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    in a preface vec c, which would you go for? dont want chavy looking blueish light, want as standard looking as possible, but with the best light output

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    4300 is OEM but ive tried them and they are a bit on the yellow side for me. Ive also run 6000k and they are too blue for me, in fact thats what i have in right now. I have just ordered 5000k today for the winter. I dont know how people cant run 8000K or above and say they are fine tbh.

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    cheers, that what i'm worried about, dont want the blue look. i had standard 4.3k bulbs in my old vec b gsi and they looked spot on to me, with really good light output. i would rather a more yellow look than blue as long as the light output isnt reduceed, if that makes sense lol

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    I will be sticking my 4300K's up for sale if you are interested. One of the rubbers did split taking them out of the bulb clips though. Some super glue would sort that though.

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    Arnt they goin to be banned soon anyway??

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    No HID's wont be banned, aftermarket HID's may fail the MOT test if not accompanied by self levelling and washers. Its not Vec-c owners that the MOT test are out to get anyway, as the headlights on Vec's are designed to to project the beam from HID's correctly. I have seen a couple of cars sporting HID's in old style reflector headlights that spread the beam all over the place, its worse than running with High Beam.

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    Well my mate owns air station and said he has not herd out about hids bein illegal

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    Whats the colour difference then in 4k 6k and 8k? Is there cheap crap kits you can buy?? Like brands need to avoid or is a hid kit a hid kit??

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    4300k is white, 5000k is whiter, 6000k is bluish, 8000k is blue, 10000k is purple. All aftermarket HID kits appear to be coming out of China/Hong Kong regardless of who is selling them.

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