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    Default HIDS, bah persuade me

    Keep looking at this for my preface:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H7-CANBUS-...item45fbc70b34

    Just can't decide, my osrams are pretty good and I dont do much night driving but I would love extra light when I do.

    All the talk of flickering and failed ballasts puts me off though.

    Indecision time!!!!

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    Only you can make the decision, there is enough info on this site regarding HIDs.

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    With so many different kits around you will hear of problems. I fitted mine last week. They don't start up first time on most occasions, & when they do start they do flicker a bit until they are warm then it's all good. I think I'm having these problems because I haven't fitted the cancellors yet. Will get them on tomorrow & let you know how I get on.

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    had no issues with the 2 kits i have from HIDS Direct and HIDS4US.

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    I did the "kind of fix" dip beam raised aim, fitted similsr to NB's, and have no problems, though we don't ger much fog here - odd really as Newport is built on a marsh. There seems no doubt HiD's are better, but borderline legal (yes, I know, no-ones been failed yet) so far I don't need them. That may change down the road, but while I can see where I'm going and have 2 spare bulbs I see no point in changing.
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    Well that's my reason for not changing TBH, it's 50 quid I don't need to spend.

    But the flipside is that they look good and they give better light.

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    Why would you really want to improve the headlights on your car??

    I have a facelift and thought the lights were pretty good until I fitted HID's, I am now a convert and even thinking about fitting them to my motorbike..

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    Cos with Osrams they are perfectly adequate for the job I need them to do.

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    right i would say get them i was exactly the same mate didnt see what all the fuss was about .... until i fitted them they are fantastic believe me well worth the money i dont know y i ever bothered with halogens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yugguy View Post
    Cos with Osrams they are perfectly adequate for the job I need them to do.
    Well don't bother then

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