Headlights suck, any good LED or HIDs??

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  1. asand

    asand Member

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    My headlights suck and I would loke to upgrade them. Any recomendations on HID or LID bulbs, ballasts that arent china junk? High quality China is OK.
     
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    I got the vantage high and low. Bought off Amazon along with clear lenses.
    I am pleased.
     
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    6000-8000k 55w hid's will work great, shop ebay or amazon, there's really not much difference bulb wise between makers so no sense in paying high dollars for hid bulbs, ballast's can differ in quality and those are a gamble you might pay $200 for a set and they can be complete garbage and then go pay $30 for a set and have them work for years. I bought generic brand and they work perfectly fine. couple bulb failures over the years but I just bought cheap $10 bulbs and they work fine if one fails you just slap a spare in and off you go. the trick to getting HID's to work well is using good wire and hook them up with relays directly to the battery and just use the headlight power wire for a trigger.
     
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    Lots of opinions on this topic, and there have been recent threads discussing this subject. Take a quick search, and you should be able to find and review other folks opinion, perspectives, and recommendations.

    I have converted to LEDs inside and outside, supplied by JDM Astar, and I am happy with their performance.

    Good luck on your search and ultimate conversion decision.
     
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    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    1st we need to know what headlights you have now. Can give zero opinions without any information.

    Example : “Does my ass look big in these shorts!”
    (We need to know size of ass and size of shorts and hopefully with pics)

    Post a pic and we can go from there.

    Btw here are pics of my lights E29E3AE5-73C9-47F5-BA76-0C85DB8ACA82.jpeg 328ED73C-FCAE-4C5F-B31B-9BC5691F82A1.jpeg 91B70D94-95EB-4559-B3BE-6E2CE2367CAF.jpeg 441C1E42-20F9-47F3-BCDF-94943DBE3F20.jpeg B0088069-3720-4196-923A-4CD714305F42.jpeg
    Just headlights, no led bars or pods
     
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    Are those factory bulbs, or something upgraded?
     
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    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    Hid kit. 35w 5000k color temp in custom projector style housings
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    Check out the Retrofit Source. They say their bulbs are designed to put the light output from the bulb in the same spot as the halogen bulb so the output shouldn't be bad. I haven't bought any HID kits in years and I did a projector retrofit to my Yukon so it looks factory. Whatever route you go, PLEASE properly adjust your headlights after so you aren't blinding everyone on the road.
     
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    This.
     
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    Sorry for the slow response everyone. I have stock halogen bulbs in stock reflector housings. Thinking about HID projector housings with halos and LED high beams? I don't mind spending a couple hundred on the project.
     

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