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Tomorrow will be 1 week since I picked up my Granite Mica F Sport CT from the dealership. To celebrate the anniversary I've made some minor but much needed modifications.

35W H11 6000K HID slim kit
5500K H11 Fog Lamps

I've also taken some night photos trying to capture the moonlight mood in the CT :p Of course lack of light is any photographer's worst nightmare so the quality isn't perfect even with my Nikon DSLR

I also took a short video of the folding mirrors action on the F Sport
It was discussed in few different threads so I took a short video and posted in on youtube:


Kris
 

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Nice pics Kris,

love the video I like to watch mine do that!
Thanks Steve.
Night shots sometimes displays different prospective
I am really getting into this little hybrid.

Its exciting as I am still on my first tank at around 595kms and still another 300 to go. now that's impressive. My average is 5.0 litres/100kms (47 mls/gallon) on the dot on this tank of gas.

I am a happy chappy. :)
 

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Looks great!! The HIDs are blue enough that it still allows the DRL to appear white as opposed to too yellow. I think I will order :)
Yes, I went with a 35w kit instead of the 55 as the 55 washes out the light a bit more due to power output. This is also a 6K. The DRL are still white in appearance as opposed to yellow, but still little on the yellow side as you can see from the photos.

Audi: my driveway is also uneven where I parked my car which is why I don't have a straight light line, but also likenyou mentioned our lights are designed for right hand drive like in Japan (the correct way :p). And I am European my dad would be on my case for saying that now lol
 

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How much was the kit and which one did you get ?
I got it directly from an Australian Wholesaler (Arco Imports).
This is their number 1300 775 359. Speak to Lex. I paid $200 delivered
I got the 35W H11 (Low beam) 6000K (Bulb).
You can chose from 4300 to 6000K but I wouldn't recommend going over 6K or under 4300K. 6000K is the most commonly sold bulb in the market, but it is a personal choice. You can see what mine looks like. If you order today, you get them tomorrow, so very quick overnight express delivery.

These guys supply the Australian automotive industry for HID kit fitouts and then the auto shops charge us $600 + for them

I don't believe in the cheap eBay/Internet $80 HID kits. You get what you pay for Steve. All kits appear identical on the outside, but the components used in them differ substantially. You also get 3 year warranty on these I think and this is real warranty unlike the eBay lifetime warranty jargon that never works out or takes way too long to process.

If we can fork out $50K for a car, I am not going to skimp on components used.
 

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Wow, you guys make everything sound so easy. I wish you were closer!! ;-)
That's because it is easy Hey Gurl.
Believe me when I tell you a 10 year old could do it.

installing a HID kit is as easy a switching a light bulb.

1. You take your existing one out
2. In its place you install a HID bulb. This just a type of bulb. same method of fitting like a conventional bulb
3. Install what we call a balast (little square box) where you can find space next to each head light and secure it in place (no right or wrong answer here)
4. Connect Balast plug into the factory plug for your factory bulb.
5. Connect the other 2 plugs into the bulb itself.

You can't incorrectly plug the HID kit as all the connectors are made in a way that each plug can only go certain way.

It really is that simple.
 

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I used a single screw to attach each ballast to the chassis.
You can use some commercial grade double sided tape, but I doubt it will hold long term.

If you get a kit Steve happy yo have a wrenching session.
It will only cost you a beer mate. :)
 

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Bondguy: I don't believe in the cheap Chinese knock off HID kits. While everything is pretty much made in China now days, some kits are designed in Japan or Germany. They use better components, but cost more. Reallity is you get what you pay for. So my kit isn't a DDM tuning kit. My kit cost me $200 bucks. Not saying DDM kit is bad, just telling you how it is. This isn't my first HID kit.

If you are after a pure white light I would go with 5K or just under. And stick to 35W kit. Factory Headlights are rated at 55w so the wiring can take it safely.

Steve: No pressure mate, I understand, but if you decide to go down that route and want some company let me know ;-)
 
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