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yes. so? it's also illegal to modify any portion of your emmissions system. i.e. intake, exhaust, DP, etc.
 

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just finished reading a thread about the same subject and was kind of shaky about installing my kit or just reselling it but i guess, since i got it at such a good price and its in my hands then i'll install it :). Has anyone ever heard of someone getting in trouble for their HIDs, other then having something over 8000K?
 

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i've got 8000k's and havn't had a single problem myself. and I've been pulled over a few times lol.. Once by a cop that wrote mea ticket for just about anything he could think of...

Most all HID kits will say that they are for Off Road Use Only.
 

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Most all HID kits will say that they are for Off Road Use Only.
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Yeah, thats what threw me off when i was thinking about buying an HID kit. All the sites i went to said off road use only but everyone had them on their mazda 6 so i thought the sites were wrong, then i found this today right after my HID kit came. Hopefully i can make a clean install and not have any trouble.
 

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Yeah, thats what threw me off when i was thinking about buying an HID kit. All the sites i went to said off road use only but everyone had them on their mazda 6 so i thought the sites were wrong, then i found this today right after my HID kit came. Hopefully i can make a clean install and not have any trouble.
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Yeah. its the favorite thing to put on parts that are not supposed to "legally" be on your car. That way it saves their ass's and they can just be like "Look we sell these as off road use only, don't blame us"...

Same thing with anything emissions.. I beleive the Hiboost kit sais it's for Off Road Use/Track use only as well...
I could be wrong. I was thinking I read that somewhere.

It all really comes down to where you live though.

Like me.. I live in Iowa.. We have no such thing as Emission checks here. I could be running no cats and everything and never get a second look from a cop other then a noise ordinance ticket probably.

Drive my car to Cali and I would probably get pulled over within 20 minutes and god knows what else they'd do lol...

Here in Iowa.. Cops don't really care about HID's, Emissions, Intakes. So on. They'd just assume the car came that way....

Tint, depends on how bored the cop is. sometimes they inforce that one lol.. and they have cracked down REALLY hard on the idiot honda's that run the lighted up windsheild squarters in red and blue...
 

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i dont think HID's are gonna draw attention, all the newer model cars come with Xenon headlights which are blueish in color and freakin dead bright, see them all the time....

if you do have a problem just say thats how it came, do you think they would know the difference...
 

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i hate people that put hids in cars that didn't come with them. The headlight lens was not designed for HID pattern and it just glares which blinds on coming traffic. Its illegal and you can be sued if it causes an accident.
 

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i hate people that put hids in cars that didn't come with them. The headlight lens was not designed for HID pattern and it just glares which blinds on coming traffic. Its illegal and you can be sued if it causes an accident.
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ummm ok.... how about those pickup trucks that get behind me and shine their headlights right into my eyes, yeah my rearview dims but what about the side mirrors its glaring off of..... how about when they are coming the other way and blind me, can i sue them.... that is just a silly comment....
 

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I'd interpret the spirit of the law rather than the letter in this case - the way I see it is if you install them correctly (i.e. in consideration of the other oncoming drivers) there should be no problem. As long as they don't glare off your headlight lens and they point directly ahead and not up high I don't see anyone really having a valid compliant...

Enjoy your HIDs!!!!
 

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I have had the Xtec HIDs installed for over a year now. No issues, never been flashed by oncoming traffic, I have not done the glare modification as I don't see the point. The lights are extremely bright 4500K 35watt kit. The kit was easy to install and I belive if done correct does not pose any risk to oncoming traffic.I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in actually seeing what is in front of you at night.
 

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ummm ok.... how about those pickup trucks that get behind me and shine their headlights right into my eyes, yeah my rearview dims but what about the side mirrors its glaring off of..... how about when they are coming the other way and blind me, can i sue them.... that is just a silly comment....
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i hate trucks too but hids on regular cars are worse by far. Those guys that put hids in the protege forums, its awful how bad they glare. Almost makes me wanna break check them.
 

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I don't know if it's the same in US but in Europe all HID equipped cars must have a sensor on a rear axle that adjusts the beam depending on car load (not to beam too high).
 

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i hate trucks too but hids on regular cars are worse by far. Those guys that put hids in the protege forums, its awful how bad they glare. Almost makes me wanna break check them.
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I think this is mostly a problem in vehicles that don't have focused-beam headlights. With regular housings, the beam isn't properly diffused and you get nothing but blinding light. If you've got a focused beam system, it shouldn't be any more obtrusive than a vehicle with factory HIDs (this is just my opinion based on conversions I've seen).

But I do think you can tell them from factory HIDs (at least on the 6). They seem to have a lot more blue/purple tint to the light. Once the factory HIDs warm up, they are just very white - there's no blue/purple at all. This seems to be the case with most of the modern factory HID systems, older vehicles (especially European cars) have a lot of blue to them (wonder why?).

What I really think looks stupid is those blue-tinted halogen headlights. Really, who are you fooling (other than yourself)?
 

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Well, i already bought the kit so i am going to be installing it. Just wondering now, is the glare mod really that important? How many people have done it and think it is mandatory? And who thinks its not? I read the 2 posters that said its not but anyone else? If i can't get off that one piece i need to get off and it isn't way too important to perform the glare mod i'll just skip that step unless you guys think it is really important.
 

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dont make a big deal out of it... just as long your not cruising with 10 or 12k HIDs you should be ok..just stick to the basic 4300k along w/ teh retrofit and your on your way!. :yesnod:
 

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It was hard as hell for me to do. The damn piece didn't even budge! After about 1 hour of fudging around with it, I decided to just forget about the glare mod, and like I said before, all has been well.
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took me about 4 seconds and no trouble at all to get mine out. But I also had my headlights completly taken apart and the bezel removed at the time LMAO
 
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