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post #1 of 9 Old 05-11-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Projector headlights

I was wondering what some people thought of these headlights or if someone has used them before..... Or what someone would suggest.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLK-DUAL-HAL...90405065455%26

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-11-2013, 07:10 PM
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Id suggest you do a projector retro fit. When done right it will be a lot better then the Ebay special you linked too

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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Quite a number of the people on here have installed them. Just from memory, I think 50% said they were good and 50% said they were garbage.

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more like 3 people think they were ok, and the rest of us had them fall apart within a couple months.

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So what lead you to say they are junk? What failed with them? I am looking for better than stock without doing any mods, 90% of the time i do highway driving so off road abuse is null/void. If say i did order them What could i do to prevent failure? The halo rings i don't care about so if they burned out i wouldn't care but the projector and halogen is what i am worried about. Would resealing the lens and adding a vent help with them?

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I am looking for better than stock without doing any mods,
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-13-2013, 12:04 PM
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To prevent failure, don't but them. Simple.

The bean pattern isn't the best.
You lose the ability to adjust the headlights easily.
The housings bounce around a little causing the light to shake, it's irritating on the highway.
Chances are the seal will slowly deteriorate and you will get water inside, plus the halos burning out.

You will be BEST doing a projector retrofit, it will look 10x better and cost about the same. You will still have adjustable head lights plus the light out put will be a night and day difference. Www.theretrofitsource.com

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you can do a projector retrofit for almost exactly the same cost as those junk dual halo projectors.
the led's "burn out"
they aren't sealed for crap even though they slather enough glue on each one to do 3 housings.
you can't independently adjust the lights enough to get even and good spread between the high and low beams.
the reflector pattern on the high beam is nothing but a spotlight, and total garbage.
the low beam projector doesn't have a wide enough pattern.
they only secure to the header panel with the three tabs the headlight pops into. no bolts or screws to hold all that extra weight.
they don't fit the lines of the vehicle when you do manage to get one of the lights pointed nearly where you need it.
the projectors rattle in the housing that rattles on the header panel.

there's absolutely nothing quality about them. i wouldn't pay 50$ for them now that i've experienced them.

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-13-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Okay i understand now, Thanks!

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