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Old 03-01-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default 93-97 camaro to truck headlight conversion

Getting ready to make some front end changes and thought about ordering these for $80 and doing the conversion on a 94.

My only question is in the lighting FAQ where I saw the guys using these, they are mounted on an angle to match bumper line. On the silverado looks like they are straight on...so in other words, is this going to throw light on an angle if installed to follow the bumper line?








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doesn't look like they are angled enough to be able to tell in the light output. I plan on doing this at some point as I have a few extra housings hanging around from past light setups I've had on my truck.
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i ordered some from ebay. 39.99 shipped. we'll see what happens.
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I think it looks really cool*
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Headlights are delivered. Took one out of the box to compare, should be ok, more to come
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None yet. Just got the car back from full repaint. Will be done, the stock lights suck. I drove it back from the body shop and felt blind compared to modern cars now. Here is the front after repaint. I think these headlights will look good with the more agressive look. Will take some time for me to get to it.
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Interested to see results.
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What kind of bulbs do those headlights use? If they're stock, the trucks from that year used the same terrible 9005/9006 bulbs that F-bodies use.

The best alternative halogen bulb I've found is the 2011/2012 HIR. I use them in my truck that came with the same stupid 9005/6 bulbs and it's a huge improvement, all with the same longevity and wattage.
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I think you mean 9011 & 9012 bulbs, not 2011/2012.
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Oops, yes that's what I meant. Thanks for the correction.
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I think you mean 9011 & 9012 bulbs, not 2011/2012.
is there a difference between the 9011 and 9012? i looked real quick on my phone, they look the same. maybe need to check from desktop.
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What kind of bulbs do those headlights use? If they're stock, the trucks from that year used the same terrible 9005/9006 bulbs that F-bodies use.

The best alternative halogen bulb I've found is the 2011/2012 HIR. I use them in my truck that came with the same stupid 9005/6 bulbs and it's a huge improvement, all with the same longevity and wattage.
9006 and 9005 bulbs are light years better than the sealed beams of the earlier 4th gen Camaros.
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is there a difference between the 9011 and 9012? i looked real quick on my phone, they look the same. maybe need to check from desktop.
9011 replaces 9005
9012 replaces 9006

9011 & 9012 look similar to each other the same way that 9005 & 9006 look similar to each other. However the tabs are a little different. 9011 has higher lumen output than 9011. Just like 9005 has higher lumen output than 9006.

Also, the tabs on 9011 & 9012 are slightly different than 9005 & 9006 but they usually fit without trimming. If they need trimming, it is minor.

9005 & 9011 are intended for high beam
9006 & 9012 are intended for low beam.
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Also, the tabs on 9011 & 9012 are slightly different than 9005 & 9006 but they usually fit without trimming. If they need trimming, it is minor..
It's very minor, only the top tab needs to be trimmed. It takes literally five seconds with a pair of wire cutters. That's if you have replaceable bulbs, which us poor F-body guys do not.
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9011 = high beam?
9012 = low beam?
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6LE bumper and Sunoco hood??? Any better front end pics merim123??
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9011 = high beam?
9012 = low beam?
Yes, that is their intent.
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9005 & 9011 are intended for high beam
9006 & 9012 are intended for low beam.
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6LE bumper and Sunoco hood??? Any better front end pics merim123??
yes. Exactly. No more pics, down for winter. Unless we get a warm spell.
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When I had the 93-97 style front end I was taking the stock bulbs out of the housing and replacing them with a quality 9006 replacement bulb like a mid-grade SilverStar or a Phillips Xtravision. Much better light output over the stock lights for very little effort and $$$.
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