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Has anyone changed the stock 4300k HID bulb with a 8000k bulb? Is it difficult to get to? Did the 8000k get too hot and damage the headlight assembly? Pics would be awesome. Thanks.
 

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I never knew that, but calling it Kelvin is misleading as well. Kelvin makes me think of temperature first.
 

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You're gonna go from white to BLUE in color.
 

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I understand the color difference. But are those hid bulbs hotter than stock ? And more importantly how do you change them?
 

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4300K has the best light output and is typically the OEM white color. 8000K has the most blue of any kit we offer and will have slightly less output than any other color.

More blue = less usable output



6000K is the best combination of output and color IMO

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I never knew that, but calling it Kelvin is misleading as well. Kelvin makes me think of temperature first.
It's not misleading because it is talking about temperature. Color temperature. It makes sense from a scientific perspective. :)
 

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I understand the color difference. But are those hid bulbs hotter than stock ? And more importantly how do you change them?
If you replace a 35w bulb with a 35w bulb then there should be no difference in heat output. If you replace a 35w bulb with a 55w bulb then you will get more heat output that could possibly damage the housing.

What makes you want to switch to 8000K? They're not as effective as the OEM bulbs, so the only reason to go 8000K would be for the look...which is quite ricer-ish, IMO.
 

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We don't carry 55 watt kits because of the excess heat that Yahooligan speaks of. It is true that the 55 watt HID conversions greatly increase the chances of damaging your factory components.

BTW, 6000K isn't ricer at all. It's a very crisp, clean white with a very slight tint of color. I have it on both of my cars.

8000k is borderline rice for some cars lol

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It's not misleading because it is talking about temperature. Color temperature. It makes sense from a scientific perspective. :)
I like wavelength better. Kelvin has been engraved into my brain as celcius - 273.15.
 

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Peak wavelength in nm = 2,897,768 / Kelvin. The peak wavelength will be the dominant color seen in objects that emit multiple wavelengths of light. The other wavelengths essentially will cancel each other out as a sea of white (ie HID bulbs). Now I'm happy.
 

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Has anybody changed them without pulling the headlight assembly out?
 

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Has anybody changed them without pulling the headlight assembly out?
Yes, they can be replaced without removing them or the front bumper. The black plastic covers over the radiator pull out and then you can access the back of the assemblies to get the bulbs out, but it is tight in there.


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Thank you for your reply. It looks pretty tight but I'm going to try . Going to get some 8000k.
 

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I'll probably try diode dynamics. D1S bulbs.
 

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Put in some 8000k today. Its very tight. Not much skin left on my hands. Left home in the daylight. When it got dark I was almost scared to drive home. The 8000k is so blue its too dark. And gets drowned out by on coming headlights. Very disappointed , got home and had to put the OEM 4300k back in.
Its very difficult to change bulbs. The first one I let go of the metal clip after I got it off and it fell down in the headlight assembly. Almost couldn't get it back out. About 30 minutes of fishing around with a mag tool. I'm just glad I got my OEM bulbs back in. I'm probably done with that mod. One of those things that once you start , your sorry you tried.
 

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Well, sorry it didn't work out for you. Sometimes you just have to find out for yourself instead of going by the opinions of others, which are subjective of course.

Merry Christmas! :)


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