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The headlights on my 06 are fogged up on the interior, I'm already using the zXe bulbs, and they're not putting out much more light at all. I don't have 600+ dollars for a really good retrofit kit, and I have too many other projects to be doing a DIY kit right now(I won't even be able to pull the trigger on the low budget kit until next month). I don't want to just drop in HID's and end up causing problems for other drivers.
I've seen drop in projector kits on ebay which cost about $175. They use two separate bulbs which...seems odd to me. Not sure how that'd wire up in the frontier.
Has anyone used them? Are they really bad? I just need more light output and don't want to blind anyone else. I don't actually care about the halo stuff. I had an amazing LED kit for my jeep that was drop in, and only cost me 60 bucks so I'm a bit spoiled. I do realize I'd have to buy some HID's for the cheap kit but 35 bucks for DDM tuning HID's isn't bad.

Here's the kit I was looking at:
For 2005-2008 Nissan Frontier/Pathfinder [Dual CCFL Halo] Projector Headlights | eBay

I've also seen a full kit on ebay for $400 which is still more than I want to pay for the headlights, but they might be better:
Head Lamp light Led Pickup Drl Hid Projector For Nissan D40 Navara Frontier | eBay
 

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run away. so far away from them.
You seem to know what you're talking about (not being funny, I've seen your post history), but any specific reason? I ask because I've purchased kits like this for other vehicles which were actually quite decent.
Do they just use bad projectors that are pretty much worthless? Or is it a combination of things?
 

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theres actually a laundry list of things i can say why i hate these things.

poor design and quality
dual projection unit which is a complete waste of time and just more wires and circuits you will need to mess with
poor light output, and hot spot prone


with all that being said, if you do pick a set up. you can toss a lot of money into them and make them work much better. grab a nice set of projectors and replace your low beams. do a HID setup and run a good colored bulb.
and with that being said, at that point you may as well do it the only/best way you can and just retrofit projectors into a stock set of headlights.

cost would be around 300-400 and maybe a little higher depending on what you are into. but the gains are worth it.

lol all good man, i dont know **** about ****. i guess most of the time.
 

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I second what Andy said ^

By the time you mod an eBay projector lamp to actually do something right, you'll end up spending the same amount as a true, reliable projector retrofit that's proven in the forums to work correctly.

Or you can just get rid of your old fogged up lamps and replace them with a set of OEM-compatible headlamps for about $150/pair. But if you are looking to "upgrade" then you need to spend more money.
 

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Yeah it's about 200 shipped for the good OEM housings so when I saw those ebay projectors I was hoping they'd be okay.
Oh well, time to start saving!
Thanks a bunch
 

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I haven't found a nice pair of HID projectors for the frontier yet that I feel comfortable buying as well.... especially if they don't have any reviews or pictures of what it looks like after installing them.... once you have HID on a vehicle, you never want to go back with halogen, cant even compare.... If any of you know a good one even if they are pricey, PLEASE post a link to them
 
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