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Thread: Should I buy HID's from hids-direct or hids4u

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    Default Should I buy HID's from hids-direct or hids4u

    Not sure if there are any pro's or con's between them, so thought I would quickly ask here.

    The choice is either the Vectra C product here:
    http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/hid-products.html

    Or the Ultimate kit from here:
    http://www.hids4u.co.uk/store/produc...&cat=13&page=1

    I know you are all probably bored of HID related questions, but I would appreciate the help.

    Thanks to RSV_Ecosse for his help with my other questions :-)

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    The old kit I had was from hids4u, and they were a good job. Far better than the £69-wonders I have now.

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    hid-direct for me mate , ive got 3 kits from them and 4 of my mates have , had a problem with one of mine and they changed it oven no problem

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    Thanks guys. Split straight down the middle there! I will give it another few hours before ordering tomorrow.

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    Got mine from HIDS4U & they worked straight out of the box (Full CanBus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S100 View Post
    Got mine from HIDS4U & they worked straight out of the box (Full CanBus)
    Whereas mine didn't and I ended up binning them after several months of tearing my hair out and trying various different ballasts/bulbs/capacitors etc.

    I think retro fitting Hids on a vec is a lottery. For some they work, but for others they just dont

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    Just remember that aftermarket HID kits are illegal. I toyed with the idea of fitting a set but the thought of paying for the rest of my life if I had a serious accident didn't appeal to me, in the end I went for Philips Xtreme bulbs and they are fantastic. I'm not a policeman or anything but I know your insurance won't pay out in the event of an accident if you have fitted a HID kit.

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    For anybody interested in the legal position...

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps

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    Thanks for the legal stuff, I read through that via another thread a while ago, but I appreciate the heads up.

    I'm gonna buy some anyway. As long as the lights do not blind people coming the other way owing to non-eliptoid lenses I see them as a good thing. If they are risking other road users then I shall stop using them. I intend to get the 5000k ones, I am not after purple lights or anything!

    I have been a goody two shoes all my motoring life. Time to live a little. I have discovered this year that life is too short to care about every little thing.

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    HIDs are illegal, but no-one is enforcing it yet, so fit them and enjoy using them until they're enforced.

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