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    just replaced 4300 with 5000 like 2 weeks ago
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    I am looking to put HIDs on my 09 sport. I am just a little confused as to what i need to get. Do i need two seperate kits (one for high and one for low) as the car has two different lights for each. sorry for my lack of knowledge on this. anyones help would be appreciated.

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    No, unless you really want HID high beams, but that'd be a waste of money since the only time you use them is when you're flashing your headlights, which will kill your HIDs or using them in rural roads, but since cars would be coming, you'd be turning them off often.

    Most of not ALL of us do only low beams. Since you use them more often than you do high beams and you keep those on constantly at night.

    You just need the H7 kit. You don't need a DRL relay if anyone asks you.

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    I just installed HIDs in my 06 mazda3 GT.

    I read something about "flash to pass" issues. that being, flashing the highbeams on and off to signal people. some said that I cannot do that anymore because I have HIDs...

    Im kind of confused about this issue....i have my HIDs as DRLs, and when i flash my high beams, its not like my HIDs turn off or anything...the highbeams just flash independantly.


    do i still need to worry about this highbeam flashing issue? or does this not apply to me?

    if somone could shed some light tha'd be awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaYson View Post
    I just installed HIDs in my 06 mazda3 GT.

    I read something about "flash to pass" issues. that being, flashing the highbeams on and off to signal people. some said that I cannot do that anymore because I have HIDs...

    Im kind of confused about this issue....i have my HIDs as DRLs, and when i flash my high beams, its not like my HIDs turn off or anything...the highbeams just flash independantly.


    do i still need to worry about this highbeam flashing issue? or does this not apply to me?

    if somone could shed some light tha'd be awesome
    2006 runs HIDs on low beams and are independent from high beams, so no need to worry here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuman View Post
    2006 runs HIDs on low beams and are independent from high beams, so no need to worry here.
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeee thansk

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    Hey peeps.

    I want to upgrade the lighting on my 2004 Mazda3 GT, im planning on getting 9000k low beams and 3000k fogs. Just wondering if its worth to the fogs as I seen many people that just put on the yellow eurolite bulbs. What do you guys think? Also is the install a do it yourself or should I get it professionally done? Appreciate the help guys

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    HID all the way, check out our local sponsors they got good prices. Its an easy install, but if you're not sure, get someone to install it for ya, again check out the sponsor section.

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    Hey I'm new to this forum, a buddy of mine has a 12000k kit.. is that too high for my 07 mazda 3? what should I get, 5000k, 6000k, or these 12000k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawaddict View Post
    Hey I'm new to this forum, a buddy of mine has a 12000k kit.. is that too high for my 07 mazda 3? what should I get, 5000k, 6000k, or these 12000k?

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    I got 6000k and I'm very happy with them

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    12,000k is good if your goal is to rub* into things and get tickets.
    I also have 6000k and it's great

    Edit: *bump lol
    Last edited by The Wolf; 11-23-2011 at 04:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawatsky View Post
    12,000k is good if your goal is to rub into things and get tickets.
    I also have 6000k and it's great


    +1 on the 6000k. Perfect balance between colour and performance.

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    ahaha what do you guys mean by rub into things? Only negative i've heard is that they aren't as bright (generally) as like a 5000-8000k range... 40 bucks can't really go wrong either, so you guys are thinkin' I should just say forget it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawaddict View Post
    ahaha what do you guys mean by rub into things? Only negative i've heard is that they aren't as bright (generally) as like a 5000-8000k range... 40 bucks can't really go wrong either, so you guys are thinkin' I should just say forget it?
    They're going to be a super bright blue and reflect very little onto the actual road...but hey, to each their own.

    I went with 8ks in both my headlights and fogs and I think they're suitable, but I would probably try 6k or even if you're brave enough 3k provided the 8k does not do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawaddict View Post
    ahaha what do you guys mean by rub into things? Only negative i've heard is that they aren't as bright (generally) as like a 5000-8000k range... 40 bucks can't really go wrong either, so you guys are thinkin' I should just say forget it?

    sorry man, I was replying on my ipod and it was a typo. I meant bump into things (which essentially means the same as rub into things I guess). 12k is just gonna throw very little usable light on the road. Best performance is at 4300k (which is pure white), and it gets worse as you go up or down from there.

    HIDs will always put out more lumens than halogens though:

    3000k = 3x halogens (yellow)
    4300k = 3.5x halogens (pure white)
    6000k = 3+x halogens (hint of blue)
    8000k = 3x halogens (blue)
    10,000k = 2+x halogens (bluish purple)
    12,000k = 2x halogens (purple)

    So even with 12,000k you're twice as good as stock halogens. I definitely recommend 5 or 6k though. G16 (sponsor here) is selling HID kits for $65 brand new with warranty if that makes your decision any more complicated haha
    Last edited by The Wolf; 11-24-2011 at 12:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawatsky View Post
    sorry man, I was replying on my ipod and it was a typo. I meant bump into things (which essentially means the same as rub into things I guess). 12k is just gonna throw very little usable light on the road. Best performance is at 4300k (which is pure white), and it gets worse as you go up or down from there.

    HIDs will always put out more lumens than halogens though:

    3000k = 3x halogens (yellow)
    4300k = 3.5x halogens (pure white)
    6000k = 3+x halogens (hint of blue)
    8000k = 3x halogens (blue)
    10,000k = 2+x halogens (bluish purple)
    12,000k = 2x halogens (purple)

    So even with 12,000k you're twice as good as stock halogens. I definitely recommend 5 or 6k though. G16 (sponsor here) is selling HID kits for $65 brand new with warranty if that makes your decision any more complicated haha
    Thanks tons for the help man.. yeah i'm thinking 6000k... also considering 8000k but I saw some plug cruisin' in a civic last night with 12000k.. looked like a toy. I'm noob as shit.. so g16s kits are a reliable place to get a kit from? Any chance you can toss me a website link I can buy from? Thanks cheif

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawaddict View Post
    Thanks tons for the help man.. yeah i'm thinking 6000k... also considering 8000k but I saw some plug cruisin' in a civic last night with 12000k.. looked like a toy. I'm noob as shit.. so g16s kits are a reliable place to get a kit from? Any chance you can toss me a website link I can buy from? Thanks cheif
    I bought mine from import tunning Awseome guy to deal with and gives 18 month warranty

    http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/fo...Imports-Tuning

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    +1 for Imports Tuning! Kelvin is the best to deal with. I think his kits are $85, but that's still a great price and the service is unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    I bought mine from import tunning Awseome guy to deal with and gives 18 month warranty

    http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/fo...Imports-Tuning

    One last question.. I just checked out that thread and it says slim kits.. whats the difference between slim kits and normal kit? I'm pushin an 07 3, will that make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawaddict View Post
    One last question.. I just checked out that thread and it says slim kits.. whats the difference between slim kits and normal kit? I'm pushin an 07 3, will that make a difference?
    As far as understand its the same as any other but more compact...

    Your best to PM him.... He always answers quickly.

    I've asked him a million questions before buying and he always answered every question... Just send him a PM he can tell you the difference

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    thanks homie!

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    hey guys, one of my HIDs keeps turning off (right side) if i toggle with the wiring it will go back on, but its getting kinda annoying. The other side works fine. Some days both will work for weeks, some days it will keep just turning off. Is this possibly cause its a defective ballast, wiring? I dont have a relay harness, is that part of it ?
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    check your grounds. I had that problem too because the ground was loose...thought my HID blew but it was as simple as securing the ground again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by applepeel View Post
    check your grounds. I had that problem too because the ground was loose...thought my HID blew but it was as simple as securing the ground again.
    That the black cable right? I mean its loose, but i toggle wit it and it works again, but i guess from my vibrations in the car it gets loose again, is there a good way of securing it ?

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    yep turns out thats your problem i guess...on the driver side there is a bolt that goes right into the body....its basically where the hood meets with the body. you can put it there.

    if the end is not a ring, you can go to cdn tire or any electronics place and splice some sort of connector to the end and secure it...i wish i had pictures but as long as its secure you're okay.

    i put mine into that bolt that goes into the body.

    it has to be secure to complete the connection which will keep your hids on. make sure everything is tight, sometimes even your connections on your battery may get loose. I check mine all the time because my sub just makes everything vibrate

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