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Old 11-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #36
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Those are pretty inexpensive. I have seen other kits upwards of $1,000
i'd assume those are projector retrofit kits..honestly i'd love to do my own retrofit but i don't have a spare $300+ to buy the new housings and the lights. so i'll stick to my standard HID kits for now because after driving so long with them halogens just don't do it for me
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Lol I just want what works. Sometimes expensive isn't always better. But then you also get what you pay for too.
I just have no knowledge of any kind of HID kits. And being that this is my first time ever runnin with a smoked lens, I figured I'd see what my options are
(had the new smoked halos in for 2 weeks and still haven't driven at night)
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:40 PM   #38
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well do you use your high beam a lot? if not you may consider just getting the standard kit. if you like the ability to light up a back road maybe the extra $20 is worth it to you. Also like i said i reccomend a 55w kit for your housings since they are smoked. 55w will wash out the color so to keep as much visible light as possible i'd stick to a 6k...

oh here's me and some friends cruising...can you guess who isn't running HIDs (which he now is lol)

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well do you use your high beam a lot? if not you may consider just getting the standard kit. if you like the ability to light up a back road maybe the extra $20 is worth it to you. Also like i said i reccomend a 55w kit for your housings since they are smoked. 55w will wash out the color so to keep as much visible light as possible i'd stick to a 6k...

oh here's me and some friends cruising...can you guess who isn't running HIDs (which he now is lol)
I just use my fogs if I need more light.
I don't wanna go too high that I melt the housings.
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you won't melt the housings...heck i've run 55w in my GT fogs for over a year with no melting issue
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you won't melt the housings...heck i've run 55w in my GT fogs for over a year with no melting issue
Have to tap into the harness? Or plug & play?
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What type of housing and bulb setup are you using 1slosix?
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it just plugs into your factory harness
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you won't melt the housings...heck i've run 55w in my GT fogs for over a year with no melting issue
So the 4300k-10000k is just the color code?
When I see #s intertwined with electrical, I think HOTT! Lol
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What type of housing and bulb setup are you using 1slosix?
oem housings...right now i have 35w 6k...i'll be going back to a hi/lo kit though because i now live in the backwoods and want the brights lol. so i'll be getting a 55w 6k hi/lo
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it just plugs into your factory harness


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My only concern would be heat. Other than that, I need to pick and choose

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And yeah I don't use my highs often, but I don't wanna lose any functions of the car. So I'll need the hi/lo beams
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oem housings...right now i have 35w 6k...i'll be going back to a hi/lo kit though because i now live in the backwoods and want the brights lol. so i'll be getting a 55w 6k hi/lo
So you would recomend the 55w 6000 hi/Lo kit from ddm tuning?
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I'd like to jump in and say I've got the AM dark smoked head lights and I'm running 55W 5k's and I can't see crap at night I'm looking to toss my dark smoked lights and get the smoked projector style lights. But yeah you pretty mush NEED HID's for smoked lights

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Oh and mine are hi/lo
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #50
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I'd like to jump in and say I've got the AM dark smoked head lights and I'm running 55W 5k's and I can't see crap at night I'm looking to toss my dark smoked lights and get the smoked projector style lights. But yeah you pretty mush NEED HID's for smoked lights

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Oh and mine are hi/lo
The lights I have have a black bucket so they look darker than they actually are. The lens is only lightly smoked. In fast, if you get up to them, they look almost like the oem's.

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These are only 35w
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #51
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sadly after seeing those pics you posted i'm gonna have to say don't get HIDs...unless you can find out if your projectors are made for HIDs. some are and some aren't...and putting HIDs in non HID projectors will give horrible light output
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sadly after seeing those pics you posted i'm gonna have to say don't get HIDs...unless you can find out if your projectors are made for HIDs. some are and some aren't...and putting HIDs in non HID projectors will give horrible light output
Hmmm interesting. I'll have to look into that
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25 feet against a wall. What do yall think?

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I was gonna change out my headlights today with the sylvania 'hid like' lights, $59.99 pair at the Zone. But I can't even figure out how to change the lights without removing the front bumper
Am I missing something here?
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I was gonna change out my headlights today with the sylvania 'hid like' lights, $59.99 pair at the Zone. But I can't even figure out how to change the lights without removing the front bumper
Am I missing something here?
If they are anything like the New edges you can open the hood, remove two pins and pull the housings out
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If they are anything like the New edges you can open the hood, remove two pins and pull the housings out
Oh no. Have to remove the front bumper just to install the housings. I sure as hell hope I don't have to pay another $250 to have fuggn headlights changed
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https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/produ...rstar-zxe.aspx
These are the lights I'm gonna try out....as soon as I figure out how to change the bulbs without yanking the front end off
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https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/produ...rstar-zxe.aspx
These are the lights I'm gonna try out....as soon as I figure out how to change the bulbs without yanking the front end off
Nice
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Nice
I sure hope they are better. The low beams are useless right now. Can't drive at night without using my fogs
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I'm just torn about which lights to run.

I wanna try and stay away from HIDs. Don't want wires all over under my hood. Don't want heat issues
I've looked at the
Sylvania zXe
Sylvania Ultras
Phillips Extreme power

But of course there are mixed reviews on everything. And I haven't seen any reviews on anyone using them with a smoked lens

I just don't wanna end up spending $500 on different lights to find one that works
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first off you won't have wire issues if you loom them off. that's what i do to keep things clean...second they don't really burn even as hot as halogen bulbs unless you're running 55w..even then they aren't extreme...

as for the zxe's i sell them at work as well as the ultras...the zxe's do put off a nice white light, but they don't compare to my 35w kit in my car. i've put them in a customers lexus and they were happy sure because they were a nice upgrade from stock bulbs...but i knew i wouldn't of been happy going from what i have now to that lol.

the ultras are even dimmer then the zxe's btw...just a heads up...and bumpers aren't hard to pull with a simple hand tool


btw for those curious where i hide my ballasts...between the loom and the hidden ballasts i dare someone to pop my hood and say i have HIDs lol
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first off you won't have wire issues if you loom them off. that's what i do to keep things clean...second they don't really burn even as hot as halogen bulbs unless you're running 55w..even then they aren't extreme...

as for the zxe's i sell them at work as well as the ultras...the zxe's do put off a nice white light, but they don't compare to my 35w kit in my car. i've put them in a customers lexus and they were happy sure because they were a nice upgrade from stock bulbs...but i knew i wouldn't of been happy going from what i have now to that lol.

the ultras are even dimmer then the zxe's btw...just a heads up

HIDs plug & play?
My cousin said I could go HID but only 35w
I spoke with Pat at American Muscle today and he said I can't run HIDs in my housings.

So I'm kinda 6 one way, 1/2 dozen the other.

I'm not looking for them to be a 'cool' look. I'm looking for functionality without having to use my fogs.

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first off you won't have wire issues if you loom them off. that's what i do to keep things clean...second they don't really burn even as hot as halogen bulbs unless you're running 55w..even then they aren't extreme...

as for the zxe's i sell them at work as well as the ultras...the zxe's do put off a nice white light, but they don't compare to my 35w kit in my car. i've put them in a customers lexus and they were happy sure because they were a nice upgrade from stock bulbs...but i knew i wouldn't of been happy going from what i have now to that lol.

the ultras are even dimmer then the zxe's btw...just a heads up...and bumpers aren't hard to pull with a simple hand tool

btw for those curious where i hide my ballasts...between the loom and the hidden ballasts i dare someone to pop my hood and say i have HIDs lol
Lol is that the ballast underneath your headlight housing?
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if the AM rep said those projectors aren't HID rated then don't consider them..some are some aren't and i'm glad you looked into it....out of the standard bulbs the ZXEs are gonna be the brightest and whitest function wise.


and yea that's where i hide my ballasts...it takes a couple extra minutes to mount them there, but i never have to worry about anything under the hood hitting them or getting caught on a wire.
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if the AM rep said those projectors aren't HID rated then don't consider them..some are some aren't and i'm glad you looked into it....out of the standard bulbs the ZXEs are gonna be the brightest and whitest function wise.

and yea that's where i hide my ballasts...it takes a couple extra minutes to mount them there, but i never have to worry about anything under the hood hitting them or getting caught on a wire.
That's nice & clean looking too.


I don't wanna have to replace them if something happens cause of heat. So yeah, I've been doing lots of research lol. Toooooo expensive to replace again

I went to autozone today, said that if the bulbs aren't what I'm looking for, I can return them, guess I'll start switching out lights. Good thing it gets dark early now. That way I don't have to wait all evening to start doing it.
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buy some nirtile gloves too...wear them when you install the bulbs...you don't want your finger oils on any zenon or halogen bulb like Ultras or ZXEs because they will blow alot quicker
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buy some nirtile gloves too...wear them when you install the bulbs...you don't want your finger oils on any zenon or halogen bulb like Ultras or ZXEs because they will blow alot quicker
+1 will do. I'll pick up some gloves tomorrow when I switch them out.
I'm gonna try the zXe lights.
Has raxiom H9s in now.
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I'm still kinda confused. I found a pic of the back of the lights on AM. I only see 1 plug. So are there 2 lights in each housing or just 1?
Or should I just fix them with a hammer and put my OEMs back in?
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I just bought some xenon hids 6000k 35w last night and I was wondering if they will work good on smoked headlights? I have smoked
I just got me some smoked headlights with 8000k HID's in the heads and 6000k HID's in the fogs and I can see perfectly. You won't have to worry about it. Keeps from getting bright lighted every damn night too lol.
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If those are your headlights, not your fogs, then they need to be aimed higher. With non-projector lights, there should only be a 2" drop in the light between right up against the wall to 20-25 feet back. Your's looks like it's about a 18" drop lol.
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