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Old 12-18-2012, 02:54 PM
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Has anyone tried or have any experience with putting an HID kit in the Stock Fog Light Housing. I know HID's in the headlight housing (non-Projector) causes a lot of glare and light scatter from what I have read. However, since the fogs are lower and have a smaller housing, I was curious if anyone has feedback on how well this works. I was thinking of putting true projectors with HID's for my regular lights and also installing HID fogs. Thanks.
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from what i have gathered talking to friends (off the forum) HIDs in the fog create a major glare issue for both you and other drivers in anything except perfectly clear weather
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they'll create a ridiculous amount of glare even in clear weather too, not to mention they won't serve their intended purpose anymore either.

I also wanted to add that hids aren't that bad in our oem headlights. Obviously they won't be nearly as good as hid projectors, but they're definitely better than halogens. There is fairly minimal increased glare also. Here are some comparison pictures I found of halogens vs hids in our oem housings.

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I don't know about glare but they hit the road signs pretty good. I do have them down a bit since they are about stock headlight height. I gave up on the HID in the main housings. I got them sitting in the garage. Bright but too much vibration and the bs "high beam" that just moves the bulb. Then to do it right you need to add a fake load. Stuff gets hot enough to melt the other housings I got tired of stoping to make sure the crap was not burning through something. Just run high beams! Seams to be a new trend.
I got the pure white the main are white but the same bulb for fogs has a lil blueish tint.
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If they hit road signs they're glaring into other drivers' eyes
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:23 PM
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I have 5k HID's in my fogs and love them. They hit the road great and I have them adjusted correctly.
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I have 5k HID's in my fogs and love them. They hit the road great and I have them adjusted correctly.
Those are really bad. All they're doing is blinding other drivers with all that glare, not to mention they won't be useful in the fog anymore since they're throwing light all over the place instead of just under the fog.
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