I don't need to see a side by side but I'm sure it's like thisyeah, i remember. the thing is, i couldn't see a huge difference in those pictures.
this install looks a little a little different, so i'm interested in seeing the results vs. HID in stock projectors.
that's just the thing - I have no idea how much better the complete solution is. and given my HID kit cost me all of $39.95, it would need to be like switching on two suns for me to consider the extra time and money involved to be worthwhile.I don't need to see a side by side but I'm sure it's like this
Stock = Sucks
HID = better
Lens upgrade = OMFG
I only have the HID...
yeah, i've seen that thread - i couldn't really see a big diff in those pics.To do the refit i followed vfrmans' instruction. He has pictures of all you need including before and after shots. Excellent reference vfrman. Your thread was a great help.
I would also agree with Tchase that photos dont really do justice to the refit.
I will see if i can get a picture up for you. I dont have a before shot though ( you can just go by your current setup ) but there would be a picture somewhere on here if you do a search. The stocks were never meant for hids unlike the Mini Bi-xenons.
without wanting to insult you, do you have poor eyesight? genuine question. i only ask as there is a "night & day" difference between halogen and HID in the same projectors/lenses, and if you couldn't notice the difference, I suspect you may have poor eyesight.The pics really don't do the retrofit justice. I had the stock headlights in Italy and I wouldn't ride at night because I couldn't see where I was going. I put the HID bulb in the stock projector and still couldn't see. After I retrofitted the bixenons, I could see very well and wasn't afraid of the dark anymore.
lol. you guys really drank that bixenon kool-aid, huh.Stock projectors with halogens = shit.
Stock projectors with HID = blue tinted shit.
Bixenon projectors DESIGNED for HID = great beam pattern, sharp cutoff, increased light output.
You can put HID bulbs in the stock projectors that were designed for Halogen, but you are still pushing the light through a terrible lens that doesn't focus the light properly.
Yes, the HID bulb in the stock projectors was marginally better than the halogens, but on the roads I rode in Italy, with no lines and no lighting, it was dangerous and I couldn't see where I was going.
End of the day, either do the mod or don't. I couldn't care less either way.
finally, someone who cuts through the bullshit!There are probably more bias than truth in our statement because after all, we invested a significant amount of time and money to make it work.