need for improved headlights - Dodge Charger Forums
Are you interested in the Dodge Challenger? Visit the Challenger Forum @ ChallengerTalk.com for your Dodge Challenger information!

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Dodge Charger Forums > Dodge Charger Discussion > Exterior Discussion/Modifications

ChargerForums.com is the premier Dodge Charger Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-10-2012, 03:48 PM
pracolas pracolas is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
need for improved headlights

hi guys,

I just realized that my 06 charger headlights are crap. By night, I cannot see the right side of the road...
The covers are not crystal clear, but not so bad. So I guess every thing comes from the original design.
Does any one know a replacement headlight that improves the lighting? I don't want fancy things with lot of leds everywhere. Maybe it exists some HID headlight with lens and not reflector...

thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-10-2012, 06:22 PM
xkm121's Avatar
xkm121 xkm121 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 1,633
Get a set of OEM Projector HID. Retrofit it to fit your car. Use Osram or Philips D1S HID system. Then it will make your ride at night safe and enjoyable.
__________________
Mods: A LOT. She is DONE. No More Modding for a loooong time

http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic43010_3.gif
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-11-2012, 05:55 AM
pracolas pracolas is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
thank you.
any idea for a particular set of projectors?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-11-2012, 07:58 AM
ColdSteel's Avatar
ColdSteel ColdSteel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Posts: 632
I have the aftermarket HID replacements from 1aauto found here:

http://www.1aauto.com/1A/HeadLights/...79/515563/2008




I just never got around to installing them and went a different route. They can be yours for $175 shipped or you can get them from 1aauto for $189.95 (if they have them in stock)
__________________
2008 R/T -Demoulded, Debadged, Daytona grille, Predator
Mopar CAI, LED Tails, HID Lows/Fogs, Tinted Windows SLP Loudmouth II, BT Catch Can, BT Shift Insert
Matte Black SRT Replicas w/ Hankook Ventus v12 evo tires (Stock wheels with Firestone Winterforce tires away until November)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-11-2012, 01:55 PM
soupa-bee soupa-bee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 228
if youve got the money have them retrofitted with quality parts. the projectors on the oem lights are junk, i cant imagine the projectors in the aftermarket ones. chrysler doesnt use quality projectors...never had. if width is what you are after, you need to get yourself a pair of lexus ls460 projectors coupled with clear lens. best mod you can do for visibility. oem bulbs will only help so much with a projector with crapy bowls and optics.

TBH a HID kit on stock lights are better at lighting the side of the road than the OEM HIDs. sure theyre not as focused as the OEMs but they do the job better.

on my armada i had a set of oem lights baked open and used philips bulbs, and an fxr projector. best bang for your buck...end of story. with labor and reinstall and all parts it was about $1300...the first time i did it. went back twice for changes.

only get the oem lights if you like how they look better than stocks. not if you want peformance. i just dont have the coin for a 5th set of custom $1500 lights to be made right now. thats why im debating about going OEM.
__________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-11-2012, 02:26 PM
pracolas pracolas is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
thank you for your advise. But I cannot afford $1500 for lighting...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-11-2012, 07:35 PM
xkm121's Avatar
xkm121 xkm121 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 1,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by soupa-bee View Post
if youve got the money have them retrofitted with quality parts. the projectors on the oem lights are junk, i cant imagine the projectors in the aftermarket ones. chrysler doesnt use quality projectors...never had. if width is what you are after, you need to get yourself a pair of lexus ls460 projectors coupled with clear lens. best mod you can do for visibility. oem bulbs will only help so much with a projector with crapy bowls and optics.

TBH a HID kit on stock lights are better at lighting the side of the road than the OEM HIDs. sure theyre not as focused as the OEMs but they do the job better.

on my armada i had a set of oem lights baked open and used philips bulbs, and an fxr projector. best bang for your buck...end of story. with labor and reinstall and all parts it was about $1300...the first time i did it. went back twice for changes.

only get the oem lights if you like how they look better than stocks. not if you want peformance. i just dont have the coin for a 5th set of custom $1500 lights to be made right now. thats why im debating about going OEM.

Totally BULL ****

Show me your pics and tests that say OEM HID is worse than pnp HID kit.

OEM quality = Osram or Philips Quality. They are second to none. And now you tell me some cheap ass made in china pnp kit is better than Osram/Philips?

BULL ****.
__________________
Mods: A LOT. She is DONE. No More Modding for a loooong time

http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic43010_3.gif
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 PM
MotoAce51's Avatar
MotoAce51 MotoAce51 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 1,138
I bought a cheap ebay set. At first they sucked like most people say. I had to work them a little and get the HID's to point how I want. Now they shine perfectly and light up the whole road. Its an option.
__________________

2006 Charger R/T
- Carbon Fiber LMI Hammer Intake - Boss 22's - Blastin' Bobs 7db Reso Delete - Tranzformer Shift Kit - K&N CAI - DiabloSport - inTune CAI Tune - BT Catch Can - Tinted Marker's - 10000K HID - Halo & LED Headlights - CF Vinyl Dash & Door Pillar Overlay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-11-2012, 10:04 PM
soupa-bee soupa-bee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by xkm121 View Post
Totally BULL ****

Show me your pics and tests that say OEM HID is worse than pnp HID kit.

OEM quality = Osram or Philips Quality. They are second to none. And now you tell me some cheap ass made in china pnp kit is better than Osram/Philips?

BULL ****.
Well, first of all, let's compare apples to apples. I know the bulbs are Philips or osram or sylvania. They all are when its oem. There is no concussion on that.

The part that I'm saying is **** is the projector. The bowls aren't chromed very well and the lens is wayy too hazy for any decent projection. They're just bad in general.

I have been involved with projectors and retrofits for years. I know a little about them, lens, spacing, bulbs etc

No need to get butt hurt over my post. It's true. Don't matter what bulb you use.

Go on hidplanet.com and look up reviews and tests. Don't need my pictures. There's plenty online.

Nearly every American made projector is garbage. German and Japanese is where its at.

Sent from my PC36100 using AutoGuide.com App


EDIT: oh, and by no means are a PNP kit better for actual vision (too much intense foreground, hurts the drivers vision) but with the horrible (nonexistant) width and distance the OEMs supply the driver, i would take a kit any day over an american projector if i want the road lit.

/discussion.
__________________

Last edited by soupa-bee; 11-11-2012 at 11:22 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-12-2012, 12:57 AM
xkm121's Avatar
xkm121 xkm121 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 1,633
You say American car company use ****ty quality projector bowl and lense. Give me your proof. Now go dissect some projector headlights. Take pics. Put them side to side and SHOW ME how they are trash. Don't just give sh*it on the forum

GIVE ME SOME PROOF. GIVE ME PICTURES THAT THEY ARE TRASH.

In fact, if you love imports SO MUCH, why are you still driving a Charger? Go get yourself some cool imports.
__________________
Mods: A LOT. She is DONE. No More Modding for a loooong time

http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic43010_3.gif
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Reply

  Dodge Charger Forums > Dodge Charger Discussion > Exterior Discussion/Modifications

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Charger Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Improved MPG? keithbutler AIRAID 2 04-25-2010 07:47 PM
New and improved CDC Shaker thoughts Matt400 Exterior Discussion/Modifications 15 05-10-2009 02:11 PM
New and Improved Shifter MR-SMITH Interior Discussion/Modifications 16 02-05-2009 07:36 PM
Improved Gas Mileage magnuman General Charger Discussion 4 10-06-2008 05:44 PM
Improved Gas Mileage. Alley Charger SRT-8 Discussion 18 02-02-2006 05:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© AutoGuide