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Hello guys! I decided after seeing a picture of another members lighting setup I really want to change what I have heres info on what I have and options I have.

What I currently have:
Ebay housings, paid $40-$60ish
Kensun HIDs, h4, 6k and they are just a single bulb (high beams only).


I want to get rid of them because the cutoff is horrible. Realisticly I want to custom fab some rectangle hella housings to fit, but I just dont have the mechanical skill to do that since I have barely any tools at my house, so I am just going to remain with the 7" housing, something with a better cut off.

Now before you say "PROJECTORS AND GET AHIGHER BUDGET", theres a few people that have hids in some hella e-codes and the cutoff is up to my standards. But I am just wondering before I go out and spend $90 on the hella e-codes, could it possibly be my HIDS that are to blame since they are a single bulb?

Any help would be greatly appreciated:)
 

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Budget is $100 or I would look into those but that would be roughly $150+ and the guy with the e-codes and hids had a very cheap sestup that was impressive.. Oh and the last time I got kensun hi/lo it was absolutely horrible, they had 2 different bulbs and the low beam litearlly was on par with my cell phone flashlight. So I dont know how well that would fix things.
 

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You need a Bi-xenon set of HID's . If you want to do it cheap then on ebay search for camero/S10 steal headlight buckets ($30-40) . Take apart your headlight and drill out the spot welds holding the round light bucket . Weld ,rivet ,screw the rectangle buckets in there place . While your on eBay order up some 4x6 projector lights . Install the HID's into the lights and see how much you need to trim from the back of the bucket . Install into the car your finished .
 

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Get E codes. They work well but won't give you the droopy eye look.
^ this by 1000! and everybody driving towards you will appreciate it as well. You also need the Bi-xenon on them.
 

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I do not know how to weld so the rectangle mod wont be happening anytime soon sadly:[ But thanks for the info.


So my HIDs wont work in the hella e-codes for a cutoff? What are the difference between mine and the bi-xenon.



Thanks everyone for the help, I am a noob with lightening so help is greatly appreciated.
 

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for simplicity and best bang for the buck, just swap out to e-codes

Even without the HID's the output is leaps and bounds beyond OEM lighting


but HID's in any halogen reflector headlight is just a no-no and blinding to all involved
 

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Just find someone with a welder and tack the bracket up.

If not buy the E-codes but put a higher wattage halogen bulb in it. I have 90/110w bulbs in my codes. Just as bright if not brighter than HID and cheaper. Unless you like your ricer pink lights.
 

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it won't be as bright, or at least SEEM as bright as HID, but the beam pattern will provide you with more usable light with halogens
 

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I have had retrofitted projectors on a 55w ballast and I swear this is on par. I can see that they are whiter than the halogens but light output is about equal at $30 for a set of bulbs it's worth a try.

Would do it before a drop any sketchy HID kit in a reflector housing.
 

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Just find someone with a welder and tack the bracket up.

If not buy the E-codes but put a higher wattage halogen bulb in it. I have 90/110w bulbs in my codes. Just as bright if not brighter than HID and cheaper. Unless you like your ricer pink lights.
Mine ARE pink;):fab: jk haha.


it won't be as bright, or at least SEEM as bright as HID, but the beam pattern will provide you with more usable light with halogens
I am all about useable light, the only reason I am a fan of HIDS is because of how bright they are so if I can have a legal setup thats even close if not better with a good cutoff I am all down for it if its cheap.

I have had retrofitted projectors on a 55w ballast and I swear this is on par. I can see that they are whiter than the halogens but light output is about equal at $30 for a set of bulbs it's worth a try.

Would do it before a drop any sketchy HID kit in a reflector housing.

But.....isnt the e-codes a reflector housing?
 

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Yea they are and I never said to put HIDs in them.

E-codes, hella 90/110w bulbs from rally lights. /thread.
 

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As stated, e-codes with higher wattage halogens and it is VERY close to a retrofit's output for the price

And still a straight cutoff
 

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Just got a check, and my budget is little bit more than I figured. So I MIGHT try to get a buddy to make me some rectangle lights.... If so what size/type housing would you guys suggest? and any tips/advice on how to do it?


And can you link me to the bulbs that you guys suggest buying? And wheres a good place to buy e-codes I found some on amazon for $90

http://www.amazon.com/Hella-Halogen-Replacement-Headlight-Standard/dp/B000FKIURK
 
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