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Old 24-01-2008   #16
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Re: steamy headlights and fixes?

Osram silver stars...30% brighter than ordinary bulbs. You could try fitting higher rated bulbs but HID's are really the way to go. I live in the middle of nowhere..central Ireland with terrible roads. I've got HID's in side lights and 100W main beams,,and the bulbs are fine, no plastic melting or buned out wires ..yet!
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Old 24-01-2008   #17
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All the roads here are lit, so with a normal car with normal lights there are no problems seeing the road - it's only with the little boat with its marvellous lights that I have no sense of what's going on in front of me. (I know what's on my right hand side though: The ditch ) So I think I'll just upgrade the bulbs - especially now that I couldn't afford a HID kit even if I wanted one

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I had a very expensive set of Philips super bright Xenon bulbs before I went down the route of HID's, I never really noticed the difference to be honest............oh, apart from the cost
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I won't install HIDs no matter what
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Ahh huh..prepared to pamper the car, tune the car, and probably (having seen some of the roads in Norway) go faster off the edge of a cliff into the abyss...would have thought HID's were a damn good investment on simple safety grounds.
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I won't install HIDs no matter what
It will be such a shame to have the b repaired and drive it into a tree 'cos you could not see past the end of the bonnet!
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But I am the king of the road, everybody but me is a sh*te driver, I never crash etcetc so why would I need HIDs?

Truth is, I can't afford them - and moreover it seems a hassle to install them
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But I am the king of the road, everybody but me is a sh*te driver, I never crash etcetc so why would I need HIDs?

Truth is, I can't afford them - and moreover it seems a hassle to install them
Let me just clear this up for you........

You can afford them as the are only £45 and they are easy to fit, in fact they would be even easier to fit without a front bumper so get the Polish geezers to do it!!
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£45 + shipping (and customs/VAT)? Failed MOT?
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£45 + shipping (and customs/VAT)? Failed MOT?
£45 including shipping.........

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HID-XENON-CONV...QQcmdZViewItem

And stop worrying about the MOT, if it does fail the way the kit is installed you simply unplug the kit, replace the HID bulb with a stock bulb (5 min job) then swap them back over once you pass the test!
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I'll have to think about it... money's really my biggest issue; I'm looking to spend £3000-ish to get the B back on the road. £45 isn't much compared to that, but it's still money I haven't got. I'll be pondering it, but most likely I'll pass - even if it would make sense to have it installed now what with the front bumper coming off and the head lights coming out. Hm...
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I'll have to think about it... money's really my biggest issue; I'm looking to spend £3000-ish to get the B back on the road. £45 isn't much compared to that, but it's still money I haven't got. I'll be pondering it, but most likely I'll pass - even if it would make sense to have it installed now what with the front bumper coming off and the head lights coming out. Hm...
Do it - think of it this way, you save £45 now and spend another £3k in a months time when you hit something in a dark lane................. and, its only money!!
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Will I still be having my high beam with it? If yes, I'll have to order one just to shut you up...
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Will I still be having my high beam with it? If yes, I'll have to order one just to shut you up...
You won't need high beam once the HID's are fitted but yes you will still have high beam...........!

No go away and order a set!!
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