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    Just wondering if you could replace your standard hi-beam bulbs with the HID kit ?
     
     

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    dont do it

    the hid kit takes time get the lamp to its full power output,,,, so when you go to just flash your headlights to main-beam there not going to do it .
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    dont do it

    the hid kit takes time get the lamp to its full power output,,,, so when you go to just flash your headlights to main-beam there not going to do it .
    Funny that as I've fitted HID's to a few cars on both dipped and main beam, you can still flash people as the HID's ignite causing a bright flash, never had any trouble.
    I'd do it to be honest.
     
     

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    ther are rules to fitting hid

    1 you need to have headlight washers
    2 self-leveling headlights
    3 the hid lamp must be inclosed within a projector

    your car must meet all the 3 for it to be legal
     
     

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    Rule no. 3 is very important.
    A lot of people fit HID into halogen reflective headlamps causing shroud/glarring light beam blinding the fook out of on coming drivers.
     
     

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    I'll be the same as alot of other people running them, yes they aren't legal but I've never had any trouble with MOT's or the Police.

    As per the original question, yes you'll be fine with them on full beam.
     
     

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    seem to remember reading somewhere that flashing and short periods of ON time can wear the ballasts and bulbs out quicker, specially if the're cheapo's
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    Il second the above by hugo there was a thread on the forum about the benifits of doing the main beams and they do tire out the ballasts quicker dipped is more than enough i hardly ever use my main beams so dont see the point of going hid on them
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay21 View Post
    Il second the above by hugo there was a thread on the forum about the benifits of doing the main beams and they do tire out the ballasts quicker dipped is more than enough i hardly ever use my main beams so dont see the point of going hid on them
    I think alot depends where you live, the HIDs on main beam have been worth they weight in gold living in the sticks.
    The ballasts won't last as long flashing them but for how much they cost these days its not off too much concern.
     
     

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