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2000 prelude headlight options

I wanted to ask what options I might have if I wanted to upgrade the headlights?

I've burned out the bulb on the passenger side a couple of times this year and I think the housing is shot in some way to let water in. So I'm thinking while I'm at it I might ask you guys what would be a decent affordable upgrade for my headlights. I not really flashy I'm thinking function here, I would like to have a little more light to drive by. Does anyone sell a whole kit that's decent for a few hundred dollars?

Thanks guys sorry I haven't been on the forums much, I've been a poor college student the last few years, but the 2000 prelude is treating me well.
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

Found the stock headlight assembly for ~ 200 dollars :(
It's plastic how can it be 190 dollars!
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

These are a little cheaper but they look different...

1997-2001 Honda Prelude Headlight Assembly - Pair (Both Driver and Passenger Sides) 98 99 00 (Projector Chrome) - AutoLightsBulbs.com
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

hmmm

Amazon.com: Spyder Auto Honda Prelude Chrome Halogen Projector Headlight: Automotive
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

I feel like I'm talking to myself...
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

I wonder how hard it is to put in those halogen projectors from Amazon?
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

just get the black housing depo headlights
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

black housing depo lights?

Can I get a link?
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

1997-2001 Honda Prelude DEPO black housing Headlights - CARMODDIRECT.COM

Are these what your talking about? It says they put out about the same amount of light can you put better bulbs in this assembly or something?
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

If you're really wanting to upgrade your lighting to where it's a night and day differance and make you wanna drive at night all the time, have a retrofit built. Once you go retrofits, there's no turning back. Puts regular and those crappy eBay projector lights to shame
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

Okay what's a retrofit? How much is it?

I got to get some other work done and I'm really on a budget. To be honest the only reason I'm thinking about replacing the headlight assembly is because the passenger side keeps blowing bulbs. It's cracked, its old, and it let's water in the assembly just needs to be replaced at this point.

Do you think the very cheap pair of Halogen projectors from amazon would be any good?
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

just replace the left one with oem. retrofits are quite expensive. around 6-700 ive heard, but ive also heard theyre worth every penny. too rich for my blood though
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

Do you think the OEM would be better than an aftermarket halogen?
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

Depos are just as good as oem IMO.. Just don't get projector housing lights

A retro fit would be $550-$700 on top of the price of headlights.

The output is 100000004x better than stock with a retro fit

I plan on eventually getting them done to my lude whenever my lights finally give up (bad hazing)

I have a 350z that has stock projectors and I've never had to change the bulb.. They last forever..

Just talk to prelude1897..

This is the best option and the most exspensive.. Go to theretrofitsorce.com and you can see how much the parts cost.. The labor of installing them comes out to around $100 a light.. Not bad if you don't trust yourself with opening and cutting the headlights.

Oh yeah... Plus they look sexy!!
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

Depo black housing headlights are worth more money than you can find them for IMO.

but in the end it's your car, making it your decision. the expertise of PZ members is always nice though
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

I'm in the same boat, I was thinking of retrofits, but I was just thinking about doing the black depos and later upgrading them to retro's when I have the cash, it just doesn't seem possible at this point though.
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

i will vouch for those retrofits. prelude1897 made a pair for me. they are holding up very well several years later. bulbs still original. output still pretty amazing. top quality work and worth every penny. i still get **** from people when i tell them how much i paid for them
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Re: 2000 prelude headlight options

^ I bet u think it's worth it though don't you?

I hate driving the Z at night and then driving the lude at night. It's a night and day difference.. Literally!

Lights, wheels, and seats I don't mind spending a lot on because they are important to safety..
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^ I bet u think it's worth it though don't you?

I hate driving the Z at night and then driving the lude at night. It's a night and day difference.. Literally!

Lights, wheels, and seats I don't mind spending a lot on because they are important to safety.
you damn right they're worth it. like you said, it's important to safety. i had an accord with ebay projectors and those you couldn't tell were even on at night.
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