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Posted by Chris F. on June 05, 2001 at 23:57:14:

In Reply to: I read it, but... posted by Magnus! on June 05, 2001 at 23:17:40:

not much substance to that article...I know when I put in mine, it took a long time to get them properly aimed (and replace the aiming screws I broke because it was too dark to see what I was doing). The final result is a very defined beam of light. I took special care to have the distance from the base of the bulb to the filament (or the arc capsule on the HIDs) be the same distance (they were off by a few mm.) so that the area of greatest intensity was in the focal point of the lens. It also took a while to make sure they weren't tilted at all when I siliconed them down (I didn't buy a 'kit', just used units out of a totaled e46). The final result is a tremendious difference in light output. It is without a doubt one of the best investments I've made for my car (I can see the deer --> not die) and would do it again in a second.

I too tried the PIAA superwhites and while they did look whiter and brighter when driving (although not much), when put side by side to the HIDs they look like a candle burning inside my headlight housing.

Magnus, I'll help blind people at SIGFest too...can't wait!

Chris F.


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