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Need New Headlight Housings

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Boilerman, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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    Boilerman

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    In the near future I will be needing to replace my headlights due to DTRL melting in both as well as vertical cracking in the clear part of the housing. I like the look of having a separate projector for low beam and a separate high beam. What I don't care for is the extra bling that comes with these lights, ex. Eyebrows, halos, and extra LEDs. So I have decided that I want to keep the factory look because my light output is great. My question is with the lights I have posted above from EBay, will I still have the same light output as I do from the factory lights? Reason I ask is because from what I have researched, the aftermarket projectors are not that good. Also on the last pic it says these are sport, what is the difference between sport housings and non-sport? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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  3. Feb 27, 2014 at 2:03 AM
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    Maybe "sport" is a way of saying "not for street" use? The halogen reflector lights should shine well, but you have to do something to stop your new lights from also melting. I did the DTRL elimination green wire snip....
     
  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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    I like having my DTRL's on. Could I just swap that bulb for a LED one or am I going to get the hyper flash?
     
  5. Feb 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    I was doing some more thinking and thought about this. Since I want to keep my DTRL's, I could order these lights with extra LEDS and mount the LEDS in the grill, cut the DTRL wire and tie back into it to power up a relay to light up the LEDS and still keep my DTRL functionality without melting my new headlight housings. What do you think?

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  6. Mar 6, 2014 at 2:19 AM
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    Hyper flash would still be an issue, wouldn't it? For me, on my truck with LED blinkers/DTRLs even after I did the flasher mod that is here posted somewhere, the blinkers would still only both blink when the DTRLs were off. The flash rate was fixed, but I had to cut out the DTRL feature, altogether. Now all is well and nothing should ever melt again.
     
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