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I know Acura TLs and CLs have HID system.

They use reflection housings, right?

Which company do they use?

I'm thinking to get HID kit on my civic.

I also have reflection housings.

If I put HID kit on, do they look the same as TLs and CLs?

Also their color is bright-white and bluish.

Are their bulbs D2R or D2S?

and...4300K or 5000K or 6000K? (Temp)

Please let me know.
 

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HID

You may want to take a peak at hids4less dot com - they answer alot of questions about HID conversions. There is a search function there that allows you to search for your car and frequenly asked questions about HID. Also I noticed for the Honda's the price for the 4300K is about $600 US and for the 6000K it is about $795 US which includes the bulbs, ballasts, wiring harnesses etc...

Apparently from what I gather the 4300K looks a little green in colour and the 6000K looks like the LeMans racing cars (blue in colour - as powerful as sunlight. 6000K are more expensive.

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Won't look the same on a civic unless you have Projector style headlights. HID on a civic does look sweet but there goes your high beam and low beam, and the light dosen't "project" like it would with projector headlights.
 

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Matshushita - parent company is something with a P, Phillips or Panasonic.

There are guys in the area with HIDs in their civics.

I am one of them. They are a great improvement. I will post pics of the beam pattern.
 

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Hmm...actually, this tread is very old cuz now I'm doing HID retrofit. :D

I got Audi A6 projectors and OEM HID kit.

Only thing I need is mounting these into my headlight housings.

Im sure I could get the great output same as A6 one.

"See_fuu" will help me out.

Thanks.
 

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See Fu - Post pics up of the 6gen civic when your done with the conversion. I might be interested. The TL or CL uses H4 HID system. They use a D2r bulb. If you can get their whole OEM hid kit its worth it. Because the wires are longer since the ignitor isn't built in with the ballast. As for brightness I think its 4300k or 5000k. And from my research the bulb is suppose to be H4 also. But don't quote me on that. I know the new 2002 Maxima uses the HID h4 system.
 

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There's no such thing as a H4 OEM HID. they all use an unmodified p32 base. What this does is it makes it possible to take a hid bulb from a cl or tl and put it in a maxima or any other car that uses reflectors. I'll post pics once I get them finished although it should be pretty easy to imagine what it will look like. The output will be amazing to say the least. them a6 projectors are nuts!
 

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See Fu - Post pics up of the 6gen civic when your done with the conversion. I might be interested. The TL or CL uses H4 HID system. They use a D2r bulb. If you can get their whole OEM hid kit its worth it. Because the wires are longer since the ignitor isn't built in with the ballast. As for brightness I think its 4300k or 5000k. And from my research the bulb is suppose to be H4 also. But don't quote me on that. I know the new 2002 Maxima uses the HID h4 system.
Just finished the retro on vtecs car. looks amazing!!!!!!!! The headlamp looks almost liek a s2000's now (general shape). the outputs amazing!! the civic gave me so much headlamp room to work w/ I was able to sink it in really really deep! I'm willing to bet w/ a TT proejctor this retro on a 6th gen civic would look even closer to a s2k. I'll put up pics after Vtec gets to see them first. Only fair since he's paying me for them =)
 

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Well you know, HID's are kinda a waste of $ when people think about them as a mod, but the visual beauty at nights is nothing more than a dream come true.

Good luck deciding :)
 
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