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Old 05-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #31
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SMC (Spin Move Customs) has secured the vendor that I purchased the headlights from. I was the Guinea pig for them and these headlights.

They will be releasing the availability and pricing of the headlights soon. Hang tight!
I talked with my Chinese vendors and she said they all come from same supplier.

However, since Chinese are great duplicators, as time goes, I do believe there will be more supplier for these headlight housing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #32
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Definitely interested in a set once they are available.

Where did you get the HID kit from? Will SMC be selling these as "housing only" or with a quality kit to include ballasts?
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Very nice work. Im not a fan of HIDs in ebay projectors, but you pulled it off pretty well.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #34
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Great write up! The housings look very OEM, looks great. I'm wondering for those of us with factory DRL (Canadian ), if it would be possible to wire in the LED eyebrows to work as a DRL as intended. Presently the low beams act as DRLs, I would prefer to have JUST the LEDS as DRLs without the low beams coming on all the time.
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Not really the same as the ST3, but as close as you can get without breaking the bank for now.

Is SMC going to be selling these for more or less than one can get them from direct from China?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #36
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Excellent write up and for ruining my day! I will only be thinking about these lights and foaming at the mouth until I can purchase them. Keep us posted on the group buy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #37
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I believe that the manufacturer is the same, just different retailers. And apparently the manufacturer has changed a little bit on the housing to make sure it could be installed as easy as possible. Now it is truly plug-n-play. I used the ballasts set from the manufacturer and according to what I had read that ballast also function as a decoder to make sure the signal from the car will enable the right light of the housing.
Is the ballast mounted on the headlight or do you have to mount it yourself somewhere under the hood?

So you didn't have to do any additional wiring other than running the one wire to the fuse box for the DRL? You just removed the plug from your OEM headlights and plugged it into these?
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Is the ballast mounted on the headlight or do you have to mount it yourself somewhere under the hood?

So you didn't have to do any additional wiring other than running the one wire to the fuse box for the DRL? You just removed the plug from your OEM headlights and plugged it into these?
The ballast is separate from the housing.

And yes, the only thing I did is running the red wire to the fuse box, and hoked the ballasts in the each housing. It is plug and play.

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And yes, the only thing I did is running the red wire to the fuse box, and hoked the ballasts in the each housing. It is plug and play.
Sounds super easy... must... resist...
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Sounds super easy... must... resist...
Hard to resist this, because it looks pretty good...but I am not totally satisfied with my Focus and don't know if I'm keeping it, so the investment might not be a good one if I dump the car and don't get a ST1 to drop them back into.

I like the DRL LED Brow, originally thought about getting the grill insert DRL LED, but for the price these headlamps have more bang for the buck.
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