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Old 01-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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HID Kit: 5,000K or 10,000K?

Alright so I'm planning on buying a Notto HID Kit. I am kinda torn between the 5,000K and the 10,000K. I like the look of the 10,000 but I have read that anything past like 6,000 reduces visibility and all that. Also would I get pulled over for that blue tint? Thoughts, ideas, opinions?

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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10K is too blue. Stick with the 5K.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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10k is too blue. Stick with the 5k.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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I would pull you over for 10K. . . . .if I was cop

5K should be kinda cool, 10K = attention whore

plus u probably still have daytime running light
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, the stuff that looks like really blue or purple... that is just stupid trendy r!cer'ish stuff. There is no reason to have them that color and yes it does reduce visibility and is actually illegal in some states. Even 8k is too blue for some people. 6k or under is your best bet.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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I would go with 5000k or 6000k but that site seems pretty pricey. You might want to look into ddmtunning's headlights. I can't say for myself but I know people who have bought them and I know a lot of people on here recommend them. They come with a life time warranty plus they're only around $30 and you can choose 5000k, 6000k, or even 8000k. If you have your heart set on those go for it, its your money, but these could save you a little.

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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I run 6k in all my cars and 10k in my sled
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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I have 6000k. Love em. Way to expensive. +1 with ddmtuning.com. And warranted for life!
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #10
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I'm starting to lean toward the DDM. Do you guys think I would need to get the "Error Code Eliminator"? Has anyone had an error code come up from installing a HID kit?
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No, you won't need it. That's mostly for BMW's and such.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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Alright just wanna make sure. And is it worth an extra 20 bucks to get 55W instead of 35W? Sorry for all the questions, lights and all that aren't my forte
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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Excuse me, 10 extra bucks for the 55W. Not 20.
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6000 is pretty common. I run 8000 on my car. Well, 8000 low, 6000 high, 4300 fogs. here is a low/fog shot


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I run 6k high beams for better visibility. In rain, I don't like the 8k. Otherwise, it is the max I would go, personally. It is what my Jag came with, so I ran with it on the G8 as well. The fogs really help offset the blue making it more pleasing to the eye on the color spectrum.
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Side note, 35W is better. You can easily melt the headlight housing with a 55W kit over time. The HIDs run hotter, no matter what someone says. It takes about 6 seconds for them to reach 110 degrees. The higher watt will in time burn out sooner then the lower watt kit, and may assist in melting your oem harness.

35 watt is safe all around, and really puts out a ton of light. I run 35 watt on the car in the above pic. 20 watt fogs and you can see they are hella bright. www.SpencersHids.com has worked with GM cars only for years. I think he is expanding out, but knows a ton about the kits. He sold me on the 20w fogs because higher 35w (which is the factory fog non-hid wattage) would melt the plastic fog light lens.

Never had an issue. Some guys on the G8 forum went with 35w kits and all melted!

Spencer uses quality kits. My ballasts are even Phillips brand.


And before I get any responses about me having projectors and not HID projectors. One in the same here. I went to order that part out of my Acadia which has HIDs and it is the same projector on my halogen G8. So it is the same!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:16 AM   #16
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Oh and I have projector lights. Does that make a difference when looking for HID kits?
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Aftermarket Projectors? Then yes the bulb size will most likely be different so you would have to take the bulbs out and check the size. Most projectors are H1 bulbs so you could just get that size, but it depends on what projectors you have. I don't know if they are really suppose to have HIDs in them, they're may be melting or fitment issues, maybe someone else can tell a little more.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #18
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Yes they are aftermarket. I'll have to do some research on that.
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It said on the site that they recommend putting hids in them. I guess it could go back to the watts. It would prolly be safer to use the 35 with the projector rather than the 55 which could cause melting and all that mess. That's just how I'm taking it haha
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I'm running 6k in my lows, and will be running 4k in my fogs when installed.

As stated, anything over 6k is pointless.
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