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View Poll Results: What headlights should I put on my car?
OEM's that are blackhoused 2 50.00%
TYC Black Projectors 2 50.00%
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Old February 19th, 2004, 07:58 AM   #1
 
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Headlight Dilemma

I have this dilemma, I live in NC and everytime I get my car inspected my eyelids fail because you cannot have anything that covers the headlights. I have gone to multiple places and they all would fail me.

What I have been doing is changing my headlights with some aftermarket beat-up headlights just to pass, then put mine back on, but I am getting tired of doing that so I am either going to get a new set of OEM's and blackhouse them and leave in the corner amber reflector (like in my sig - just no eyelid) or I could buy TYC black projectors.

What do you all think I should do?

Thanks in advance.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:11 AM   #2
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black the oem and leave in the corner amber reflector that looks nice hehe
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:23 AM   #3
 
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Damn, that's retarded. Eyebrows don't even affect the beam pattern.

Either way, with the TYCs or the blackhousing, you'd have a nice set of headlights. So I guess it depends on whether or not you have HIDs. If you already have 9006 HIDs just keep the blackhousings.

Oh yeah, you got any more pics of your rims?!
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #4
 
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Damn, that's retarded. Eyebrows don't even affect the beam pattern.

Either way, with the TYCs or the blackhousing, you'd have a nice set of headlights. So I guess it depends on whether or not you have HIDs. If you already have 9006 HIDs just keep the blackhousings.

Oh yeah, you got any more pics of your rims?!
Yeah, one shop even said it was pretty dumb because they tested the beam pattern and it did not effect it, but it is the way the law is written. It says nothing can be on the front of the headlights or taillights

I do not have HIDs.

Here are some pics of my rims (same pic as used in my sig.)


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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:58 AM   #5
 
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you could just pay for inspection at a local garage, thats what i do. it was a place my step dad used to work at, so they are good to me, but you should still be able to find a place. i never never taken my car to the DMV.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 10:16 AM   #6
 
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Me either. I have tried 3 garages now and each of them said the same thing.

They are getting WAY strict with inspecions withing the last year or so.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #7
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Get some TYC Blackhousing Headlights. IMHO I don't like the projectors.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 07:57 PM   #8
 
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I am going to go ahead and get the projectors.

This pic made my decision
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #9
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if you cant cover the tailights .. how come the Chevy Malibu's have the skyline copy taillight covers on them?
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:09 PM   #10
 
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Not sure because I do not know what they look like, but at one shop there was a guy who had a Ram pickup that had the ram shape cutout tailight covers and he had to remove them, and they came from the factory.

Funny thing is one shop called the DMV to double check since they agreed that my eyelids did not change the beam pattern, and they also questioned the UV LEDs that I had installed in the parking light area. The DMV said the UV LEDs could stay but the eyelids had to go
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:42 PM   #11
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Good thing we dont have any visual instpections of those in IL, only Emmisions. And for those who live outside of the city and suburbs in the rural areas they dont even need to do emissions.
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Man, I didn't know NC had become so strict lately Next thing you know, NC will be as strict as California

Damn, I hope not...
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Old February 20th, 2004, 12:20 AM   #13
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why cant you just keep the ones you have now, and just remove the eyelids?
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Old February 20th, 2004, 05:20 AM   #14
 
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Originally posted by kayotik on February 20th, 2004 at 02:20 AM

why cant you just keep the ones you have now, and just remove the eyelids?
They are stuck on VERY good and have been on there for a long time. I figure that there would be adhesive left on the headlight and any chemical I use to remove it would dull the plastic.
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