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#343 of 723 Re: 2008 Tribeca and 2008 CX-9 [stanbran]
Nov 14, 2007 (4:29 pm)
Hmm I drive on backroads often, and have installed a set of good aftermarket driving lights and they are far superior to any HIDs I've ever driven with including MB, BMW, Subaru, Lexus, etc.
The point being that they aren't offered so you can't get em, and that isn't likely to change for at least a year.
I like HIDs as much as the next guy, but when they aren't available, there isn't much you can do to put them in, unless you go with an aftermarket bulb/ballast system and this will actually cause problems because the reflectors and lenses on a non HID system are not setup for HID bulbs, so you'll just get oncoming traffic annoyed at the least, and at worst cause an accident.
On my Armada I run 2 pairs of Hella 4000 non-HID driving lights. 1 pair of pencil beams that go 5200 feet and the others are Euro-beams that have a wider pattern and go 2600 ft. These I have connected to my high-beam switch so that they only come on with my High-beams. These truely provide a great deal of light on the road, they are very large physically but I can suggest several other setups that would help.
On my SVX I installed the Hella Micro-DE projector HID driving lights, and these were a big help and were installed discreetely in the air-dam.
#344 of 723 Re: 2008 Tribeca and 2008 CX-9 [paisan]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:44 am)
the reflectors and lenses on a non HID system are not setup for HID bulbs
This is 100% correct.
The Sienna offers regular lights and HID lights, and the optics are different. You have to buy a whole new headlight enclosure. The lenses are different.
Primarily I believe HIDs tend to have a sharper cutoff, because otherwise you would blind oncoming traffic.
#345 of 723 Just leased 08 Tribeca
Nov 15, 2007 (8:02 am)
I just got a hot deal on the car. On 5 pass limited with navigation I got $345 a month with 0 down thats the only place that gave me that deal, every where else they asked me to put down $2000 plus tax . I love this car
#348 of 723 Re: Just leased 08 Tribeca [mrdavidoff]
Nov 15, 2007 (8:24 am)
#349 of 723 Re: Just leased 08 Tribeca [ateixeira]
Nov 15, 2007 (8:46 am)
#350 of 723 Re: Just leased 08 Tribeca [mrdavidoff]
Nov 15, 2007 (5:12 pm)
Sounds great - congrats- you will enjoy this car.
What are the details of your lease?
Miles, term etc. Were your inception fees rolled into your payments?
I'm about to lease the same car again- Any help I can get would be appreciated.
#351 of 723 Re: Just leased 08 Tribeca [mrdavidoff]
Nov 15, 2007 (10:16 pm)
Where did you bought it?
#352 of 723 Re: Just leased 08 Tribeca [mrdavidoff]
Nov 16, 2007 (2:01 am)
Wow! best deal I've seen, We would sure like to know the details . Can you post them asap. We plan to lease this month. What was the MSRP? How many months? How many miles? MF? Residual?
Thanks in advance!