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Old 02-05-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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need your opinion on these ebay projectors

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...217771902&rd=1


is this just another im getting what i paid for kind of thing where its not worth buying them? are they not worth the risk..are they cheap in some way?? please all thoughts welcome...even if i get burned
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Did you buy em? Cuz it says their sold.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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I think these are made by Eagle eyes. I would get the one with black trim not chrome. The angel eyes are yellow in these projectors so you have to change them out. They have level control btw.
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yea there are plenty available on ebay so im not worried about those exact ones...but since one of my projectors is not working and the dealer wants $550 to fix it i figured id buy 2 new ones for less than half that price....but the question is are these worth the buy....am i buying trouble or cheap sh!t?
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If you are set on replacing both headlights, then I'd recommend going with something like our Projector46 headlights. These are DEPO based projectors but we swap out the internals for our own higher quality ProLumen HID components and Predator series angel eyes. They include everything you need for the install and are 100% plug and play. They are also backed by a full lifetime warranty.

Otherwise, just get a replacement OEM for one side.
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could you inbox me more information on this please? the sole purpose of me looking at ebay is because of the prices they have versus the other outrageous prices. how much would this cost to replace them....would i receive any credit of some sort on the price of the new ones by swapping them??
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the replacement oem for one side is $550 from the dealer..and i dont want to buy a used one from someone else because i dont know if that one will go bad either
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yea there are plenty available on ebay so im not worried about those exact ones...but since one of my projectors is not working and the dealer wants $550 to fix it i figured id buy 2 new ones for less than half that price....but the question is are these worth the buy....am i buying trouble or cheap sh!t?
what's wrong with it? you're going backwards my friend. they are more trouble then your OEM ones. the OEM ones almost never break down, plus you can buy replacement OEM parts on ebay. so i suggest you start finding out what's wrong with them lol or you can just sell your projectors to me for cheap, then you'll have more money to get ebay projectors.

for the ebay ones, try to stick with the depo ones. those are the better ones. like someone said, the angel eyes will be more yellowish. you'll also need an aftermarket HID kit for them as well.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:26 PM   #10
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lets say your light bulb, and ballast are standard accross the board.

Your OEM projector is better than the P46 and the ebay special put together ten times over. Its the optics of the light output, not the bulb brightness.

It might cost whatever amount to fix, but going with ebay shitting projectors you are going backwards.

Why does it cost more money in the beginning? better research and better materials for projector production.

I have taken apart my projector46 projector, and it has Personal Computer type metal for the cut of shield, vs. my brothers 911 projectors, which are of way better material. I would say aluminum, not to sure.
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