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Has anyone performed the Hella H4 conversion and put in a Philips or equivalent HID system in their MKIII? Would this work with our pop-ups? (I think the main problem would be finding a place to mount the ballast)
 
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Yea I would also like to know this, not too much subjects on this subject, bringing it back from the dead.
 
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Silvania/Osram makes a kit as well, go to http://www.sylvania.com/xenarc/x60246054.htm They're like $600 for everything.

edit: I took a look at that link and before u jump in I just gotta mention that those aren't real HID's. That's just a plain-jane H4 conversion kit with some misleading names and logos. If you do a search for "H6054" or "H4 conversion" you'll see tons of 6x8 sealed beam to h4 bulb housings for probably less. Real HID's run at around 35watts, those are running at 110watts; stock is 55watts so you'd probably burn your wiring unless you upgraded that as well.

Yes they're brighter but the bulbs don't last too long and the fluting on the lens will put out an unfocused beam that'll blind oncoming traffic and light up the wrong parts of the road. And to dispel a couple more myths - no those "xenon H4" bulbs do NOT put out blue light. They only look blue while they're off, when they're on they are whiter than stock halogens but they aren't blue.
 
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Thanks ghost, but is their anyway I can get this done ( making the lights look good and light the road well ) with some regular bulbs ? 600 Dollars just for some lights is pretty crazy IMO, thanks for the info, take care.
 

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I installed the HID in my MK3

here is a link

http://ww2.mk3.us:8870/steve/Lighting.htm

i will get the brand, I know they had OSRAM ballasts, i will take some pics of where i installed the ballasts when the weather warms up...but basically i put them on the wall that the stock intake box uses and the same on the other side...not too hard to install, took me about 1 hour

good luck

Steve
 
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Nice stuff SAS, how much did you end up paying for everything ?
 

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IdRockaSupra said:
Nice stuff SAS, how much did you end up paying for everything ?
I paid about $45 for the generic housings, i may need to upgrade these to get better light dispersement. The H.I.D.'s were about $450..

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IdRockaSupra said:
Thanks ghost, but is their anyway I can get this done ( making the lights look good and light the road well ) with some regular bulbs ? 600 Dollars just for some lights is pretty crazy IMO, thanks for the info, take care.
You can get a H6054 sealed beam to H4 bulb conversion kit for $60-80. Just stay away from that "diamond cut" style without all the little lines on the lens (the fluting) - they're there for a reason, not just to make the lens ugly. Those little lines and angles direct the beams to where you want them to go; ie: in front of you, and cut off horizontally with an upwards flare to the right. Also be careful of the wattage of the H4 bulbs that you buy - the "xenon" style bulbs are bright but if you get cheap ones they'll burn out quick and possible melt your wires. Look for Silvania "cool blue" or "platinum white".

SAS90T: those look sweet. We used to use OSRAM exclusively when I worked as a projectionist at a theatre - they lasted longer and gave us the more flicker-free light than any other manufacturer we tried. OSRAM is to Silvania as Lexus is to Toyota - kinda the snooty big brother.
 

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You can get a H6054 sealed beam to H4 bulb conversion kit for $60-80. Just stay away from that "diamond cut" style without all the little lines on the lens (the fluting) - they're there for a reason, not just to make the lens ugly. Those little lines and angles direct the beams to where you want them to go; ie: in front of you, and cut off horizontally with an upwards flare to the right. Also be careful of the wattage of the H4 bulbs that you buy - the "xenon" style bulbs are bright but if you get cheap ones they'll burn out quick and possible melt your wires. Look for Silvania "cool blue" or "platinum white".

SAS90T: those look sweet. We used to use OSRAM exclusively when I worked as a projectionist at a theatre - they lasted longer and gave us the more flicker-free light than any other manufacturer we tried. OSRAM is to Silvania as Lexus is to Toyota - kinda the snooty big brother.
Thanks for the info, good to know

Steve
 
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Thanks for the info, good to know

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No prob,
I researched this stuff for days when I was planning my HID projector light conversion. Anyway, you should also make sure you're buying a glass lens, not plastic because it'll yellow and block a lot of light.
 
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