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Old 10-14-2013, 02:25 PM
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

You could always retrofit a set of the Altitude headlights. Easily get more output, cleaner cutoff, and an actual color-band. Without a doubt it will out-produce the SRT or Limited HID projectors.

Even though I have a Limited that's quite possibly the route I will be going.
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

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That must've involved a new harness and everything right?
Yes Wake it involved some simple adapters that allows you to use the bi-xenon
Headlight OEM.

They allow you to keep the low beam, high beam and flash to pass functions.

You don't get the autolevel feature or smart beam.

If you want DRLs you have a few options.

Turbo spartan:

Your best bet are the SRT headlights with the adapters, installation is easy and there non of rhe issues you speak of.

YOU COULD ALSO DO THE BALLASTS AND H11 WITH SOME CAN-BUS ERROR CODE CANCELLORS. That way you don't have to worry about the relay harness.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:30 AM
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

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YOU COULD ALSO DO THE BALLASTS AND H11 WITH SOME CAN-BUS ERROR CODE CANCELLORS. That way you don't have to worry about the relay harness.
If you're suggesting he should put HID lights in his reflector headlights, please don't.

This is why I am suggesting a proper projector retrofit...



This is only from one of my FX-R 3.0 projectors. Great even cutoff without any fall-off, nice color-band, and great throw.
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

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If you're suggesting he should put HID lights in his reflector headlights, please don't.

This is why I am suggesting a proper projector retrofit...



This is only from one of my FX-R 3.0 projectors. Great even cutoff without any fall-off, nice color-band, and great throw.

I don't condone HID's in reflector style headlights either but I like to give all the options when people ask questions.

Other thing to take note of is that these headlights are a bitch to open unless you do what VinceK did and bought the TYC aftermarket replacement halogens which you can bake open easily. The bottom line is you will end up spending about the same money whether you use the OEM projectors or retrofit a set of halogens. If possess the skills or have access to people that know how to bake open the OEM headlights then it is not an issue.
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

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If you're suggesting he should put HID lights in his reflector headlights, please don't.

This is why I am suggesting a proper projector retrofit...



This is only from one of my FX-R 3.0 projectors. Great even cutoff without any fall-off, nice color-band, and great throw.

That looks great. How difficult was that? Have a write up thread?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:20 PM
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

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I don't condone HID's in reflector style headlights either but I like to give all the options when people ask questions.

Other thing to take note of is that these headlights are a bitch to open unless you do what VinceK did and bought the TYC aftermarket replacement halogens which you can bake open easily. The bottom line is you will end up spending about the same money whether you use the OEM projectors or retrofit a set of halogens. If possess the skills or have access to people that know how to bake open the OEM headlights then it is not an issue.
If an individual can find a pair that will open via a heat gun or an oven, it makes everything considerably easier. When I had my Ford Fusion, and retrofitted a 1.5 gen, it took 4 hours of sloppy "baking" to get one open. After that I started using a dremel to cut them open; which is also a slow process.

Turbospartan, I just purchased my Jeep two weeks ago so I have not done any retrofits for the GC yet. This is just one FX-R 3.0 projector that I used to demonstrate its true output (not in a headlight).
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

Anyone have the Osram Night Breaker Plus halogen bulbs? Thoughts on those?

Xtreme HID Kit and Osram Night Breaker Plus Review for a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid KB Car Blog KB Car Blog

Anyone with pics to compare to stock?
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

I have run the Phillips OSRAM Nightbreakers +90 on my subaru. They were good, and like $30 each. Then i ended up just adding additional driving lights. which i liked better as i could aim the lights seperately.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:26 PM
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

Higher quality OSRAM's can run quite expensive, but they yield good results. Although less expensive, I am sure they're good bulbs for the price.

If you're going the cheaper HID route I would be a little worried if you live in a cooler climate. Much greater chance of misfires or not turning on whatsoever in cold weather. Check out theretrofitsource.com. They sell a few HID kits; the Morimoto's being the most popular. I recommend them because of their warranty and customer service.
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Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

Another option if you don't want to go the HID route and stick with a Halogen bulb is to do the H9 bulb conversion. I did it and works great. Does not overheat, my OEM wire harness is fine, my housing is fine, and light output is night and day! (obviously not HID).

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I have run the Phillips OSRAM Nightbreakers +90 on my subaru. They were good, and like $30 each. Then i ended up just adding additional driving lights. which i liked better as i could aim the lights seperately.

Were they "whiter" than your stock bulbs? Still yellowish?
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Another option if you don't want to go the HID route and stick with a Halogen bulb is to do the H9 bulb conversion. I did it and works great. Does not overheat, my OEM wire harness is fine, my housing is fine, and light output is night and day! (obviously not HID).

See my post here;
H11 to H9 Bulb Conversion

What is the benefit of the H9 vs. H11... just more power/brighter?

In your pic against the garage door, they look almost the same. What is the dif in real life?
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