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I'm not 100% sure where to post this, but since I'm getting a Tiburon, and putting this in a Tiburon, I put it in the Tiburon forum <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

So has anyone ever tried this?

The two cars I will if I can do it is in a 2003 Tiburon, 2002 Sonata and 2002 Elantra GT.

Now please note, its not the same as those cheap $50 bulbs you buy at your local performance shop. I'm talking the $800 option that you can get on your BMW 320i.

You probally need some special wiring and maybe a small board to regulate things. Nothing I can really see as being much different then just hooking up the special electrical module to the existing circuitry.

Any takers on this idea? Will I be a fool for tring? I think ESPECIALLY for the XG and the Sonata, it would give it a 'sophistication apeal' and the Tiburon that exotic look as if it was a Porsche or Ferrari.

Maybe I should drop by Mercedes, Acura, BMW dealership and see what they can do about getting me a copy of their headlight circuitry?

http://www.hella.com/produktion/HellaPortal/WebSite/Internet_en/ProductsServices/ForWholesalers/Lighting/Lighting.jsp

<hr noshade width=60% size=1 align=left>1999 Hyundai Sonata GL V6
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I think that it would be a fine idea. I would love to do it to my car. I just don't have that kinda money. Try it out and show us some pics of what it looks like.


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2 10" Rockford Subs
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You need a "Ballast" to convert the 12V from your car to 25,000V or there abouts. I'm not joking.

Hella and Philips sells these Hella HID Xeon Conversion kits.



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actually kool, thats who I was thinking of talking to (Hella).

I'll keep you guys posted, I ll start discussions on Thursday with them through e-mail <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

Here is a link to the retrofitting:

http://www.hella.com/produktion/HellaPortal/WebSite/Internet_en/ProductsServices/ForDriversAccessories/XenonHeadlamps/XenonLightForRetrofitting/XenonLightForRetrofitting.jsp

I took a 2001 BMW 330i out for a spin at night, and my god, I have those crappy halogen blue lights and there was a huge difference between the 330i and my Sonata halogens.

I wonder if theres an option where you don't get headlights for a car from the factory ;)


I need sleep now. Tommorow I speak


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>1999 Hyundai Sonata GL V6
H7 Blue Eurolite
GLS Chrome Grill
Custom Intake/Header/Exhaust
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Shark Racing will be selling HID bulb and balasts shortly. Price about $500 for 2 bulbs and 2 balasts. (most cars will need 1 kit for low beams and one kit for high beams...however, since the HID's are SOO much brigher, you may never need the high beams again!)

I'm getting an advance set in about a week, and I'll have a writeup with photos on the install.


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There is a Korean manufactorer call "Vision". Reputed to have "whiter" lights then the Hella.

Check with Sam if he can get his hands on these.



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Ok so let me get this straight.

a HID is the same as a Xenon system? I was at a web site trying to figure this out, and they were throwing both terms around and I just got extremely confused.

Cause really, I absouletely HATE white light. It is ridiculously unpractical. When you drive a 330i down a wet road you can see the road and it is slightly blue so you can tell where the road marks are. When I drive down a similar road with my "super white" bulbs with blue tint, I can't see squat till I'm about 10 feet away from the oncoming car that I can tell where the yellow line or white line, is from his lights. I think they are EXTREMELY dangerous. I even have them aimed exactly like how it says in the user manual for the Sonata.

Don't get me wrong though, during a normal night, or snowy night I can see perfect, but when it rains, I can see squat. I even have gotten out of my car to see if maybe the lights had burnt out or I had my driving lights on and not my low beams. I'm not even talking for distance, I m talking literally 2 feet from the front of my car.


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I have that same problem in the rain, I sometimes wonder if my lights are even on.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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I have some RAZO h7 and they work just fine. As a matter of fact, I love them so much I bought them for my Sonata's. They actually worked better on my Sonata than my Tib. They are so bright.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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I want some HID on my new Tib can't wait<img src="http://www.plauder-smilies.de/rough/behead.gif" border=0>




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I bought some Hyper White bulbs two H7's for 30 bucks and they are really nice for a regular night but like you said if it rains you cant see anything, but they are a nice blue otherwise.


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
Ok so let me get this straight.

a HID is the same as a Xenon system? I was at a web site trying to figure this out, and they were throwing both terms around and I just got extremely confused.

Cause really, I absouletely HATE white light. It is ridiculously unpractical. When you drive a 330i down a wet road you can see the road and it is slightly blue so you can tell where the road marks are. When I drive down a similar road with my "super white" bulbs with blue tint, I can't see squat till I'm about 10 feet away from the oncoming car that I can tell where the yellow line or white line, is from his lights. I think they are EXTREMELY dangerous. I even have them aimed exactly like how it says in the user manual for the Sonata.

Don't get me wrong though, during a normal night, or snowy night I can see perfect, but when it rains, I can see squat. I even have gotten out of my car to see if maybe the lights had burnt out or I had my driving lights on and not my low beams. I'm not even talking for distance, I m talking literally 2 feet from the front of my car.


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>1999 Hyundai Sonata GL V6
H7 Blue Eurolite
GLS Chrome Grill
Custom Intake/Header/Exhaust
55 shot Nitrous Express
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Well, that is a probelm with Halogen wanna be HID bulbs, like you have in your car, the same problem will accure in that $800 hid system.

HID is a special bulb,that needs a special lens so that it works the right way.

Yes...I have the halogen wanna be HID bulbs.
Yes... they suck in the rain, I dont see anyone light.

Yes...They are great at night on dry day
Nope, have not tried them in the snow yet.

Will I get the $800 hid upgrade kit?
YOU BET

I know they wont work exactly like hid, but its gonna be sweet.

Hehe, remember, if you wanted to be safe, you would not have put that turbo in :p

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anyone know if those sylvania $25 each h7 lights are any good. I think they are 2 steps above their cool blue line


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Kool, actually, the HID sets that we will have is made the same factory as Vision... Ours will be labelled differently, but basically the same product. We'll have 4500K, 6000K, and 8000K available..
 

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Ok so hologen and xenon are two seperate things right? And I quote,

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>The particular advantages of this light-source are that Xenon light is more than 2½ times as efficient as halogen light, generating 2½ times as much luminous flux as a halogen lamp, yet only consuming two-thirds as much power. Xenon light also generates a colour similar to that of natural daylight.
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<img src="http://www.hella.com/produktion/HellaPortal/WebSite/Internet_en/ProductsServices/ForAutomotiveIndustry/VehicleLighting/Headlamps/ani2.gif" border=0> - Halogen vs Xenon

So let me get this straight and yes spell it out for me. HID is Xenon or is HID a 'high performance' halogen system? Is Xenon actually better then HID?


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>1999 Hyundai Sonata GL V6
H7 Blue Eurolite
GLS Chrome Grill
Custom Intake/Header/Exhaust
55 shot Nitrous Express

--no longer with me--
1997 Hyundai Tiburon
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Xenon is actully a gas used in the HID light bulbs.


Halogen bulbs filled with xenon gas as the cheapos for $20 to $80 a bulb, that produce the smiliar color of light, but actually produce less light then the regular halogen, thats why those that get 100w Xenon halogens, see about as good as 65w bulbs, but look nicer, with the blue/white color.

A real HID system ranges from $400 to $800 dolars. Its a special bulb tht uses a constant spark to generate the light instead of a heated wire.


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