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    Alright…. I've been going thru this and other threads to make sure i end up getting the best and proper HID kit for my 2014 mazda 3 but I'm getting a little confused about something.

    1. do i need to buy the relay? (i keep seeing it being tossed around when talking about DRLs)

    2. what is the brightest rating for the bulbs? i.e.. 5000k or 12000k… and so on.

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    Lower numbers are brighter

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    I also want to install HIDs on my 2014 Mazda3. Is it the same as 2013 model, i.e. we don't need to disable DRL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loki View Post
    Lower numbers are brighter
    4300K had the most usable output.
    The farther away from 4300K you get in either direction, the less output and different color.

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    I have 6k.lumens.on my bike amd they are wicked bright. If you want a set let me know the bulb number and I can see whats available and get you a price

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    Any recommendations on good/reliable HID kits for both Low Beams and Fogs? Probably 4300k or 5000k range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiterThanChalk View Post
    Any recommendations on good/reliable HID kits for both Low Beams and Fogs? Probably 4300k or 5000k range.
    Hit up @sp3GT and he can take care of you. I'm fairly sure he offers both those temps/colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Wing View Post
    Hey guys,

    Picked up an HID kit today for my lowbeams and was wondering if I in fact installed it correctly. I tried to follow YouTube videos and some schematics here on the forums/interwebs; however, none are for 2013 Mazda (most are like 06-09) so I am not sure of the differences. They seem to work though. Please check this and let me know if I messed up:

    The ballast is connected to all the wires from the HID bulb, and the two prongy little wire thingies from the bulb go into the original wiring from vehicle? I did it that way, and it seemed to have worked.



    If that is in fact the correct way to do it, I have only one other question - those two wires that are plugged into the original wiring, seem like they'll explode if they come in contact with water. Should I (would it be advisable) to use electrical tape to wrap around the connection?

    Thank You!

    The set i bought looks exactly like this. Not bad for $40 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    My question is since you no longer have the bulb in the black bulb socket being clipped into the headlight assembly what did you use for a spacer to keep the HID bulb clipped in? I don't have the parts with me so i can't take my own picture, but hopefully that makes sense.

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm looking for a HID ballast for a 2011 Mazda 3 GT Sport. I am having the biggest nightmare with my HIDs and DRLs but I think this is the last piece of the puzzle. I'm not looking for anything fancy, everything is OEM, just something that works, or if you can show me something that will fit.
    Thank you very very much!

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    Hey guys I am looking at getting 5k HID's for my 2012 Mazda 3 and I wanna get a proper housing to avoid blinding others and to get the most out of the HID's. How would I know if oem headlights are for HID's. Here's a picture of a pair headlights I found on kiijiji
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    Those are OEM HID yes.
    You need a D2S bulb.
    Best bulbs you can buy, are here. https://www.theretrofitsource.com/components/bulbs.html
    XB35 is best aftermarket, the others are oem replacement and are generally better than xb35 give or take a few lumens.

    #1 is xb35
    #4 is equivalent to what your car comes with
    #5 same as above just different temp
    #2,3,6 are regarded as the brightest bulbs available...anywhere. If you have a hole burning in your wallet, get these.

    These are plug and play with your current ballast, no need to purchase another as the oem ballast is quite good. Only upgrade would be a Denso or Matsushita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    Those are OEM HID yes.
    You need a D2S bulb.
    Best bulbs you can buy, are here. https://www.theretrofitsource.com/components/bulbs.html
    XB35 is best aftermarket, the others are oem replacement and are generally better than xb35 give or take a few lumens.

    #1 is xb35
    #4 is equivalent to what your car comes with
    #5 same as above just different temp
    #2,3,6 are regarded as the brightest bulbs available...anywhere. If you have a hole burning in your wallet, get these.

    These are plug and play with your current ballast, no need to purchase another as the oem ballast is quite good. Only upgrade would be a Denso or Matsushita.
    I have a base model 2.0 and dont have hid's yet still need to get a kit just wanted to have the proper housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMcC619 View Post
    I have a base model 2.0 and dont have hid's yet still need to get a kit just wanted to have the proper housing.
    You technically don't have a proper hid housing, as the 2.0 is halogen projectors. That being said many members on here run hid's. With proper aiming there are no real issues.

    You're going to want this kit https://www.theretrofitsource.com/hi...ystem-h11.html
    Regarded as the brightest aftermarket kit available. Pricey, but comes with 5 year warranty. Also comes with relay to ensure proper voltage is always applied to the ballast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    You technically don't have a proper hid housing, as the 2.0 is halogen projectors. That being said many members on here run hid's. With proper aiming there are no real issues.

    You're going to want this kit https://www.theretrofitsource.com/hi...ystem-h11.html
    Regarded as the brightest aftermarket kit available. Pricey, but comes with 5 year warranty. Also comes with relay to ensure proper voltage is always applied to the ballast.
    yes i am aware i dont currently have the proper housing that is why i am gonna buy the headlights i posted the picture of

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