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Old 02-03-2005, 08:06 PM
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HID Headlight conversion

Hey Fellas. Looking for info on HID headlight conversion kit or process for a 68' Camaro. Thanks

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Are you headlights the sealed beams? I'm assuming so, they do have light kits that replace those I have seen them and have been looking into buying some myself. What they are is just the headlights lights that you can replace the bulbs in, instead of the entire assembly. I'm not sure where you would find them for your car because the only ones I have seen didn't say what cars they fit, they just gave measurements of the casing. You try some of those custom catalog type places like jcwhitney.com, streatbeatcustoms.com and other such places like that. I found the ones I need in a Truckin magazine. So I bet if you look hard enough you could find the ones you need for your camaro, but I'm not for certain though.
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HID headlamps involve more than just replacing the bulbs. The HID headlamp system uses a ballast sorta like a florescent lamp. They are a bit pricey, unless you can get some from a wrecking yard, but the ricers are really going for them.

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Summit Racing has the conversion kits. I looked into it for my K-5 Blazer, and the four head light system was like 600 bucks. They arent cheep. I think any AC Delco parts distributor can get them too, makes for flourecent head lights, really cool when the road is wet. They dont reflect off road surface, they light it up, amazing
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i bought a set on e-bay

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Those ebay bulbs are not real HID projectors, but tinted / colored H4 bulbs which have the appearance of the color temperature of real HID projectors. They're significantly different, however.

True projectors have high discharge ballasts and ignitors, to start the argon / xenon which is in the capsule itself. Check ebay for "HID projectors" and you will see the real thing. Look for spending around $300 minimum for two headlights. The most difficult part besides mounting the projectors is to avoid melting anything in the vicinity of the bulb. I have a pair of acrylic headlight covers and I cannot use projectors because of how hot they get during operation.

you can also try googling "HID projector kit" and come up with similar offerings. As for a model-specific kit for your Camaro, I'd research aftermarket headlight LENS replacements, which accept standard H4 plug-ins. Then you might be able to install an H4-compatible projector upgrade.


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http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html

This is pretty interesting, if you check out this site they talk a lot about HID upgrades, and the legality of such "retrofits"

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[B]i bought a set on e-bay
You got ripped, all those are is quartz bulbs in a really tacky looking lens. And did you get a load of the shipping charges? $20+, that is a bit excessive for two lenses. There are a heap of people making a living off Ebay by charging excessive shipping.

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As was said previously, the HID system is basically a set of flourescent lights for your car, there isnt any kind of quartz bulb that comes close, I have XENON in my Dodge Cummins, they are bright but not HID bright
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Also HID lighting DOES NOT have a blue tint to it (as all the ricers think), it is a very bright white light, significantly brighter than the best halogen bulbs.

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