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Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza Guides (6L) 2002-2008' started by mick-fr, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Maverick08

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    as for double headlights (on facelifts) am I right in guessing the full beam is a H4 bulb? what would the best bulbs be to go with a 6000K HID dipped beam setup?
     
  2. bananaskin

    bananaskin Active Member

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    I have a double refelctor headlight 2003 ibiza. Where you have said h7 and h3.

    So is this the correct ad to buy from?

    Ebay item- (cant link as i havent had enough posts yet :( )

    Item number: 290408950008

    And i assume in the bulb size note when buying i ask for H7 AND H3?

    Sorry im a novice to ibizas at the moment. Got HIDs on my polo though.
     
  3. bananaskin

    bananaskin Active Member

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    I have H7 (7pin) on my 1997 polo. LONG shot but would these work in my new ibiza? :eek:
     
  4. JonnyH10

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    Whats the difference between the 35W and 55W kits?
     
  5. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    55w HIDs are brighter than 35w. They tend to wash out some of the colour of the HID bulb due to the light output. For example, a 55w 8000k kit will look similar in colour to a 35w 6000k kit.
     
  6. JonnyH10

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    So does that mean 55w are better? I think I'd go for either 5000K or 6000K.
     
  7. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Not so much better, they are brighter. I've got 35w and they are bright enough! I've never had any trouble with people flashing me or from the police.
     
  8. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    35w 6k H7R's.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JonnyH10

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    Yea, done a bit of research on Google there and got pretty much the same as what your saying. Apparently the 55w cause more glare due to the extra brightness, so I'll stick to the 35w if I get them.
    I guess HID's are fine then if they're put in correctly and are aligned to make sure they don't blind people, even though they are technically illegal lol [B)]
     
  10. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Yeah I'd stick with the 35w's to be on the safe side.

    You'd be better off getting "R" bulbs too, these reduce glare even further. There is rumour that they will fail an MOT in 2012 onwards, but I've still to see concrete evidence of this.
     
  11. JonnyH10

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    My headlights are the single reflectors H4, I don't think there is a R bulb for it.
    Yea, I heard that too. Would that mean the police would clamp down on them more as well?
     
  12. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Ahh ok. No you won't be able to get the "R" bulbs then, the bulbs work differently as your's has to do full and dipped beam.

    They might, they might not. Like I said, I've not seen any concrete evidence that its coming into play... all still a rumour in my eyes.
     
  13. JonnyH10

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    Ok thanks very much for the help mick! :) Time to save up for the HID's!
     
  14. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    No problem mate :)
     
  15. bananaskin

    bananaskin Active Member

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    Ive got twin reflector headlights on an 03 ibiza.
    any chance someone could link me to the correct HIDs on ebay?
     
  16. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Just search for H7R HID kit mate..

    Can get slim ballasts to fit in the light unit, or normal ones and hide them in the bay.
     
  17. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Cheers dude :) that just the low beam yeah :) hope you don't have to take the whole light unit out :/
     
  19. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Yeah just the dipped beams. Those are for the twin reflectors, so just make sure thats what you have :p

    Nah you don't... I done both sides in about 40 mins with them still on the car :)
     
  20. bananaskin

    bananaskin Active Member

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    Awesome mate.

    Il get them ordered ;)

    Yeah this is my ibiza. Twin reflector yes.
    [​IMG]
     

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