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Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: 03Indigo on February 22, 2005, 06:13:59 AM
since all my other cars have had Xenon, I had to make the conversion.  Nothing compares to the visibility of HIDs. I like the look of the 6000K, but think there is better light with the 4300K, so eventually I will change out bulbs.

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album107/IMG_0451.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album107/IMG_0454.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album107/IMG_0458.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album107/IMG_0461.jpg)
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: hotani on February 22, 2005, 08:07:24 AM
lookin good! I'm hoping to do mine sometime this year.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: 03Indigo on February 22, 2005, 10:19:04 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
lookin good! I'm hoping to do mine sometime this year.


when you are ready, let me know, these were a piece of cake, less than 2 hours.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: kraut-sled on February 22, 2005, 11:29:54 AM
Mine should be here on Friday.  Another item for the weekend wrenching list.

Jon - Looks great!
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: 03Indigo on February 22, 2005, 11:53:39 AM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
Mine should be here on Friday.  Another item for the weekend wrenching list.

Jon - Looks great!


Thanks man.....

I thought they would be much harder to install, but they are truly plug and play.  Have fun this weekend....
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: gragravar on February 22, 2005, 08:46:50 PM
Nice Job!  those look sweet.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: coveredbytheblood on February 22, 2005, 10:38:47 PM
Where did you get these?  What would be involved to do this on my Golf?  My lights Suck.  With a capital S.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: 03Indigo on February 23, 2005, 05:40:27 AM
Quote from: "coveredbytheblood"
Where did you get these?  What would be involved to do this on my Golf?  My lights Suck.  With a capital S.


There are many places online to order kits that replace your OEM bulbs.  Most are plug and play.  I went to HID Express and ordered them to replace the H7 bulb.  Depending on what is in your Golf, you would need to order that kit.  Complete kits run from about $250 to $450.  Remember, you get what you pay for, and there will need to be some minor modifications to your car to get the ballast wires into the light housing.  Overall, not difficult at all.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: jayryan on February 23, 2005, 05:45:56 AM
I think having projectors would be recommended as well due to over-reflection of standard housings. However, I don't think anyone's ever mounted HID's to the reflective housings.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: coveredbytheblood on February 23, 2005, 08:14:04 AM
Quote from: "jayryan"
I think having projectors would be recommended as well due to over-reflection of standard housings. However, I don't think anyone's ever mounted HID's to the reflective housings.



Could you put this into english please, or dummy terms thanks.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: shummer on February 23, 2005, 09:23:35 AM
Hey Jon,

Do you have a source for projectors and HID kit for a 2001 Outback? I've searched briefly and it is looking really expensive to do the wife's ride.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: madigan on February 23, 2005, 09:46:02 AM
Do they make aftermarket projectors for the Outback?
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: coveredbytheblood on February 23, 2005, 09:51:43 AM
Hopefully this will not journey off topic, but I was curious if we could talk about the various light options.  Like I have heard of OEM projectors, Hella Projectors..  What I want is angel eyes with the HID capabilities... I think.  Basically I want angel eyes with sweet lights for visibility.  What do I need to get?
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: 03Indigo on February 23, 2005, 04:19:49 PM
Quote from: "shummer"
Hey Jon,

Do you have a source for projectors and HID kit for a 2001 Outback? I've searched briefly and it is looking really expensive to do the wife's ride.


From everything I can see, there is not cheap outlet for aftermarket lenses.  There are some for the 2001, JDM (Japanese market) but otherwise, not many choices.  Best thing to do is get a new car, hehe.

My guess, but the time all is said and done, shipped, and installed, you are looking at around $1200.  Put that money towards a car with Xenon or projectors and Halogens.

As far as Xenons in reflectors...YES it has been done,   My MINI is Xenon and reflector, so are Acura, some Mercedes, and some Cadillacs.  So, you can do either.  for the direct projectors OEMs, you use a D2S, for reflector OEM you use D2R.  but all the conversion kits are specific to the light that comes with the car.

Not a fan of Angel eyes on the Passats.  Makes it seem like a BMW wanna be.  So, to each his own.  ;)
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: RobD on March 02, 2005, 08:05:05 PM
I got my kit on Monday and hoping to have installed this weekend.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: jayryan on March 03, 2005, 06:45:44 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
As far as Xenons in reflectors...YES it has been done,   My MINI is Xenon and reflector, so are Acura, some Mercedes, and some Cadillacs.  So, you can do either.  for the direct projectors OEMs, you use a D2S, for reflector OEM you use D2R.  but all the conversion kits are specific to the light that comes with the car.


Jon, thanks. That helps me out alot as I would like to do this in both the Jetta and the Passat. I like the look of reflectors better in the Passat but still wanted to do HID's.
Thanks :P
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: kraut-sled on March 03, 2005, 10:51:45 AM
Quote from: "RobD"
I got my kit on Monday and hoping to have installed this weekend.


Hey Rob - I did mine lastnight.  if you want / need some assistance let me know.  I am happy to help.
Title: 6000K H7 Xenons installed yesterday :-)
Post by: RobD on March 03, 2005, 05:07:30 PM
Yes i could always use an experience hand at helping.  Not sure if I'll have free time to break away this weekend though and I'll be heading to Alb NM next week.  PM your cell number and I'll call you
Thanks
Rob