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are JDM/EDM headlamps better than USDM???

 
Old 04-26-2005, 09:04 PM
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Asking because if the internal reflectors are better, and focus light better, then I will get a set. I'm not buying them 'just because they are JDM parts'. I want something functional and better than the USDM stockers. I'm not going to crack them open and put in projectors/HIDS, I just want better stock housings. If you know where to find them, thats a bonus too.

Also, what headlight bulbs would you recommend? TIA!

edit-obviously they are for the 95 vx


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Old 04-26-2005, 09:13 PM
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i dont think that to real jdm headlamps are DOT approved, but i may be wrong
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:21 PM
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Nah I dont think they are either, but thank god AZ doesn't look that stuff over.
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yeah lucky you, ca sucks about that stuff


i have a 95 vx too
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jdm = plastic (a lot lighter)
usdm = glass

if you go with the jdm headlamps, you will need new bulbs because the housing's different (it's for h4h bulbs). i actually have a set for sale that were modified by a previous owner so it can take the regular hb4 bulbs that usdm civics have (previous owner did it).

as for reflection, etc. the usdm ones i would think are better because they're made of glass. and for bulbs...if you go with hb4's, save your money and get some sylvania silverstars. and h4h...um go with raybrig *shrug*
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The JDM also don't have the dimples on the glass.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by jboy08 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> save your money and get some sylvania silverstars. and h4h...um go with raybrig *shrug*</TD></TR></TABLE>

i have silverstars and they make 100% difference... not hid look but
i can definetly see the little animals before i hit them not as i hit them
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by jboy08 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">jdm = plastic (a lot lighter)
usdm = glass

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lol you gotta be kidding me..... if you wanna be "lighter" you can ditch your floor mats too!

The glass in USDM lights tends NOT to fade, but will be subject to pitting and cracking. JDM plastic won't crack as easily, but will fade/yellow.

JDM lights are meant for RHD, so the beam pattern is wrong for US roads and obviously aren't legal (but who can tell anyway?). Also JDM headlights take H4H bulbs, which aren't readily available in the US. You could mod regular h4's to fit, but why even bother?

I've never actually seen the output of EDM EG lights, but if they're like ALL other EDM lights, they should outshine their USDM counterparts AND have better cut-offs....
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Raybrigs into the JDM headlights below:

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=818196
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by dantastic &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol you gotta be kidding me..... if you wanna be "lighter" you can ditch your floor mats too!</TD></TR></TABLE>
floor mats?! i didn't even think of that!

*runs off to the car*

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