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20SS07
06-17-2008, 09:21 AM
Anyone see these yet. Black housing projector halo highs for the Imp/MC are available now. Might be somethin to look at for anyone who was looking into painting their headlight housings black

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/06-08-MONTE-CARLO-IMPALA-CCFL-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ02 1QQitemZ310059806523QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

SSWS6
06-17-2008, 09:52 AM
Hey good find man did you get them? These use the same size bulbs as stock for low beams right?

20SS07
06-17-2008, 10:55 AM
No, I believe it said they use H3 for lows and H1 for highs, bulbs included. Someone found them over at NAIOA. I didn't get them, yet. I'm debating how they would look on my car since it's red. Those would definately look wicked on a black car, just not sure about any other car. Now, word on the street is, someone here purchased them, but I'll let them come forward and reveal themselves haha.

Not sure how the light output would be. I already have HID's so I'd just get new HID bulbs to fit. I know the lights similiar to this for the 00-05 Impalas had poor light output with the standard bulbs, not sure how these compare. Regardless, they sure do look sweet.

mike690003
06-17-2008, 11:13 AM
They look nice! I'm still 50/50 on how they'd look on my car.

mike690003
06-17-2008, 12:11 PM
BTW: No excuses! They have stock looking ones too!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/06-08-MONTE-CARLO-IMPALA-CCFL-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ02 1QQitemZ310059828226QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

20SS07
06-17-2008, 12:22 PM
BTW: No excuses! They have stock looking ones too!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/06-08-MONTE-CARLO-IMPALA-CCFL-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ02 1QQitemZ310059828226QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

LOL yea. Now I'm very tempted. I'm just hesitant on how the light output might be, even with my HID's in them. I could really care less about the halo's I just want projectors.

BuffaloSS
06-17-2008, 01:07 PM
Now, word on the street is, someone here purchased them, but I'll let them come forward and reveal themselves haha.


:confused:


C'mon, man....who you talking about? :secret2:






I'll be sure to comment on quality & functionality when I get them. I just need to get a set of H3 HID bulbs soon. If the seller ships soon (by tomorrow), I'll have them next Wednesday. I just hope that I like them and others don't, that way I can sell my OEM black headlights for a premium :nod:


:lol:

Nacho SS
06-17-2008, 02:42 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG



I want the black ones....tired of the bug eyed look

SSWS6
06-17-2008, 02:45 PM
I sent him a message asking if he has more with the black housings. The only one listed now is the clear ones.

20SS07
06-17-2008, 03:35 PM
If they don't have them right now I'm sure they'll pop up sooner or later fairly frequently.

BuffaloSS
06-17-2008, 07:07 PM
I sent him a message asking if he has more with the black housings. The only one listed now is the clear ones.

Muah hahahahahahaha :devil:


:lol:


Got the tracking eMail...will have them in 1 week.

neilownz
06-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Hope they aren't too ghetto. Post when you get em...

06MonteSS
06-17-2008, 08:00 PM
yeah, those look pretty cool actually....

lookin' at the ebay pics, wonder how you wire 'em up though??? don't see any plugs on 'em...

neilownz
06-17-2008, 09:22 PM
I guess you have to either splice it or get a broken/cheap one and cut off the plugs and splice it up after the plugs. Maybe new plugs or riggable ones are available from somewhere too. Haven't had my headlight off to see what it should look like. buffalo will be a good guinea pig.

BuffaloSS
06-17-2008, 10:02 PM
No, the OEM plug is clearly there on the bottom of the housing...just like stock. The bare wires are for the halos....you need to either tap into the parking light line or run them to a switch...which is what I intend to do.

I figure I already have a winner with my existing black lights. If I don;t like these new ones I'll take a small loss and sell them myself. I know I'll find an interested party pretty quickly.

http://www.sabersport.com/Merchant2/images/headlight/LP-CIMP06BCR-A-1.jpg

Oh yeah...aside from the general projector light output question, I have a concern about the size of the bulb they're using. I don't know if the H3 is large enough to throw enough light in halogen form. We'll see, though, and then compare it to my HID's. H3, iirc, is more commonly used for fogs.

The Guz
06-17-2008, 10:20 PM
Oh yeah...aside from the general projector light output question, I have a concern about the size of the bulb they're using. I don't know if the H3 is large enough to throw enough light in halogen form. We'll see, though, and then compare it to my HID's. H3, iirc, is more commonly used for fogs.

I have the projectors for my camaro and they use an H3 bulb for the lows. The halogens did not give enough light so I opted for HIDs. You are right with H3 bulbs being commonly used for fogs.

20SS07
06-17-2008, 11:03 PM
How do they look with the HID's in them in your Camaro?

The Guz
06-18-2008, 12:38 AM
They look good. I went with 4300K for the most light output. The good thing is not blinding oncoming traffic.

BuffaloSS
06-18-2008, 10:07 AM
Yeah, I've got a 4300k HID kit in the Imp and the output brightness & color is great. I hope I can say the same about it when it's thrown through a projector lens.

Tuesday cannot come soon enough!


EDIT: F**K! I won't even be at the office that day!! I have a housing seminar to go to :bang: so I guess I'll have to stop at work to pick it up before I head home .

eddiemoney
06-18-2008, 06:46 PM
Someone needs to figure out how to wire those halos the DRLs. . . .that would kick some rear.

kl_237
06-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Man, someone needs to make these for the GXPs!

silversurfer320
06-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Man, someone needs to make these for the GXPs!

yeah, im dying for some new headlights for the GXP.....some projectors would make these cars look SWEET!

Red03GT
06-19-2008, 01:31 AM
yeah, im dying for some new headlights for the GXP.....some projectors would make these cars look SWEET!

You guys never looked into HID retrofits? I was going to get it done on my 08 Accord but I got rid of it for the GXP. I'll be contacting the companies I was looking into and see what they can do. The GXP fogs are projector style right?

BuffaloSS
06-19-2008, 09:51 AM
yeah, im dying for some new headlights for the GXP.....some projectors would make these cars look SWEET!

These are made by Angel Eyes...same manufacturer of the LED tails...so I'm thinking that you'll be getting these soon, and we will be getting the LED tails, too (or at least i HOPE!)

You guys never looked into HID retrofits? I was going to get it done on my 08 Accord but I got rid of it for the GXP. I'll be contacting the companies I was looking into and see what they can do. The GXP fogs are projector style right?

You mean having custom projectors installed into the GP headlights? Typically, quality HID projector retrofits cost BIG bucks...upwards of $1200+.

And yes, the GXP (and Imp/MC) fogs are projectors.

Red03GT
06-19-2008, 09:59 AM
You mean having custom projectors installed into the GP headlights? Typically, quality HID projector retrofits cost BIG bucks...upwards of $1200+.

Really? The company's I found were about $300-$400. I'll contact them and let you guys know.

20SS07
06-19-2008, 10:58 AM
The cheapeast I've seen from a company that seemed fairly reputable would have still cost over $800 when I checked one time. I'd be very leary on a job that cost 300 bucks. You have to figure the cost of the projectors they're going to use(Acura TSX projectors seem to be the most common), plus all the labor that's involved. It's a very labor intensive process. Plus the more custom stuff you want done, i.e. halo's or custom painting further increases the price.

BuffaloSS
06-19-2008, 12:34 PM
Our headlights, new, generally cost $125+shipping per side. The projectors are probably another $250 (?) and then the labor. If you go HID, a "quality" HID kit is $400+. It adds up quick!

20SS07
06-19-2008, 03:57 PM
Oh yea, now that you mention that Buff, that 800ish price I had seen wasn't including the cost of a new set of headlights to ship off. Which unless you have another car to drive it's obviously a necessity.

BuffaloSS
06-25-2008, 06:44 AM
I love them!

First off, since a few at NAIOA thought the LEDs blink...the LED's are just sidemarkers...not blinkers...

I'm all wired up (temporarily into the parking lights) and snapped some photos. Don't know where to start...but sorry it took so long..and sorry I don;t have better nighttime shots. I don't know if my camera has a night setting, but the auto setting only shows glare.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4772.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4773.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4774.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4775.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4777.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4779.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4782.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4783.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4786.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4787.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4791.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4792.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4794.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4800.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4801.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4804.jpg

Halos and lows:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4808.jpg

With brights:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4810.jpg

BuffaloSS
06-25-2008, 06:44 AM
Could only post 20 at a time, so I split up the post:

Another darker shot:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4813.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4815.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4823.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4826.jpg

And lastly... quick shot showing how I wired up the halos (to the parking lights):

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/BuffaloSS/Halos/DSCF4795.jpg

Tap red wire from halos to the red wire of the turn signal bulb, and black wire from the halos to the black wire from the turn signal bulb.

I'm taking suggestions on how to wire up a nice switch for these, as well as figure out a way to reverse-blink the led sidemarkers (off when signal on, on when signal off...but only when parking or headlights are on). All help would be appreciated.

06MonteSS
06-25-2008, 08:42 AM
wow, looks cool Chris!!!

how does the light output compare to the stock chrome housings tho?? doesn't look like they light up as much of the road (or as bright anyway) in front of ya as the stockers do...

DavidGXP
06-25-2008, 09:01 AM
Very, very nice, so now I'm a hater.....!

djfeezy
06-25-2008, 01:25 PM
I know what I'm buying now when I get home from Iraq!!

nighthand
06-25-2008, 01:40 PM
I know what I'm buying now when I get home from Iraq!!

Headlights would not be on my priority list :devil:

Nacho SS
06-25-2008, 04:03 PM
I'm buying these. Looks great buff!

JC05GXP
06-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Wow, those look even better that I thought they would, hopefully these will come out for the GP's. Chris, did you install them with the supplied halogens, or your HID's??

20SS07
06-25-2008, 06:14 PM
They're still his halogens. The lights use a different bulb type than stock.

BuffaloSS
06-25-2008, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I need to find (buy) a set of H3 HIDs, or the shorter H3c HIDs, to be exact. Some say that regular HIDs in projector housings cause too much scattered light and/or they may not fit at all. The H3c's are what I need...and I'm trying to find the best price on a set.

Lew...after re-aiming the projectors the light output is better, but IDK how it compares to stock...since I haven't been stock in forever.

I took more photos if anyone cares to check out the thread @ NAIOA....pg 6

http://www.naioa.com/v2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=22399&highlight=

I'm working on making the sidemarker LED's blink, and hope to have it all done by week's end. After that, it's on to installing a switch for the halos...since I don't like having them on all the time...especially with the non-matching, ugly, yellow halogens.

Nacho SS
06-26-2008, 12:08 AM
Sounds good buff....I'll have to check for the next set that pops up on the 'bay.

mike690003
06-26-2008, 12:07 PM
Who's bought the chrome ones? I need to see them on a car.

MonteSS8707
06-28-2008, 12:25 AM
Just got the black housing projector headlights in. I'll have em' in this weekend and hopefully have some pics up. I've got a silver 07 MCSS. I think they'll look bad ass. Don't wait for them to show up on ebay, go to sabersport's ebay store and order you a set nacho.:D

Semper91-RS
06-28-2008, 01:00 AM
Nice. Is it 266\side? Or is it 266 total for both of them? I'm wondering how they'll look on Laser Red..

djfeezy
06-28-2008, 07:47 AM
Headlights would not be on my priority list :devil:

Well, since I already am modded, it's time to start going with the cosmetic side of things. Also helps that this deployment has almost payed off my car.

BuffaloSS
06-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Nice. Is it 266\side? Or is it 266 total for both of them? I'm wondering how they'll look on Laser Red..

For the pair with shipping.

Nacho SS
06-28-2008, 03:22 PM
Just got the black housing projector headlights in. I'll have em' in this weekend and hopefully have some pics up. I've got a silver 07 MCSS. I think they'll look bad ass. Don't wait for them to show up on ebay, go to sabersport's ebay store and order you a set nacho.:D

I will!

MonteSS8707
07-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Here they are...they look sick. I love em! Getting lots of compliments!

Nacho SS
07-03-2008, 12:07 AM
Here they are...they look sick. I love em! Getting lots of compliments!

Nice! Definitely gonna get some!

SSWS6
07-03-2008, 03:06 AM
I just got some but I'm not sure where to wire the 'angel eyes'. And I don't know where to get H3 HID bulbs to work with my HID kit.

BuffaloSS
07-03-2008, 09:32 AM
Here they are...they look sick. I love em! Getting lots of compliments!

Those do compliment the black grill well...need a better side shot, but from what I can see, these look great on silver. IIRC, you have the gunmetal or black JH8's, and I'm sure that pulls it all together. Nice job!

I just got some but I'm not sure where to wire the 'angel eyes'. And I don't know where to get H3 HID bulbs to work with my HID kit.

Just to get mine done, I wired the halos to the parking light & gnd wires on the turn signal bulbs with wire taps. They're 'ON' with the fogs, parking lights, and headlights. I intend to put them on a switch, but just haven't had the time.

I'm also working on a mod to get the LED sidemarkers to blink inversely with the turn signal. I've got the schematic, just need to buy the relays & diodes and make it happen.

Keep in mind, guys...for those thinking about HIDs. The Halos are super white CCFL (fluorescent lights). There is no matching HID output for these. I have 4300k HIDs in the fogs, and they're not as white as the halos. If you have anything higher than 4300, the color difference will be drastic and you may want to consider wiring the halos on a switch so that they are not clashing with the HID output when they're on.

Stay tuned!

MonteSS8707
07-04-2008, 02:27 AM
Got the black wheels Buff. Going for the whole black , Silver and a hint of red theme like my 87 MCSS. Thanks for the compliments!

hexxLS4
07-04-2008, 05:08 AM
Holy crap this is what I've been waiting for! These would definitely tint well since theres no chrome housing. But honestly, I like them as is. Very nice find. I'm getting some.

How's everyone doing by the way? I've been pretty busy.

hexxLS4
07-04-2008, 05:24 AM
After looking at them a bit...these sort of take away from the aggressive look of the car, particularly at night. On the stock, the chrome housing has a flatness to the top of the circular part of the chrome housing kind of creating angry looking "eyes". Anyone know what I mean?

If anyone with a black monte gets these, please post pics and be sure to include a full shot of the entire car. Thanks in advance! By the way, they look awesome on the silver car...

mike690003
07-11-2008, 06:37 PM
I just finished installing mine w/ the5000k H3C HID bulbs. Man! Getting the HID's to work took the most time. The H3 bulb only has 1 wire, and the HID ballast has 2 wires. I had to test out what wires to tap into to get the HID bulbs to work. Turns out theres a group of 3 wires on the headlights, a sky blue,green and black. I had to tap into the green and black. At first it didnt work, but I switched the wires and then they worked! So whoever is about to install HID's, I just saved you an hour :wink:

Anyway, on to the garage pics.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0160-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0161-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0162-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0163.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0164-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0165-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/mike690003/IMGP0166-2.jpg

Count of Monte Carlo
07-12-2008, 11:41 AM
I like them...but I dont think I would want the halo ring....That just asking for it right there down by me...

Nacho SS
07-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Mike, get a distance pic for the white monte!

hexxLS4
07-12-2008, 02:22 PM
Mike, get a distance pic for the white monte!

aye....we need some good distance pics from all the cars who have them installed.

mike690003
07-12-2008, 06:50 PM
Maybe tomorrow, it's raining today :(

IWannaGoFaSSt
07-12-2008, 07:00 PM
Thanks you all for the insight now I really want them with the HID kit. I know I need to be original

SSWS6
07-14-2008, 12:42 PM
Looks good! Can't wait to get mine installed.

Nacho SS
10-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Sorry for the dig-up but I just got some halos and you guys just wired the parking lights to the halos to get them to stay on.

Semper91-RS
10-10-2008, 12:03 AM
They disappeared off of E-Bay.. Anyone have any other links for them? :( I finally have the money to buy them and they're gone..

Semper91-RS
10-10-2008, 12:08 AM
Aaand apparently they don't make or carry them anymore. That's just awesome. :mad:

Nacho SS
10-10-2008, 01:15 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__06-08-MONTE-CARLO-IMPALA-CCFL-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQitemZ310090349279QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20 TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQadiZ2865QQcmdZV iewItem?hash=item310090349279&_trkparms=72%3A543|39%3A1|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

There are some chrome ones.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__06-07-08-CHEVY-IMPALA-MONTE-CARLO-CCFL-HALO-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQitemZ310090901426QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20 TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQadiZ2865QQcmdZV iewItem?hash=item310090901426&_trkparms=72%3A543|39%3A1|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

There are some black ones.

Semper91-RS
10-10-2008, 02:42 AM
Oh, snap. Thank you. :) My E-bay-Fu is weak. Sorry about the double post, too.

nighthand
10-10-2008, 05:50 AM
They still need to make these for the GXP :bang:

BuffaloSS
10-13-2008, 11:34 PM
FWIW, the new ones are coming equipped with white LEDs on the sides, no longer amber. I've been in discussions with the main seller for these and I will likely be getting a set to replace mine, as one of the halos is dimming.