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I have a 8000k hid kit sitting at home right now, does anyone thing anything over 4300k is a bit much?

Or do you guys think 8000k is fine?
 

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My supplier suggested 6000k for a more white look. The 4300k is yellowish and less intense like OEM and anything above 6000k is blueish/purple and more (perhaps too) intense.

You may be very happy with 8000k -- many are, so don't despair, but for me I like the 6000k.

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I have a 8000k hid kit sitting at home right now, does anyone thing anything over 4300k is a bit much?

Or do you guys think 8000k is fine?
Are there any legal limits for street use?
 

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I have a 8000k hid kit sitting at home right now, does anyone thing anything over 4300k is a bit much?

Or do you guys think 8000k is fine?
Hey man what's up. I'm sorry I haven't posted any pics for the HIDs the semester started and I really haven't had the time to do it but ima try for this weekend. I had 8000k on my 08 sedan and they looked pretty cool. Problem is the sedan did not have projectors like CT so I'm sure it won't look exactly the same. Here are some pics of how they looked on the sedan along with some other combinations I played with lol.
 

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The first pic is 10000K with 3000K in the fogs. Looked cool at first but got old fast lol. Too ricey for my taste. The second is 10000K all around. Bright but not bright enough lol. Notice the low beams don't shine as bright as the other pics I attached, which are 8000K all around. I had to put eyelids on though to have a legal cutoff line cause they were bothering other drivers, a problem that projectors don't cause when aimed properly. I have 6000K on my CT all around cause I wanted a better look than OEM but no hint of blue either. I put 4300K before but I switched them out lol.
 

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With HIDs, the higher the temp, the deeper the blue, and as a result, the lower the light output.


So in terms of brightness

4300K (factory HID) > 6000K > 8000K > 10000K > 12000K etc...


My friend had 20000K on his accord and it was extremely pointless lol... They looked cool but had absolutely no function they weren't even brighter than stock lights

you made a pretty good choice especially if you want a hint of blue and excellent light output
 

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i figured out after i had ordered it, figured that i should of gotten 4300k. i figure that ill probably return it, and order from anothe rsupplier.

i most certainly dont want to go for the ricer look.
 

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What is ricer/ricer look? That's a new term to this old guy?
 

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What is ricer/ricer look? That's a new term to this old guy?
Lol... Umm the best way to explain a ricer is... well... taking a car and putting every aftermarket part available for your car to make it look faster... example... huge park bench spoiler, mufflers that look like cannons, bright yellow fogs, a million stickers, etc... lol

Here's the official urban dictionary definition:

"(Ricer: from the latin word Ricarius meaning to suck at everything you attempt) A person who makes unecessary modifications to their most often import car (hence the term "rice") to make it (mostly make it look) faster. The most common modifications are (but not limited to): - Huge exhaust that serves no purpose but to make the car louder - Large spoiler on the back that looks like something Boeing made for the 747 - Lots of after-market company stickers they don't have parts from, but must be cool - Expensive rims that usually cost more than the car itself - Bodykit to make the car appear lower, usually accented with chicken wire - Clear tail lights and corner signals - A "performace intake"- a tube that feeds cold air to their engine usually located in areas of excessive heat (behind or on top of the engine) - Most of these riced cars (a.k.a. rice rockets or rice burners) are imports; Honda Civics, Accords, Integras, CRXs, RSXs, Del Sols Mitsubishi Eclipses, Lancers, Subaru Imprezas, however there are some domestics such as Chevrolet Caviliers, Dodge Neons, Ford Focus; small, slow, economy cars designed specifically to go slow. Please note that some Supras, Skylines, WRX's and other higher performance imports are designed to go fast, and are therfore not always considered rice. It really depends on the severity of the case. The "ricer" attempts to make their car "performance" by adding the modifications listed above. These ricers are not confined to any one ethnic group ..."
 

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I run 6k's in my mustang, but I find that the color depends on the manufacturer. I prefer clean white light, no blue, or purple, or amber. I have seen other people with 6k's have a blue tint, and others with 8k's that look clean white. Just check with the seller to find the right color.

Anything other than clean white is ricer IMHO
 

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Thanks for the explaination of ricer/ricer look, Pedro. I may need to rice out my lawn mower. ;)
 

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I run 6k's in my mustang, but I find that the color depends on the manufacturer. I prefer clean white light, no blue, or purple, or amber. I have seen other people with 6k's have a blue tint, and others with 8k's that look clean white. Just check with the seller to find the right color.

Anything other than clean white is ricer IMHO
mhmm, hence why i think i should return it. when i first bought it i thought the higher the better. i guess not xD what a hassle. now i know for next tiem
 

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The Crosstour has factory halogen projectors meaning that a 4300k HID kit will get you the most OEM Look and feel. You will still get a hint of blue depending on what angle you view the light from as a result of the color band in the cutoff.

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i browsed a local car fourm, quite a few people said go for 6000k it being the best?

the question now is would u guys get 4300k for a more oem feel, or up it to 6000k?
 

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i browsed a local car fourm, quite a few people said go for 6000k it being the best?

the question now is would u guys get 4300k for a more oem feel, or up it to 6000k?
The colour spectrum I saw showed the 4300k as yellowish like OEM.....the 6000k as whiter but not blue or purple.
The OEM h/lights on my Lexus are white and ones that I am used to and like, so went with 6000k to match.
They're adjusted properly and so far have not upset anyone after 2 month's use.

My $.02
 

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You're not going to go wrong either way however a 6000k bulb is rated at approximately 20% less lumens than a 4300k bulb. That means you will have 20% less light output.

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I am very happy with 6000K... well you can judge for yourself if 6000K is good enough or if you wanna go brighter to 4300K.. here's my HIDs at 6000k all around...
 

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ive ordered 4300ks from the vendor on this fourm. the question now is...
anybody care to take pictures of how to do it for me? ie. showing me to unscrew and where to plug.
This is my first car, first time doing stuff like this. I would rather not pay a body shop for petty stuff like this.
Although i did pay someone to install my rear lip =P.

Pictures would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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ive ordered 4300ks from the vendor on this fourm. the question now is...
anybody care to take pictures of how to do it for me? ie. showing me to unscrew and where to plug.
This is my first car, first time doing stuff like this. I would rather not pay a body shop for petty stuff like this.
Although i did pay someone to install my rear lip =P.

Pictures would be greatly appreciated!!
It's not a long process, K, but it is a little arduous.
It involves taking off the front wheels, removing the inner fender covers to expose the rear of the headlights.
Once in there you must remove the quartz bulbs and mount the HID system consisting of the bulbs, igniters, and ballasts.

I've not got many pics but there are some in here:

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188&page=2

I did check with my dealer to ask the cost of install and it would be between 1 and 2 hours labour.

C.
 

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