Hey fellas. I know a couple of you were waiting for some follow up here. I got the headlights installed last week and I'm really happy with them. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the LED bulbs I'd hoped to use for the high beams and fogs. While they seemed very well made, and were definitely the brightest LED bulbs I've ever seen, I'm returning both pairs for a refund (Yes, eBay stores/vendors DO have fantastic customer service if you don't mind working with their english language barriers a bit). I wasn't able to get the LED bulbs seated properly into the high beam location due to the size and shape of their heat sinks and the "springy wire" method of securing the bulb that these new headlights employ. There just wasn't enough room to work inside the housing, and I wasn't about to completely dismantle my brand new headlights. The bulbs I was going to use in the fogs was EXACTLY the same bulb, just with an adapter wire which fit it to the proper 9145 (H10) plug. These fit fine, and had lots of room for the heat sink, etc. Unfortunately they didn't satisfy my OCD in terms of their colour. They're definitely closer to a 4500k than the 6000k that they advertised. I'm going to start searching again for another "high power" LED bulb that's closer to 5000-5500k for my fogs.
Unfortunately I was on a time constraint to get all this done so I could bring the car back to the body shop who was repainting my hood and front bumper for me, so I wasn't able to take as many pictures of the install procedure as I would have liked to. Sorry about that. But here are a few of the headlight fitment, appearance, and the fog bulb colour that I wound up not being happy with. I'd love to get a shot of the colour of the low beams but my phone just picks up on the glare all over the place and you can barely make out the picture when I try that. I'll add a photo of the light output against my garage door though. I was only about 8 feet back from the door, and the car was not squared up or anything though... for the record. The new lights DID (very easily) adjust to exactly where my OEM ones were though; so that made me happy.
NOTE: These were taken a little too soon. I'd JUST installed everything and was excited to have it all working. I wound up loosening up the mounting bolts and getting the lights to match up to the fender MUCH better than shown here. It just took some finessing and a little elbow grease. They're not PERFECT, but they're pretty damn good. Good enough for my OCD, which says a lot.
Location of new ballasts, in OEM location. Just trimmed off one end of the "box" so the wires could exit and the ballast could sit in there flush:
Removed washer fluid lines, removed "T" that sends a line to each headlight, plugged main line with random large stainless bolt/screw and a couple gear clamps for good measure:
Light output/cutoff. I'm pretty close to the garage, so I'm not sure the "hot spots" are so "hot". At a proper distance, it's a pretty uniform light output. Very happy with the cutoff and adjustability:
Ugh, these look so disgusting now: