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Old 02-06-2010, 01:18 AM
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Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

Hey guys,
I'm looking to upgrade the headlights on my lude and was wondering what would you think would look best on it. I think ive narrowed my options down to three choices and they're all CCFL projection headlights. The one im most interested in at the moment is made by Anzo



Does anyone know if these have a blueish white look to them when they are turned on? The other black headlight I like, but im worried it might look cheap is Spec-D Tuning



I like the blue, i just dont know how good it'd look. My last option is to go with a silver CCFL


It might look better on my car but I really cant tell, because i can't "see them" in person.

So what do you guys think? Black vs. Silver? Blue vs. White Blue?

My cars front currently looks like this


My old taillights look like this


I'm pretty sure if I get black headlights i'd get tinted chrome taillights


and if i get silver headlights id get straight chrome taillights
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So what is my best combo, and has anyone had experience with these headlights/tailights?
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

my opinion. depo black projectors and stock taillights
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

If you're going to upgrade your headlights, have a retrofit done. Will probably be one of the best mods you do to your car, and many people will agree


As for the taillights, keep the stock ones, but if you really some some altezzas, I have some brand new ones in my garage that have been collecting dust. I'll sell them for only $50 just to get them out of here
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

i have the first ones you have up in black on blue prelude with matching black taillights. looks really good on the car. they are brighter than factory but not like the hid kit that i'm about to install.they don't shine blueish white.

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Stock. spend money on shoes,gas,oil,sound,lights,beer and pizza :D
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Go with depo's or retrofits by prelude 1897. Those 2 would be ur best bets
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

I love the stock 5th gen tails. i would never think of changing them. only tint them but they are probably the best looking factory tail light IMO.
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

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If you're going to upgrade your headlights, have a retrofit done. Will probably be one of the best mods you do to your car, and many people will agree


As for the taillights, keep the stock ones, but if you really some some altezzas, I have some brand new ones in my garage that have been collecting dust. I'll sell them for only $50 just to get them out of here
I'm surprised most of you guys like the stock taillights. I personally think they look cheap. Prelude1897 WHY aren't you using the altezzas? Are they smoked?
I'll take you up on your offer if they're smoked. Could you please send me a pic or two.

As for healight retrofits. I'd love to do it, but my stock headlights are FUBAR and I thought retrofitting was really expensive. The highbeam connectors on both headlights are busted, due to the previous owner. I think I'm going to go with the depo or anzo black headlights with the smoked tailights.
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I agree 100% with upsluder...Depo BLACKS with stock taillights..best way to go...maybe white out bottom half of rears....im getting the depo blacks myself
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

why? the stock taillights are the best looking lights for our car. altezzas are well, stupid lol
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

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i have the first ones you have up in black on blue prelude with matching black taillights. looks really good on the car. they are brighter than factory but not like the hid kit that i'm about to install.they don't shine blueish white.
Hey cajunoutkast,

I'm really interested in the headlights you have. I think i can live with them being white. Like you said you can always upgrade to HID's later. I've searched a bunch of Google images to try to find the headlights you have on a blue lude, but i can't find them. It would help me out soooo much if you could send me a couple pictures of how they look on your lude. Also you said you had matching black tailights, I was unsure whether or not to get black taillights, but maybe if i could see them on your lude that would change my opinion. I'm not in a rush to see pictures, but it'd really help me out if you could send me some.

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ups you talkin to me or prelude1876 lol...cause im saying depo heads with stock tails..lol
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ups you talkin to me or prelude1876 lol...cause im saying depo heads with stock tails..lol
Do you have Depo headlights? or at least a link so i can see what they look like at night?
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I ordered mine..i havent gotten them yet...ill se if i can fin a link bro
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

on your blue car the chrome headlamps would look better but i hope when u get these projectors u get hid's with em. keep the stock tail lamps and smoke em out yourself they will look better than any aftermarket ones and if u smoke em get the blacked out headlamps
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why? the stock taillights are the best looking lights for our car. altezzas are well, stupid lol
Have you changed or tinted your taillights ever or seen people that have? Maybe i should keep it stock, but i think smoked taillights that have chrome ascents would look really good. I hate the white part of the taillight.
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I ordered mine..i havent gotten them yet...ill se if i can fin a link bro
Thanks man, so did you ever consider the anzo's?
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I did consider anzos but theyre really expensive...and i had more experience with depos...i had them on my old 335i turbo
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I'm really interested in the headlights you have. I think i can live with them being white. Like you said you can always upgrade to HID's later. I've searched a bunch of Google images to try to find the headlights you have on a blue lude, but i can't find them. It would help me out soooo much if you could send me a couple pictures of how they look on your lude. Also you said you had matching black tailights, I was unsure whether or not to get black taillights, but maybe if i could see them on your lude that would change my opinion. I'm not in a rush to see pictures, but it'd really help me out if you could send me some.

Thanks, Mitch
don't know if you got it but i sent you a pm. checkout andysautosport.com. when you get to the taillights section choose the spyder ones and those are the ones i have.

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batlude: I was talking to OP. sorry for confusion
OP: many people have tinted their tails on this forum. every way possible. they have come out good
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I'm surprised most of you guys like the stock taillights. I personally think they look cheap. Prelude1897 WHY aren't you using the altezzas? Are they smoked?
I'll take you up on your offer if they're smoked. Could you please send me a pic or two.

As for healight retrofits. I'd love to do it, but my stock headlights are FUBAR and I thought retrofitting was really expensive. The highbeam connectors on both headlights are busted, due to the previous owner. I think I'm going to go with the depo or anzo black headlights with the smoked tailights.
Thanks for the help everyone.
They're not smoked, but I can tint the lenses for you if you'd like. Reason I'm not using them is cause I'm just not a big fan of them. I only have them cause someone else had ordered them, and wanted me to ship them out since no one would do international shipping, but he sold his Prelude and just told me to keep them. This was about 2 years ago.
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I have the ones with the black housing. You can get the clear or blue tinted lights. I love the ones I have. All my lights have black interior housing except for my side markers which are smoked.
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Re: Hey Need Opinions on headlight/taillight upgrades

[QUOTE=mck_rocks;375409]I'm surprised most of you guys like the stock taillights. I personally think they look cheap. Prelude1897 WHY aren't you using the altezzas? Are they smoked?
I'll take you up on your offer if they're smoked. Could you please send me a pic or two.

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i know our car builds are all in our opinions, but so many of us LOVE our tailights, because there simple, yet badass, subtle and clean. but yet sooo jdm. Its the classic red on top white on bottom (the best lol)
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i have the lights in the first pic on my 5th gen lude. I love them!! :D
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pull the stock ones apart and put one or two layers of candy paint over the chrome. any hue works.
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