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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 24th, 2010, 3:21 pm Thread Starter
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I installing the CQ HiD In the LT and am wondering if it is all right to install it in the low beam instead of the high beam. The mfg says it will work in either one. Where do most of you install it.

Thanks for any advice.

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you most DEFINITELY want to install it in the "low beam."

That leaves you the ability to use the high beam for "flash to pass" (HID's need a few moments to warm up, don't reach full brightness instantly and some ballasts realy don't like being switched on and off over and over which is what happens when you flick the high beams on and off as you would for that function)


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If you're not one of those flasher types I would recommend replacing both high and low beam. If you are going to replace just one to start with I would agree with Peter it should be the low beam.

The funny thing is that the low beam (HID) will over drive your high beam (Quartz) it is so much brighter and you will find that high beam does little to no good anymore for lighting up the road ahead. A pretty good deal really. You can see better now on low beam than you could before with the high beam added.

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+1 on what Loren said. I bought mine with an HID low beam already installed. No matter how dark the road is, I have real trouble seeing what difference my high beam makes, IF if use it.

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Thanks For the Info Everyone

I had installed it in the low beam but got to wondering if that was right.

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The low if you're only doing one. But the high beam on mine was like a locomotive headlight..

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HI Everybody

I installing the CQ HiD In the LT and am wondering if it is all right to install it in the low beam instead of the high beam. The mfg says it will work in either one. Where do most of you install it.

Thanks for any advice.

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This is a great HID system. We had a group buy a few years back and a number of us bought them. If you look in the ARTICLES section of this website, a fellow board member, Messy13, did a great write up on how to install it w/pictures. Even an all thumbs dumbass like myself was able to get it done in under 40 minutes.

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