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    Jr. Mechanic Fonze's Avatar
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    New Orleans, LA

    Default Need help with Headlights and Tail Lights


    I am looking to upgrad my trucks headlights and tail lights and I would like some opinions from you all to help make my decision.

    I have a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 ext cab.

    These are the headlights I can't decide between:
    -RECON $499.99
    RECON Part # 264271BK - GMC Sierra & Sierra Denali 07-12 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (New Body Style) PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS - Smoked Lens

    -ANZO $329.95
    GMC Sierra Projector Headlights & GMC Sierra Angel Eye Halo Headlights

    Which do ya'll think are better?

    I also want to get HID's and I read that it is recommended to get projectors with them because installing the HID's into the stock lights does not concentrate the light which blinds other drivers (which I don't want to do). Is this true?

    These are the HID's I am looking at:
    -Notto Kit (35W 15K) $99.95
    NOTTO® SE - Complete HID Conversion Kit - 2008 GMC Sierra HID Kit - Notto SE 3-ST-NT-XXXX

    -DDMTuning KIT (35W 10K) $75.00
    HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning

    -XenonKit (35W 10K) $50.00
    H11 Slim Ballast HID kit

    Which do ya'll prefer again? I'm looking for a deepish looking blue but not too deep (my truck is blue).

    And these are the tail lights I am torn between:
    -RECON $399.95
    RECON® - LED Tail Lights with Smoke Lenses - 2008 GMC Sierra Lights - Recon 264189BK
    RECON Part # 264189BK - SMOKED LED Tail Lights 07-12 GMC SIERRA 1500/2500/3500 Single Wheel ONLY

    IPCW® - Bermuda Black Fiber Optic LED Tail Lights - 2500/3500HD - 2008 GMC Sierra IPCW Fiber Optic LED Tail Lights - IPCW LEDT-3040CB

    Anzo Tail Lights - LED (Black) for 07-up GMC Sierra at Andy's Auto Sport

    Well, that's all and ANY and ALL input on the above would be GREATLY appreciated!!

    If there are better products than what I have listed, PLEASE post them for me :D.

    Thanks in advance!

    Last edited by Fonze; 10-14-2011 at 09:05 AM.

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    Hey man if you wanting the Notto SE H11 hid kit i have a set still in the box! The only time i opened it was when i got them to make sure everything was there and also have the extra wiring harness so the hid's want flicker. I can post pic's if you want or text me at 601-831-2473 it's my cell phone. They are the 10,000k Low beam hid kit. They are blue like people think when they warm up they are a dark blue at first then when come on all the way they are the tint of a perfect that has the whitish blueish tint to them there not too white at all or too dark of a blue just right man. If interested man let me know otherwise i'll have them on Ebay forsale here soon. I have a paypal account so either thru paypal or money order would be fine with me. LTM thanks, Jake

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
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    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

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    Jr. Mechanic Fonze's Avatar
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    Yea bro I'm definately interested! I'll txt you when I can.

    '08 GMC SIERRA 1500 5.3L V8

    5K HID|Oracle Halo's|LEDs All Around|Two 12" Apline Subs|Four6.5" Alpine door Speakers|Camo'd Emblm|FlwMstr 40 TD|De-Badged

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    I say go with the Recon lights both front and rear, and I had HID lights on my old car that I got for a great price from, you should check them out, their lights were great. As for bulb temp, I would say either 8000k, or 10000k, here's a pic of the 8000k HIDs on my car:
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    I would go with Recons front and back.
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    Jr. Mechanic Fonze's Avatar
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    New Orleans, LA


    Thanks for the replies guys!

    I'm still unsure on which headlights to go with. I absolutley LOVE the top and bottom look Anzo has. Until I am convinced that the Recon are head over heels better than the Anozs, I'm going to go with Anzo. It's just the the side-by-side look of the Recons for GMC's look like car lights. If only they made the Chevy Recon lights for GMC's!

    But the Anzos look great! Check em' out on Rotaryenginepete's truck!

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    He's a member of the club here and I hope he doesn't mind me showcasing his truck!

    Anyways, I am going Recon everywhere else without a doubt and as for HID's, thanks to RockstarrChevy81, I'll be getting the Notto SE 35W 10k!!! Which is EXACTLY what I wanted!!!

    Thanks again bro!!!
    Last edited by Fonze; 10-14-2011 at 09:04 AM.

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