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Old 08-17-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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I'd like to install a set of HID headlights on my 2011. I was wondering if anyone knew if I could just pick up a set from a 2013-2014 and if they would slide right in? Also, any electrical mods needed for the switch? Thanks!
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They aren't really needed unless you are going for the look. A good halogen bulb such as this one is going to be PLENTY bright.



Amazon.com: Philips H13 9008 X-treme Power Replacement Bulb, (Pack of 2): Automotive


The Philips Xtreme Power is THE brightest and best focused halogen for the 9008/H13 size bulb.


If you are dead set on HIDs, your best option is going to be to find the takeout HID housings from a 11/12 with factory HIDs. Ones from the 13/14 years will not not fit right. If you can get the OEM ballasts and bulbs along with it as a whole kit then that's even better. If not, then use the stock 11/12 HID housings with a Morimoto 9008 kit. Make sure to get a kit that has laser aligned HIDs made out of quartz glass. Never use a cheap $40 HID kit and ESPECIALLY never put a HID kit in a halogen housing.
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Scotty, thanks.
I am going for looks on this one. I think the HID lights give a more modern look than the traditional incandescents. The extra brightness is a bonus too. I'll look around and see if I can find a kit from an 11-12 as you described.
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Hit up some junkyards and bang around on forum classifieds and see who is doing parts cars. They've been around long enough now where parts cars are becoming more and more common.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:44 AM   #5
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The 2013/2014 headlights will fit on your 2011:





The only modification you will have to do is make a custom bracket to support the bumper tab (the 2013/2014 headlights do not have the plastic support tab) like this one:



As far as electronics, I'm not sure how the compatibility works, but it is possible as evident by the above pictures.
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Hmmm I knew they were not 100% plug and play but I had read they didn't fit quite right. Maybe this is what they were talking about.


Well either way, anyone trying to do a HID setup on a non-HID 11-14 should most definitely use OEM housings.
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There are some OEM HIDs from the 2011-2012 on ebay. I guess these were optional on those years vs the halogens. Only flaws on the ones on ebay from what I saw was a tab was broken on some of them.
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Cody, thanks for the additional info. It looks like you need a ballast to go with the HID lights and housings.

I'm looking for stock HID's, I don't really like the aftermarket designs. Hopefully I can find one for a good price.
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I have seen them on ebay for 200-400 per side.
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You can also get a real good aftermarket HID like the Morimotos to go in stock housings. You can get them with OEM Philips bulbs too if you want. Can also get any OEM ballast really and wire it up to work. Potted Densos are the ones most ppl use if they want to stay "OEM quality".
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