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Old 12-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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My headlights

Hey everyone I wanted to ask a question about my 2012 lt camaro non rs, I wana get the eagle eye headlights from this sight http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-2011-20...fd1a9a&vxp=mtr

Anyways what are projectors? And how is installation? Please please please answer detailed answers on projectors please

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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I'm not 100% on this, but projectors are a type of headlight that still run a halogen bulb, but had the type of housing that an HID-style light has. At least that was my understanding.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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The projectors are the center piece of the housing where the headlight shines through. I believe it is a magnifier to help pinpoint the light source, a more focused beam. If you want to upgrade later to HID, all you will need is the HID kit, since the projectors are already there.

The install is fairly simple, but you will have to remove your front bumper. Takes longer the first time you do it...once you are done, you will say...wow that wasn't so hard. The install is pretty straight forward.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Bud if you want the oem rs headlights check out ofers setup. Im on my phone so I can't get you links. Im sure someone here can hook you up with his links. Ofers lights are about 1/3 the cost of oems
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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Bud if you want the oem rs headlights check out ofers setup. Im on my phone so I can't get you links. Im sure someone here can hook you up with his links. Ofers lights are about 1/3 the cost of oems
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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The projectors are the center piece of the housing where the headlight shines through. I believe it is a magnifier to help pinpoint the light source, a more focused beam. If you want to upgrade later to HID, all you will need is the HID kit, since the projectors are already there.

The install is fairly simple, but you will have to remove your front bumper. Takes longer the first time you do it...once you are done, you will say...wow that wasn't so hard. The install is pretty straight forward.
Thanks a lot for this ill talk it over with dad when I get off work tonight and see what he has to say as far as pulling the bumper off did you look at the eagle eyes on eBay? Do I just pull out the headlights and replace them with these?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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Bud if you want the oem rs headlights check out ofers setup. Im on my phone so I can't get you links. Im sure someone here can hook you up with his links. Ofers lights are about 1/3 the cost of oems
Is ofer a guy here? I'm new so I'm still gettin to know everyone, and Im eager to see his setup now
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Ill get on my comp for you...one sec lol
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I'm not 100% on this, but projectors are a type of headlight that still run a halogen bulb, but had the type of housing that an HID-style light has. At least that was my understanding.
So it's not like a complete headlight replacement?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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Alright bud...for some reason his link for the lights aren't working....but here is the link to the lights.

http://www.gen5diy.com/exterior/RS_h...s/rs-headlight

Here is the link to the harness you will need

http://www.gen5diy.com/PnP_harnesses...ight-harness-2

This will all run you $900 which is much better than the 2500 the factory will charge. These are the factory lights.

This is Ofers profile. Ask him anything you need and check out his site. He has a ton of cool stuff. Good luck! Pm me if you have any questions.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=4916
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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Alright bud...for some reason his link for the lights aren't working....but here is the link to the lights.

http://www.gen5diy.com/exterior/RS_h...s/rs-headlight

Here is the link to the harness you will need

http://www.gen5diy.com/PnP_harnesses...ight-harness-2

This will all run you $900 which is much better than the 2500 the factory will charge. These are the factory lights.

This is Ofers profile. Ask him anything you need and check out his site. He has a ton of cool stuff. Good luck! Pm me if you have any questions.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=4916
Adam thank you so much man!

I'm still interested In eagle eyes as they are alot cheaper, but this is great


Also anyone who knows about eagle eyes I'd appreciate your input
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Also anyone who knows about eagle eyes I'd appreciate your input
I have the eagle eyes installed on my ride, that said I would not recommend them. I have had a few issue's, I/E the wires they use is not heavy enough and will melt together right behind the bulb socket. I replaced both sockets and rewired with heavier wire and have had no issue to date.
The adjustment mechanism has broke on both side and I had to epoxy back in place.

Just a couple examples.

Another good link: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=eagle+eye

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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I have the eagle eyes installed on my ride, that said I would not recommend them. I have had a few issue's, I/E the wires they use is not heavy enough and will melt together right behind the bulb socket. I replaced both sockets and rewired with heavier wire and have had no issue to date.
The adjustment mechanism has broke on both side and I had to epoxy back in place.

Just a couple examples.

Another good link: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=eagle+eye
Yeah Im unfortunately not getting halos, just gonna put some hids I guess save the money and pay off my car faster
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Yeah Im unfortunately not getting halos, just gonna put some hids I guess save the money and pay off my car faster
Just keep in mind that if you're putting just an HID kit into you reflector housings you're gonna be blinding people on the road. I've seen many do this and the light pattern is all over the place unless you have the bulbs in proper projectors.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #15
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Just keep in mind that if you're putting just an HID kit into you reflector housings you're gonna be blinding people on the road. I've seen many do this and the light pattern is all over the place unless you have the bulbs in proper projectors.
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Thanks a lot for this ill talk it over with dad when I get off work tonight and see what he has to say as far as pulling the bumper off did you look at the eagle eyes on eBay? Do I just pull out the headlights and replace them with these?
yes, once you pull the bumper off, you swap the headlight housings. It comes with instructions on wiring the halos. There is a few threads on here for removing the bumper. i think I even watched a youtube video before I did it.

I have Eagle Eye halo lights and I have had no issues with the wires melting or the adjustment screws breaking.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #17
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yes, once you pull the bumper off, you swap the headlight housings. It comes with instructions on wiring the halos. There is a few threads on here for removing the bumper. i think I even watched a youtube video before I did it.

I have Eagle Eye halo lights and I have had no issues with the wires melting or the adjustment screws breaking.
You don't get flashed at from your projectors?
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You don't get flashed at from your projectors?
You mis-understood. If you put HID lights in (the factory light) without projectors, you will get flashed at. The eagle eyes have the projectors already installed, you just need a HID kit.
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You mis-understood. If you put HID lights in (the factory light) without projectors, you will get flashed at. The eagle eyes have the projectors already installed, you just need a HID kit.
No no I was asking if he gets flashed at from his eagle eyes, some dbag at autozone said that projectors shine straight down the road into oncoming peoples eyes "blinding" them...that's why dad doesn't want me getting the eagle eyes
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Only if they are adjusted improperly. Projectors have a more controlled beam pattern, and way less light spill than traditional halogen headlights. That's why they are becoming standard equipment on new cars. The AZ dbag is probably riding around in Honda Civic thats 1" off the ground then, if he has that much issue with them.
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Never had anyone flash their lights at me...RatRacer above explained it well. They guy at AZ don't know jack...
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With the halogen housing (called a reflector) is different than a projector (used with some halogens and HIDs. The projector bends the light source for a more controlled light pattern. A reflector just throws the light in various directions. When researching proper projectors people use a "good cutoff" as an indicator of a good projector (putting it lightly). I've been told that the morimoto projectors (involve baking your housings) work really well and eagle eyes (that have projectors) are actually made for halogen bulbs. It seems that many people are very happy with the eagle eyes so I assume getting those and adding an HID kit is much better for other people on the road than just adding an HID kit to our reflector housings.
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With the halogen housing (called a reflector) is different than a projector (used with some halogens and HIDs. The projector bends the light source for a more controlled light pattern. A reflector just throws the light in various directions. When researching proper projectors people use a "good cutoff" as an indicator of a good projector (putting it lightly). I've been told that the morimoto projectors (involve baking your housings) work really well and eagle eyes (that have projectors) are actually made for halogen bulbs. It seems that many people are very happy with the eagle eyes so I assume getting those and adding an HID kit is much better for other people on the road than just adding an HID kit to our reflector housings.
This was incredibly helpful thank you so much!
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Only if they are adjusted improperly. Projectors have a more controlled beam pattern, and way less light spill than traditional halogen headlights. That's why they are becoming standard equipment on new cars. The AZ dbag is probably riding around in Honda Civic thats 1" off the ground then, if he has that much issue with them.
So basically eagle eye headlight projectors + hid kit is a good way to get halos for a lot cheaper
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So basically eagle eye headlight projectors + hid kit is a good way to get halos for a lot cheaper
If not quite concerned about having a "factory" look, then yes. Just don't have the expectation of "as factory" results. That's the price you (don't) pay when you go the aftermarket route.
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