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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #90 on: March 03, 2012, 20:05:30 PM »
Best mod on any Cally IMO, nice one!

Let us know how you get on at your next MoT, or are you planning to swap them back for the MoT?

I wonder who's will be first to fail?  ;D
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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2012, 21:01:32 PM »
Best mod on any Cally IMO, nice one!

I wonder who's will be first to fail?  ;D
Although I understand the reason for the regulation, it seems bloody stupid to me.  Instead of banning retro-fitted HIDs, IMHO they should simply have required adequate anti-glare and dipping arrangements.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2012, 21:08:30 PM »
Although I understand the reason for the regulation, it seems bloody stupid to me.  Instead of banning retro-fitted HIDs, IMHO they should simply have required adequate anti-glare and dipping arrangements.

Glare doesn't come into it as far as I'm aware, if you have them retro fitted you need self levelling or headlamp washers fitted to pass MOT from Apr. Well, have you ever had the misfortune of being in front of someone with self levellers? It's bloody awful, like they are flashing constantly. Also unless you have 'bi' you won't use dip either. Can't remember the last time I used high beam TBH as it isn't HID, dipped are more than adequate now  :)
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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2012, 21:38:01 PM »
Glare doesn't come into it as far as I'm aware, if you have them retro fitted you need self levelling or headlamp washers fitted to pass MOT from Apr. Well, have you ever had the misfortune of being in front of someone with self levellers? It's bloody awful, like they are flashing constantly. Also unless you have 'bi' you won't use dip either. Can't remember the last time I used high beam TBH as it isn't HID, dipped are more than adequate now  :)
I thought the self-levelling was required to prevent glare because HIDs are so much brighter than normal headlamps.  Without self-levelling, if the headlamps are pointing too high they dazzle other drivers.  I know what you mean about self-levellers though, they can be a bit like the car behind you going over a series of road-humps! >:(

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2012, 22:07:48 PM »
I thought the self-levelling was required to prevent glare because HIDs are so much brighter than normal headlamps.  Without self-levelling, if the headlamps are pointing too high they dazzle other drivers.  I know what you mean about self-levellers though, they can be a bit like the car behind you going over a series of road-humps! >:(

You are probably right, but I get more dazzled from the bloody self levellers and high 4x4's than from anything older that has HID retro fitted. I guess someone somewhere is happy with the decision  ;D
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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #95 on: March 03, 2012, 22:46:36 PM »
It's a load of bollocks! Standard calibra headlights should fail an mot because of how dangerously shat they are.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #96 on: March 03, 2012, 22:59:58 PM »
It's a load of bollocks! Standard calibra headlights should fail an mot because of how dangerously shat they are.

Well said.
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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #98 on: March 04, 2012, 15:12:49 PM »
Have a gander at this peeps

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hids%20mot&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CEcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmotforum.proboards.com%2Findex.cgi%3Fboard%3Dpublic%26action%3Ddisplay%26thread%3D1331&ei=ApxST4D7NYPJ8gPp2NnvBQ&usg=AFQjCNFzxze5JM4jsdl3rs7Vi4BSFPchgQ&cad=rja

There seems to be a lot of miss info flying around imo
Very interesting and I hope that it is right.  The reason that there is so much misinformation flying around appears to be because, yet again, MoT regulations have been written in a way that is ambiguous and may be open to interpretation.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2012, 05:11:30 AM »
Great thread! This has answers a few questions for me :D

...you can buy and fit both H1 and H3 kits for your dipped and fog, but as fogs are usually rarely used
So are the fog lights the centre ones? (on my car these are dummies/blanks)

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2012, 11:24:32 AM »
Not all models came with fog lights.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2013, 20:17:19 PM »
nah ... wil stick with the black angels, as they look nice and do project the light better than the standard ..imo 8) :D

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #102 on: January 25, 2013, 21:26:45 PM »
I've got Angels & they don't project the light any better.

I can't remember the last time I drove my Calibra in the dark though so I don't give a fig for HID's! ;D
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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #103 on: January 26, 2013, 04:16:12 AM »
I've got Angels & they don't project the light any better.

I can't remember the last time I drove my Calibra in the dark though so I don't give a fig for HID's! ;D

My lamps are dim and sh*t so the angels should be a bit better .. im ordering them next week :)

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2013, 08:17:39 AM »
Wanted HID's for a good while now but just as I was about to order a kit I read about them possibly failing the MOT. So I held off. Anyway I have yet to read of anyone's cally failing due to having them fitted. So I may just order me a kit for when she's back on the road this summer.

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