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Old 04-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Aftermarket headlights (Dual CCFL Halo projectors)

Just got these in today. So far they are great, and have good cut-off. I'm waiting to install an HID kit prior to installing them. Will post pictures after the install. Got these for $300 bucks from Amazon which is way cheaper than OEM ones. What do you think?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Looks good!! Got mine from eBay for $250. I put hids in too. Looks awesome now!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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At that price it's hard to beat.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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those are spyder CCFL's?

If so beware the inverters that come with those things are kind of crappy. First off they aren't water proofed, and they permit power backfeeding.

So if you're having problems with the halos coming on, thats a good place to start.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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those are spyder CCFL's?

If so beware the inverters that come with those things are kind of crappy. First off they aren't water proofed, and they permit power backfeeding.

So if you're having problems with the halos coming on, thats a good place to start.
Thanks for the heads up . So far I used a relay to get clean power from the battery to power up the halos, and I've not had any problems with them what so ever. I used the power from the sideblinkers to activate the relay and it works like a charm.

Also, I just installed some HIDs. I also drilled a hole in the plastic for a cleaner look. These headlights take single beam H7 HID bulbs (headlights have built-in hi/low beam function), and I went with 6000K to match up with my fogs. Here are some pics.

PS. Thanks for the replies everyone. For $300 these are a steal!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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Now I really wish I installed HID's seeing how good yours looks ^^
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #7
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got the same headlight in chrome...
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Now I really wish I installed HID's seeing how good yours looks ^^
It's never too late ^_^

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got the same headlight in chrome...
They look good in chrome too!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:31 AM   #10
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i should have gone with the black ones like you did. I only had my lights on for 2 months and already had to replace one of the inverters. Where in TX are you at ?
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i should have gone with the black ones like you did. I only had my lights on for 2 months and already had to replace one of the inverters. Where in TX are you at ?
San Antonio, TX. I'm currently looking for some replacement inverters (just in case).
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can you take some night time pics of you light cut off, just want to make sure that mine are correct. Pointing at a wall from 15ft away would be preferred, if possible ?
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can you take some night time pics of you light cut off, just want to make sure that mine are correct. Pointing at a wall from 15ft away would be preferred, if possible ?
Sure, but I won't be installing these until next weekend. Will post pics then.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #14
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Sure, but I won't be installing these until next weekend. Will post pics then.
Thanks, no rush. Just post the pics when you can
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San Antonio, TX. I'm currently looking for some replacement inverters (just in case).

This is what I ended up buying...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-ORACLE-XE...4b3110&vxp=mtr

Yes its AAC, but these inverters have exactly what you need, rectifier diodes, upgraded housing, and they are water proof.


These saved my a$$ on the install, I was going nuts wondering why the outer halos would only come on when I drove the car.



With the old inverters (the ones you have).. I took my car through a car wash one time, and the outer halo on the right side stopped working for a couple hours. Upon investigating, the inverter was making a hissing noise (Kind of sounded like electricity traveling between two points), after it dried it starting working again.


I'm not trying to throw the stock inverters under the bus, but I tried two different sets of them, both surfaced the same results.


Just trying to save you the incredible headache I went though.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #16
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This is what I ended up buying...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-ORACLE-XE...4b3110&vxp=mtr

Yes its AAC, but these inverters have exactly what you need, rectifier diodes, upgraded housing, and they are water proof.


These saved my a$$ on the install, I was going nuts wondering why the outer halos would only come on when I drove the car.



With the old inverters (the ones you have).. I took my car through a car wash one time, and the outer halo on the right side stopped working for a couple hours. Upon investigating, the inverter was making a hissing noise (Kind of sounded like electricity traveling between two points), after it dried it starting working again.


I'm not trying to throw the stock inverters under the bus, but I tried two different sets of them, both surfaced the same results.


Just trying to save you the incredible headache I went though.
Wow thanks a lot. I was just about to purchase some other cheap replacement ones. I've had a bad experience with AAC, but at least these are waterproof and prevent power backfeed. Hopefully they'll arrive before next weekend. Thanks again.
PS. How did you wire your halos?
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Wow thanks a lot. I was just about to purchase some other cheap replacement ones. I've had a bad experience with AAC, but at least these are waterproof and prevent power backfeed. Hopefully they'll arrive before next weekend. Thanks again.
PS. How did you wire your halos?

No problem man.


I tied them into my Daytime running lights. The instructions said to use clips to connect the wires, instead I soldered the wires together, and used my own heat shrink wrap over them.
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? The headlights include halos.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #20
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So I decided to install them today and they look awesome!!! I'll post pics of the cut-off light when it gets darker. Here are the results:
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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that looks great! awesome upgrade. I just did eagle eyes on my non RS car and they look great
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #22
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Looks great I love them.
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that looks great! awesome upgrade. I just did eagle eyes on my non RS car and they look great
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Looks great I love them.
Thanks. Would recommend so far.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:04 PM   #24
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Here's a night pic. I have an 8000K HID kit.
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