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Old 11-03-2018, 07:21 PM
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NEED to change from OEM to projectors for the sanity of GF. LOL. What is a reasonable set of projectors cost and cost to install. Do not want to break the bank doing so. See eBay as low as 179.00 to Radioflyers 1,000. or more for a set. Have read a lot about them and really do not know what type I should go with, do know I want full open not low profile and black background not silver. Would like to keep entire cost at $600.-800. If at all possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Confused at what I am reading in part. Not tech savvy in this department. Challenged !!! Lol
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Check with JW Motoring, a vendor on here. Nice looking headlights at a far more reasonable price.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:11 PM
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My vote is for Bi-Xenon ACAs
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I believe the $1000 set you mentioned is the low profile RadioFlyer Bi-Xenon. The regular are $650, so still not cheap, but in the ball park of cost you mentioned. Night and day difference (I suppose the pun is intended).
I believe even if you paid someone to install them you would be close, if not exactly, in your overall price range. Not too hard to install, and George has installation instructions with photos on his RadioFlyer site.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:04 AM
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The JW Motoring lights can be seen on www.JWMotorsportsLLC.com

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:58 AM
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Best modification I have made to my car. RadioFlyer Bi Xenon conversion. I can see I can see. Stock lights should have been illegal.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:40 AM
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Radioflyer all the way, do it once and be done with it
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:55 PM
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Another vote for the Radioflyer bizenon set. Couldnt be happier.
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+1 of RF ACA bi-xenon.

650 regular price. Worth every penny, IMHO.
So are the LED fog he offers (65 for the pair)
For a complete new look and greatly improved visibility, add the full interior and exterior LED kit (290).

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I too agree with the Radioflyer bi-xenon's. They work awesome and look awesome and install is not very difficult.
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I too agree with the Radioflyer bi-xenon's. They work awesome and look awesome and install is not very difficult.
After much reading and listening to you guys I am going with the Radio bi-xenon and be done with it. Thanks for the help. Now to find an installer.
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After much reading and listening to you guys I am going with the Radio bi-xenon and be done with it. Thanks for the help. Now to find an installer.
I'm looking for an installer, too. If you find one and you are satisfied with the quality and cost of the work, please let me know. I live across the Peace River from you in Port Charlotte.

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I'm looking for an installer, too. If you find one and you are satisfied with the quality and cost of the work, please let me know. I live across the Peace River from you in Port Charlotte.

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please do the same if you find one. Understand, Englewood, ft Myers and Sarasota have vette shops. Do not know of any local shops to do the job. My vette mechanic Ice Cold Air in PC my do it, the shop with the Blue Brothers out front by the bridge. Has owned and serviced Vette’s for years. Just an FYI to you.

Does anyone know if George is going to have a sale on these anytime soon. Last sale was at $600. In Sept.

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Installing the lights is a DIY.
It is more tedious than it is difficult.
RF has great installation instructions on his web site.
IIRC, all you need is a medium phillips screwdriver, an 8mm socket, and a 10mm socket.
Matching wrench helps, but you can get by with an adjustable.

The hardest part is deciding where to mount the ballasts. I put mine on the wheel well.
Be sure to lube the aiming gears before you try to make any adjustments !

George hinted in another thread he may do a cyber Monday sale.
He also has discounts for LE, CCW, and a few others.


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I'm looking for an installer, too. If you find one and you are satisfied with the quality and cost of the work, please let me know. I live across the Peace River from you in Port Charlotte.

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found a shop in Sarasota, C&S Corvettes. Sells part and works on Vetteís. Will install the RF for $200. Maybe a little less. You need to supply the kit. Have not done this before. George at RF having a sale on them on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. If interested on install ask for Lyle. Also a shop in ft Myers, Legendary, has a man who does Vetteís but again never did this mod. Spoke to a few other vette shops, all never did this mod or even heard of it ??? Donít understand that at all, seems common place.
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There are no upgrades for the C5 that would worthwhile installing for like $200-$300? I guess I don't understand why a headlight kit would be so expensive...
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by grampi50 View Post
There are no upgrades for the C5 that would worthwhile installing for like $200-$300? I guess I don't understand why a headlight kit would be so expensive...
If it's a 3 hour job from pull in to pull out and the average is around $80 per hour I would say they are in the ball park...
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:34 PM
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There are no upgrades for the C5 that would worthwhile installing for like $200-$300? I guess I don't understand why a headlight kit would be so expensive...
have you read about the RF kit compared to the other look alike kits as seen on eBay and other sites. I donít like paying the price but you get what you pay for. Want to do it once and be done with it. Others have tried others and end up with the RF after several tries. Install price seem fare, would rather do it myself or find a vette owner who has done this before and pay him but that is not in the cards.. and I donít have endless money to **** away but safety comes first. JMO my friend
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There are no upgrades for the C5 that would worthwhile installing for like $200-$300? I guess I don't understand why a headlight kit would be so expensive...
C6 shifter runs a bit over 200 if you DIY.

It’s not just bulbs - Is an entirely new headlight unit with the proper projectors, bulbs, ballasts,some extra wiring...
and when you are done, you /will/ be able to see the road at night.
I wish I had done it years ago when the C5 was my DD.
Even now, if I know I’ll be driving at night, I prefer the C5 over the C7

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Old 11-13-2018, 11:11 PM
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I brought my Radioflyers to a good auto sound shop. It cost about $100 to install. I can't speak to the quality of other sets but this one did not disappoint. Big, big improvement over stock.
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