Well, By your description, these may be what your looking for. I have these bulbs in my 2nd gen and they're bluer and brighter than the dim yellowish stock bulbs. At this price you really can't go wrong.Looking at replacing headlight bulbs.
I dont want to go HID but i want want the light to appear blue similar to HID's
Just want a drop in replacement for the bulb.
Ive searched and cant come up with a decent answer.
what am i looking for?
There are, BUT the housing units are auto-leveling, factory designed for it, and have a build-in bulb shield for scatter compensation. Subarus, Infinity G35's, Lincon's, Caddy's, and Acura TL's all have this HID w/ no projector combo, but because of the OEM design, they pass inspections because the light is distributed properly.You CAN, but as you say, it might be illegal, and it might cause discomfort to oncoming traffic. If you do go this route, make sure to properly re-aim your headlight to help with the glare.
There ARE vehicles with factory HIDs without projectors.