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Old 08-23-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Switching from halogen to xenon headlamps

Can I switch my normal halogen headlamps for xenon ones? What do I have to do to get it? And can I do it myself?

I'm thinking of giving it xenon headlamps to make it look a bit more premium, and help with visibility, obviously.

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Old 08-23-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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They make retrifit kits for our cars for $350 or so. A couple of forum members have done this mod.

I looked at it, and decided to find real Porsche Litronics ($$$$) because of the focus issues... those halogens are broader in beam than the xenon bulbs and you typically piss off oncoming drivers with glare (from what I've read).

I see you have the modding bug now. It never ends once you get started
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #3
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They make retrifit kits for our cars for $350 or so. A couple of forum members have done this mod.

I looked at it, and decided to find real Porsche Litronics ($$$$) because of the focus issues... those halogens are broader in beam than the xenon bulbs and you typically piss off oncoming drivers with glare (from what I've read).

I see you have the modding bug now. It never ends once you get started
Well I guess I have to wait till next summer to get in funds for something other than repairs and maintenance.

Mod bug, haha yes I do I want my boxster to look a little bit more unique than the stock Boxs. I don't plan on modding anything under the skin though, I'm focusing on cosmetics at the oment.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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"I'm focusing on cosmetics..."

Yeah, that's what I said a couple of years back. Now I'm putting on coilovers

It's a slippery slope, my fine furry boxster friend
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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"I'm focusing on cosmetics..."

Yeah, that's what I said a couple of years back. Now I'm putting on coilovers

It's a slippery slope, my fine furry boxster friend
Heh, we'll see one day :P. I plan to sell her in 2 or 3 years anyway, perhaps get an updated Boxster or Z4.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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I would recommend factory Litronics over one of the eBay "conversion kits." Proper (and improved) optics, legal, and the look significantly updates the car.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:36 AM   #7
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Your options are saving up for factory Litronics (whole headlight assemblies). Sometimes they'll be as low as $1400 for a pair.

Your other option is the conversion kit as mentioned before. They are more than just bulbs. There are ballasts and wiring that need to be installed. It's not too difficult.

I have the factory Litronics. They're nice, but not as bright as other makes HID setups. I've often wondered if swapping the bulbs for some other brand to see what happens... but they're over $100 a pair.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #8
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you can pick up a kit for right around $100 with warranty to do that... i did, never looked back

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