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Old October 15th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #21
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ATTENTION: The first 5 people to buy our HID kit and write a review about it will receive a $20 refund from their purchase. So you will be getting these kits for $100!
How much harness comes with the lights?
i.e. I have Hella projector foglights on my wife's car and would like install your H4 kit - I would like to get the ballasts out of the elements as best as possible.

ALSO,

Having installed an aftermarket HID kit previously, I would suggest to EVERYBODY to buy the RELAY KIT. Most stock lights are underpowered (wire gauge going to the bulb are too small).

I'll also thrown in a generic how-to in my next post here. The install is in a Saab 9-2X, NOT Supreme-HID's product - but as a "lesson" to show how easy it is to do.

AND,

Modern automobile lighting usually has sufficient reflectors for the halogen that work well with HID.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #22
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Driver's side, after removing the battery and finding the wires that went to the low beam on the outside of the housing:


Wire stripped away - I did this to keep the connectors free inside the housings should I ever need to go back to the H1 halogens:


HID wiring wrapped around bare wire:


Wires soldered in place. I used "liquid tape" to seal the area then used electrical tape over that:


Measuring the plug on the HID:


Plug/HID installed in access cover (used a spade bit to make the hole):


Installed shot:


Passenger side went just as smooth, once I disconnected the connector fron the housing - wires ready to be stripped:


Careful when removing wiring - I broke the ground tab - here it is still in the connector. I probably could've left the grounds connected, but I wanted to protect against any possible shorts to ground. This will need to be repaired someday...ugh:



The kit had plenty of wire length and was eacy to get everything mounted out of the way. The 5300K is definitely too blue for my tastes, however, it is my wifes car and she digs the blue tint.


Ballast mounting:


Driver's side, when you take the battery out, you can also lift out the plastic tray it sits on. That leaves you this area to play with,


First off, I wanna make sure everybody knows that this happened in a Linear, and I think I have more room to mount stuff than the lucky Aero bastages.

You can see where I ran the "signal" wiring (the wiring soldered into the low-beam circuit that tells the ballast the headlights are on) along another bundle and you can also see the relay ziptied to a bracket on the right side of the photo.

That big black metal "pad" with the three big holes across the top is what supports the battery and tray. At the very bottom of the picture you see where it is spotwelded into the chassis - that is where the driver's side igniter sits wrapped in bubble wrap (to keep it snug and guard against vibration).

I intended on sticking the ballast to the side of the fuse/relay box in the engine compartment, but the damn thing wouldn't stick. :angry: In a linear, if you look straight down the side of the fuse box (engine side) you can see a small threaded hole not being used for anything. I was able to use that hole and a (I think) a M6 bolt (from my KTM tool kit :D ) to mount the ballast to the chassis.



On the passenger side, I removed the bracket and DRL module; that left me two threaded spots, plus there is an empty threaded hole just in front of the air filter housing near a decal that sez"paint okay". I was able to use those three mounting locations for the ballast, igniter and relay. The McCullough kit it super nice in that it gives you plenty of wiring to work with.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #23
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Scooter, did you or your POA wife notice a huge change after the swap?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #24
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Scooter, did you or your POA wife notice a huge change after the swap?
Change in what?

The light out of the HID lamps is AWESOME. We have 5300K and I would say the 5000K lights sold here would be even better - for brightness and light quality.

The one thing you don't realize until you drive a car with HID headlamps, is that how much more you can truly see in the dark with the same light output. She wanted "those cool blue-looking headlights" - I wanted HID for the extra clarity they provide at night. I used to race 24 hour MTB races and my nighttime performance went up when I went to a HID bicycle light. You truly see more with less strain.

IMHO, HID low beams and HIR highbeams are a necessity. (I still need to do the HIRs in our Saab)
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #25
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How much harness comes with the lights?
i.e. I have Hella projector foglights on my wife's car and would like install your H4 kit - I would like to get the ballasts out of the elements as best as possible.

ALSO,

Having installed an aftermarket HID kit previously, I would suggest to EVERYBODY to buy the RELAY KIT. Most stock lights are underpowered (wire gauge going to the bulb are too small).

I'll also thrown in a generic how-to in my next post here. The install is in a Saab 9-2X, NOT Supreme-HID's product - but as a "lesson" to show how easy it is to do.

AND,

Modern automobile lighting usually has sufficient reflectors for the halogen that work well with HID.
The relay harness are $15 with free shipping. Please let me know what bulb size you need. If you need help finding the bulb size, pm me and I can help you out with that. Thank you for the previous post, I am sure it is helpful for a lot of people.
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