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LED/HID overkill? Maybe....but oh well!!

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Installed 6 small universal LEDs in the lower grill today! I didn't realize how over the top the front end would look once it got dark but....it is what it is! Lol it took too long to install to just take them out now! It's def not hard to see when it's dark that's for sure and plus I think they are growing on me! What do you guys thinking? Thanks

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Link #1: OEM Koito Bi-Xenons for $45. Still too expensive? https://www.theretrofitsource.com/c...n-bi-xenon-projectors-49455.html#.VlcMioS9jzI

Link #2: Post by a member of another forum explaining in detail how HID projectors work and why you should never install HID's in a halogen reflector. Lots of good info. HID lights in reflector housings- A reminder to some of you out there. - ClubRoadster.net

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Haha no that's actually not bad pricing at all but what happens when you destroy your headlights bc of putting them in the oven a 265 degrees or in the process of removing the lens cover!? Do I then spend money on LEDs projectors like I'm planning on doing once my HID bulbs burn out!? Screw that, then i got a retrofit projector I spend $45 bucks on that in not gunna use! It just doesn't seem like a smart idea or even that big of a deal to risk ending up being $300 in the hole when I can just wait for these bulbs to burn out!

But I'll tell you what, how bout you come to MN and show me how this is all installed!? And if my headlights get ruined bc of putting them in the OVEN, you can let me have yours? Lol jk but for real I'm not bout to bake my headlights, especially when I have not been hassled by any police or oncoming traffic! In fact I've had police officers come up to me at a gas station and compliment my headlights and fogs! Lol this all just seems like a ridiculous way to spend money that could be spent on performance parts instead ;)


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Your headlights will be plenty fine putting them in an oven - there's a reason why...well, most everyone does it that way.
 

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Considering I've done it on my Cobalt, and my lights aren't melted...nor are anyone elses whose done them on their Cobalts...my buddy's BMW's didn't melt when he retrofitted it...

Retrofit source says to do it this way - and they're pretty much the name/resource for projector retrofit. Every single how-to I've seen for retrofitting any car ever has you bake the headlights.

They won't melt. They're designed not to melt.

Have fun doing it some other way though. I'll keep baking mine and will never have a problem.
 

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Considering I've done it on my Cobalt, and my lights aren't melted...nor are anyone elses whose done them on their Cobalts...my buddy's BMW's didn't melt when he retrofitted it...

Retrofit source says to do it this way - and they're pretty much the name/resource for projector retrofit. Every single how-to I've seen for retrofitting any car ever has you bake the headlights.

They won't melt. They're designed not to melt.

Have fun doing it some other way though. I'll keep baking mine and will never have a problem.
I'm not doing it any other way then waiting for my HID bulbs to burn out! Lol


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