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2012+ aftermarket headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by firetaco18, May 6, 2013.

  1. May 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    firetaco18

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    Anyone find aftermarket headlights for the '12+. All I can find is retrofit. I want to throw in some projector lights with BHLM but dont want to drop $800+. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. May 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    Check Ebay. I saw some on there that arent retros.
     
  3. May 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    The correct way to "throw in some projector lights" is by doing or buying a true retrofit.

    The spyder and other ebay crap (even if they do offer 2012's now) have terrible scatter and a cutoff line that helen keller could tell you is a joke. they also have always had worse halogen output than stock, and throwing hids in them is just gunna blind others, and not net u the quality of lighting u think ur paying for......also, they leak 90% of the time.


    Save ur money and do a retrofit, or pay someone.......in the end u will be much happier
     
  4. May 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    X2. Good info.
     
  5. May 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    ok that is what I figured, may just pay to do it right.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    D2S from TRS is pretty simple I've been told
     
  7. May 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    in the end, u will save money.

    good luck, and dont go cheap......do it right the 1st time, and u wont have to "fix" anything later.

    I speak from experience with retrofits, and reading many issues right here on TW about the ebay/spyder projectors.

    Moose has done some extensive work to "fix" and majorly improve on the design of a set of spyders......Ill look for a link
     
  8. May 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    If you know what you're doing. And nothing wrong with aftermarket. Just change the projector and you're set.
     
  9. May 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    I saved money by getting replicas and throwing in TRS projectors.
     
  11. May 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    so u retrofitted quality projectors into a housing that had inferior projectors.

    same as moose

    good job :cheers:
     
  12. May 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Yup. Because legit JDM projectors are costly. And you still need to find LHD projectors. Unless you get ahold of EDM projectors which cost more than JDM.
     
  13. May 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    good stinkin man
     
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