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Given the expected (or my expected) price range of the Scion I highly doubt it will have HID headlights on it.

Has anyone installed an HID kit before on their cars? I've been looking at a few kits online and they seem relatively cheap compared to what they were 3-5 years ago.

I would love to put HID's on this car as a first mod.
 

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It is definitely a possibility. I like the look of HIDs and if they don't come stock, I will be first in line for a kit. I wonder if anyone is going to make a bolt up kit for it or something.

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I would pay at least $50-100 dollars more for a bolt up kit anyday. The less troubles and modification/fabrication the better.
 

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Most of the kits look fairly simple to install as is - provided there is 'decent' access to the headlights....which is almost a guaranteed as you will have to change the headlights.
 

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So no chance of these being stock on the car??

I think HID is a great feature on all cars, much better viewing distance at night
 

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I do not believe they will be stock as Scion will not see it as necessary at this price point.

I also do not believe in upgrading to HID's unless the headlights are properly designed for them. Non projector headlights can send the light in multiple directions and blind other drives. It is just not worth it for the look, risking other peoples safety.
 

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No HIDs for me

High Income Discharge lights are definitely on my do not want list. Replacement bulbs and trouble shooting any problems cost a lot of customers a ton of money. I am happy with Halogen bulbs thank you.
 

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I do not believe they will be stock as Scion will not see it as necessary at this price point.

I also do not believe in upgrading to HID's unless the headlights are properly designed for them. Non projector headlights can send the light in multiple directions and blind other drives. It is just not worth it for the look, risking other peoples safety.
The operative word is properly. Any modification, if not done properly will have negative consequences.

I think it would be nice to have HIDs as an option on this car - and if it's a factory upgrade, we can hope that it will be done properly right from the factory. Even though it is not necessary, it would be nice to have the option.
 

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It would be nice for the Scion IQ to come with standard HIDs, but if it doesn't, that's an easy aftermarket add on. If you want to keep the base price of the IQ low, the non-essential bells and whistles will have to be aftermarket.
 

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I do not believe they will be stock as Scion will not see it as necessary at this price point.

I also do not believe in upgrading to HID's unless the headlights are properly designed for them. Non projector headlights can send the light in multiple directions and blind other drives. It is just not worth it for the look, risking other peoples safety.
And I suspect these will not be projector headlights? I really don't think it makes that much of difference between projector and normal headlights. I get blinded just as bad by factory BMW's with HID lights.
 

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And I suspect these will not be projector headlights? I really don't think it makes that much of difference between projector and normal headlights. I get blinded just as bad by factory BMW's with HID lights.
I think if the Scion IQ has projector headlights, that will increase the price point. I think it would be best for Scion to offer projectors/HIDs as an upgrade. Worse case scenario that it's not offered stock or as an option in the Scion IQ, get it aftermarket.
 

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Yes, if it is not offered from factory you have lots of options after market as long as the light bulb is a standard configuration, which I don't see why it would not be. Thankfully the price of this upgrade has come done quite a bit as well over the years.
 

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Exactly. Once the car is out for a bit, the number of aftermarket parts available will increase. It's hard to say right now since the car hasn't been released yet. With HIDs and projectors, they're an easy modification to make on your IQ and they shouldn't break the bank either.
 

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I had Sylvania Cool Blue headlights on my car before I got HIDs and those worked well. I definitely prefer HIDs, but for half the cost, the Cool Blue does the job.
 

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What kind of light output did you get from the Cool Blues? Are they really blue (like ricer blue) or just a nice soft, imitation HID look?
 

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They weren't ricer blue (thank goodness). They weren't blue at all, more of a brighter white. You know how stock bulbs have a bit of a yellow/orange tinge to them, the Cool Blues were a brighter white. They definitely aren't as bright as HIDs, but a cheaper alternative with a similar look.
 
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