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KickScrew Nov 17, 9:32pm - #329041 

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Bulbs for Xmas

I plan on getting a full lighting package for christmas. I want high beams, low beams, turn signals, the works. Any suggestions? I want to get HID's. Or aat least somthing really bright, super white, mabey with a blue tint to it like the lights in Porsche's. Thanks.
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ToiletPaper Nov 17, 9:35pm - #329042 
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definitely get hids. its a lot brighter, last a lot longer than stock halogen bulbs, and they look awesome.
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KickScrew Nov 17, 9:43pm - #329043 

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Any links on were I can buy some?
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RevMonster Nov 17, 11:12pm - #329044 

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Get HIDs... maybe Tony will be kind enough to post a link to where he got his. grin

HIDs are only for your lows though. Get MTEC bulbs for your highs and Polarg bulbs for your parking lights. They sell both in the EC store. thumbsup

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tony Nov 17, 11:39pm - #329045 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Get HIDs... maybe Tony will be kind enough to post a link to where he got his. grin

HIDs are only for your lows though. Get MTEC bulbs for your highs and Polarg bulbs for your parking lights. They sell both in the EC store. thumbsup


I got mine from eBay. Just get the kit with D2R bulbs. These bulbs have built-in shields. Also, the you can use the stock retainer on the base. The so-called rebased bulbs requires modifications to the stock spacer or use picture wires to tie the bulbs to the housing. As for the ballast, get Hella. Some with come with ignitor built-in, some with external ignitors. It doesn't really matter. There are plenty of room in the headlight areas.

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RookieGTS Nov 17, 11:41pm - #329046 

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hmm dont HIDS point in an awkward direction though???
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tony Nov 17, 11:43pm - #329047 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
hmm dont HIDS point in an awkward direction though???


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RevMonster Nov 18, 12:26am - #329048 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
hmm dont HIDS point in an awkward direction though???


The sloppy look some HID kits have on our cars is caused by the two holes on the top of the stock headlight housing. This is what causes the "UFOs" with MTECs. The shields that come with the set Tony mentioned should prevent that, I think.

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tony Nov 18, 12:29am - #329049 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster

Originally Posted by RookieGTS

hmm dont HIDS point in an awkward direction though???


The sloppy look some HID kits have on our cars is caused by the two holes on the top of the stock headlight housing. This is what causes the "UFOs" with MTECs. The shields that come with the set Tony mentioned should prevent that, I think.


Nope. The two holes need to be covered to fix the "UFOs". Aim your headlights down a bit and they won't be as noticeable.

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RevMonster Nov 18, 12:35am - #329050 

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Hmm... interesting. What did you use to cover yours (if you did)?

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tony Nov 18, 12:41am - #329051 

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I bought some thin brass plates from a local hobby shop. But, we were running late when I was installing the headlight inserts. So, I didn't get it done.

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KickScrew Nov 18, 2:29am - #329052 

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Were could I buy HID's that will work on my car? Besides eBay.
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skym Nov 18, 2:38am - #329053 
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I'm just wondering if you want the real HID's...
Do you?

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KickScrew Nov 18, 2:51am - #329054 

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Yeah. I want top of the line.
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KickScrew Nov 18, 8:29pm - #329055 

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Originally Posted by KickScrew
Were could I buy HID's that will work on my car? Besides eBay.
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KickScrew Nov 18, 9:35pm - #329056 

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what about these? Will they work good in a celica?
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hombredelassrtas Nov 18, 11:36pm - #329057 

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i belive you need ot buy the whole hid setup, comes with ballasts ect. that jsut looks liek the bulbs. i hear most kits are liek 600 total. What is the UFO thing ur talking aobut, any pics? I have the HIDs that came stock with my 04 gts, and they headligth housing is abit bigger, is this becasue of this ufo thing?

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