Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere far far away
Re: (RANT) Dear HID-kit people: Die in a fire
[quote author=Black_Obsidian link=topic=124952.msg2655210#msg2655210 date=1222804160]
I'm sure that there are one or two decent members of the group, but the overwhelmingly vast majority of you who put Xenon bulbs into a car meant for halogens are moose-fellating, toilet-licking morons.
Here's a newsflash: your car's not designed for them! The headlamp reflectors are designed to properly distribute the light of a specific-size halogen bulb. By replacing that with a Xenon bulb that may or may not even be the proper size, you're screwing up the distribution. After you popped those puppies in there to fulfill some Fast And Furious teenage ricer wet-dream nonsense, did you even stop to look at the light patterns they cast on the ground? Even the stock market is smoother and more even.
Proper HID headlamps (projectors) emit a clean, smooth band of light that looks like it's been poured onto the surface it reaches. They also have a crisp cutoff and stepping down on the driver's side to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. Which brings me to my next major complaint: your half-ass aftermarket crap headlights are blinding everyone! For that reason alone, aftermarket HID bulbs ought to be made illegal. They're a danger to everyone else on the road, and they don't even give you the better visibility that a real HID setup does. All they do is make you think you look cool, when in reality you're about as cool as someone who drop-kicks orphan kids for fun.
Even worse, you make me look bad. Whenever someone rides in my car at night and sees the white light coming from my headlamps, they invariably say, "Those are so bright, I really hate them!" Then I have to educate that person that only the inbred poser-car HID kit causes this problem. I ask them the last time they were blinded by a BMW. The answer, of course, is never. Well, those are the same HID lights as in my car; the properly-designed, OEM sort. They're not cheap, but doing things right rarely is. Of course, if you wannabes had had the money for a real HID setup, you'd have probably bought a real car that included it, rather than the moldy old Civic, VW, Cavalier, or whatever it is you're driving.
Again, you are trying (and failing) to make yourself look cool, at the expense of both your own visibility and that of everyone else around you. Grow up and either take those things out or buy a real car. Barring either of those actions, I hope you catch necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) from a hooker and your miserable little junk falls off, you crab-infested waste of oxygen.
This rant brought to you by the jackhole in the maroon Oldsmobile Alero this morning who, when not tailgating me, was blinding me with both his headlights AND his fog lamps. My only consolation is that he's driving an Alero (maroon too, lol)... if it's not already falling apart on him, it'll start doing so shortly.
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