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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Sticktuner, don't put 6000K bulbs in the OEM bixenons. You will lose a fair amount of light output and it will likely distort the beam pattern because you can only use aftermarket bulbs which will sometimes have alignment issues. If you want whiter light while also being brighter, look into Osram CBIs. They are expensive but well worth the investment

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Thanks for posting this! I currently have a 2013 Mazda3 Skyactiv Touring model. I'm curious do the stock headlamps support HID bulbs? I already ordered an H11 bulb type with 6000K color temp. Should I have no problem replacing these?
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For the same or cheaper than OEM replacement halogen bulbs, it's really not bad. However, if you want see a substantial improvement in lighting quality, get a HID projector and swap those in. You'll see substantially more road since the HID projectors will spread the light out far more evenly rather than just focusing it all in the center like it is now.

Here's a good idea of what you can expect:
What HID projector lens do you have? I'm having difficulty finding one that is specifically designed for the Mazda3 BL application. I want to make sure I don't need to drill any new holes and custom fit the new projectors into the assembly, just unbolt the old lenses, bolt on the new lenses.
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Well, I went ahead and ordered a set of Morimoto Mini D2S 3.0's, XB35 D2S 4300k bulbs, AMP>D2S adapter, OCI Butyl Rubber Glue and High beam splitters to engage the solenoid for the bi-xenon function in the MD2S'.
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Interested in doing this to my 13'. My question is this.....I was reading that the 6000k, you actually lose light output vs. the 4300k??

Also that it isn't neccessary to get the 55w on these bi-xenon housings? any truth to it creating heat spots?

you guys prefer DDM tuning or VVME?
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you guys prefer DDM tuning or VVME?
Jesus please no more DDM.

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Interested in doing this to my 13'. My question is this.....I was reading that the 6000k, you actually lose light output vs. the 4300k??

Also that it isn't neccessary to get the 55w on these bi-xenon housings? any truth to it creating heat spots?

you guys prefer DDM tuning or VVME?
4300K is more close to daylight(white light) and 6000K has a tint of blue. I like the tint of blue.

I don't know VME, I have used DDM in the past on my previous cars. But that was with their big ballast, not the slim ones (I think they call the slim one's the raptor) I know those two sets are going on almost 5 years.
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