Any opinions on these lights? I am looking at either the Striker 170 HID or standard, not sure which yet...
Yea but HIDs will be brighter than any halogen you can stick in there. You are correct on the on/off, they don't like that. But damn they're bright!I just put the conventional 170 strikers in windshield mounts. I'm really happy with the amount of light they put out.
There are several reasons I went with conventional rather than HID:
HID lights don't like to be turned on and off for oncoming traffic.
I'm not worried about efficiency.
No warm up needed.
My only major complaint is the filters emit a lot of glare back into my eyes. So much, that I'll have to paint the outer rings of the filters to stop it. It's an easy fix, but annoying.
Because of the type of usage these will get, I ordered a set of clear combo filters, They should be delivered tomorrow.
With my homemade WS mounts, there is no sign of vibration.
I love em.
We will be running 5 of the striker 170's on our Raider ST project. They are nice bright units and are super strong.:beer:
I can chime on this one - if you don't mind, the ballasts are separate, hook the up straight to the sPOD, where I mounted my 170's HID was on the windshield and I tucked the ballasts under the cowl.. Out of site, out of mind..Kenny,
Any special wiring with HIDs and ballasts? I have an sPOD, so I'd plan on hooking it straight up to this. Do the ballasts have to be mounted somewhere dry, cool, and protected, or are they built into the can?
Thanks man... Dying to get that RK kit I ordered from you. Counting down the days!
Thanks, Andre!I can chime on this one - if you don't mind, the ballasts are separate, hook the up straight to the sPOD, where I mounted my 170's HID was on the windshield and I tucked the ballasts under the cowl.. Out of site, out of mind..
RDM or Mannylx450 - usually have decent prices, or find a dealer near you for less shipping.Thanks, Andre!
I'm running PIAA 540's, but haven't run HIDs, so I thought I would get a school lesson. These sounds like they would compliment the PIAAs nicely, and that I would be done in the lighting department if I bought them. Now to find the best deal...