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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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The good, the bad, the ugly...need to know

hey, i'm thinking of replacing my headlights but need you guys' expertise on it. should i get blackhoused OEM headlights or TYC. if TYC, what kind....chrome or blackhoused? what would look better on a white sedan?







i also have concerns regarding to TYCs....how's the fitment (any gaps)?

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IMO black out the headlights that you have.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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tyc blackhousing, chrome is out of fad, and they do fit well no gaps at all.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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imo go with blackhousing, if u r gonna retrofit ur headlights, save the money and get a diy oem blackhoused headlights first
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chrome.... the whole black and white contrast may be tooo much.... and everyone has the black TYCS...
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diy blackhousing would look good, or just take out the amber strip on the factory headlights that would look good on you car to imo
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #7
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see, i was thinking of getting blackhoused headlights just cuz it will contrast a bit against the white car. currently i have clear headlights and looking at it makes it blend in....doesn't stand out somehow. then i thought maybe TYC's will make it unique but not sure about light output since i heard that they only use H1 bulbs which could burn out quickly? or have bad light output...something like that.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #8
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Well, I have a white sedan, and I love the contrast However, I do not have black housing headlights because I think too many people have them

You can ask/pm Roy (Darksideaccord) about TYC Housings and the Sedan fitment. He has them.

contrast is okay vvvv
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #9
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<--------- diy black housing and put a mirrored orange bulb in the side marker... the contrast looks great on light colored cars
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black housing all the way

die chrome die..haha

tyc..eh..IMO it's ugly..over-rated
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love my black housing headlights on both my cars

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Old April 9th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #12
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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #13
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check out my cardomain page, thats what blackhousings look like on silver, they look good on white too
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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #14
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like everyone said, OEM blackhousing or TYC with blackhousing....fitment on the TYCs are pretty good.. just a lil gap, but nothing a dremel can't handle
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #15
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OEM or TYC blackhousing. Extra points with the retrofit route.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #16
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stock looks best
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stock looks best
haha, it's also the cheapest!
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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #18
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Didnt we already talk about this? I think the blackhousing looks the best especially on white. If you want you can either drop by or i can swing through so you can check out how the blackhousing looks on a white car. Plus it gives you a chance to see my new rims

BTW it looks like you got a good amount of responses. I told you that people here on are cool
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Didnt we already talk about this? I think the blackhousing looks the best especially on white. If you want you can either drop by or i can swing through so you can check out how the blackhousing looks on a white car. Plus it gives you a chance to see my new rims

BTW it looks like you got a good amount of responses. I told you that people here on are cool

haha, i know. i just want to get other ppl's opinion...make new friends yada yada....haha but i'm leaning twds blackhousing headlights. thanks everyone.

PS: definately saving for retrofits.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #20
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on a white car i would get black housing. I hope u plan on getting a HID system if your getting the TYC projectors. The H1 bulb doesn't burn out that easy but they are dim. IMO the projectors look way better then the oem.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #21
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i was thinkin TYC on my accord, but my car is silver and it just doesnt really fit the style of my ride, the black housings def. look the part... not sayin TYC's anrt stylish, they work on some cars but not mine...
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there something that TYCs have the black house or other type of headlights dont have..........


...a clear lense..... none of the horz. lines crap....thats y tycs look so nice...specially with a retro... look at du3ce's.... maabee and oem housing, but clear lense.... tahts beautiful.
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do the tyc fog up?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #24
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no they dont..........

ive had mine for about 4 months w/o em fogging up..... i even opened em for an LED conversion......then sealed em back up........no fogging untill this day......

i have alot of <3 for TYCs.......

ive gone though those ebay halos, ebay other black projectors........and they suck.......balls......
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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #25
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I think the best bet for me is to get the blackhoused headlights and then save money for retrofits. Seems like retrofits have the combo that I wanted: Uniqueness + Fitment + Greater light output. Who does retrofits the best and cheapest. Like you all, I'm just a poor college student.
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richard (99aznaccord) does it...he specializes on 6th gens too i've had about 5 or 6 retrofits done by him and they're awsome haha and main reason i get retrofits are because they are unique no one else has it haha but now a lot of people are getting retrofits and i've seen quite a few on the roads now =/
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richard (99aznaccord) does it...he specializes on 6th gens too i've had about 5 or 6 retrofits done by him and they're awsome haha and main reason i get retrofits are because they are unique no one else has it haha but now a lot of people are getting retrofits and i've seen quite a few on the roads now =/

but of course my friend. you live in cali...one of the most popularized modified scenes ever! but here in the boonies (MN) retrofits are rare...haha
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yeah my ebay halos are starting to fog up. so im thinking about switchin to tyc... sounds pretty good to me
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Contact Steverino or 99Aznaccord for retrofitting whenever you want to have it done.
But Imo, go with blackhousing since its cheaper and also look nice.
TYC fitment are great, if you want to do so you can, dont worry about their fitment.
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hrmm, what projectors would u guys suggest for a tyc retro? cuz i've read that small projectors would make the project easier, but anything can be done with enuff work i guess...i might save up and go all out on a tyc retro (will have to get it done by someone since i have no experience at all) but i'm trying to think what would work with the tycs...projector turning signal? angel eyes? ccfl? leds?
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