: HID kits



CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 12:40 PM
so i know about HIDS and all
im just trying to figure out why some are like 300 for a kit
and others are as low as 75 bucks
both are TRUE HID kits with ballast and all

anyone know?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-CONVERSION-KIT-H1-H3-H4-H7-H10-H11-9005-9006-9007_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ007QQite mZ170188861028QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Xetronic-HID-Xenon-Light-Conversion-Kit-Car-Motorcycle_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ00 9QQitemZ190194438411QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

BigJon
01-28-08, 02:56 PM
there a vendor on here that sells them for 150$

CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 03:07 PM
true
but if i can get the same think for 75 bucks why pay an extra 75? id rather spend that 75 directly to the forum in the way of supporting membership ya know
so nobody cares to voice why the difference?

BigJon
01-28-08, 07:39 PM
i was thinking of updating the lights in the el do can i use hid would they look arite or?

Playdrv4me
01-28-08, 07:48 PM
the cheapest ones use the shittiest asian sourced components. the best bulbs are Philips or Osram-Sylvania.

dwight.j.carter
01-28-08, 08:00 PM
I can attest to that my flickering problem the emailed Nick back and wanted him to buy some part to make it stop.
I am taking my one out tonight and testing the ballast and if it fails they are getting negative feedback !

CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 09:15 PM
rofl
i only buy the best that way i dont have those issues

nikon
01-28-08, 09:20 PM
Ive had hella ballasts...after a few years one of the ballasts would flicker slightly.....I've got the 75$ ebay hids now and they seem to be just fine...honestly couldn't tell you the difference....but the components have to be the same in the both of them.....different quality steel, silicone boards, capacitors...you be the judge...to me it's the principle of substitution...go with the cheaper one.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-28-08, 09:23 PM
Why is it that Xenons always aim themselves when you turn them on?

CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 09:26 PM
they do not aim themselves when you turn them on Chad...

gary88
01-28-08, 09:28 PM
Why is it that Xenons always aim themselves when you turn them on?

So you don't blind the hell out of people in the other lane is my guess

Playdrv4me
01-28-08, 09:51 PM
they do not aim themselves when you turn them on Chad...

The ones in your STS don't because they aren't auto-leveling. However most xenon headlights today, and especially in German cars, have a servo and an "eye" that senses the level of the road surface ahead, then adjusts the beam up or down in accordance with the road level.

Some cars do it at startup only, others do it constantly. In my BMWs and Range Rover, if you slowly start to crest a hill, or if an object gets in the way of the sensor, you can actually see the beam adjust slightly up or down in response.

Still OTHER cars, especially Infiniti's, have a selector switch on the dash that allows you to select a pre-determined angle. This is the worst kind of system for U.S. drivers because no one actually knows what the right angle is, and half the time ends up blinding people by putting it to high.

To make matters even more complicated, this has nothing to do with the cars that have "Adaptive" or "Dynamic" xenons with swiveling servos that follow the angle of the steering wheel LEFT and RIGHT.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-28-08, 09:56 PM
they do not aim themselves when you turn them on Chad...

Oh yes they do. :)
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CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 10:57 PM
thats the LAMP projector adjusting
it is not the bulb
that was my point
i misunderstood what was being said...

Brizzal
01-28-08, 11:38 PM
the difference is the brand name, where the parts are from, ballast and bulb warranty, and the vendor. i personally have the $75 kit from clubgp.com on my cady and ive had zero problems with them. ive had them for over a year

CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 11:46 PM
basically im just looking to add them to my fogs
my stock HIDS are fine for high level lighting im just looking to boost my low level projection due to all the deer that love to hop out from the side..
so pretty much im looking for a good reliable fog lamp hid kid (that will go into my stock fog lamps) for about 100 bucks

Playdrv4me
01-28-08, 11:49 PM
Those should do fine, at least for the short term. Only problem is I don't particularly like cars that have HIDs in the fog lamp area, it looks really cheesy. You would THINK it looks cool, but in reality it looks overdone. In fogs I prefer yellow or orange tint like the CTS.

However, in your case you seem to want it for a legitimate reason, not just looks. Just be careful, the worst offenders for blinding people are Fog upgrades.

CadillacSTS42005
01-28-08, 11:52 PM
thanks play!
they will be white not rice if i do them
and they will be LOW fog lights not aimed high
i think theyll match my stock HIDS very well...

SvB4EvA
01-29-08, 06:44 AM
I got my kit for $100 shipped off vvme.com (i think they are even cheaper now). Been going strong for 9 months now, no problems. I know other guys in the CTS forums used them too, and I havent seen any posts with problems from them either.

nickc50310
01-29-08, 11:16 AM
The kit I got for Justin (Dwight) is the same one that I had in my fogs before the wreck. They always worked fine.

BigJon
01-29-08, 11:17 AM
since hid are a bad idea for after market what should i replace my head lights with then..

SvB4EvA
01-29-08, 01:14 PM
since hid are a bad idea for after market what should i replace my head lights with then..

What do you mean? HIDs bad for after market? I dont understand. :suspect:

CadillacSTS42005
01-29-08, 05:41 PM
illegal?