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dcorwin822 09-08-2012 09:09 AM

eagle eye projectors seem dim
 
Hey does anyone else feel there projectors are dim? I have a set of DDMtuning *slim kit* in the eagle eye housings. I did the mod thing to get the cutoff flat 2 screw version, but they don't seem bright at all. Going through some back country roads in hilly areas is very problematic because I cant see anything in front of me. Stock housings seemed brighter IMO.

A7xschecter6661 09-08-2012 10:14 AM

They are just halogen style projectors, so putting HIDs in them doesn't help all that much cause the beam sucks.

You get crap something like this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1282896215.jpg


Where as a luxury car with real projectors and good headlights gets you something like this

http://mbworld.org/forums/attachment...toff_large.jpg

dcorwin822 09-08-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A7xschecter6661 (Post 4341522)
They are just halogen style projectors, so putting HIDs in them doesn't help all that much cause the beam sucks.

You get crap something like this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1282896215.jpg


Where as a luxury car with real projectors and good headlights gets you something like this

http://mbworld.org/forums/attachment...toff_large.jpg


yyeaahh my cut offs look like the 2nd pic with hids.

GN Prime 09-08-2012 11:54 AM

how many watts is your hid kit? i know all the slim ones (which i have also)that i came across are 35w. the normal ones are 55w. i have noticed that mine aren't as bright as they should be, but that's because of the wattage. there are a few threads around here that show some good pics. and also my cutoff is like the 2nd pic too:)

Baldurs390 09-08-2012 12:24 PM

i have 55w 6k bulbs and my cut off is close to the 2nd picture

Baldurs390 09-08-2012 12:25 PM

and does any one have alink to the 2 washer method???

dcorwin822 09-08-2012 10:56 PM

Found my fix while I was looking for the link to the washer mod. Some eagle eyes the washer mod isin't needed. See this thread and what turned out to be my issue as well.


If you need the washer spacers check out this specifically pages 10 and 11.

When I installed I just assumed I needed the washer mod. Test before mod! :)

Slammed_2.0 09-09-2012 01:59 PM

my projectors are a straight line with no mod and with Morimoto equipment. =]

King Hoonigan 09-09-2012 09:04 PM

Mine are actually surprisingly bright, MUCH more than stock and look alot like the projectors in that bottom pic. No hid's or anything like that. I dont know if theres any difference in who you bought them from and all that, seeing how theyre all the same thing. The only thing i really had to do was adjust the cutoff up some because theyre pointed pretty low out of the box.

gtferrari 09-10-2012 06:35 PM

i have 55 watts and still wish i had more cowbell. errr i mean light.


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