| Originally posted by BImmerN2B@Jul 24 2005, 07:37 AM |
Hmmm, I was just wondering if you can put an HID kit with the regular plastic headlights. Now Now, I AM JUST WONDERING. I know that I'll be accused of being chessy and cheap. But again just wondering if you can put an HID kit and use it with your stock plastic headlights.
I heard it's been done before...but the drawbacks are the bulb can melt the plastic because it reflects hot off the reflectors of the regular E36 headlight package.
However, I'n not sure of this because my HID bulb is alway cold and never hot even when its on for hours.
The second main drawback is the legality issue of putting an HID bulb in front of a reflector-lens....you will literally blind every living thing in front of you and the effect will look horrible because of a lack of a projector-lens to focus the beam of light. Expect lots of tickets for that.
Also not really sure how that is cheaper...HIDs packages tend to cost more money when you buy them alone, as to when you buy them with say a DEPO proejector package....
1. HIDs basic package = $200 to $300 + you are looking at the extra costs of labour and time of fixing them in your OEM E36 reflector lens set up.
2. Plug and Play DEPOS with HIDs = $300 to $450