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Finaly, I decide to grab an HID kit for my little Rio5. I chose a 55W and the 4300k color.

This is what the OEM look like
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This is the HID 4300k
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I am a little bit disapointed with the color, should have pick up the 6000k or 8000k. The 4300k don't have any blue in it. It does't match with the DLR LED.
 

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To made the hole in the headlights cap, I use a 1' wood bit
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I decide to remove boths headlights to get room for the HID installation.

The red arrow show the plastic bolt to remove
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Then it is the 2 bolt that hold the headlights
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After that, you need to detach the power connector for the headlight.
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You need to press just before my thumb to unlock the connector
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Once that done, carefuly remove the headlights
 

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To power the bulb, you need to connect the 2 pins on the headlight
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That it, put everyting back and enjoy!!

Took me about 1 hour.
 

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Still very happy & getting a lot of compliments with my 8000k setup!!!:cool:
 

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Various temperature colors for HID systems...:cool:
 

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generally: 4300K is white. Period. 6000K is with a hint of blue. If you compare any HID to halogen they will always seem blueish.
What I always suggest is to go with 4300K.

Why?

You get the most light out of it. 4300K is 3200lm (intensity), while 6000K will drop to about 2700 or below (depending on manufacturer). The higher you go the less you get...

Besides, blue light is not healthy for your eyes. It may seem more crisp, but it is only your perception. In wet conditions white 4300 is much better than 6000.

Flurus,
CLEAN the engine... it looks awful.
Other than that - well done. Only comment - I guess pics are taken by a phone, right? Some are poor quality so one can not see some details.
 

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I will clean the engine bay next month only and yes, picture from my cell phone
 

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good write up.

i was thinking of going with 5000k myself.

anyone have any experience or pics with the above mentioned led bulbs?
 
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