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Has anyone tried a HID upgrade for the highbeams? I’ve removed my HID lowbeam kit for various reasons so now I’ve got a spare setup on my hands. PML can convert my lowbeam capsules to 9005 specs for $60, which doesn’t seem too expensive – probably they would be bright as a mofo, but I’m wondering how the beam pattern works out with the conversion.

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Has anyone tried a HID upgrade for the highbeams? I’ve removed my HID lowbeam kit for various reasons so now I’ve got a spare setup on my hands. PML can convert my lowbeam capsules to 9005 specs for $60, which doesn’t seem too expensive – probably they would be bright as a mofo, but I’m wondering how the beam pattern works out with the conversion.

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Bob
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Why did you give up on the HID-lowbeams?

MVP has convertion kits for both the low and high beams on the Supra. Thats as much as I know.
 
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I had HID lowbeams in my stock '97 housings, the light output and beam pattern was basically good with the exception of the stray light issue. I got tired of driving around with the typical stray light "triangles" projecting out at a 45-degree angle - seemed embarrassing. Then, I changed over to Euro lamps w/HID, at first I was amazed at the light output - plus no stray light issues - then I started noticing drivers on my right cringing as I drove past - the euro's with HID project A LOT of light to the upper right side. Finally I got tired of people giving me hard looks as I drove past. So now I'm back to the halogen bulb euro setup.

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there is a nice how to fix for this but its on mkiv.com i cant post a link till its up
Bob said:
I had HID lowbeams in my stock '97 housings, the light output and beam pattern was basically good with the exception of the stray light issue. I got tired of driving around with the typical stray light "triangles" projecting out at a 45-degree angle - seemed embarrassing. Then, I changed over to Euro lamps w/HID, at first I was amazed at the light output - plus no stray light issues - then I started noticing drivers on my right cringing as I drove past - the euro's with HID project A LOT of light to the upper right side. Finally I got tired of people giving me hard looks as I drove past. So now I'm back to the halogen bulb euro setup.

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Bob said:
Has anyone tried a HID upgrade for the highbeams? I’ve removed my HID lowbeam kit for various reasons so now I’ve got a spare setup on my hands. PML can convert my lowbeam capsules to 9005 specs for $60, which doesn’t seem too expensive – probably they would be bright as a mofo, but I’m wondering how the beam pattern works out with the conversion.

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Bob
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I have a set of HID high beams but was unable to get them to work because on my car (1993 Euro spec MKIV) the high beams are ground switched and not 12V like the low beams. In order to get them to work I need to rewire the whole thing which I didn't feel like. I am still waiting for an answer of Dusty at MVP if this is normal.

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Re: Re: HID Highbeams - anyone have them?

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I have a set of HID high beams but was unable to get them to work because on my car (1993 Euro spec MKIV) the high beams are ground switched and not 12V like the low beams. In order to get them to work I need to rewire the whole thing which I didn't feel like. I am still waiting for an answer of Dusty at MVP if this is normal.

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Flavio, get ahold of my friend Andy. Him and a few others have put together one of the most comprehensive resources for HID lighting. Him and the others will be able to help you out more than anyone else. http://faq.auto.light.tripod.com/
 
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NO SHIT... your euros do the same thing mine do!!! BMWs and supras can coexist!!!!

If you ask me the people in the right lane don't matter to me.. they're just slo or stupid.

Thats how euros are on my bimmer.... Light output goes up and to the right...

I'm gettin euros for the supra DEFINITELY.

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RanGer498:

Which problem does mkiv.com have a fix for?

Josh // M3:

I've been driving with the euro/HID setup for awhile now, I guess it's just personal preference - I just don't like the feeling that the people I am passing hate my guts because I've been blasting them with super bright light! I don't know how the Bimmer-euro setup works, but the Supra really puts the light out on the upper right. That might be the HID retrofit "defect" that every retro seem to have - one way or another.

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I hear ya bro... my lights aren't made for xenons either and get a little bit bright at times... but oh well. Perks of the job i guess. I hate plastic lenses so you kno... ya take what u can get.

But, to each his own...

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Never considered upgrading my headlights. Is this whole upgrade just to have brighter lights? Here in Japan they sell ultra bright white, blue and purple bulbs for just about any car. Legal or not they do it. I have been on the giving and receiving end of bright the ultra bright lights. It hurts if you are on the receiving end but if you are on the giving end it really helps out with clarity at night. Maybe I will have to consider putting in some of these ultra brights.

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Bob said:

Josh // M3:

I've been driving with the euro/HID setup for awhile now, I guess it's just personal preference - I just don't like the feeling that the people I am passing hate my guts because I've been blasting them with super bright light! I don't know how the Bimmer-euro setup works, but the Supra really puts the light out on the upper right. That might be the HID retrofit "defect" that every retro seem to have - one way or another.

Thx,

Bob
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Yeah, I've been glaring the hell out of people while I pass them for almost a year now. Every now and then they will flash there high beams at me. :p It doesn't bother me much though, I'm just happy that they see me coming.
 

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did the supra ever coem with hids in the high beam location? my car has them, blue/purple bulbs, kind of like the new audis etc. they make my other lights look really brownish-yellow.
 
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