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Going Halogen or HID for Winter

I’m getting my VT next Wednesday and still have yet to see how well the stock lights light up the road. Most likely it’ll be much better than what my 120.000 km 2005 Accent does now with stock lights

Thinking a bit ahead about our long Canadian nights, with snow and ice in the road, I’m considering two options to upgrade the lights to increase awareness. One is all Halogen and the other HID-Halogen. I’m not looking for the “bling” so a 4300K color temperature, which is HID OEM for all high end systems, is where I want to go.

An all Halogen setup would be GE Nighthawk or Sylvania SilverStar with the H11B to H11 bulb Conversion Harnesses, I don’t like to drill holes or shave a piece here or there to make them fit, H11B to H11 bulb Conversion Harnesses (2 harnesses) . My concern here is that halogens pushed to their limits at 4000K on low and fogs don’t last long and I’m not sure if it’s going to be less that the 1 year exchange warranty that Canadian Tire has on them and have to be popping $30 every time one goes out.

HID-Halogen setup would be “Precision HID Conversion Kit” at 4300K from *Precision HID Conversion Kit (all sizes) for the lows and fog and use a couple of Sylvania Silverstar Ultra’s for the highs. The high's just to let the oncoming traffic that you're using lows

Constructive comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

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I have 4300K HID low beams and love them. It makes the car look much cleaner with the LED accents compared to the halogen bulbs.
 

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I have 4300K HID low beams and love them. It makes the car look much cleaner with the LED accents compared to the halogen bulbs.
Thanks for the input. Are you using a relay?

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Thanks for the input. Are you using a relay?

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Yes, you will need to use a relay. The stock are 55w halogen, the HIDs I got are 35w. Because they are 35w, if you don't use a relay the car will think a bulb is out causing your turn signals to hyper blink. The relay fixes this.
 

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Yes, you will need to use a relay. The stock are 55w halogen, the HIDs I got are 35w. Because they are 35w, if you don't use a relay the car will think a bulb is out causing your turn signals to hyper blink. The relay fixes this.
Great, thanks.
 

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stock are 55w? didn't even see that when I pulled em.. interesting!

Yes, you need a relay. I didn't have mine connected while I was troubleshooting and our car was a pirate.. ARRRRGGG matey..

I used 8000k bulbs, they match the color of the LEDs really nice :)

I got my low beam kit for 55$ with the relay.
 

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I am 75% certain they are 55w stock, I think I read that somewhere. It would also explain why I got hyperflash without the relay.
 

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Diode Dynamics kit for the VT.
You can choose color and have the option to add the relay harness to the order.
Did not see a fog light kit as of yet.
 

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Are the fogs not the same as the NAV?
 

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just pick the H8s for the fog lights and you are good..

If you want to save your money and don't mind a little bit of ingenuity and crimp on a couple connectors you can go with the H11s from DDM.

Full set (lows + fogs + relays) from Diode = 185$
Full set (lows + fogs + relays + crimp connectors) from DDM = 134$

All depends if 50$ more is worth 5 minutes of loosening the socket and tightening it back up and crimping a couple connectors.
 

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Are the fogs not the same as the NAV?
I was told they were.. I also read online the H8 (Vturbo fogs) had the same pattern/socket as the 880/881 (NA V).. They do NOT. the 880/881 (fogs I bought) have a smaller diameter and do not fit snug in the H8 fog light socket. I had to do a few things to make them fit right.
 
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