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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Projector headlights vs stock oem

So I've got my ix35 on order, and I'm searching around for decent looking DRLs to put on it, but sadly here in Aus the casing around the fog lights are moulded into the bumper and can't be changed out to add the DRLs.

Next option are full headlight replacements that include the DRL strips built in, which I reckon look a lot better anyway. Deal is, the only good looking ones I can find are projector type.

I've googled about, trying to find the difference, but I just can't tell if they're better, as good, or not so good. Any personal opinions out there?

I'm looking at these ones:
Projector Lens Headlight CCFL Angel Eye DRL LED Headlamp for HYUNDAI Tucson IX35 | eBay

As well as maybe these LED tail lights:
Pair of Hyundai Tucson IX35 2010 Onwards Red Smoke LED Rear Tail Lamp Light | eBay

Yay, nay? Bad idea?
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Your oem headlights are reflector type. Projector type, even in halogen are much better. The beam pattern is more concentrated & illunminate better.
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Love the description... so very down under... "Is your IX35 thirsting a new look? Or do you just need a sensational touch to impress your Sheila? If you’ve answered yes to either one or both, well then you’ve got a good reason to change those headlights mate!"
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I just did a projector retrofit into my OEM housings and don't regret it at all. Price was about half that of buying the projector headlight units like your eBay link. However, there was a fair amount of labor that went into the project.

If you plan on using halogen bulbs in those projectors, I can't attest to effectiveness versus stock reflectors. If you are planning to use an HID kit, you will probably want to stick with a lower wattage to prevent heat damage to those projector drop-in replacements you put in your post.

As for those particular lights, I have seen a post on this or another Hyundai Forum from someone who installed an identical looking set, and he loves them.
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