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Changing to Projectors then HID's

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by pgguru, May 6, 2008.

  1. pgguru

    pgguru Recruit

    I am looking at something like THIS and then install HID lights. I am hoping for a good look and less glare.
    PS I have a 1995 Suburban
    Thanks
     
  2. Yaz

    Yaz Big Brother

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    I can tell you I went to factory projection beams and was looking into the same thing, adding HID's. With just the Silverstar ultras.. I like the color, pattern much better over stock housings.

    I did talk to a guy that did do this (projection & HID's) he said the lighting pattern was not very good and it wasn't worth the money to do it. Then again this was a few years ago and the price has gone down from 300 to under 100 bucks.


    I have not done it myself yet because of having a fisher plow, my wiring might not have the power at start up. I would have to run new power relays to them and just haven't had the ambition to do it.
     
  3. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    I've heard nothing but bad things about those aftermarket projection lenses.
     
  4. ZF6 MAN

    ZF6 MAN The Unwritten rule

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    I have HID's in the highs and lows with stock housings and I love them.....
     
  5. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

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    To the OP- does your 95 burb have compositie headlights or sealed beams? If it has the latter, your choices are much more limited...otherwise it uses a standard 9006/9005 bulb combo which you can use the fleabay HID's with no problem.

    All you GMT800 guys- remember that the GMC uses a refracting type housing where the lens focuses the light coming through. They tend to make aftermarket HID's look more like floodlights instead of a focused beam. The Chevy housing is a reflecting type that only uses the front lens as a protector. They tend to be much better retrofit candidates for that reason.

    For the Ford crowd- The superduties are the same way. The lens is used to focus the beam and it spreads it out more than anything.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  6. BigDogYJ

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    I have HID's in the stock housings for the Low's only and Love the light pattern. However, i did notice a few months back in a slight snow fall heading down to so cal, that the HID reflected off the falling snow so bad, that I ended up running parking lights with fogs so I could see the road. I thought about projectors, but was thinking about the Denali Projectors since I have a gmc.
    Just something to think about if you decide to run stock housings. Anyone else notice this? or just me?
     
  7. lovette

    lovette Recruit

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    Denali projectors work fine with HIDs.
     
  8. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    I noticed it too under heavy, heavy snow. We tend to get shit on so in those cases, I have 600 watts of amber PIAA's to use.
     
  9. Andy S

    Andy S sure???...cut it!

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    Bad luck with pretty much all aftermarket headlights similar to those....they do look sweet though until you actually turn them and and they are junk...:D
     
  10. BigDogYJ

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    I may have to look into those. Thanks.
     
  11. BigDogYJ

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    I hear ya man. That would probably solve my problem too!

    Thanks.
     
  12. 502_Jimmy

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    Get TYC lenses. They are clear with a lifetime warranty. They will accept a HID retrofit kit better. A buddy of mine has them with HID's. They work great. I have them with regular halogens on my 95.
     
  13. duratothemax

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    02+ super duties have reflector housings like the 03+ chevy's. ;)

    01 and earlier have refractor housings, like the GMC's.
     

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