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(noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams


greetings all, i'm new to the site and looking forward to sponging up some mazda knowledge. i'm trying to make over my mazda, and am starting with the lighting. so three exterior lighting related questions:

1) LO beams

i recently purchased a 6500K HID conversion kit for my Mazda3, but neglected to read up on the stock halogen setup. it's a great kit, i used one on my motorcycle and it seems to be a quality product. this kit looks identical to the apexcone kit used in the install guide EXCEPT it doesn't have the proper plastic spacer needed to seat the bulb into the socket. instead, my kit came with this C-shaped, thick foam disc that the the HID wires pass through (i'd snap a picture but i'm having camera issues). and no, it's not the rubber grommet that fits into the dust cover.

so..... is this a big deal? commonly seen on kits? should i just use the foam disc and snap the retaining clip on over it? does someone sell plastic spacers? should i simply order a pair of OEM spacer/H7 adapters and just drill through the center?

2) fog lamps

i'd like to install matching HID fog lamps while i'm messing with the lighting. any recommendations? i would really like something high quality, and easy to install.

3) HI beams

does anyone run HID HI beams as well? do they work better than halogen? or is this just me being xenon crazy?



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Re: (noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams

I don't know about your low beam issue.


For fogs, you can pick up a HID kit for $135 I believe from our sponsors, they are also plug and play. If you want a match in color temperature, go with the 6000K kit. (I didn't know you could get 6500K?)

For High beams, you shouldn't waste your money for HIDs IMO. If you still plan on using them even though you have the HID low beams, you can go with some HID match halogens that will change the color to match. But yes if you do get HID in high beams, they do work a lot better than halogens.



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Re: (noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams

I didn't know you need a spacer for your lo beams. When I got my kit, it was all plug and play. There was this plastic ring attached that I had to break off. The dust cover on mine was on the headlights, not on the kit I got. I put mine into my fog lights but it should be basically the same. Take a picture w/cell phone, but I'm 90% sure in your case it's just a piece that needs to be taken off.

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Re: (noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams

idk what u mean man will greatly help if u posted pics man when u get pics up ill gladly try to awnser your questions


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So, the Apexcone kits already come with the required spacer?

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[quote author=ouch1011 link=topic=92016.msg1801385#msg1801385 date=1193110228]
So, the Apexcone kits already come with the required spacer?
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Re: (noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams

I have HID high beams, in fact I'm running HID Hi, Low and Fogs all on XLight kits. My HID high made my low look like halogen. Waste of money? Not really, I sell HIDs myself and they cost pennies to me. I'd rather throw in a HID kit than spending $55+tax on silverstarss.

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[quote author=devil2k link=topic=92016.msg1803501#msg1803501 date=1193179239]
I have HID high beams, in fact I'm running HID Hi, Low and Fogs all on XLight kits. My HID high made my low look like halogen. Waste of money? Not really, I sell HIDs myself and they cost pennies to me. I'd rather throw in a HID kit than spending $55+tax on silverstarss.
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Yeh but, for me the times I even need my high beams are few and far between. And And the times I could use them I'd still have to cycle them on and off too much which isn't good for them. I'm guessing you live in a more rural area.


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