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      01-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #17

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Originally Posted by zltm089 View Post
whats a lighthouse upgrade Viv?
Originally Posted by Business edition View Post
..What advise would you have for him viv

No I haven't mate to be honest with you, have you got house lights on yours viv
Luckily, I've got BMW's factory-fitted xenons on my car. Legally upgrading from halogens to HIDs is likely to be more expensive, unfortunately, but it is possible. As Tim suggests, using a higher-spec halogen bulb is probably the best option for Lee.

A 'lighthouse' upgrade will give you an unbelievable bright throw of light for a second or two, followed by absolute darkness, which is pretty much what you'll get if you don't install a legal self-levelling set of HIDs with washers.
The whole point of having washers on HIDs is to reduce the risk of dirt dazzling oncoming traffic. Dirt on a HID setup will produce a far brighter 'glow' than on a halogen one.

I thought you'd have known about these things, Business Edition?

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