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Great bolt-on kit for coverting your car to HID
on November 21, 2009
I purchased this kit on Amazon after deciding it was the most cost effective option. I didn't want to get stuck spending a lot on a kit that didn't end up working. Fortunately, it seems my fears were not well placed, this kit worked out beautifully.
The kit includes:
-2x replacement bulbs (and all the wires, connectors, etc. you should need)
-2x ballasts (to power the HID bulbs)
-2x mounting brackets (to secure the ballasts
-miscellaneous mounting accessories (zip ties, double-sided tape, etc.)
The kit was surprisingly well thought out - unlike the manual (it sounds like it was written overseas). I pulled out the all the parts and couldn't figure out why there needed to be as much wire in the kit as there was, but it all fit together brilliantly. The only troubling part is in some cars you will have to figure out where you're going to mount the ballast. The ballast is a necessary part of these bulbs, as it's what ramps up the voltage to power HID bulbs - and it's slightly larger than a pack of playing cards. So you'll need to make sure there's a surface you can mount to somewhere near your headlight. As long as you're not afraid to get your fingers dirty, you should be able to install these in short order. If not, there's always the professional installation option.
Otherwise, I'm very satisfied by the significantly increased light output and enhanced night vision I now enjoy. Don't hesitate to buy!
-Much brighter than original bulbs (~3x)
-Well thought out components (weather-proof connectors)
-Decent instruction manual
-Simple enough to install yourself
-Not quite as straight forward as a typical bulb replacement (but not much more involved)
-Instruction manual can be vague at times
-Ballast is large enough to pose mounting concerns (you may have to be creative)