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    bit of a dump question here:

    was thinking about a HID conversion and have read sellers claiming that HID kits use lower rated bulbs (35watts) rather than the standard halogen ones. So in turn they claim, is better on fuel economy in the long run!. Is this strictly true? i know the hid bulbs are lower rating but arent you additionally powering the ballasts?

    surely the return if any would be over thousands and thousands of miles by which point you'd probably need new bulbs anyway lol
     
     

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    Yeah you really are not going to see any difference in MPG, blowing your tyres up more would be a greater MPG increase,
     
     

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    lol thanks mate
     
     

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