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PostSubject: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 17th 2012, 7:30 pm

I want to get some brighter headlights. I don't know anything about lights, and I'm finding there is a lot to know. I think I want "HID Projectors", but it don't even know what that means. The ones that are really crisp white. Are these just different bulbs, or a whole new headlight assembly?

Shawn, what kind of headlights are in your signature picture? Do they make those in white?

I'm really out of my element when it comes to "new" car stuff, so please excuse my ignorance. Gonna go find a carburetor to adjust of something.

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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 17th 2012, 8:50 pm

all you would need to get the "white" is to get an HID kit. which comes with bulbs and ballasts. Are you referring to his Halos? if yes, then yea they do make them in white. you have to bake your headlight open and install them that way.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 17th 2012, 9:43 pm

Mwa answered your question. Google HID projectors, they are pretty nice if you find a decent set. Check reviews

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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 8:09 am

the problem I have is that a google search brings up a ton of stuff. from there it's like people are speaking a different language. So halos are what you have, looks like a ring of led lights? Is there anywhere I can go and see a set, buy them, and install them on my car myself? I'm seeing most aftermarket hids need to be re wired, cut, ground, I'm pretty sure some people are putting their headlights in their oven. I'm only 30, but I'm probably coming across as Mr. Magoo.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 9:13 am

Yes they are a ring of led's. Jontoad is probably the closest person to Orland who has them on his car. He is in Naperville I believe, maybe ask him if you could go take a look.
The install isn't that hard, just takes patience, lots of it. Your whole front fascia/bumper has to come off in order to pull the headlights out. We have and could do the install at a mod-night. We usually start doing mod-nights in May. You do have to bake the headlights in order to open them up, piece of cake though.

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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 10:27 am

As far as HId's install you DO NOT have to re wire anything. It's all a plug n play kit. You have your bulb with two adapter(male/female) then this go to the Ballast. The Ballast then goes connected to your factory bulb harness.... Thats all Smile
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 12:25 pm

I still don't get it. I'm finding all kinds of post saying you need dealer flashes, cannbus error eliminators, D1s, D2s, fucking 4 pin 2pin adaptor modules.....how about the silvania silverstar ultra bulbs? Some say they are pretty bright.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 1:11 pm

funkpolice wrote:
I still don't get it. I'm finding all kinds of post saying you need dealer flashes, cannbus error eliminators, D1s, D2s, fucking 4 pin 2pin adaptor modules.....how about the silvania silverstar ultra bulbs? Some say they are pretty bright.
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for some kits you need a relay which is like 10 bucks .
to tell you the truth , i have been buying hid kits from ebay and they work very well
for the 31 dollars spent. plus if something ever happens to 1 bulb or a ballast they replace it free of charge.
so if you wanna go the cheap route ,let me know and i can get you the link to the ebay store i get my kits from.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 6:27 pm

I have silver star ultra for my brights don't make them for the dims so just run regular silverstars there...they work great with no changes just bulbs but if you are looking to stand out go with halos or underbody neon like I did that way I stand out when I want to and blend in when I don't...
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 7:47 pm

I put in some silverstars today, they are better, but I still want the hid. I think I'll just buy a set of OEM hid lights, then find someone to help me wire them in. I've seen the fog light done too and I like that.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 9:58 pm

Oem hid's??? Lmao! Big money to go that route. If u need a link to where to buy hid's, I can find you one. Plug and play no wiring involved

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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 10:05 pm

how much money is big money?

does anyone know of a shop that does this kind of thing. I think I want a projector hid in my existing housing.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 18th 2012, 10:19 pm

i think i saw a used set of OEM projectors go for about 500 dollars. i suggest to get an aftermarket HID kit and if you want halos i think those are like 200 shipped now a days.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 19th 2012, 9:15 am

500 bucks doesn't seem like that much more than the aftermarket ones I finding that had positive reviews. I'm still looking for an aftermarket/ OEM style with the projectors and halos that isn't being sold alongside temporary tattoos and whoopie cushions.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 19th 2012, 10:08 am

If you want the projector lights, youll need a new headlight assembly. However, if all you want is that crisp pure white almost blueish color, you can easily get away with just a simple Plug n Play HID kit. The HID bulb in the kit replaces the bulb in the car, and you plug your factory wire harness (the plug on the stock bulb) into the ballast, and then connect the ballast to the wires on the bulb. Its really really easy and you can get a really good kit for roughly $150. The same would apply for the fog lights. This is what I did on my 09 SXT when i had it. Check the member galleries, Im pretty sure my 09 pictures are still up there to get an idea of what they looked like.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 19th 2012, 3:06 pm

I read that without the projector, the lights will blind other drivers.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 19th 2012, 8:29 pm

screw the other drivers... they blind you a lot of the times don't they?!
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2012, 6:37 am

funkpolice wrote:
I read that without the projector, the lights will blind other drivers.
Ya fuck those people. You should see how many dirty looks I get in my Tahoe. I have Hid's and when I'm behind people when its dark out they get the fuck out of my lane, lol!!!

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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2012, 5:53 pm

ha. hooray for me, fuck everyone else. I think I've weathered the storm and am done obsessing over hid headlights. I was out last night and decided the silverstars are good enough for now. I'm saving for a 3.73 getrag. Beautiful day today, got in a wash and a wax. definitely the cleanest shes been on a Feb. 20th.
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PostSubject: Re: headlight help   headlight help I_icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2012, 6:05 pm

hahah I would fully recommend a set of HID lights, keeping the Silverstars for High beams... the amount of light on the road is so much better and crisper, not to mention the way it makes the car look... this is what my HIDs looked like on the 09 SXT...

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