Advice HID kit

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  1. tomas.hanba

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    Hi,
    please could you someone advice me particular HID bulb kit on summitracing?

    http://www.summitracing.com/int/sea...g&retaillocation=int&tw=hid &sw=HID Bulb Kits

    I have 80 turbo regal, stock, and already ordered one from Onyx but doesnt fit.
    I would appreciate if someone tells me what exact to order. Im looking just for brighter
    than stock light. As bright as possible with 6000k, not more. Just stay white.
    Thanks!)
     
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    This would be best in the general turbo tech section.
    Your best bet is to get the bulb size/ style that fits your aftermarket headlight housings as the stock ones are sealed. I believe most are H4 bulbs, at least my Hella aftermarket headlight housings are, for the '86 anyway.
     
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    HID lights in a standard reflector housing is a bad idea in my opinion, I've done it. Factory reflector housings aren't designed for the volume of light produced by a HID bulb and you'll get lots of light scattering, which will look like you have your high beams on all the time to other drivers.

    Some factory cars have had reflector housings (a few Escalades) with HID bulbs, but they were designed for them. I would go with an off the shelf bulb like sylvania, or switch to a quality projector. However, projectors being round don't fit g bodys the best.

    Just my .02 and depends on how often you drive it.
     
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    That was such a good and helping thread.
     
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    #6 robertf, Jan 8, 2018
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    Can you provide any pictures of this on the car with the lights on? It sounds like an awesome, cost-effective set up. I have been debating updating some more lighting on the car since I've switched out most of my bulbs already for LEDs. I want to keep the car as stock appearing as possible for shows and some of these LED assemblies I have seen take away from the stock look.
     
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    I will try and get a pic tonight.
     

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