I figured if I was going to go through the trouble of changing the bulbs and realigning the lights, I might as well go all the way. The extra cost is large, but cheaper than hitting one piece of road debris. I haven't actually driven with the HIDs yet, as I'm doing some other work on the car in the garage while I have it on stands and the weather sucks.Steve said:Ground Loop, I must have missed it ... how do you like your HIDS? It would be great to have a comparison between the Osrams and a HID kit. I know its probably a lot more light, but question whether its worth the significant cost increase for a HID kit.
I have seen mixed reports on Sylvania/Osram halogen upgrades, and it probably has something to do with how "bad' the stock bulbs were. I couldn't get any hard numbers or flattering pictures -- very ambiguous reports of "better" to "much better" to "not that huge". I'd love to see them in an Elise!
With any luck, I'm meeting up with a stock Elise next week and will take comparison pictures of two cars on the same road. If someone in San Diego has Osram bulbs, that would make a great 3-way comparison!