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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
+1.

Ofer's the BEST! There are a lot of A+ vendors here but Ofer gets extra credit so IMO he's A++.
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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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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #8
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Ill get on my comp for you...one sec lol
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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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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Old 12-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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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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Old 12-13-2012, 03:52 AM   #14
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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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