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Old 04-06-2010, 12:04 PM   #26
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So you put the ones from Spencers on? I'm assuming it had the ballasts? How hard where they to put in? How to do they work...you unplug the factory bulb and plug in line to a ballast and then from the ballast to the new Fog Light? I'm assuming you would've removed the fog light housing to install them.

Another concern I have is that i heard the HID Fog lights could melt the Fog light housing. Doesn't necessarily sound correct because it's supposed to run much cooler but that's what I heard.
Yes I am using the kit from Spencers. Yes they have ballasts. Factory plug goes into one side of ballast, bulb plugs into other side. No I did not remove the housing. Yeah it might have been better to remove to see better lol. For the Camaro you need to use the 25watt kit. There were two problems people had with melting. The first problem was they were not using a true 5202 kit. They used different kits that would not plug in correct. They used silicone to seal it and hold it in place. They silicone would melt and shift the bulb into the plastic. This caused the plastic to melt. The other problem was some of the first kits were rushed out and were 35watt kits. I have read people had problems with the heat from the 35watt kit. Spencers was the first place that I know of that came out with a 25watt ballast. (trust me I reseached for months before I ordered them lol). I have been running them for around 5 months now. I have no melting and my lenses have not hazed up at all. I will tell you that they are bright. I think they might be brighter then the hid headlights I installed lol. The reason for this is there is nothing to deflect the beam. So the beam comes straight out of the lenses. The fogs are low so it's really not a problem for other drivers. I think I might have been flashed with highbeams 3 times since I installed them. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #27
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Yes I am using the kit from Spencers. Yes they have ballasts. Factory plug goes into one side of ballast, bulb plugs into other side. No I did not remove the housing. Yeah it might have been better to remove to see better lol. For the Camaro you need to use the 25watt kit. There were two problems people had with melting. The first problem was they were not using a true 5202 kit. They used different kits that would not plug in correct. They used silicone to seal it and hold it in place. They silicone would melt and shift the bulb into the plastic. This caused the plastic to melt. The other problem was some of the first kits were rushed out and were 35watt kits. I have read people had problems with the heat from the 35watt kit. Spencers was the first place that I know of that came out with a 25watt ballast. (trust me I reseached for months before I ordered them lol). I have been running them for around 5 months now. I have no melting and my lenses have not hazed up at all. I will tell you that they are bright. I think they might be brighter then the hid headlights I installed lol. The reason for this is there is nothing to deflect the beam. So the beam comes straight out of the lenses. The fogs are low so it's really not a problem for other drivers. I think I might have been flashed with highbeams 3 times since I installed them. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
What color did you end up going with? Do you have the RS pkg?

Mine is a non-RS and I ended using the 6000k lights. Just curious what color you used. The 5202 bulbs that came from AAC would probably be fine for the factory 4300k but on 6000k and up they are a little to white.

Thanks for the info though. I might change mine out to the hid fogs some time. Right now the HID are bright enough that the fogs are even being turned on.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:57 PM   #28
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I have a non rs. I went with 8k for both setups. The 8k looks great with my IBM. Driving around the city I don't use the fogs as much. I drive a lot of back roads where there are a ton of deer.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:40 AM   #29
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Hey guys I have a dumb question about this HID kit.

Did you have to put a ballast in for each light? or can you run 2 lights off one ballast?

Does this setup operate basically like a dual filament halogen? 1 bulb, 2 settings?

I'm doing my homework for another type of headlight conversion. I'm going to do the BMW lights like on the trans am conversion. I got a smokin' deal on some headlights but they're the halogen setup from BMW. I want my setup to work a little differently than BMW intended though. Each light has 2 bulbs, a high and low and the high is off unless being used. I am going to put dual filaments in both so both are on for low and both can kick on for high. (going for the quad headlight look) Doing this on a halogen setup is easy, but I want to do it with HIDs.

SO... what I need is an HID bulb that can do a high and low setting in a single bulb. which it appears that this kit does, correct?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #30
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Hey guys I have a dumb question about this HID kit.

Did you have to put a ballast in for each light? or can you run 2 lights off one ballast?

Does this setup operate basically like a dual filament halogen? 1 bulb, 2 settings?

I'm doing my homework for another type of headlight conversion. I'm going to do the BMW lights like on the trans am conversion. I got a smokin' deal on some headlights but they're the halogen setup from BMW. I want my setup to work a little differently than BMW intended though. Each light has 2 bulbs, a high and low and the high is off unless being used. I am going to put dual filaments in both so both are on for low and both can kick on for high. (going for the quad headlight look) Doing this on a halogen setup is easy, but I want to do it with HIDs.

SO... what I need is an HID bulb that can do a high and low setting in a single bulb. which it appears that this kit does, correct?
Yes, each bulb has a ballast. I had to zip tie up two of them.

I don't know what to tell you on your setup but I will say that from my understanding it's not a High/Low beam (one on - one off) type system. It's supposed to be 1 light and when you turn on the High Beam it changes the angle of light reflection not a second light or the light's wattage or anything. The same bulb stays on all the time.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #31
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Aha, I see. I will have to mabye give BF or ACC a call to see if these are designed with the lense focal point specifically in mind. i know on projector lights it's just a single bulb that either changes position or the lense changes size. So I was trying to get my head around HOW this single HID bulb changes brightness in a halogen lense.

I am going to get my conversion finished up on Halogen bulbs though, and then I'll worry about how to convert them to HID's.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:22 AM   #32
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if i were you i would disconnect it from the battery and put it to the fuse..
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #33
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Just thought I would post this thread for those looking at doing the HID install and want some 6000k fog lights as well. I don't have these on my car yet but they sure look like they match much better than the ones I have.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=1#post2014095
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Nice job on spelling it out. Thank you
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