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HID's Are They Legal?
« on: January 17, 2010, 18:09:32 PM »
Getting hid kit for my calibra, but read somewhere that they are not legal is this true also they say that the car fitted with after market hid`s will not pass the mot test and the dazzel other road users, any one got any info on this please.

Seen a hid kit on ebay for about

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Re: HID
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 18:13:09 PM »
Read here

http://www.clubcalibra.com/index.php?topic=31205.0

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Technically, fitting HIDs retrospectively is illegal i.e fitting them to a car that didn't have them as standard.

However, as the Calibra uses projector headlights, you will/should get away with it at MOT time. Loads of the sites members have them with no problems, either from police or MOT stations. 6000k is the most common, 8000k gives a bit more blue tint. Anything above 8000k is more likely to attract police attention :)

If HID's dazzled other road users, why do all decent cars now have them fitted as standard? If they do appear too bright, drop the headlight alignment down a notch inside the car, might help. Really don't see it being a problem though :)

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Re: HID
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 19:00:24 PM »
Have had Hid's for a few years now, always passed the mot, never known to dazzle other drivers and never had a problem with the police, Fit and enjoy  8)

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Re: HID
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 21:23:28 PM »
+1!
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: HID
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 19:04:53 PM »
Yes..when they are fitted just make sure that are alligned properly and you shoudn't have a problem as said. ;)

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Re: HID's Are They Legal?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 20:09:06 PM »
Hi Dodge. Title amended and topic moved.

You coming to the Cheddar meet this Sun?
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: HID's Are They Legal?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 14:15:44 PM »
Check out HIDS4U.co.uk, conversion kit with 6000k & side lights cost me

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Re: HID's Are They Legal?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 14:34:10 PM »
Got HID kit from ebay they only cost me

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Re: HID's Are They Legal?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 14:40:06 PM »
Yes they're illegal.
No you'll never get caught.

HIDS4U.co.uk are a rip-off, ebay can get you a decent set for 1/3 of the price.

Now, no more questions! Order them, fit them, and thank us! :D
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