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    What’s the best Xenon HID

    Hi all.

    I’m contemplating purchasing xenon HID’s and I’m wondering if you still recommend them and what are the best kits out there to buy, I have seen that these for sale from Londoncolour would they be suitable or can you suggest alternative kits and would all the wiring and ballast fit inside the light.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-I...0?roken=cUgayN via @eBay_UK‬

    Also what is the best colour rating to get would you recommend 5000k or 6000k, and also would these pass the MOT or need to be changed prior to the test.

    Many thanks for you help.

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    What sort of headlights you got ?
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav Biturbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s, LCD dash . 30mm lowering springs.

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    It’s a 2015 SRI VX Line, I believe they are HIR2/9012 lights.

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    5000 or 5500k will be a perfect match to your DRLs
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    I find London Colour do the best xenon bulbs but the prices of their kits are a bit steep. They're good kits though. Yeah agree you want to be looking at around 5000k for the best match for your DRLs. No they won't pass an mot. The new rules will have mot testers checking what bulbs your have in. If you have after market hids or leds, they will fail. Just stick the old halogens back in for it.

    Yeah, wiring, ballasts and cables all fit instide the headlight housing. Its a tight fit and takes a bit of gentle wriggling but it does go and the cover fits ok.
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    Edit..... double post.

    Sorry.
    Last edited by RBH; 15-05-2018 at 12:14 PM.

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    I paid £29 off Fleabay for my HID kit.

    Can't fault it whatsoever.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182426890689

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    Did you buy the 5000k or the 6000k bulbs and did all the wiring, ballast etc fit comfortably inside the light housing.

    Will you swap them out when it comes to your next MOT or leave them in and chance it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romfordblue View Post
    Did you buy the 5000k or the 6000k bulbs and did all the wiring, ballast etc fit comfortably inside the light housing.

    Will you swap them out when it comes to your next MOT or leave them in and chance it.

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    I bought the 6k ones.
    I've always had 6k in my previous cars, so I just stuck with that.
    The ballasts will not fit inside as there isn't any room....the units are tight....well on mine they are.
    I had the headlights out and found it physically impossible to fit everything inside them.

    I will be keeping my hids in when it comes to MOT time.
    My local garage does every MOT for me and he's not got any issue with them........but as legislation changes, I'll see what happens.

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    Have you considered LEDs. They've come on leaps and bounds. I had them in my facelift they don't quite have the output of hids but they're still miles better than halogen (if you're moving from halogen to LEDs the difference is massive) they only have a small driver so it easily fits inside the housing.

    I had a few different hid kits in my facelift and I always managed to get everything in the housing. I always ditched the extension cables though.
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