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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:44 am 
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Are there Any kits from any other vehicle that plugs in without wiring work? If so that be awesome. Or has anyone made a write up on how to do the wiring?


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Yes, yes and yes.

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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
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Any links by chance?


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What year?


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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
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92 swift gt


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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:27 am 
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sorry for late reply

http://www.carxenonhidkits.com/Suzuki/1992/Swift/


canada / USA lifetime warranty on everything! i used 55w ballasts w bulbs and big difference


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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
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2fast4you wrote:
sorry for late reply

http://www.carxenonhidkits.com/Suzuki/1992/Swift/


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THIS IS GOLD!!! :clap: :king:


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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
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2fast4you wrote:
sorry for late reply

http://www.carxenonhidkits.com/Suzuki/1992/Swift/


canada / USA lifetime warranty on everything! i used 55w ballasts w bulbs and big difference


Are these plug and play? As in zero wiring modifications or splicing,


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That is correct, very simple it took me about 15 minutes.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

My next question is do the swift headlights use the same bulbs and sockets as the geo/sprint headlights


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Ugh... I wish the cops would bust the morons who do this illegal mod. HIDs are glare monsters, they brighten right in front of the car. The light comes out at the wrong spot completely, so you blind on coming traffic and can't see shit in the distance.

Oh but the morons clammer for the purple and blue lights because they are cool... again, illegal, and stupid. Why? Last I checked we can't actually see UV, and those wavelengths scatter in bad weather, so you can't see in the distance you get rain, snow, fog, and you are blind. The further from about 4000K you get, the less usable light you get, and it drops quickly.


If you want HIDs you have to get projector housings, or very specific reflector housings. $$$ but it works.

If you want to see further without spending lots... set up your headlights to a relay system with heavy gauge wiring, buy a good lens polishing and sealing kit, and buy good quality bulbs that aren't tinted blue or purple. Most of the light that comes is yellow/white, any blue/purple bulb has to overdrive the filament to get the required amount of light out, they also age very quickly and so they dim noticeably within months.

I'll repeat, that there is no such thing as an actual drop in HID replacement kit, and those shifty Chinese kits are only imported because they have to stamp for off road use on them. Those high/lo kits are garbage. If the original manufacturers could use those failed designs, they would, they are cheap and the people would buy them. But they don't... because these kits are a safety hazard, to everyone.

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My glass H4 housings running, just Phillips 100% more light DOT bulbs with a relay kit makes fun of HID retrofits. Oh and they don't blind oncoming traffic, unless I feel the urge too, pull back on the stick. I put in some Osram Rallye bulbs, so high wattage H4, and it was like looking at god on high, but I can see a moose in the bushes at 2am on a cloudy night from 500 meters. Oh they aren't blue, so they aren't 'cool' but I'll take a proper light over hitting deer and blinding my fellow road users.

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 Post subject: Re: hid questions
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Wow, gamefoo is pissed :o :lol:

But seriously, I hear what your saying. I like the idea of HIDs but cant really see how they can work properly in reflector headlamps.
When I say I like the idea of HIDs what I actually mean is I want brighter, whiter lights. Not blue or yellow.

My technical knowledge on this subject is very limited but it sounds like your saying there is another, better way to achieve my objective so may I trouble you for a little more info please.

Could you recommend relays, wiring, bulbs? Maybe a link or 2 or even, dare I ask, a how to?

Thanks for shining a light on another path to true enlightenment 8)

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