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neilski

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1,976 posts

148 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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I'll be fitting a HID kit on Saturday and wondered from those who'd already done it (Verysideways?) where the best place is for the ballasts.

Is it behind the headlamp units (partly exposed to the elements) or under the carpet to the sides of the luggage compartment? Is drilling any holes in the bodywork a bad idea because of potential rust and to be avoided at all costs?

fidgits

17,188 posts

142 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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have a look on renlist - there is a guide IIRC..

silver993tt

9,064 posts

152 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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neilski said:
I'll be fitting a HID kit on Saturday and wondered from those who'd already done it (Verysideways?) where the best place is for the ballasts.

Is it behind the headlamp units (partly exposed to the elements) or under the carpet to the sides of the luggage compartment? Is drilling any holes in the bodywork a bad idea because of potential rust and to be avoided at all costs?


Good quality Velcro can be used instead of drilling. Avoids any future rust problems

ian_dorrian

110 posts

161 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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Try here...

http://p-car.com/diy/diy.html

KR,

Ian D

verysideways

9,607 posts

185 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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I put them in the wheel arches - as shown here:
www.verysideways.com/pages/cars/993C2_hids.htm

It's very well protected in there, and i wrapped mine in foam to stop them rattling around and to seperate them from condensing surfaces...
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verysideways

9,607 posts

185 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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excellent 993 pic in your profile by the way lick

robmug

1,044 posts

176 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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Did it on my 964 and stuck the ballast boxes on the inner wing under the carpet. Used sticky number-plate tape/pads.

graeme73s

5,524 posts

130 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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robmug said:
Did it on my 964 and stuck the ballast boxes on the inner wing under the carpet. Used sticky number-plate tape/pads.

Hi Robmug,
were did you buy yours from ?
cheers Graeme

c2look

3,838 posts

138 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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graeme73s said:
robmug said:
Did it on my 964 and stuck the ballast boxes on the inner wing under the carpet. Used sticky number-plate tape/pads.

Hi Robmug,
were did you buy yours from ?
cheers Graeme


Yes, do tell!

aceparts_com

3,675 posts

154 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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Stick them on the inner wing using velcro. we can do HID kits for just £125 inclusive!

verysideways

9,607 posts

185 months

Thursday 19th October 2006
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Alan - YHM!
Need an H1 kit for this C2 and another H1 kit for my 540...

993_C2S

208 posts

139 months

Friday 20th October 2006
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VS, LOL! About time

neilski

Original Poster:

1,976 posts

148 months

Friday 20th October 2006
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Thanks for the replies guys. The kit does include some double sided "stickybackplastic" cut to the same dimensions as the ballasts so I'll have a play about tomorrow to see where they fit best.

If people want a HID kit without spending OPC money, I bought mine from eBay for £69.99 from Xenon Lights Direct plus £20 for shipping so £90 all in. I was a bit dubious of the quality of such a cheap kit at first but decided to risk it and if it turned up and was shite I'd stick it straight back on eBay.

I'm aware that Hids4u have had a mention a few times on here so once it arrived I had a quick look on their website to see if there were any major differences between the two and this is what I saw....

Hids4u kit £209.99

Xenon Lights Direct kit £69.99

....and going by the pictures, I have to say that £140 is a lot to pay for a different box! hehe

The ballasts in the kit supplied look slightly different, with just some German writing on them instead of a fancy sticker, plus there are also a pair of brackets to hold the ballasts and the previously mentioned sticky pads. All in all it looks good for the money.

To be fair, I haven't fitted the kit yet so will let you all know whether it was money well spent or money down the drain after the weekend.

993_C2S

208 posts

139 months

Friday 20th October 2006
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Damn that's cheap! I bought mine from HIDS4U, eBay, £180, 1 year ago. No problems to report.

Edited by 993_C2S on Friday 20th October 11:59

verysideways

9,607 posts

185 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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Well i got my HID kit from Alan (Aceparts), £130 all in, fitted it the same day.

As an aside, i had a problem with my kit which Alan rectified within 24 hours. That's the sort of service i will happily pay for - thank you Aceparts!

burriana

16,544 posts

167 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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Don't suppose anyone knows where I can get some yellow headlamp bulbs from?

Don't ask .. I have these strange ideas sometimes!

Sundeep

537 posts

151 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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neilski said:


that's my old car in the picture !

aceparts_com

3,675 posts

154 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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neilski said:
Thanks for the replies guys. The kit does include some double sided "stickybackplastic" cut to the same dimensions as the ballasts so I'll have a play about tomorrow to see where they fit best.

If people want a HID kit without spending OPC money, I bought mine from eBay for £69.99 from Xenon Lights Direct plus £20 for shipping so £90 all in. I was a bit dubious of the quality of such a cheap kit at first but decided to risk it and if it turned up and was shite I'd stick it straight back on eBay.

I'm aware that Hids4u have had a mention a few times on here so once it arrived I had a quick look on their website to see if there were any major differences between the two and this is what I saw....

Hids4u kit £209.99

Xenon Lights Direct kit £69.99

....and going by the pictures, I have to say that £140 is a lot to pay for a different box! hehe

The ballasts in the kit supplied look slightly different, with just some German writing on them instead of a fancy sticker, plus there are also a pair of brackets to hold the ballasts and the previously mentioned sticky pads. All in all it looks good for the money.

To be fair, I haven't fitted the kit yet so will let you all know whether it was money well spent or money down the drain after the weekend.


If you'd said you wanted the cheapest kit I've got about 20 HID kits that we've sampled (some for only about 10 minutes) that you can have for £50 each. No warranty of course

c2look

3,838 posts

138 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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aceparts_com said:


If you'd said you wanted the cheapest kit I've got about 20 HID kits that we've sampled (some for only about 10 minutes) that you can have for £50 each. No warranty of course


Anything for a 3.2 carrera?

aceparts_com

3,675 posts

154 months

Friday 27th October 2006
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You need a bi xenon for that (we do a particularly good kit with a switchable shutter that gives you HID main and dip) £150