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    Ebay projector headlights???

    Well my buddy wants hids in his truck, and i told him that if hes going to do it to do a retrofit. I was going to do this a while back to my car but decided not to so I did do a little bit of research but I dont know alot. Well I saw they sell these on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/88-93...item20b00cb492.

    I know he also need a balast and stuff but are these legit? Anyone in town do retrofits?
    you aren't unique like me... cant handle that my interior probably looks better than yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bp-08 View Post
    Well my buddy wants hids in his truck, and i told him that if hes going to do it to do a retrofit. I was going to do this a while back to my car but decided not to so I did do a little bit of research but I dont know alot. Well I saw they sell these on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/88-93...item20b00cb492.

    I know he also need a balast and stuff but are these legit? Anyone in town do retrofits?
    Those are still made for regular bulbs, so theyw on't have a disctinct cut off like real HID projectors

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    I just did a Cavalier for someone. Tell your friend to save his money unless he can get true dual projectors. The ones I installed had such a shitty pattern that the hid's were removed to put regular bulbs into them. The light went everywhere but where you could utilize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weshole View Post
    I just did a Cavalier for someone. Tell your friend to save his money unless he can get true dual projectors. The ones I installed had such a shitty pattern that the hid's were removed to put regular bulbs into them. The light went everywhere but where you could utilize it.
    Yup... basically unless it has an HID cutoff, its going to be the same as putting HID's in a standard halogen headlight.

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    i have hids in my civic and the cut off line is nice and i didnt mod the projector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Yup... basically unless it has an HID cutoff, its going to be the same as putting HID's in a standard halogen headlight.
    How do you know if the projector has a hid cutoff?
    you aren't unique like me... cant handle that my interior probably looks better than yours?

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    The lens has to be made specifically for HIDs, otherwise like Jim said you might as well put HIDs is your factory housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bp-08 View Post
    How do you know if the projector has a hid cutoff?
    Factory ones from Lexus and BMW are common for HID retrofits.

    If a projector wasn't made for HID's then it won't have a distinct HID cut off (and like 99% of the ones on ebay aren't made for HID's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Factory ones from Lexus and BMW are common for HID retrofits.

    If a projector wasn't made for HID's then it won't have a distinct HID cut off (and like 99% of the ones on ebay aren't made for HID's)
    So if he were to get those headlights and replace the ebay projector with the Factory ones out of say a lexus or bmw it would be legit?
    you aren't unique like me... cant handle that my interior probably looks better than yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bp-08 View Post
    So if he were to get those headlights and replace the ebay projector with the Factory ones out of say a lexus or bmw it would be legit?
    Yeah, fitment might be an issue though, you should see if you can get the measurements of both items.

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