Hey thinking about getting a 5000k hid for my accord but dont want to waste time retrofitting it, would it work well with the stock housing? This is my first mod and any help will be greatly appreciated.
Yes! with the HIR2 bulbs. I have a pair now in my sedan. Not only are they rated at 1800 lumens each (OEM = 1000), but they will last for 4-5 years. I bought the Philips version on Amazon, about $55/pair. But the brightness is a huge difference over my previous VisionPlus (supposedly 1080 lumens each) and OEM headlights.You're wasting your time NOT retrofitting it and just slapping an HID kit in there if you drive a sedan. Either retrofit or get HIR bulbs.
EDIT: If you drive a coupe, slapping an HID kit is still iffy. Just because it comes with halogen projectors doesn't mean it's designed for HID, just something to consider.
Yes, the glare is that bad. The HID burner produces most of its light outside of the focal point of either reflector or halogen projectors. There's a great article on why HID kits are dangerous and illegal here.Is it really that bad of a cut off and glare if you use HIDs in the OEM halogen housings?
How much would it cost to retrofit your lights yourself and is it hard to DIY? Thanks :thmsup: