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Replacing Base Halogen Enclosure with LED Enclosure?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Lighting - Inside and Out' started by Stinger4Banger, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Stinger4Banger

    Stinger4Banger United States Newish Member

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    Has anyone attempted to switch out the halogen enclosure on a base 2.0 with a LED enclosure like the ones in the premium or GT versions? From pictures alone they seem like it would be plug and play since they're the same size, not sure if wiring will be an issue though.
     
  2. robz32

    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    To my knowledge there has not been anyone that has swapped out the halogen headlights to the GT LED ones. While they will phisically fit, I do not think the connection is a plug and play matter as the harness is different.
     
  3. Stinger4Banger

    Stinger4Banger United States Newish Member

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    Darn it, hopefully the harness isn't too much of a difficult replacement if it can even be replaced at all. Seen some HID kits for the 2.0 and figured might as well spend a little more and get the actual LED Headlight housing. Thanks
     
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    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    The HID kits are you best bet. Right now the LED headlight are very hard to come by as the car is fairly new, not many used stinger parts available. In the event the headlights were available they will not be cheap.
     
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  5. Javi Ramirez

    Javi Ramirez United States Member Sustaining Member

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    I paid $65 for my HID lights and I’m liking the way the look for not much money wasted
     
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  6. Stinger4Banger

    Stinger4Banger United States Newish Member

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    Mind if I ask which HID option you went with? Were they professionally installed or did you do so yourself? Thanks in advance!
    P.S. Wouldn't mind some pictures of the lights and how they look if you can post them :thumbup:
     
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  7. robz32

    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    The ones I always recommend are the Sportiva. I have used them on 4 of my cars and have not had any problems, aside from an issue with one bulb, but they were quick and send a replacement without asking too many questions. Currently mi wifes G37 has one of these on the fog lights and it has been trouble free since we bought it 3 years ago. My previous car, M37S, had one as well for 4 years and zero issues. The kit went with the car once I sold it to get the Stinger :D
     
  8. Stinger4Banger

    Stinger4Banger United States Newish Member

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    Hmm ill look into them, especially if the Morimoto 9005 HID kit is still going for $180 :thumbdown:
     
  9. Javi Ramirez

    Javi Ramirez United States Member Sustaining Member

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    sooo it says “LED Headlight”
     
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  10. Paul @ K8 Stinger Store

    Paul @ K8 Stinger Store United States Active Member Authorized Vendor

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    Looking past the cost you're getting a quality product! Morimoto is known for their quality and customer service backed by a 5-year warranty on the kit. Most customers only keep their cars for MAYBE 5-years before moving on to something different. I've been running mine for coming on 5-years now and its been great! Opt for a 5500k bulb if you go this route.

    Be careful of using LED lighting for low beams, IT WILL NOT BE AS BRIGHT AT HID's. Also LED lighting tends to be thrown all over the place (which you DO NOT want), aftermarket HID's work much better with factory halogen housings and lenses when concentrating light on the road.

    If you're serious about getting a quality kit that will last then Morimoto ($164.95) is for you
    Morimoto Elite Complete HID Conversion Kit - Kia Stinger 2.0T
     
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