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How are HIDs?

Hey, this is really a topic I dont know much about, just from reading around is pretty much all Ive even heard of them.
But my bright switch in my car doesnt click to keep the brights on so I have to hold it for them to work. which I dont really want to do if I need the brights, so I wanted to put pretty bright head light in and heard good things about HIDs.
I have an 03 LS would there be any wiring modifications Id need to do for these to work?

And I was thinking 10000k looking at the diagrams of colors, or should I go lower?
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you can put the hids in so you can have a brighter light.
easy to install.

id suggest you fix that switch though.
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oh and before people start saying "use the search function"

ill beat em to it, USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION.....

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good luck bro. there gonna pound you with hate comments.....
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CAI and exhaust must be the most asked questions ever, with HID quickly running to join them. As I understand it around 6000 whatever it is measured in, is the optimum for good lighting. Dont buy too cheap, follow the instructions and there will be light. Use the search function.

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6000 is the best output for viewing. It shouldn't need modification. Plenty have done it and yes, search.

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Don't install HIDs in your brights. HIDs in your lows will supersede your brights anyway, I never use my high beams except for flashing someone for whatever reason.

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I have HID highs and lows and I love em. as for how are they effing bright should nswer that.
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get the hid! i had the 30k they were an awesome deep blue, so blue i kept getting pulled over. then i changed to the 10k and they are super bight. u dont need high beam with those puppies. but the do blind people so i tilt them down a bit lol
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I have HID highs and lows and I love em. as for how are they effing bright should nswer that.
Yeah but you (we) have 06+, so brights don't override lows. ie. Both are on at the same time.

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I have Bi-Xenon HIDs. One bulb for both.

And if youd like Ive offered to post the quad beam mod so that your lows stay on with the highs. If youre going to HIDs its a must period.
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ive been running 6k for a few years now with no problems or wire upgrades, there good in the rain,(for as many times ive driven in the rain with the car ) got to remember about light spectrum in bad weather depending on the type the higher the k rate the less visible it will be in rain etc, snow i dont about know about its off road till spring , i may be wrong but somewhere there was a chart with all that stuff on it
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i have bi-xenon hids. One bulb for both.

And if youd like ive offered to post the quad beam mod so that your lows stay on with the highs. If youre going to hids its a must period.
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I have Bi-Xenon HIDs. One bulb for both.

And if youd like Ive offered to post the quad beam mod so that your lows stay on with the highs. If youre going to HIDs its a must period.
Please do because I am confused. I have HID lows. When I turn on my non-HID hi beams, they go on and the low beam HIDs stay on as well. We are talking about 06+ here, right? Or wrong? Ypu have an 08 LT, right?

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Lol, I drive a 92 Caprice. We also own an 08 LT bone stock and Itll stay that way until it gets traded back in.

But my wiring diagram is written up for a 98+ s10. If your low beams do not stay on with your highs the schematic will still work, just the s10 grille isnt the same.
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Hrm here it is. This one is prettier than mine. http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/...ingdiagram.png
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