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how well do HID's do in the rain?

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Old 22 Apr 2012, 05:29 pm
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Question how well do HID's do in the rain?

im ordering the DDM 55w 5000k kit. i was reading online that a lot of HID kits dont shine well in the rain. is this true? is it more true with certain k colors vs. others?

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Old 22 Apr 2012, 10:50 pm
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Default Re: how well do HID's do in the rain?

Ive driven behind my friends in pouring down rain at a good distance and they still said they could sew me really well, way better than any halogen stock headlights, I run 35 watt 15k for the lows and 35 watt 10k for the highs so I think with your 55w kit it'll be more than good enough. I've heard that the 3k ones are more meant for rainy weather because the goldish yellow makes you easy to spot, while the whiter colors(5k-8k) tend to make you blend a lil more. Hope this helps some:-)
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Old 02 May 2012, 08:01 pm
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Default Re: how well do HID's do in the rain?

^What he said. Basically the higher you go over about 5500k, the lower your visibility. Also the higher you go above 5500k the less you will be able to see in the rain, think high beams when it is pouring outside.
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