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HID'S ....PROS AND CONS

THERE IS A SHOP IN HOUSTON CALLED THE HID FACTORY , WELL MY WIFE CONTACTED THEM AS A SURPRISE AND WAS GOING TO SNEAK MY TRUCK OVER THERE. I FOUND OUT LOL! FOR $200 BUCKS HE WAS GOING TO INSTALL 6000 SERIES DIGITAL HID'S IN MY HEADLIGHTS AND FOG LIGHTS. SO WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THIS ....I KNOW PEOPLE SELL THEM ON OUR FORUM BUT I AM NOT AVAILABLE TO INSTALL THEM AND WONT BE FOR MONTHS.....THIS IS TO BE A PRESENT FROM MY WIFE.

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Million posts on this already..lets not start another rehash
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I put 6000k hids in everything I own.I get them for 60.00 dollars a set.Pros are better visibility overall ie. further and wider pattern.Con's are only on my vette that I have to put a jumper harness in to make them close or flip to the high's before they will close.On my excursion the only con is I don't use the auto headlamps because the on and off in mid brightness days will shorten the life span.Hope this helps.
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I WASEN'T TRYING TO "REHASH" THIS AS YOU PUT IT BUT WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS HEARD OF THE HID FACTORY AND IF I SHOULD STOP MY WIFE FROM DOING THIS SINCE I AM NOT THERE TO OVERSEE THE INSTALL. I MERELY WANT ADVICE .......I'M NOW SORRY I POSTED THIS . THANKS STANG MAN ....I'M JUST WORRIED MY WIFE IS GOING TO SCREW UP MY TRUCK.

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The problem with putting HIDs in our trucks (99-02) is Not the HID kits, or who makes them, it that the reflector is just All Wrong for an HID bulb.

Pro - A lot more light

Con - It doesn't throw farther down the road but rather "scatters", wide, all over the place (including on-coming drivers eyes )

(on a side note, loose the caps, it's kinda annoying and implys you're shouting in forum etiquette)
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I re-aimed my headlights and fog lights so I don't blind others.I also re-aimed when I went with bigger tires so I don't blind other people.I own 2 corvettes and know what it is like to be blinded by headlights including by my own truck
leading my wife.I did however upgrade to 05 headlamps for better light and run a regular xenon not a bi-xenon hid.You can break a bi-xenon if the reflector is too close to the bulb.Just my experience with my six cars.Good luck whichever you do.
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make sure they are going to install relay harness's as well....
Do you actually need the relays? I mean, since the HID ballasts actually draw less current than the halogen bulbs do, is to isolate them from the computer?
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The problem with putting HIDs in our trucks (99-02) is Not the HID kits, or who makes them, it that the reflector is just All Wrong for an HID bulb.

Pro - A lot more light

Con - It doesn't throw farther down the road but rather "scatters", wide, all over the place (including on-coming drivers eyes )

(on a side note, loose the caps, it's kinda annoying and implys you're shouting in forum etiquette)

I agree. The 01 Headlight lens suck with HID. The fog lights are good just the headlight lens suck.
I swapped out my 01 lens for the clean lens (02-04) because they are a direct replacement without any cutting need. I got my off the internet for like $60 bucks a set brand new.
You can use the 05-07 but you will need to do some cutting.

As far as installing? Its pretty hard to screw up. That is not a bad price for both fog and headlights installed.

Makes sure the headlights are bi-xenon. Meaning that they are HID in both low and high beam. There are some cheap kits out there that don't have High beam or have a regular halogen bulb for a high beam (Which SUCK).

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