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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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4300K from xenondepot.com - $450
5000K from xenonfactory.com - $585

Both use Phillips bulbs and ballasts (well, as advertised)
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I have the 4300k from xenondepot. Its a good kit and the color normal, it shouldn't draw more unwanted attention (aka, cops or theives that follow profile you)

The 5000k xenonfactory's actually coated 4300k bulbs...but this may have changed in the past year.

Quality wise, these two kits are identical...either would be a good decision if you are willing to spend the money.
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How do you like your set over the stock lights? Worth the money?

Edit: I just checked out the 5000K Xtec HID Conversion Kit from xenonstore.com: $320.. better price but lesser quality?

I gotta go find some reviews.
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in reality, they are not worth the money. its two bulbs and two ballasts....inexpensive electrical components which are deliberately made in short supply to drive the cost up...hence making them and keeping them a luxury item

if you like nice things, if you don't treat yourself too often, if you want your mazda to look different than everyone elses, get them. if you are on a tight budget, put the money towards a CP-E intake first.
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Yeah I've thought about that.. its not a necessity, but I do dig the extra light output. As for the cp-e setup, for the time being I'm limited to suspension and cosmetic mods cause I only have about 250 miles on my car and it hasn't really been broken in yet but as soon as it is I will definitely be ordering that.

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thats a lot of money if you ask me, you can get HID installed at your local shop for $450 or less. I got mine for 400 and that was months ago.


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I agree, that's alot of cash just for lights....
I was thinking about it too at one point but not yet...to expensive
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whatever, I think HID's are worth the $300-$350. A good set should outlast your car, (thus offsetting some of the cost), can EASILY be installed yourself (if you can't install HID's you're hopeless... there is soo much info on the install), give you much better light output, it looks WAY better than orange halogens, and they also increase your visibilty=safety.

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You can get a good set for around $350.... get em... install em yourself.... and reap the rewards.


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For that price I assume you are referring to the GB here for the mcculloch HIDs? That or I am pricing at the wrong stores.
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check the "garage" out and look at other people's HID's and check how much they paid for them....


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