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Old 06-07-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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Has anyone gotten hids from ebay ?

Hey has anyone gotten a hid kit for a non-rs camaro from ebay and if so how good do they work. Do they flicker ? any issues ? i really want to get some but i just dont want to spent a lot on just headlights and i been looking at the leds for the fogs has anyone had good luck with them ? I need you help camaro5
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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Be careful. Some of those kits are junk, and if they work, you often lose high beams or they fall apart. Beware, I speak from experience on this.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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am i the only one who misread the title at first as "Has anyone gotten kids from e-bay?"

just be careful what you get and be sure to read the reviews that people have left for that item. the customer feedback can stop you from buying junk or verify that something is of good quality.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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I didn't mess around and got my kit from AAC...Great customer service, lifetime warranty on lamps and ballast.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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i have some from ebay had them for two years and 17000 mile low and high beam havent failed me yet.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #6
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I have bought all my kits from Ebay and the only issue I had was a bad ballast. As for High and Low beams, just get the Bi-xeon kit and your bulb is high and low.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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i have some from ebay had them for two years and 17000 mile low and high beam havent failed me yet.


I replaced mine with 6k bulbs from ebay when I first got the car.
Its at 28k miles right now and still no issues.

I really wish there is a good foglight HID solution for RS model camaros though....everyone I saw has had issues with melting or not working right.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #8
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What brand hids should I get from Ebay ?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #9
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I have bought all my kits from Ebay and the only issue I had was a bad ballast. As for High and Low beams, just get the Bi-xeon kit and your bulb is high and low.
What brand did you get ?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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The brand really didn't matter to me. I have gotten the digital slim ballasts and the regular ones too. The digital slims are more expensive, but the work better for fog lights because they are easier to mount. All of my vehicles have HIDs. My Camaro, Stratus, Expedition and my motorcycle.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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When buying stuff like this on Ebay, be smart. If the poster doesn't post the brand then stay away. Google whatever brand they are selling and do your research.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #12
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I just went with the person who had the most positive reviews
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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did any of you need to buy anything else or just bought the Ebay hid kit, installed and no issues? I heard that you need some kind of harness so the hid's work with the driving lights
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #14
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The VVME brand kits seem to work very well, when I was in Alaska that's what almost everyone I knew, or met through people had on their cars... From the questions I asked, they had very little problems at all with them... You can also buy direct from VVME, and cut out the middle man. I have bought a set for my Chevelle, but have not installed them yet, but looks like pretty decent quality stuff.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #15
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I replaced mine with 6k bulbs from ebay when I first got the car.
Its at 28k miles right now and still no issues.

I really wish there is a good foglight HID solution for RS model camaros though....everyone I saw has had issues with melting or not working right.
I just put in a set of 5020 hid fogs in my 2lt and it looks great

I had the 6000k leds but they were to blue but these are much better.
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