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Pooge



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PostSubject: What headlights am I getting?   Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:24 pm

Its Christmas and daddy needs a gift for himself...

I hate the look of the stock headlights, I also can't justify the cost of the really high end ones...

Anyone have recommendations and pics? Thinking I want to go with the clear OEM style ones, but I know there are some cheap ones out there, so I want to stay away from those.

Thanks in advance!

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:05 pm

I like my smoked clears with 6K HID's in em. Plenty of usable light. And you can get em about 150 bucks shipped at either street trends or ebay...

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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:35 pm

I have both the smoked ones with 4300k HIDS and clear lenses with silver stars and like both of them. The clear lights are a decent upgrade themselves, but HIDS really set them off.
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:33 pm

So are the Street Trends ones decent? All I ever hear is people complaining about how shitty their stuff is.

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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:08 pm

I would go for a set of these.

EBAY SALE

$109 with shipping is not a bad deal.

The light pattern is better than stock and they look pretty good. I have a set on My MAB Roadmaster. (Car on the far right in my Signature)

I found the Smoked ones to be a bit dark for driving at night or in the rain. But I am not running HID's.
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:33 pm

YachtDriver wrote:
I would go for a set of these.

EBAY SALE

$109 with shipping is not a bad deal.

The light pattern is better than stock and they look pretty good. I have a set on My MAB Roadmaster. (Car on the far right in my Signature)

I found the Smoked ones to be a bit dark for driving at night or in the rain. But I am not running HID's.

I'm thinking of going to the clear ones. I love the look of the smoked ones but the light output is garbage. Even with 6000k hid's
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:26 pm

YachtDriver wrote:
I would go for a set of these.
 
EBAY SALE
 
$109 with shipping is not a bad deal.
 
The light pattern is better than stock and they look pretty good. I have a set on My MAB Roadmaster. (Car on the far right in my Signature)
 
I found the Smoked ones to be a bit dark for driving at night or in the rain. But I am not running HID's.
 
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Can't go wrong with these:
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-Impala-Caprice-91-96-Chrome-Clear-Housing-Headlight-Corner-Signal-Lamp-/400340542376?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1995%7CModel%3AImpala%7CSubmodel%3ASS&hash=item5d3627e3a8&vxp=mtr#ht_3768wt_998
 
Got these in the copcar with Silverstars, love em  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:12 pm

Cadet57 wrote:

I'm thinking of going to the clear ones. I love the look of the smoked ones but the light output is garbage. Even with 6000k hid's

I beg to diffah... My smoked with 6K HID's are awesome. Plenty of usable light. However, with the big harness and Silverstars, I couldn't see a damn thing. Wink

If you're going with regular bulbs, Doug, go with the clears. With HID's though, go with the smoked ones because I think they look a million times better, especially on a black car!

And I'm pretty sure there's only one manufacturer of that style light. So I'd just get it wherever it's cheapest.

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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:45 pm

I've been going back and forth myself. When the SS is back in business I want to get new lenses.  I think I'll just get the clears, but I love how the darker ones look on the green cahs.   scratch 
I will say I love how the amber parking lights look with the clear jeweled lenses, so that's enough to sway me towards those. Doug/YachtDriver's wagon with them looked awesome pulling in at the roundup, the parking lights were like twice to three times as bright so I can only imagine the improved headlight output with them.

I've been trying to find a place that sells the clear lenses, but with the jeweled/faceted cornering lenses instead of the ones that you always see with the weird circle shaped reflector in it.  It reminds me of a 1970s Schwinn bike rahflecktah, guy.

I like these better:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-1996-CHEVROLET-CHEVY-CAPRICE-CLEAR-CORNER-LENSES-FRONT-RIGHT-LEFT-/131052354541?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e83543bed&vxp=mtr

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Hmmmm....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-1994-CHEVY-IMPALA-CLEAR-SIGNAL-CORNER-LIGHTS-LAMPS-/200710155832?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AChevrolet|Model%3ACaprice&hash=item2ebb41ee38&vxp=mtr
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:53 am

I have to agree with Bill here, I have the smoked ones on my 9C1 with 4300k HIDs and they are great. The only problem with the ebay ones are some have the little deflector in the lens over the bulb and some don't. My first set didn't come with it, but the second one did. I like the deflector better, doesn't blind oncoming traffic AS much  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:16 pm

Those (unsmoked) are the ones on Matts Xmas list

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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:57 pm

interesting  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: What headlights am I getting?   Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I've been going back and forth myself.


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