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    HI there
    I dont have the vec anymore but have an Astra twin top

    My wee brother has the astra g GSI and just had a xenon kit fitted with
    ballast boxes and all
    they look minted and i want similar

    can any of you recommend any kits
    what i should look out for? any issues ?
    what bulbs it would need to be?
    yaddy yaddy?

    many thanks

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    As the Astra-G doesn't have projector lenses, you'll need a reflector type HID bulb, or to call it by its proper name - H7R HID kit.

    See http://www.sinax.co.uk/hids4us/index...ormation_id=13 for further info.

    Something like this kit for instance - for NON projector lense style headlights.

    or if your car has a canbus network, you'll need this kit for NON projector lense style headlights.
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    I would recommend you to buy a 55W kit. Also, if you don't have projector lenses you should order H7R bulbs as Big Dave said, remember that bulbs work on 35W and 55W as well, the ballasts matter

    I have fitted one set to a friend of mine in a Veccy like a year ago (I have factory fitted) and they are a charm, producing more light than mine

    I understood these are ok http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/hid-con...its-p-445.html

    I could get you a kit like I fitted my friend for 75 quids also, but I'm in Romania and shipping cost would be bigger

    Cheers

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    A 35W kit is more than adequate. Why pay more than you have to?

    A 50W HID kit will be only slightly brighter than a 35w kit. The 35w kits use less energy to power them and are approx 3 times the brightness (lumens level) of a normal 55w halogen bulb.

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    In my opinion the price difference isn't much, but the light difference is huge!! If possible, since I jump to conclusion you have a 35W kit, Big Dave have a try and put from a colleague a 50W ballast on your lights and check the difference then.

    Come on, 50W is almost 50% brighter than 35W and the generated consumption is the same as the factory halogen bulbs (55W).

    And another strong point for the 50W is than it won't need warning canceler having the same use of energy

    But it's the man's decision after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyCris View Post
    Come on, 50W is almost 50% brighter than 35W and the generated consumption is the same as the factory halogen bulbs (55W).
    It's actually approx 30% brighter. But at the same time the 50W HID bulbs will also be hotter.

    As I said though, a 35W kit is something like 3 times the brightness of a halogen bulb, so should be more than adequate.

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    em.................
    Are HIDs legal?
    Unfortunately not without using a self levelling headlamp, headlamp washer jets and correct reflecting/projecting headlamps designed for a HID bulb. But they will pass an MOT if aligned correctly. So we have to sell them as off road use only.


    so i think im just going to get bulb upgrades.
    really cant be bothered with any hassle for doing it.
    the way my luck has been going i dont want to temp fate

    cheers for the help peeps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectralicker View Post
    em.................
    Are HIDs legal?
    Unfortunately not without using a self levelling headlamp, headlamp washer jets and correct reflecting/projecting headlamps designed for a HID bulb. But they will pass an MOT if aligned correctly. So we have to sell them as off road use only.


    so i think im just going to get bulb upgrades.
    really cant be bothered with any hassle for doing it.
    the way my luck has been going i dont want to temp fate

    cheers for the help peeps
    That arguement's been going on here for years mate - literally been done to death. The vectra was much easier to get away with due to it's projector lenses...

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    That's true, Vectra should not have any problem at any MOT because of the projector lenses, but if the TT doesn't.. It's another matter.

    I think in your country it would be, because in my country no problem as well

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