LED headlights in stock housings - My Install and feedback

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by RichardCranium, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. RichardCranium

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    I got to drive at night for the first time since throwing the highbeams in. It was raining (pouring) so of course I didn't get to see how the full reflector/LED combo will truly work, but I was very happy with what I did get to see at more or less a "glimpse". Can't wait to see the difference while dry out. I'll get some beam shots as well.

    From what I could tell though, these seem to give as much distance, if not more, than stock halogens. Needless to say I am already happy. :)
     
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    I just bought both of these. I installed the bulbs. Next up is installing them into the vehicle. Waiting to do suspension still... but I look forward to more light to compliment the LED fogs.
     
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    Coming from halogen bulbs to these LED's, you will be very happy!
     
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    I just received mine as well, kinda nervous about cutting the clearance. but im sure it will be worth it once im done. I almost returned them but I think I will give them a try
     
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    quick question for you guys running the LEDs, is the anti flicker an absolute must to purchase or can you run the setup without the anti flicker addition?
     
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    I don't run one and I haven't had any issues
     
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    Bought the 9005s too. Before I install the headlamps, figured do it.

    May wrap these lights too with some film for protection..
     
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    So I don't have the clearance with the bracket in my z71. My 2012 z71 has a different core support than the pic of the ones I've seen. Cutting into it would kinda take a big chunk of the main brace... sucks :(
     

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