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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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HID's....legal or no?

Hey Guys, just wondering if any of you have any hassles with cops or inspections with your HID's? and whats everyone running?


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I think as long as they are not misaligned so as to blind on coming traffic then they are legal.


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They are fully illegal to change the style of light in your vehicle.

Reason for it is the stock lenses are not optimized for HID light output.

The stock housing have some stray light that reflects up/ not in the direction you want.. and with HIDs you will get alot more brighter light but because the strands of light now keeping low the HID then be shooting very bright light up in the wrong direction.

If varys by reflector/ lense to how much light is shooting up. Hence why they are illegal. As well it vary's on the authority in your area as to what they do about them.

To test pull up to a flat wall as close as you can @ night really dark.. (no other street lighting/ dusk to dawns etc).
Now with your lights on, slowly back up and watch for the 'stray' lighting to appear coming out of your beam of lights.

Those are the dangerous parts that blind people when you swap over to HID's.
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so legality depends on your lenses or the authorities noticing due to your lenses?

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to put a hid in a halogen lens is illegal

along with speeding, window tint, u-turns, no signal light.

Its something they can pull you over for. but who cares.



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6000's for me and no problems with the cops. Yet!
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Not something they are likely to call you on, unless you're being a d!ck or something - getting a safety to sell the vehicle might be a problem though.....
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Or you may want consider courtesy to other drivers. Those things are blinding on the road at night.

Just some dude from BC...
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