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Sorry for "double posting", but since my last post I've gotten a lot of good feedback and responses. I've decided that I don't want the HID lights, just halos.

After gathering up the data, I think I have three options and I'd like your opinions, especially if you've done one or the other (for those that have already responded to me, no need to again...thanks!).

Before I get to my questions, I guess some quick information: I'm pretty handy in general as well as pretty good with cars, I've done all of my own previous mods. I want to get the halos down quickly, don't want to be without the car for weeks...or even more than a day, if I can help it.

Okay, on to the options:

1) Purchase a 2nd set of headlights and foglights, send them to AAC to have Halos installed. When they return, install them. This is probably the cleanest way to handle, but also the most expensive.

2) Purchase a 2nd set of headlights and foglights, do the Halo install my self and then install on the car. Seems to be the cheapest route, but I'm scared to death to cut my headlights in half - even a back-up set. Even worse than that, I'm scared to try and seal them back together without causing issues.

3) Buy some headlights with Halos already installed. Pretty much the midpoint price, but I've read that these are not as bright as the other ones.

So...thoughts? Also, curious as to how the Halos hold up over time? If something goes wrong, the thought of constantly taking the front clip off of my car to send the lights out for repair...ugh.
 

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Will be subscribing to this. Want to know these answers as well.

However, I thought that when you get "halos" that it is just the ring around the headlight is that not correct? This would mean that you would either keep your current headlight, or replace the bulbs with HID bulbs, which is what I was planning on doing. Am I wrong or do the halos provide enough light for a headlight?
 

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I've done my own Halo's (twice on the same car) the first time around I went CCFL which was a HUGE mistake.. The second time around I used AAC's Dual Color LED Halo's. Now, let me tell you... On my 300C it took me MORE than SIX HOURS to get the headlights cracked open without destroying them... I had bloody, sore, abused fingers.. And from what I've been reading the Challenger headlights are next to impossible to crack open.

As much as I loved my Halo's this is a mod I will NOT be doing on my Challenger any time soon.

Here's a video of my departed 300C with Halos.

 

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I've done the halos on my car. While it's not for the faint of heart, it's more time consuming than difficult.

I can give this advise... the halos from AAC are not a perfect match as far as the diameter of the halo, and where it adheres to the headlight housing. You have three options:
1. Stick them on as is, and hope there is enough adhesion that they don't fall off.
2. Bend them outwards to increase their diameter before you stick them on, and again hope they don't fall off.
3. Carefully bend the halo by spreading it until it has the diameter you need, and then apply. This requires you to over-stretch the halo so that when you release it, it still has a larger diameter than before you started. You can measure your progress by measuring the gap between the ends of the halo. Do it in a warm environment, go slow. I heard no cracking whatsoever.

I saw Addicted to PCP at CF2, his were done my AAC, and I'm afraid to say that one of the halos (left headlight) was loose and just dangling inside the housing. This is something you want to avoid at all costs, because to fix it, you have to tear the whole front clip off again, and crack the housing open again which is A LOT of work to fix a mistake.

My first headlight, I stretched open the diameter of the halo before installing it. On the second headlight, I bent the halo until the diameter was where it needed to be. So far, mine have held.

Best advise I can give, if you want to do it right, do it yourself, and BEND the halos to increase their diameter before you install them. ALso, I recommend cutting the housings open with a dremel or other cutting wheel and not try the baking method. Mine sealed fine with plastic epoxy, followed my a coating of windshield sealant.

That's the best advise I can give... take it or leave it. Here's the how-to... http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f19/how-led-halos-srt-headlights-51679/
 

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Option #1 let AAC deal with all the crap and you can send them back if they ever have an issue. Plus you will have your original lights to put in when and if the others are out for repair.
I have had mine for over a year now no issues whatsoever I also had AAC do the ones for my Mango still 100% no issues
Yes it is expensive but in my opinion worth it
 
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