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  • The Official HID (& LED) Fail Gallery

    post your pics of hid gone wrong

    new ford mustang hid kit



    jeep halogen vs hid kit glare



    dodge charger 8000k hid kit



    96 bmw hid kit


  • #2
    ebay halo projectors on a '10 honda civic.



    HID kit in a 99 toyota camry ( yes... it's mine... only lasted a few weeks before i learned about retrofits..)

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    • #3
      motorcycle hid kit



      some toyota truck kit



      8thgencivic reflector hid kit 6000k



      ddm 5000k hid kit in mercedes projectors (dont ask)

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      • #4
        Supra PnP HID Kit:



        (pic is not underexposed, here is a comparison pic of the same Supra with an S2k retro: http://www.soundkwest.com/archiemr2/...ights/hl_9.jpg )

        Prelude HID vs Halogen Glare:





        More fail:

        2003 Acura CL-S 6MT, TSX Clear Lense Projectors, 85122+ Bulbs

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        • #5
          i'm ashamed to post this. . . . . .


          but this was my bike. . . .before i was shown the way




          Seriously couldn't see ANYTHING with that kit. . . . (that was when NO ONE had HID's in their cars, i was 19, i thought i was cool)

          then my car and my wife's (HID kit vs halogen)





          Hers-Sloped TL's, ZKW-R lenses, 85122+, E55-R, fiberglass buckets, Blazer fogs with 3K
          Mine- Morimoto Mini H1's, e55 shrouds, Blazer fogs with 3000K
          Zuma 125 Mini H1, Gatling Gun 2.0, 90mm & 60mm Amber XBLED halos
          https://www.facebook.com/pages/RetroFix

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          • #6
            55 watt kit in a 93 camry with mitsu expo 35 watt kit on right







            2007 e90 335i
            //OEM

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            • #7
              Here's something I personally found hilarious. Umnitza, a vendor over at e46fanatics and a pretty well known source for decent quality stuff posted pictures of the light output of a) Depo projector headlights for the e46, b) Depo projector headlights (apparently modified by Umnitza) for the e46, and c) "FX-R" projectors retrofitted in Depo projector headlights for the e46.

              Originally posted by umnitza
              Here is a breakdown of the 3 types of outputs of the Projectors we have in the shop.
              1st image, unmodified DEPO E46 housing
              2nd image, modified DEPO housing - now Projector46.
              3rd image, modified Projector46 with FXR

              Before you look over the images, some minor observations. Standard DEPO lights have a nice cut off, clean, but they also bleed light below that cut off, so the strength of the central output of light is significantly diminished, causing many people to claim they actually see less with these "projectors" than they did with the halogen lights. This is because they lose a lot of light to bleed/scatter.

              Modified P46s that we do, have a cleaner output pattern and send more light into the center of the pattern. The pattern is not as wide or deep and does have the Euro cut off, but it's very clean and provides significant output improvements over stock halogens.

              And clearly the FXR is the best of the bunch.

              1.*


              2.


              3.


              *This is actually a 6K bulb, just weird exposure. All the photos were taken at the same relative time within 5 minutes of each other.
              It's been a while since my last retrofit...

              Swap: ZKW-R lens into Bosch/AL E46 bixenon projector | Swap: STI-R lens into G37 sedan bixenon projector
              2010 Accord retrofit (G37 sedan bixenon) | 2015 Forester retrofit (G37 sedan bixenon)

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              • #8


                6000K ebay specials in Lightning headlamps
                There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber


                1998 Ford F-150 | FX-R 2.1 / Philips 85122XV C1 / Matsushita Gen5 | Philips LumiLEDs | Plasmaglow Fire & Ice

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                • #9
                  I was driving on I-75 tonight and couldn't resist taking a pic of this. Look at how high his beam goes up the wall! My beam cuts right through his.

                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    I think this could be fail as well ( s2000 custom shield + 4300K Philips D2R )

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                    • #11
                      haha i would hate to drive like that

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hhlt View Post
                        I think this could be fail as well ( s2000 custom shield + 4300K Philips D2R )
                        JVX?

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                        • #13
                          Not hate ,I was and still little scare any time I look at it ( I called it CLAWS cutoff )
                          JVX ? Lol ,he s not that screw up

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by alex.krebiehl View Post
                            I was driving on I-75 tonight and couldn't resist taking a pic of this. Look at how high his beam goes up the wall! My beam cuts right through his.

                            haha i love messing with guys like that. i like to pull up beside them and flick my brights back and fourth
                            There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber


                            1998 Ford F-150 | FX-R 2.1 / Philips 85122XV C1 / Matsushita Gen5 | Philips LumiLEDs | Plasmaglow Fire & Ice

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Raptor05121 View Post
                              haha i love messing with guys like that. i like to pull up beside them and flick my brights back and fourth
                              and most of em are too cheap to buy the bixenons so they only got one beam and cant do anything about it. all they got is on/off not hi/lo/off
                              2014 RAM 1500 Express RCSB 2WD- FX-R/CBI's/50W MORIMOTO
                              1989 Chevy S-10 5 speed

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