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Old 05-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #141
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most of the ones i have seen and all the ones i have handled are same conections (bar one 6yr old set that i took out of my friends prelude, the bulbs and ballasts were soderd together...)
i would assume Philips might have a different connector forcing you to buy their bulbs, but i dont think so
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #142
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personally i just cut off all connections and connect them as well as they can be... for longevity and the possible performance increase.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:01 PM   #143
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which makes it a bitch to change the bulb
my friends bulb was blown (the one that was soldered) so we ended up changing both the ballasts and bulbs cus it was easier and faster lol
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:55 AM   #144
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the thing is, the first set i got - i couldnt figure out how to get the plugs out without cutting the back of the stock housing out, so i just cut them off and put them through the small holes already there... then not soldering (cause it will crack) but using a "BP double screw connector" and twisted and folded under. easy to undo (just unscrew and puill apart pretty much) and a better join too.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:30 AM   #145
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aaaah i c that makes sense
i dremmeled a reasonably round hole on the back covers and fed it through there
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #146
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i had to drill a 25mm hole in my fogs cause the bulb was too long, but other than that, my lights can be brought back to stock if required for selling etc.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:59 AM   #147
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I also dremmeled a hole.

Ordered two sets for less than the price of my first kit
6000k lows and 5000k highs (for a bit whiter and more lumens)
Both 55w
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #148
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anyone tried both to see how much of a difference 55w makes vs 35w?
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #149
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tc3 has both.
ive read that you get 30-40% more lumens output at 55W over the 35W
however you get colour washout.
so a 55W 6000K looks more like a 35W 5000K sort of thing.
have you noticed this at all tc3?
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #150
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tc3 has both.
ive read that you get 30-40% more lumens output at 55W over the 35W
however you get colour washout.
so a 55W 6000K looks more like a 35W 5000K sort of thing.
have you noticed this at all tc3?
my 55W australian bought ones are actually alot bluer than the cheaper chinese ones i got later. and the bulbs havent started flickering like the 35W ones have either... all round better i guess (still cheap chinese made though).

i cant comment on the actual brightness difference as i have not put them side by side in the same beam (high/low) as they use different bulbs. but the 55W are seriously bright, and id guess at 30-40% more in my case. my 55W 3000K fogs arent that bright (more like a 35W setup) and i think thats due to the chinese getting cheap and just putting any label on the same ballasts etc.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:35 AM   #151
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New pro tech are back on my list as good HID sellers. The lack of communication regarding a replacement was because they has a long weekend off :/
Lol but they are sending a replacement free of charge and ask that I return the old ballast so they can find the fault "at your leisure (within 6 months)"
Lol

So I'm gunna have a spare kit for replacing bulbs and ballasts

so now i have a choice,
55w low 35w high
or
35w low 55w high?

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:10 PM   #152
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2nd for sure.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:48 PM   #153
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1st one
just cus how often do u use high beams?? might as well use the stronger ones where it counts
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:27 PM   #154
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just cus how often do u use high beams?? might as well use the stronger ones where it counts
That was my logic but in worried they will be stupidly bright lol!
Will have to give them a trial and see.
If o get flashed too much then it's Probly a good sign
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:07 PM   #155
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u can allways switch back right??
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:27 PM   #156
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Yeah just a hassle I spose
Those clips holding the bulbs in break my fingers every time lol
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:55 AM   #157
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im looking for eBay HID's
You reckon New Pro Tech is good? Anyone else got reccommendations on a reputable and cheap HID seller?
Need 35W 6000k low beams (what H# is that for Hardtop? h3??)
and 55W 6000K high beams (thats H1 right?)
And 35W 5000K for fog lights (pretty sure H3 ...)
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:17 AM   #158
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New pro tech is excellent for quality but around midrange for price. If you ask Tony and some others they swear by the cheaper Chinese sellers around 50-60$
Advantage of new pro tech is they are Sydney local, speak English, and give a 1year warranty Which I just used.
It's up to you, you can spend anywhere from $50 to $500 for a Phillips kit from autobarn

As far as bulb sizes. I'm not sure for hardtop but foglights should be H3
And in the hatch at least on mine high and low beam were both H3

If you wanna check it's written on the back of the bulbs on the metal surround.

For the price of one new pro tech kit, you coils probly score all threekits you're after from china.
On some pages earlier in this thread there are links to a few sellers

And when it comes to install time plenty of install threads bu it's truy bullet proof
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:03 AM   #159
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thanks mate.
might do it all at once when i get the foglights installed (again :\)
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #160
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Hardtop lights are as follows:
Low beam H3
High beam H1
Genuine foglights H3
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