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Well that sucks. I just blew out the pass side on mine and was going to upgrade....In case you are wondering, I hit a dog. Did not see it. Maybe because the lights are not that bright.

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If enough people express interest again I'll reorganize something, but to be honest... you'd probably be better off just getting them from ebay. The cost benefit of having me order them for you then send them to you would be at best a few dollars, plus there would be the additional time in transit from me to you (rather than from them to you). It was a better deal two months ago when it was closer to $20 cheaper per set to have me place the GP.
 

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How hot do the headlight lenses get with these things cooking for an hour or 2? I'm running healdight covers and would rather them not melt :)
 

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They get warm, but they're not as hot as the stock halogens. A 35W HID ouputs more light than a 55W halogen but emits less heat.
 

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That's just a plain 9007 HID bulb kit, those don't come with projectors and the overall beam pattern will still be crippled by the crappy stock housings. It'll be brighter but you won't be getting as much light on the road (not to mention it will look a lot brighter to oncoming traffic). If you check out the last page of the original thread (link in first post) I added some comparison pics of halogens vs. the projectors. You can find kits like that for around $60; the advantage is that you can buy replacement bulbs if need be. I still haven't had any luck finding replacements for the projectors kits.

Here is the kit that includes projectors that I used. It includes everything you need to install with the exception of some wire and the appropriate connectors for the wire. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-XENON-LEN-projector-KIT-Angel-Eye-E46-M3-TSX-H4-D2S_W0QQitemZ200404377261QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2ea9081ead
 

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What about that whole projected beam deal...you know, not blinding semis? That beam looks awfully high...

I know I was pulled over with 13.9 V going to a set of SS Ultras and was issued a fix it ticket because my lights were too bright and pointed too high. Illinois state cops are a b!tch
 

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Those pics were of the "rough alignment" I did in 3 minutes without any measuring. It is a bit lower now than it was then, but not by a whole lot. The first picture (aiming at the basketball hoop) makes it look like they're pointed up because the turnaround for the driveway where I was parked for that picture isn't level. A better representation is shown in the road pic; the left side of the beam doesn't even make it to the crosswalk paint on the road.

Never had anyone flash me, no attention from law enforcement officials, and plenty of light on the road. :D

Here are a few comparison pics between Silverstars and the projectors. The blue tape on the garage door represents where a level beam would strike: http://forums.tccoa.com/showpost.php?p=1290328&postcount=233
 

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I dunno what the problem is, but align them and be done. It is a cheap system and IF there was an American system, I would not be using them. They are cheaply made and have piss poor quality parts. BUT...I can see when I drive at night now. There is no chance of me overdriving my lights.

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What you just bought a plug n play kit with the bulbs and ballasts and you're going to ***** about quality? The beam isn't focused and you are losing all that light all over EVERYTHING. Including other people. driving at you. You can't effectively "align" them since the light shines everywhere. So you are constantly blinding oncoming traffic. Projectors are the way to go only. And this seems to be the best way to go.
 

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Just drove it home in the rain tonight with both bulbs lit. G R E A T to see at night. Work wonders.

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