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Old 06-18-2011, 01:44 AM
Munki Munki is offline
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Hey guys I was wondering if I could get a few opinions about ordering some new headlights and housings. I've decided that I am just going to go all out and buy new housings and HIDS because the last owner ruined my current housings. I just wanted to know which you would get or what your opinions are on these and see if anyone knew of any better deals or nicer lights.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SLIM-...Q5fAccessories

Ok I am kinda bummed right now because the bi-xenon kit I was looking at is gone Anyone have any experience with this linked setup?
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:43 AM
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Jeweler54 had those on one of his trucks. He always talked highly of them.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:09 AM
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Or these...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-08...Q5fAccessories
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:54 AM
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I would be leery of these things. You never know what you're actually buying by the way they vaguely word these ads. Looking at it, I still don't know WTF it does and when. You have what appears to be a low beam only projector in the large area, but I don't see a cutoff shield in there to actually make it low beam only. So its more likely a giant blinding spotlight. The on the inside, you have another reflector with no apparent purpose and no wiring going to it either. Then you have some random LED's up at the top, presumably a turn signal lamp on the bottom, and some halo lights.

So. No, I wouldn't buy that. You're better off buying new housing and doing your own projector retrofit.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:30 AM
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Ok thanks guys. I am going to keep looking and keep these as an option too. Those have a 30 day warranty period so if somethings not right I can always send them back too. But for now I will keep looking and keep waiting. With the retrofit I just don't know when I would have the time to do it. I live 3 hours away from my dad and grandpa and that is the only place I have to do all the work I have to do so I am usually trying to fit a lot of different stuff in to a weekend or a day.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:35 AM
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I did my projector retrofit in my kitchen on the table. You don't need a whole workshop to do it. But if you have no tools, that could be a problem.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:07 AM
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Yeah my tools are very limited to small socket and screwdriver sets stuff people give you for christmas kinda deals. I honestly dont even have a kitchen table we have a bar. Also my apartment complex will not allow us to work on our cars in their parking lot at all it is stupid. They said I couldnt even change out my headllights when I asked so I have to go up the street a little ways to a big church parking lot to do anything up here.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:40 AM
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Hey guys I was wondering if I could get a few opinions about ordering some new headlights and housings. I've decided that I am just going to go all out and buy new housings and HIDS because the last owner ruined my current housings. I just wanted to know which you would get or what your opinions are on these and see if anyone knew of any better deals or nicer lights.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SLIM-...Q5fAccessories

Ok I am kinda bummed right now because the bi-xenon kit I was looking at is gone Anyone have any experience with this linked setup?

I have that same kit. I love it. But If you just want clear headlights/corners I have a set for sale.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:43 AM
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How bad was the wiring I watched the video and didnt think it was that bad but I have no experience with wiring at all. I would probably enlist my grandpa to help and it would be no problem. Is the orange reflector in the parking light just a reflector? Fired got me wondering about it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:37 PM
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I was also wondering if you had a picture of them on dc?
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