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Old 03-08-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Best Replacement Hesdlights for me?

I know there have been countless threads about headlights but many that Iíve read through are either outdated or donít really answer my specific question. I am look to upgrade the headlights on my 2014 Golf to projectorsp plus HIDs. There seems to be many options (Spyder, Depo, Edís, Osram, OEM, ect.). One of my major concerns is lease quality and light output. I live near many dark roads and I would like to get some better visibity not just better looks. If I wanted to go the OEM or Osram route id have to do some saving but Iíd rather do that then get something low quality. So given that and all the expierence people have with all these options which would be the best for me? As always, thanks guys!
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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Besides Oem or Osram the rest are low quality and the light output on them suck especially Eds
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:05 PM   #3
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Besides Oem or Osram the rest are low quality and the light output on them suck especially Eds
This is true.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
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Damn I was afraid you'd say that.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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Keep your eyes peeled for a set of used OEM's. You can fetch them for a reasonable price from time to time. Peasant headlights suck.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:12 AM   #6
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Yeah I messed up and let some get away for 500...

Is that what you’d consider a deal for a used set?
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:43 AM   #7
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Yeah 500 is a pretty good deal in my opinion. Especially if they come with all the stuff to make them plug and play for a halogen equipped car. If not, it's still a good deal. The DIY on the Vortex has a list of the stuff you need for the conversion.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:24 AM   #8
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I'm in the exact same boat, only with the JSW I just got. I am in love with the headlights on my GTI with lighting package and would love to have the same thing on the wagon. Though I prefer the look of the Golf R lights without the circular patter of LED's.

I just came across the OSRAM lights. I think I prefer the OEM look of the R's, but I do kind of like this MK7 esque light. I'd love to see a picture of these installed on a JSW.

https://www.osram.com/am/light-for/l...ghts/index.jsp

Any idea how much these cost or where they can be ordered? Are these plug and play?

I can do VCDS coding, but I'm intimidated by trying to go full OEM with the AFS that requires complicated changes and replacing the CECM, etc.

I'm also keeping an eye out for OEM Golf R headlights. I may post up a WTB thread to work on that search.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:06 PM   #9
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They're like $1000

The golf R headlights are $1000 from ecs

I would say if you want the OEM headlights and it has chrome, open them up and use rubbing alcohol to remove the chrome and revile gloss black.
They don't put clear coat on the chrome bits.

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Old 04-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #10
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Besides Oem or Osram the rest are low quality and the light output on them suck especially Eds


I donít know, 50w morimoto hids in my Ed reps and my nighttime visibility is amazing. High beams with the full projector are literally daytime
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:53 PM   #11
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I donít know, 50w morimoto hids in my Ed reps and my nighttime visibility is amazing. High beams with the full projector are literally daytime
I have heard great thing about the morimoto hid kit. The more I look into the xenons the more costly it seems. The headlights themselves are expensive enough but then Iím pretty sure Iíd need to replace my Golfís CECM. I was hoping a few people would be able to weigh in on other options other then xenon and osram.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:00 AM   #12
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I have heard great thing about the morimoto hid kit. The more I look into the xenons the more costly it seems. The headlights themselves are expensive enough but then I’m pretty sure I’d need to replace my Golf’s CECM. I was hoping a few people would be able to weigh in on other options then xenon and osram.
I replace my H7 bulbs with LEDs from Amazon several weeks ago and they are just what the doctor ordered and were only $130 Can't go wrong and they are plug and play in 15 minutes, no coding or adjustments required. I have no afiliation with any of the companies, I'm just a happy customer.

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https://www.amazon.ca/H7-LED-Convers...dlights+for+vw

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https://www.amazon.com/LASFIT-Headli...dlights+for+vw

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Old 04-25-2018, 06:49 AM   #13
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stick with OEM headlights, I went through a major ordeal to customize my 2011 headlights and ended up with 2012+ OEM headlights with DRL. I'm much happier with an OEM option tricked out with deautoLED bulbs. Photos on IG @becauseHYDE16

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Old 04-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #14
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HYDE16 - thanks for the support. What you're showing is for the projector OEM housing. Zach0918 has the reflector housing as we just sent him a set of no-tap adapters for his H7RC kit he bought from a member.

We have the D2H coming out but our ballast setup has a thinner ballast and the HID bulb comes in 2 parts: bulb and wires. This makes it easier to install than Morimoto and have had a lot of great feedback.

Many people are choose us due to customer feedback - kit is here:
http://deautokey.com/product/h7-hid-...ix-ed-s-spyder

D2H review vs morimoto to come soon.

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