How well did the bulbs fit in the stock sockets?
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no offense, but those look like garbage. See all the glare above the cutoff? The hotspots in the lights, and the width isn't desirable. I mean, if you just want the cool HID look, then that's cool, but it's at the expense of oncomming traffic.
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No offense, but your clueless. Glare above the cutoff??? First off they're being reflected on a white wall and any headlight has residual light above the cutoff. Mine are so minimal its less then a flashlight. They are very comparable to Infinity's M45 headlights, I've lined them up side by side. The hotspots in the light huh ??? And as far as "the cool HID look" thats the last think I was going for. I wanted a brighter more intense headlight that lit up more of the road. These accomplished just that. I have never been flashed by anyone and have tested them out passing friends who said the light wasn't effecting their vision at all.
It's all good though dude, your the man!!
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So you're telling me in your cutoff pics, you don't see the browning or where the hotspots are?
Im sorry, but when I was aiming my tsx projectors on a white wall, the top part where the cutoff was was black as night.
If you just wanted a "brighter" light, you should have stuck to halogens, being that's what your projector is designed for.
In truth, those systems use one bulb. Because of the way that HIDs work, you can't use a different HID bulb for high beams; they take about a half second to a second to flicker on and power up. Try flashing your highs at someone while they are trying to fire up
The way the bi-xenon projectors work is actually pretty ingenious. There is a small solenoid that is connected to the shield (the piece of metal that creates the sharp cut-off line associated with projectors), and when you flip your hi-beams on, the shield is moved slightly, changing the light pattern on your low-beams to hi-beams. A lot of the E46s on the road are equipped with these, as well as the FX-series Infinitys.
is a kit required to install HID on an 07 rex? i wanted to buy some off of this guy who totaled his car for cheap...
If by 'kit' you mean a set of bulbs and ballasts, then yes. Make sure they are D2S bulbs...that is the type of bulb that is made for the projectors that you have in your 07.
What kind of car was it that got wrecked? Did it have projectors or a reflector housing?
I bought some used IS 300 HIDs that a guy had on his 05 WRX. They looked and fit fine.
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FWIW 07 lights are H7 I believe. If you buy D2S bulbs for your stock projects you will need to get an h7 - D2S adapter plate.
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TRM..looks good. One question tho. Did you have to disable the DRL's in order to get the HID's to work properly? or are they fine with them still connected.