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Hid headlight upgrade help!!!

I am looking to buy the 8000k hid headlights. I don't know how they work. Do I need to find a conversion kit? How much should I be expecting to spend? I've never had bright lights and I've always avoided driving my mustang at night. I've been reading up on some of the lights and bulbs but I'm not understanding completely what all I need and how to install. Also has anyone had issues with the "flickering?" If anyone knows about the hids please explain to me. Please educate me!! I need help!! Thanks everyone

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just get a quality set of HID's, they basically just plug into your current harness where the bulb connects. a quality set will prevent the "flicker" you are referring too. don't think price is quality. I can get HID's as cheap as 50$. just google around. I forget the name of the site that sells them. AVOID ebay HID's, they have ****** ballasts that go bad fairly quick.

also, you need to look into a retrofit housing, or retrofit your housing yourself. sticking a straight HID bumb into your current housing blinds everybody. (think ricers headlights coming at you at night.)

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See if you can get a Xetronix brand HID kit - those are quality. I had two sets (high and low beam) on my former NSX and they never flickered once.

Also, I highly recommend NOT going with a temperature other than 4300k or maybe 5000k. 3000k is very yellow, like having bright yellow headlights. 6000k looks fairly blue but when it rains it is like not having any headlights at all - the light just washes out when it refracts through the rain. 8000k starts to get purple. Those higher temperatures, 6000k or higher, would be fine if you live in the desert I guess.

4300k will give you the most usable light. A nice set of HIDs in 4300k is stunningly bright on a dark road.

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Awesome! Thanks so much for the help! Greatly appreciated

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I bought a DDM Tuning HID kit for less than $50, they are great so far no problems such as flickering, however I do have one bulb beam that slightly vibrates but not to the point where it effects my vision. I only see it when the beam is on a wall and I'm not moving.

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I have our HID conversion kit on my 2007 Mustang GT and it works great.

Feel free to PM me or call me (314) 205-3033 ext. 206

I will give you all the information you need and help you find a quality product at a fair price.

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