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#1 (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 05:27 PM
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here is a thread from the m3forum. apparently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be banning the sale of aftermarket HID kits as of 8/15/03.

http://216.118.86.224/m3forum/showthread.p...5949#post105949

the ban is ONLY for the actual HID, you can still get ellipsoid/projector beam housings (like ZKW, inpro, etc), just the HID source (bulbs & ballasts) are affected. affects aftermarket only, not OE. note that it has always been illegal to use non-OE HID on public roads, but it was difficult for the NHTSA to enforce, so they are resorting to banning the sale of such items.

whether or not it is a hoax, vendors are taking it seriously enough to liquidate their remaining inventory. either way, as they have all dropped their prices, now may be a good time to get an HID kit if you've been thinking about it

for more info, you can read here and make your own conclusions.
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yes it is sadly true. I never thought it would come to this

IF anyone wants HIDs you are going to need to act fast. some places have already stoped selling. I can get anyone good deals on catz HIDs up untill Aug 15. after that no more HIDs. IF anyone is interested let me know.

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Danm I was gonna get HIDs for Christmas.... I NEED A SET NOW

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what kinda money are we talking? Id like a set of HIDs and Ellipsoids. Gimme prices.

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Hmmm... I read on another forum that someone had contacted SEMA asking them about the possible HID ban. The person who replied to him from SEMA denied any full scale HID ban.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthre...threadid=117630

I'm still confused about whats going to actually happen...

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