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Postby blink32 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:07 pm

cvsir7turbo wrote:sveintore,
Is it possible to get new xenon headlamp assemblies from your local nissan dealer?
I asked the same task of Brit a while back. IIRC it came in somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 PER lamp assembly. So $1400 for just the headlights. If you search through the site here you'll find it in one of the threads.

I'd be willing to drop the coin if the performance was up to snuff. While I have no doubt it is better than our Halogens, I just don't think it is going to prove to be $1500 better. For that I could purchase an ARB/Shrock front bumper and mount driving lights on it and still have left over gas money.


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Postby blink32 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Halogens look way washed out compared to the EU spec Xenon's.

1.5 meters from wall.

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Postby cvsir7turbo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:02 pm

Point taken!

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Postby sveintore » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:51 pm

cvsir7turbo wrote:sveintore,
Is it possible to get new xenon headlamp assemblies from your local nissan dealer? would you mind inquiring how much. I'm not sure what kind of shipping costs there would be, but I would be interested in getting the euro setup.

thanks
One thing I can promise you, it won't be cheap (and that is before shipping)

Only the two headlights, or the "high voltage" box and wiring too?
blink32 wrote: I asked the same task of Brit a while back. IIRC it came in somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 PER lamp assembly. So $1400 for just the headlights. If you search through the site here you'll find it in one of the threads.

I'd be willing to drop the coin if the performance was up to snuff. While I have no doubt it is better than our Halogens, I just don't think it is going to prove to be $1500 better. For that I could purchase an ARB/Shrock front bumper and mount driving lights on it and still have left over gas money.
What he said :D

But I sent a dealer a mail (not mine, because he's an idiot)

If I were you guys, I'd try some kind of bi-xenon first. Is the US headlights a H4 bulb?

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Postby Billy T. » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:43 pm

you guys won't be disappointed with the retrofits... trust me...

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Postby Fofiddy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:45 pm

Billy T. Got any pics to go by? What kit did you go with?

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Postby sveintore » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:10 am

Shouldn't you guys be in bed soon? :D

Just got to work now :)

Uploading pictures now..

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Postby sveintore » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:15 am

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Turned out pretty good to be a mobile phone-camera :)

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Postby Fofiddy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:57 am

sveintore wrote:Shouldn't you guys be in bed soon? :D
I'm 3rd shift and the firewatch is quiet, shhhh.
and in 3.5 hours and after feeding the dog and seeing the Girl off to work I'm installing my OME Pogos :D
blink32 wrote:Halogens look way washed out compared to the EU spec Xenon's.

1.5 meters from wall.
How about someone does a side by side? I did see a shot of the OEM HIDs somwhere but I can't find them again... too much cross posty.

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Postby sveintore » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:09 am

Got a mail now..
$2500 for one headlight..

So I guess thats not an option :D

(norwegian prices are sick)

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Postby blink32 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:54 am

sveintore wrote:Turned out pretty good to be a mobile phone-camera :)
That seals the fact that I need a new camera if your phone can take those good of pictures.
sveintore wrote:Only the two headlights, or the "high voltage" box and wiring too?
I had assumed it was the assembly with wiring, but no idea to be honest. Brit was met with resistance and lots of "it won't work" or "it can't be done" at the dealership so at $700 already I wasn't going to press him. But it could very well not even include the wiring jacking the price up further. :-/

sveintore wrote:Is the US headlights a H4 bulb
9007/HB5

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Postby blink32 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:00 am

Fofiddy wrote:How about someone does a side by side? I did see a shot of the OEM HIDs somwhere but I can't find them again... too much cross posty.

Courtesy of Svein for first photo:

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Postby cvsir7turbo » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:26 am

thanks but I'll be sticking with the bi-xenon hid kit.

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Postby sveintore » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:29 am

cvsir7turbo wrote:thanks but I'll be sticking with the bi-xenon hid kit.
Can you take a pic of a wall with your lights shining on them?

So we can have a HID/Halogen/bixenon-kit comparison.. :)

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Postby Billy T. » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:11 am

Fofiddy wrote:Billy T. Got any pics to go by? What kit did you go with?
I'll try to get them tonight...

And all the kits are pretty much the same basic components, unless you get the bi-zenon kit...

Mine are from some company I had never heard of called Spear Light. So far so good, and come with a one year warranty.
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