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verboten 01-24-2010 10:32 AM

Do halogen and HID headlights have the same headlight housing?
 
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Do halogen and HID headlights have the same headlight housing?

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tru imperial blu 01-24-2010 10:51 AM

nope

Krozzbow 01-24-2010 11:40 AM

nope because?

tru imperial blu 01-24-2010 11:51 AM

im not all that familiar on the subject but i do know that they are 2 entirely different systems of lighting and if you wanted to convert to hid halos you would have to buy the headlights, and the housing, and probably have to do some rewiring. overall it would prove to be an expensive operation . it's better just to get rs. although i think AAC makes a relatively cheep led halo that goes on top of a non-rs halogen bulb.:)

verboten 01-24-2010 12:02 PM

Unfortunately you can't get syn green in the RS.

mjlash22 01-24-2010 01:33 PM

nope has to do with the wiring, takes a lot more power to keep those HID's on

hb35man 01-24-2010 02:20 PM

This is what I am doing
http://www.bfxenon.com/Camaro_High_L...d-camarohl.htm

HondaPowered 01-28-2010 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by mjlash22 (Post 1411819)
nope has to do with the wiring, takes a lot more power to keep those HID's on

I don't know about the ones that come with the RS, but generally HID's require less Wattage. My HID's are 35W, and my halogens were 55W.

But like I said, I don't know about the ones in the camaro's.

bruce0429 04-17-2010 08:35 AM

I am trying to install the AAC supplied halo rings on my non-RS camaro and I can tell you there is definitely a difference between HID and non-HID headlight housings. All of the videos show installation on RS housings, which is a piece of cake. I still haven't figured out how to secure the rings in the non-RS housing.

Rollin Thunder 04-17-2010 09:03 AM

The HID system uses a projector and the halogen system uses reflectors.

Rollin Thunder 04-17-2010 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by hb35man (Post 1411948)

I would like to see a picture of those on a wall. Im sure the beam is crap.

caverman 04-17-2010 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rollin Thunder (Post 1732009)
I would like to see a picture of those on a wall. Im sure the beam is crap.

I have the AAC version and I think they look good. They have a distinct cut off line. Easy install as well....took about 30 min. I also like the fact that I can go back to Halogen in about the same amount of time if I need to.

clg_98ta 04-17-2010 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by caverman (Post 1732035)
I have the AAC version and I think they look good. They have a distinct cut off line. Easy install as well....took about 30 min. I also like the fact that I can go back to Halogen in about the same amount of time if I need to.


So what temp bulbs did you settle on? I'm leaning towards the 6000, but I think I like whatever you have in the pics.

Dboy23 04-17-2010 10:15 AM

I'm almost positive there was a company that have a conversion kit for non RS cars.


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