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January 11, 2014, 02:36 PM #0

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I just wanna know your stance on installing HIDs in lights not designed or retrofitted for them?

Will you install them?

And no I'm not interested in doing it but just wanting to see if we will all now be blinded my TTI members on the road.
[Mar 23 12:14:28] Anne Gus:nah clueless is right

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    January 11, 2014, 02:48 PM #1

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    Originally posted by cluelessk
    I just wanna know your stance on installing HIDs in lights not designed or retrofitted for them?

    Will you install them?

    And no I'm not interested in doing it but just wanting to see if we will all now be blinded my TTI members on the road.

    Hi cluelessk,

    Thank you for your concern but I leave it up completely to the vehicle owner to decide on which route to take when upgrading to HID lights. I inform all of my customers of the dangers of putting a HID kit into OEM reflector housings not specifically designed for HID bulbs and I always give them the option of retrofitting projectors as well.

    My view on installing HID kits into reflector housings is that some are really really bad for glare while others are bareble and not even that bad. All depends on the headlights design, newer headlights with clear plastic lens are better but the older style housings with foggy plastic are terrible for HIDs and cause alot of glare for oncoming traffic.

    So in the end I let my customers decide on which route they would like to take but most often people will choose the $150 plug-n-play route compared to the $500+ complete projector retrofit route.

    If you have any other questions please feel free to ask them all.

    Thanks!
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      January 11, 2014, 03:50 PM #2

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      Cool thanks for a reply. Nice to know you let them know the risks of installing them in normal housings.
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        January 11, 2014, 04:33 PM #3

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        Yes of course. I am also working on creating an information document to include in with all the plug-n-play HID kits that I sell to my customers describing the dangers, risks and alternatives of installing PnP HID kits into reflector housings not designed for them.
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