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This is for anyone with a G2 Legend. DO NOT USE THOSE IMMITATION HID LIGHTS. for god sakes dont. my harness has just melted to a pulp and it sucks. Any halogen light that is not stock has a very high wattage and is higher than stock. around 80Watts which is insane and gets very hot and will melt the hell out of your harness. SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR THE REAL DEAL. go to WWW.HIDKITS.COM. they have the best hid kits, dont go to ebay and buy those junk ones that are OEM, they may say they are for 9006, they might have the right adapter, but if you go to this website it will show you how their kits are better. SO to anyone that doesnt want to go through the hell that I did, save your money. If you do burn out your harness, go to an autoparts store. NOT ACURA, you will have to give your arm to buy a little piece of wire. any autoparts store will have a harness for 9006 for around $3.00
But if anyone has any comments, or good recomendations other than HIDKITS.COM. please post, because im ready to buy the real deal:mad: :mad:
 

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As I understand it, you should use an auxillary wiring harness if you're gonna use any bulb that is 80W or higher.
 

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from what i know there are also some "hyper white" bulbs that are stock wattage...like 55 i think. super trak has "lazer blue" bulbs that are like that n are stock wattage, but i'm not sure. just another alternative.
 

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Where can i buy an upgraded harness?!
 

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I work at a place where we sell those lights. DO NOT BUY those higher wattage HyperWhite lights, they only produce more light by pumping more wattage into them. That's why they're cheap! 20-30 $ and they'll only last you 6months at the most.

If you're going for a HID look, the safest way to do it is PIAA XTREME White Plus. They're like $70-80 but use almost stock amount of wattage but look brighter than the rest.

Trust me on that, also PIAA has a warranty for 1 year on their bulbs. They last a long time.
 

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I work at a place where we sell those lights. DO NOT BUY those higher wattage HyperWhite lights, they only produce more light by pumping more wattage into them. That's why they're cheap! 20-30 $ and they'll only last you 6months at the most.

If you're going for a HID look, the safest way to do it is PIAA XTREME White Plus. They're like $70-80 but use almost stock amount of wattage but look brighter than the rest.

Trust me on that, also PIAA has a warranty for 1 year on their bulbs. They last a long time.
Or go straight w/ HIDs. :)
 

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If you can afford HIDs get them, they'll last you longer in the very long run. And the light is unmatched, but in reality, many of the Legend folk today, are getting younger and younger in age, with less $$$ to throw around. I myself would love HIDs, but even if I saved, it would be a long.. long while, I'd rather get some PIAAs now, let the money flow improve a bit (I just started college), as I am currently searching for a better paying job.

HIDs, are a good investment, but, $600+ is a lot of money to spend on lights, when you don't have much to begin with. And I don't like taking stuff out on credit, if I'm not going to be able to pay it off, in a month.
 

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I have had my Nokya hyperwhites for a year with no problems. I also had these on my G1 with no problems for over a year. I love them. Brighter white with a nice tint of blue. I agree with not going with a really high wattage bulb, but are you trying to sell those HID kits? :p
 

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I have had my Nokya hyperwhites for a year with no problems. I also had these on my G1 with no problems for over a year. I love them. Brighter white with a nice tint of blue. I agree with not going with a really high wattage bulb, but are you trying to sell those HID kits? :p
where did you purchase the Nokya hyperwhites and did you do the conversion?
 

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I have had my Nokya hyperwhites for a year with no problems. I also had these on my G1 with no problems for over a year. I love them. Brighter white with a nice tint of blue. I agree with not going with a really high wattage bulb, but are you trying to sell those HID kits? :p
When a customer comes in, I give him the info on the HIDs. Not one has opted to purchase them. When they ask "why the price difference in the PIAAs from the TwinStars" I tell them about the known things with the HyperWhites, they don't usually last as long, they don't carry warranty, and a small amount of users come back and say the burn out their wiring harness. I also warn them not to touch the bulbs or they'll go really quick.
 

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Any halogen light that is not stock has a very high wattage and is higher than stock. around 80Watts which is insane and gets very hot and will melt the hell out of your harness.
Well, I fully agree that hgiher wattage bulbs will ruin your harness, but not all aftermarket bulbs are higher wattage. I've bought a few and seen many aftermarket so called HID look alike or hyper white bulbs that have a stock 55W rating. Some companies will even let you choose between a 55W or a 80W 9006. Either way, before I got my real HID lights in 2000, I used those afterkmarket lights rated at 55W for 2+ years with no problems.
 

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For over 8 yrs I have used high-wattage lamps (80+ watts) in all of my vehicles. I bought them from a place called Competition Limited a seller who had over 15 yrs experience in selling only off-road lighting, initially race application. Their recommendation was to use an aux harness and relays for any application over 70 watts actual. I have experienced no problems whatsoever, and during the past 8 yrs have only replaced two sets of bulbs. Anytime you install lamps having an actual 70+ wattage draw, YOU MUST USE A HARNESS AND RELAYS.
 

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Is it safe to say that the lowbeam harness is rated to 80w?

What's the stock 9006 bulb rating?

Thanks,
 

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FutureX 2001 said:
If you're going for a HID look, the safest way to do it is PIAA XTREME White Plus. They're like $70-80 but use almost stock amount of wattage but look brighter than the rest.

Trust me on that, also PIAA has a warranty for 1 year on their bulbs. They last a long time.
what about the platinum super whites from PIAA? anyone ever try those?

also- is there a car that currently is equipted with HIDs that could transfer into our housing? (ie- if i were to be in a junkyard and found a trashed m3 with the HID kit, would the lights be capable of being put in my car?)
 

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what about the platinum super whites from PIAA? anyone ever try those?

also- is there a car that currently is equipted with HIDs that could transfer into our housing? (ie- if i were to be in a junkyard and found a trashed m3 with the HID kit, would the lights be capable of being put in my car?)
PIAA patinum series bulbs are really good, but they not really white compared to other superwhites out there. They're whiter than stock. Also they have one of the best light output I've seen. I've owned a set, it's nice and it lasted me for a long time and I just sold them after upgrading to HIDs.

Also you can't just use OEM HIDs from another car, you have to use rebased 9006 conversion kits, if you use OEM HIDs from another car, your beam patterns will be messed up.

Do a search on HIDs on the forum, you'll find lots of helpful thread discussing HIDs
 

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Our stock lowbeam is only rated to 70watts, that's why 80w bulbs will melt your harness
Gotcha. I just installed a pair of Sylvania Xtravision low beams, I believe they're rated at 55w so I should have no troubles, the last thing I want is a melted headlight harness.

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hmmmm....

i have Naxos 80 watt Xenon Blue.....there ccccccrazy bright. People stop me on the road and ask me if its an HID kit,.... My harness is fine,...and ive had these bulbs for approx. 10 months....some say there brighter that PIAA's hypers. There very rare to find though.
 

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WicKeD LeGEnD said:
i have Naxos 80 watt Xenon Blue.....there ccccccrazy bright. People stop me on the road and ask me if its an HID kit,.... My harness is fine,...and ive had these bulbs for approx. 10 months....some say there brighter that PIAA's hypers. There very rare to find though.
I would still advise you to change the harness, you've been lucky so far, there are some people who got away with high wattage bulbs with their stock harness for a while, but it eventually melted. Play it safe, get a high wattage harness, or change the bulbs. Just ask around here in the forums, there are countless people who didn't take the advise or didn't know, melted their harness with these crappy bulbs.

Get HIDs, and never look back;)
 
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