post #1 of Old 04-12-2006, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Xenon Retrofit Conversion

So i was looking at a old kia today and realized that the optimas have zenon headlamps. i think thats unbelievable considering how much the cars are worth after a year off the lot. neways i was checking out ebay pricing the headlamps cause theyre such cheap cars. i came across these.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...spagenameZWDVW
What do ya think about retrofitting these into zj housings. theres no low beam but you could aim them low and use driving lights/off road lights as your high beams. i dunno i was just looking for a cheap way out. i wanna do a xenon conversion for fun and just to be able to say i did it.


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Looks like the kit you link to is actually a fog light kit. Not sure it will give you the focus you want to run them as headlamps.

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are you 100% positive they are a HID/Xenon system? i don't think they are, they are just halogen projector style. hell, you can get a real hID kit for $300 on ebay right now, that's about as cheap as it gets...

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yeah i saw they were for the fog lights but its still a cheap set of xenon angel eyes

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They arent xenon.

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No ballast so they are not HID. They are Hella brand fog lights, probably better options if you want to do a conversion.

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yeah i just figured that taking another hard look at it. i might try to get the headlamps out of one. its probably the better choice.

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