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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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My 450 Smart with HID lights

Thought I would take a video of what it should look like at night when you are driving. I cant believe I drove around with regular halogens for so long. There really is no comparison even to those pricey PIAA halogens. HID = HD driving hehehe...Blu-ray format hehehe

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Of course remember that the grey market 450 cars had their European headlights removed by G&K and replaced by aftermarket headlamps. So most anything would be an improvement. At least the new 451 models have nice projector lamps (not HIDs, however) and are plenty bright. Seems about the same as my Prius HDs.
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...and that retrofitting HIDs to OEM headlights or aftermarket headlights unless specifically designed for HID bulbs is illegal in most countries of the world.
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Hi Joker i just bought a 450 smart in cali, i live in san rafael, any advice on DMV registration?

thanx in advance
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Hi Joker i just bought a 450 smart in cali, i live in san rafael, any advice on DMV registration?

thanx in advance
Sorry! I know it is an old thread... However, planetjuice, do you still have your 450? I just bought one a couple of weeks ago, and I too live in San Rafael.

Any advice on the DMV? It has been nothing but PAIN!!

They finally gave me what they call a "Suspense", which gives me a temporary "Permit" so I can drive it for now...

Anyway, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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