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Old 06-16-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Anyone installed a HID kit?

After alot of thinking and adding stuff up it only makes sense for me to go HID on my Halogen headlamp assembly. I use Sylvania Silverstars and while they do what I want them to,they are costly($35/pair) and they don't last that long. So after seeing a few threads about HID kits I'm sold on them.

http://www.greenhybrid.com/discuss/showthread.php?t=11188

Here is the one for Boxster halogen headlamps.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130068115449

Does anyone here have a HID kit on their Boxster? Do these kits require splicing into the car's power supply to power the ballast or is there some kind of harness it connects to?

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Old 06-16-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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I have seen on Renntech someone did an HID conversion with the H7 type bulbs, and it turned out well. The beam pattern was just about identical. Seems like the Porsche halogen headlamps do pretty well with HID conversions.

Heck of a lot cheaper than the Litronics! I'm just glad my car came with 'em!
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I'm weary of those kits for Boxsters.

I bought one for my car a long time ago and attempted to install it. The lamp itself was too long and there was a shield preventing it from fitting properly.

I ended up installing the kit in a Mazda 3 (also H7 lights). To this day they, surprisingly, still work, but just reading the instructions for installation should make you worry. They're written in broken/poorly translated English.

There's no splicing required with those kits usually.
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I'm weary of those kits for Boxsters.

I was as well but several folks on Rennlist are reporting that it works well on their Boxsters.

I bought one for my car a long time ago and attempted to install it. The lamp itself was too long and there was a shield preventing it from fitting properly.

The lamp was too long,like the HID bulb was too long? What shield are referring to?

I ended up installing the kit in a Mazda 3 (also H7 lights). To this day they, surprisingly, still work, but just reading the instructions for installation should make you worry. They're written in broken/poorly translated English.

Hahaha,everyone seems to crack on the instruction manuals.

There's no splicing required with those kits usually.

Do they use some type of harness to connect the car's power to the ballast?

Where did you buy your HID kit from?
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Threads over on PPBB from someone doing the install

He has them working and is now taking measurements to assure himself that they produce no more heat than the stock ones.

Has pictures. Hasn't used them long.
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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I have a set of them and LOVE them.

There is a video of them on my you tube, i have a better one i plan on posting monday.

From helping a few people install the kits I say get it just don't be cheap, I have the Hella kit, It was 400 I think. The kit Robert bought on PPBB was under $100 but it seems like a good kit.

There is not any cutting, splicing, or rain dancing, its a very easy kit.

In our lights the lens decides where the light goes so adding these will not change your beam pattern, what the light does is produce more output ( I am not an engineer, mechanic, or even in the car buisness) so you have the same beam but i see further and clearer than with any other light I have tried.


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From helping a few people install the kits I say get it just don't be cheap, I have the Hella kit, It was 400 I think.

Do you remember where you picked them up from?

The kit Robert bought on PPBB was under $100 but it seems like a good kit.

Robert emailed me and showed me which ones he bought;
Robert's HID Conversion Kit 6000k

There is not any cutting, splicing, or rain dancing, its a very easy kit.

Good to hear. So I take it that the OEM H7 harness connects via some type of harness to the ballast?

In our lights the lens decides where the light goes so adding these will not change your beam pattern, what the light does is produce more output ( I am not an engineer, mechanic, or even in the car buisness) so you have the same beam but i see further and clearer than with any other light I have tried.

I'm looking to do it for several reasons;

1. Safety,as my foot gets heavier I would love to see further ahead of me.
2. Look,those thing look awesome,I can't even tell if a car has a conversion kit or OEM Xenons as long as the temp it's a 4300k kit.
3. Cost,Silverstar are expensive to keep replacing,these HIDs are supposed to last longer
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Hey boxster gurus would this work for a boxster: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130123660520

"This is a plug & play kit. only replace your stock bulbs with Our Xenon bulbs, plug the bulb to the ballast, and the ballast plugs to the factory OEM harness. No cutting, rewiring, or any other modifications needed. "

What exactly is this, replacement bulbs only? Does just a bulb make it HID?
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Hey boxster gurus would this work for a boxster: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130123660520

"This is a plug & play kit. only replace your stock bulbs with Our Xenon bulbs, plug the bulb to the ballast, and the ballast plugs to the factory OEM harness. No cutting, rewiring, or any other modifications needed. "

What exactly is this, replacement bulbs only? Does just a bulb make it HID?
That link you supplied was for a 50w,10000k HID set up,the color coming off the bulb would be funny. Try this;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4300K-HID-Xenon-Kit-H1-H3-H4-H7-H10-H11-9005-9006-9007_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ003QQite mZ130123088644QQtcZphoto
It would have the OEM look and use less power & run cooler then the halogen. The 4300k rating is what many OEM use,so it won't look like some ricer.

The kits in includes the ballast(converter from halogen-HID), harness and HID bulb. It only takes 1/2hour to 1.5 hours to install and is supposed to be really simple.
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blink,

if you scroll down to the pics under description it shows the 4300 as "absolute white" and that isnt attractive to me.

I think the 10k color "deep blue" actually wouldn't look ricer , most people probably would think thats how porsche lights come from the factory, dont you think?


But if I got either kit it would work for a boxster S?
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I just bought these : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130123660520

If anybody is interested after I get them and install em I can post pics for you guys, I'll be gone for 2 weeks starting mid week, but after if anybody is interested in seeing them.

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I just bought these : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130123660520

If anybody is interested after I get them and install em I can post pics for you guys, I'll be gone for 2 weeks starting mid week, but after if anybody is interested in seeing them.

Could you post pics when you have a chance? I notice that yours run at 50watts,I haven't heard of HID running on that much power,at least for a Boxster.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:23 AM   #13
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I am very intrested in seeing these and the quality of the kit.
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I am very intrested in seeing these and the quality of the kit.
http://www.greenhybrid.com/discuss/showthread.php?t=11188

That's a review and write-up about everything in the kit.

The auction list;

"E-MARK(e4)& CE certification

ISO-9001:2000 manufacturer"

I don't know if that something easily achieved but it sounds good to me.
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Great H.I.D. light kit!

Ordered this H-7 5000K kit.........very good quality plug-n-play conversion.
Easy to install and only $165.99 shipped. Great look and lighting quality.

http://www.cqlight.ca/index.php?cPath=32_45
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Can you post some pictures? I am very interested, the ballast is really small, where did you install the ballasts?
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Can you post some pictures? I am very interested, the ballast is really small, where did you install the ballasts?
Read this thread...............this is what prompted me to order it.............

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=10247
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Are you sure that's the right link? I cant find that thread.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:15 PM   #19
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When I click it I go right to the link, I think you must register at that site to see any threads.
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I think the 10k color "deep blue" actually wouldn't look ricer , most people probably would think thats how porsche lights come from the factory, dont you think?
You will notice 10k... "Deep blue" is really more of a violet or purple. It does not look similar to the xenon lights you're used to seeing on the road or Porsche's Litronics.

Furthermore, 10k will not illuminate as well as 4300 or 5000. It's not wise to sacrifice safety for looks -because that's all 10k is good for -looks.

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