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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 11:55 AM
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what hid bulb do i need for my 05 srt fog light
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I know its a bit late but FANTASTIC post ND4SPD!

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awesome write up, I too was looking for something like this!
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One very excellent and well wrote thread

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I know this is an old post but such great info. Ive been wanting to try mt first retro and this really helped.
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I actually have a friend who does HID kits for a living. This is super informative, but maybe I'll see if he has time to take a peek at this and answer his questions.

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We have a great research section here on our website: Research

If you want to learn more about lighting technology, and prevent yourself from falling victim to common misconceptions, check it out!

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So what would rebased HID bulbs look like in an aftermarket projector-style housing? I have a decent cutoff with standard halogen bulbs, will this translate nicely into HID output? Or would it still glare terribly?
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A quality HID conversion kit will work well in your aftermarket projectors and give you a nice boost in light output, without generating excessive glare.

They work well in OEM projectors also

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Very good write up and very useful information.

I have done ~15 retrofits on my own cars and friends over the years. Look forward to doing this on my new to me SRT.
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Quick question when running hid I seen somebody state that it overloads the factory wiring and burns it up? any truth to this?
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Quick question when running hid I seen somebody state that it overloads the factory wiring and burns it up? any truth to this?
There is indeed truth to it, you should always run an HID relay harness.

Taken directly from our Research section: HID Brightness - HID - Research

Power Draw: If a ballast is outputting a true 55 watts of power, that means it must draw about 65 watts of power, and when it ignites, it draws a great deal more. Your factory wiring is only designed to provide 16-55 watts, depending on the bulb size, and if you wire the HIDs through your factory wiring, that much power draw can destroy factory wiring, and at worst, kill your car's "motherboard," which is usually around $1000 to replace. You must always use a relay with 55 watt, but not all customers will go to the extra trouble to use the HID relay, creating a very dangerous situation.


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so with the harness and the relay there is no problems ?
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so with the harness and the relay there is no problems ?
Correct, you're essentially bypassing the factory wiring

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I will be calling in the next few short weeks after i rebound after all that Christmas shopping lol Thank you so much!
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