Originally Posted by TheStig
Just my $0.02
Granted, you're not going to have a negligible color difference, but I just want to see more road, so it's not a big deal for me. I love HIDs, but I refuse to retrofit because:
1. The housings aren't designed for that much light (Yeah you could argue the same for 2100 lumens, but its far closer to stock than 3xxx lumens)
2. I don't want to deal with HID interference. Some cars respond particularly bad (Youtube Lexus IS possessed steering wheel HID problem)
3. I don't want to deal with the Sorento's cluster problem (Even if I do it "right" and use a harness/relay kit)
1. there are projectors that are small enough that can be fitted in the headlights, the stock projectors are 3 inch lens, we just have to deal with the height of the projectors that we choose..
2.there is no hid interference that i have experienced so far.. and i have sattelite radio/nav. as long as they are grounded properly..( ground to the body not the battery)
3. there is no can-bus problem with the sorento... thats whats nice about it..
the halogen projectors that we have can handle hid's well from 35 watt to 75w ballast.. and as long as they are aimed properly.. no problem with glare at all. i tried.. now im using oems denso ballast and osram d2s cbi bulbs @ 5000k
it will also be better if retrofitted with real hid projectors, in my quad set-up, it is really useful in winter storm or foggy situations.. it helps a lot!! then go back to dual when clear..
, it is still best to use 4100k-4300k bulbs there is no proof that 3000k is better than the mentioned kelvin rating above.. im my sx, low beams are plenty enough..
the h11 silverstar ultra are actually good, not sure with life span but because of their price, i just bought an hid kit for 10$ more
fogs are 27w for lx/ex 35w for sx