Slice of Humble Pie. Table 6, please…. :-(
Fantastic, duh09! I checked it out then forwarded the link to the shop.No surprises here.
Custom built retrofit lights are going to just about be your only option for that light output you are wanting and expecting.
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ttocS,damn that has to be disappointing after all that time that they put in. It sucks but the reproduction lights just have shitty lenses. You could possibly swap them out for something better but it is still going to cost more money on top of what has already been spent no matter what you do.
Morimoto?? How do you click on a link of specific retrofit headlights and then find yourself looking at Morimoto stuff????
Man, I don't know why this has been dragged out for this long or why you continue to put custom lighting in the hands of a group of oil techs - but I'm not sure if you don't grasp what we've been saying, or if you just don't want to accept that your shop is out of their league.
Madd Retro builds retrofit headlights.
Headlights that have been taken apart, retrofitted OEM projectors - the part of new headlights that makes them so much better than older headlights - in your choice of LED or HID flavors. They come built to your door, you remove whatever shenanigans that shop did to install those cheesey eBay headlights (sure, they might not have come from eBay, but they are the same China lights sold on eBay), and you install the retrofits and plug them up. You might have to do some aiming. Otherwise, it's pretty much plug and play newer upgraded headlights.
I'd absolutely hate to know what you're being charged for those $100 eBay headlights to be installed by a shop, but I'll bet you could order those custom built headlights and install them yourself for less.
SHORTER (in the back) bulbs, I should have specified. Same bulb size, same everything. Just one that doesn’t stick out the back so far.I’d ask for my money back for whatever stupidity they did. I’m still wondering what kind of wiring upgrades and smaller bulbs they installed. A housing is built for a specific bulb, switching to another bulb will throw off the optics.
Get your money back and run far, far away from that place.
Thank you, Scott, for the input. ++those lenses are not cheap to develop or to manf and unfortunately there is a difference. I tried off the shelf projectors years ago and never was happy with them as well. I can see where they thought that with the 4 lights it would be brighter, but only if it is done correctly. Unfortunately they/you will probably always be hoping to figure something out to fix those.