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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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I Hate my PROJECTORS

Yes that is right I hate them, they suck and I really am disappointed in them. Ok here is the reason why I have had them for the last 15 months 3 month the Halo and L.E.D 's stopped working. I tried and tried to rewire them..still nothing. I gave up and went with out because I really just wanted the projectors. As time went one I spent dollars and dollars on H1 bulbs trying to get a good bright high performance ones with out going to H.I.D 's ( I tried Silverstar, Hella, PIAA, etc. ) because I was blowing one every 3 weeks, I finally tuned it down to a moisture problem and took them out and resealed them. Well then lately I have been annoyed and having trouble seeing at night. I adjusted up and down, but it a better bulb again. still nothing. Adjustment is perfect ! Why is the light or beam pattern barley visible. So for kicks and giggles I installed my stock headlights w/ silverstars thinking maybe it was the streets and the city that is making them seem dim. I did move from Idaho to Logan Utah. I went driving around after the installation and holy SH** WTF My stocks are flipping awesome. They light up the road, street signs, sidewalks, brush, etc. and the high beams flippin awesome. WTF I reinstalled the projecots and it was like holding a lighter( ok maybe not that bad) to see with. I was checking autozone and these H1 bulbs are for foglights, flippin Fog lights, WTF do these projectors use H1 buldbs..I was checking out some other vehicles that dont use HID's and they are using like H7 and bulds like that that are just as big as out 9007 for stock. So what I am saying is I reinstalled the stock lights and love driving again at night. I am throwing the projectors in the garabage unless I can come up with a fix for them.

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well if you're willing to just throw them out why not donate them to the, "Tim want's free parts fund" :D :D :D :D



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You know the thing is I love them visually so I will probably end up putting them in for meets and pix. I am not a big fan of the stock style but yet the performance is better. I am stuck on this decision. !!!

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1976 Chrysler Cordoba $1,100
1984 Honda Accord $100.00
1986 Chevy Spectrum $200.00
1989 Chevy Beretta $250.00
2004 Chevy Aveo $10,000 (traded in)
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Ah Hell, try some HIDs, I heard these work a lot better in the projectors.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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I thought about HID's but the thing is I hate to buy a system and they work kinda of sorta better, Is it really worth the money? Some have a HID kit I can borrow just to try? Thanks!!

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1976 Chrysler Cordoba $1,100
1984 Honda Accord $100.00
1986 Chevy Spectrum $200.00
1989 Chevy Beretta $250.00
2004 Chevy Aveo $10,000 (traded in)
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Dan Talk to john (24designs) on RME he has a good local hook up for hids. He just put some in the projectors i sold him. But yeah man I agree! PROJECTORS SUCK!



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did you try changing the bulbs for the halos?

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