
They are selling the entire kit for $47, although in actuality costing you around $100 with shipping (which is not much cheaper than many kits currently available).
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That's the way Ebay seller pay less fees. I think they have to pay a certain % of the sale price excluding shipping. So they make more money by selling it for less and charing more for shipping.

If you do a search on Slim HID kit, they're all about the same price. You get the complete kit.

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