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Old 11-04-2010, 08:23 AM   #23
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those are good prices indeed.

i agree that the OEM style projectors would probably be better than the dyna look units.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #24
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Thanks, Jason.

I did a search of ebay.com and couldn't find any Hella xenon-look projectors near this price, so I guess I should get this one.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:09 AM   #25
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give me a yell if you need a hand installing them.

had my front bar off enough times now, it's fairly easy and quick.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #26
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Definitely will! This would be one of two last things I think I want to do to the car.
You've done the other one, too (and it's not the LED or head unit!).

Goodnight. I'll let you know how I go with the purchase.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #27
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Hey Benough and Jason, would you recommend I buy the HID kit at the same time?
Based on your experience, what do go with?
I'd prefer the genuine, German brand proper bulbs (Osram or Phillips?) if possible.
I know they need to be the H7 compatible HIDs and want as OEM as possible, but my car's a MY07 and would not have the highline CECM, so it's probably very similar to your car, Jason.

I think if you can recommend an appropriate kit (I want the best result, so 5300k or whatever OEM spec is fine... no silly ricer blue, thanks) I should order it.

I'm leaning towards the xenon look headlights from tuning fanatics shop.de.

They only seem to have two xenon kits, both of which are likely just Chinese.
Is this one OK or can I do better? (same seller as the xenon-look lights above)

Phillips HID kit from local seller: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/H7-6000K-Xeno...item2c526719f3
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:12 PM   #28
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You need either a 50W ballast and globe kit (IMO these are too bright for road use)
or error cancellers for the hid kit to work correctly.

the 35W kits are already 3 times as much light as halogen, with a 50W kit it would be overkill (IMO)

And you will need hid globe holders for the mk5 headlights.

I found a kit that has 35 watt ballast that has built in error correction,
Has the mk5 globe holders already and they have 4300k (oem colour temp)
And the 6000k colour temp units. (i used the 4300k, as i had tried a 6000k kit in a previous car,
and found it was too blue for my tastes) if i could, i would have 5000k.

i went with the 4300k colour temp, and i find it's great.
4300k is more light on the road than the 6000k kits too.

kit

this kit uses the same Philips globes.

they don't have any 4300k kits listed at the moment, i would shoot them an email and ask about them.
of course if you want the 6000k kit, than by all means go ahead and get one.

this kit appeared to be top quality when i fitted it. it was only down no my mistake when installing that
led to it being replaced. (i accidentally sliced into one of the high tension wires that run to the globe.
even with that slice, the light still ran for about 6 months.

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:11 AM   #29
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I can post an after picture. I didn't document the job as I went.. followed the Joey mod diy on this site. Just without the oven step.
Haha, joey-mod isn't in our Aussie vocabulary. Joey's a baby roo here. :)

Anyway I've been looking for a pic of a 'joey-mod' aka smoked mod to the Dynabeam (or dynabeam-look) headlights.

It seems nobody's posted a pic of a painted / joey-mod dynabeam.

Or have I just missed it?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:20 AM   #30
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For your entertainment: Fitting HID projectors into standard housings for a ghetto xenon projector headlight



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Old 11-07-2010, 08:27 AM   #31
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Ben.

Don't go with those "Philips" kits from eBay. They are a better spec bet definitely not a genuine Philips product.

Get the MTEC product. I know a guy who got the same as me and it fried a CECM for his left headlight. He got the MTEC kit and it's like OEM, No delay in warm up and the correct colour temperature.

Also the cutoff in the HELLA halogen projector kit isn't as sharp as OEM. It's still very good but the left side cutoff goes much higher.

I will show you one time at a night GTG etc.

Btw the cutoff on the retrofit is badass!
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