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HIDS????

dustyduff

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Dont throw HID bulbs into your headlights. If you definietely want hids do a retrofit with 93' headlights. Your money could be better spent elsewhere. I already had basic maintenance and tons of other things accomplished before I did the retrofit.
 

92_talon_awd

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Quoting Wookalar:
The most oem like color range is 4500 "kelvin" or candle power, or 5000.



This is confusing, candle power is a measurement of light intensity and kelvin is a temperature measurement. But OEM hid's are around the 4.5k range.
 

Wookalar

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Sorry about that, I thought the kelvin was the candle power. I havent researched the topic in years but know for a fact that our galant housings, and other similar 90's mitsu housings are not made for hids.
 
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turbowop

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It's funny the lengths people will go to have headlights that perform worse than stock, all just to get rid of a slight yellow hue. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roll.gif

NEWSFLASH: Installing garbage Chinese HID kits will not turn your headlights into a modern, well performing projector with good cutoff. It will turn them into a poor performing, blinding annoyance for all oncoming drivers. Oh, but the light will be less yellow. ZOMG!! I suggest you buy some chrome door edge stripping and a large wing for your trunk as well. All probably found in the same ricer aisle of your local autoparts store.
 

EHmotorsports

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I have the Sulvania silver star lights and people flash me all the time because they are bright. I dont understand blinding everyone on the road with HID's if you really want them put them in the fog lights.
 

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Quoting coyotes:
Just polish your headlights nice and get some good syvanias or something. Old school cars should stick with old school lighting. Granted this is just my opinion but I think HIDs look way out of place on early 90s cars.




You can't polish glass, and Silverstars are great.
 

coyotes

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By that I mean use toothpaste or headlight restore to clean up the outside of your headlight the best you can. Made a difference on my headlights.
 

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Quoting manikbastrd:
I disagree, you can finish glass...




How?
 

minneSNOWta

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Cerium oxide.
 

Wookalar

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Bingo. Cerium oxide. I did some research on glass polishing a while back but shifted direction and forgot about it. There is a video on youtube or vimeo of some guy polishing a windshield.

The best option for our lights is either custom where you seperate the glass from housing and work a modern piece of the hid specific housing into your old housing so the light pattern is precise. Or you find 93 headlights and use some decent "white" bulbs.
 

GVR41380

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yeah i'll just stick with the oem bulbs, dont want to follow the honda crowd thats for sure! Thanks for all your guys opinions! i do like those 93 projectors thou! looks nice!
 

SleepinGVR4

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Quoting EHmotorsports:
I have the Sulvania silver star lights and people flash me all the time because they are bright. I dont understand blinding everyone on the road with HID's if you really want them put them in the fog lights.




Sylvania bulbs are the biggest pieces of junk ever made.
 

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I'm going on two years with silverstars in the GVR4, no issues and drive at night daily, how can that be junk? Had silverstars in my Accord for 5 years, no issues.

Why do you say they are junk?
 

SleepinGVR4

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Just search about sylvania silverstars and you'll find one forum after another complaining about them.

I've also notice they lose 20% of their brightness in less than a year.

GE nighthawks are better and last longer.
 

prove_it

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Guess I'm special then. Never had an issue, nor felt a loss of light.
 
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