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Matt 10-06-2009 05:41 PM

05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Looking to get projectors for my low-beam HID's. I'd really like to go with the '08 conversion, but the high cost really deters me; Probably close to $1,000 after all is said and done. Bumper, bumper bracket, OEM projectors, HID bulbs, relays, paint.

So, I have come back to the "eBay" projector housings which I must say aren't really attractive with the LED's. I understand the LED's as well as the mini Halo's can simply not be connected and therefore never light up. I think they can look alright given that my Jeep is silver and the chrome housing is sort of hidden if you will with the color of the car - there really isn't any contrast between the housing and the rest of the vehicle.

  • Would someone be willing to Photoshop the projectors on my Jeep? I have a few pics from different angles, just use whatever one is easiest.
  • It looks like they have flipped the low-beam location and the turn signal location -- can anyone confirm this?
  • Also, are these projector housings quality -- meaning are they true projector housings or simply mimics?
  • Lastly, what are your guys thoughts on this? Given that this would be significantly cheaper, like 800 bucks cheaper, I wouldn't actually connect the LED or halos, so they wouldn't light up, and that I have a silver Jeep, what do you think?

Matt 10-06-2009 05:42 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...2/Untitled.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...2/IMG_0003.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...2/IMG_0005.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...IMG_0002-1.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...2/IMG_0001.jpg

Matt 10-06-2009 05:43 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Final thought: Why the fawk couldn't they just mimic the OEM-style projectors!!! LOL

Going to eat dinner, be back on in a little bit to read your thoughts.

Matt 10-06-2009 05:44 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-06...Q5fAccessories


http://carpart4u.com/product.php?pro...7&cat=6&page=1

dreamer1213 10-06-2009 06:00 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Matt....whats wrong with your reflectors? Don't like the light output or spread? From those pix you posted in the other thread, it looked like it had a nice and even spread with no real hot spots...

To be brutally honest with you...I say no to those eBay housings...I don't like their design..and yes...the did flip the turn and low location...which is stupid...this is the frist generation aftermarket projector housing for WK's...may be later on they'll do a better one...took them 3 tries to get a good on for the WJ's...

Matt 10-06-2009 06:04 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamer1213 (Post 73614)
Matt....whats wrong with your reflectors? Don't like the light output or spread? From those pix you posted in the other thread, it looked like it had a nice and even spread with no hot spots...

For me they are great! But I guess I am concerned with being "that asshole" that blinds you when I drive by. I don't know maybe I'm just overly concerned, lol.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamer1213 (Post 73614)
To be brutally honest with you...I say no to those eBay housings...I don't like their design..and yes...the did flip the turn and low location...which is stupid...this is the frist generation aftermarket projector housing for WK's...may be later on they'll do a better one...took them 3 tries to get a good on for the WJ's...

I can't argue against this, they do look gaudy. And that's true, it did take 3 trys to get them right for the WJ's. Hmm, I wonder how long it could take for a new set to come out.

Scottina06 10-06-2009 06:04 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
IMHO...save the $200 youd waste on the ebay crap....save for the real deal. You dont have to buy an 08 bumper either if you use your imagination or copy the humps I made. If I can do it...anyone can

Matt 10-06-2009 06:11 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 73618)
IMHO...save the $200 youd waste on the ebay crap....save for the real deal. You dont have to buy an 08 bumper either if you use your imagination or copy the humps I made. If I can do it...anyone can

I hear ya Scott.

But still, $400-$700 for OEM projectors, $100+ for bulbs, and then the time taken to make the little humps, and re-wire the lamps.

These are a simple swap. I'm going to hold off until a Photoshop, but if they don't look good I'll just stick with the stock reflectors.

Megatron 10-06-2009 06:20 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Shall Photoshop Tonight. Was thinking of putting OEM lamps like what scott has on your rig.

Sending you a PM.

dreamer1213 10-06-2009 06:23 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Gaudy is the right word!!! LMAO!! I have a few other words I can throw in there too...but I won't... :rolleyes:

As long as they are aligned...you should be fine Matt...I have never been flashed with my HID's in my reflectors....even halogen's that aren't aligned correctly can blind oncoming drivers...I flash those people all the time!!! :D

Megatron 10-06-2009 06:25 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Matt, you need some chrome signal bulbs. would change the look even slightly imo.

Matt 10-06-2009 07:05 PM

Re: 05-07 projectors and PS request
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EZY (Post 73632)
Shall Photoshop Tonight. Was thinking of putting OEM lamps like what scott has on your rig.

Sending you a PM.

Lemme PM ya back in a few mins.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamer1213 (Post 73634)
Gaudy is the right word!!! LMAO!! I have a few other words I can throw in there too...but I won't... :rolleyes:

As long as they are aligned...you should be fine Matt...I have never been flashed with my HID's in my reflectors....even halogen's that aren't aligned correctly can blind oncoming drivers...I flash those people all the time!!! :D

haha.

Yeah, I re-aligned them appropriately to keep it as un-disruptive as I could, but I just like the clean look of the projector/bulb as opposed to the scattered pattern.

Quote:

Originally Posted by EZY (Post 73637)
Matt, you need some chrome signal bulbs. would change the look even slightly imo.

My issue is only with the low-beam reflective housings. I just don't like the scattered/random look with HID's. They do great on the road, but I'd just prefer the projector housing.


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