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NBS Headlight ... GM fail.

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Alright kinfolk,

We've had our 2003 Duramax for about 7 months now, and the headlights are KILLING me. I replaced the worn out and foggy factory lamps a while back with some Ebay special clear/black housing lights, and the output is absolutely terrible on them. From what I've seen, though, the output on the lights on this body style just sucked in general.

Personally, I can't get the headlights to adjust up enough to even get what little light they put out down the road. I'm tired of having to play the "drive 70 and just hope nothing jumps in front of me" game when I can't have the highs on (which btw aren't all the great themselves. they're pointed up enough, but the light just doesn't seem to be getting out of the assembly)

I am going against everything I know and debating on putting HIDs in the reflector housings, regardless of scatter (sorry if you're driving the other direction) OR trying to find a set of projector headlights that have great output, despite the ugly bug-eye look i personally think they give our trucks.

Does anyone have some input on this issue? I've searched around but pretty much nothing I found has answered my calling.
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It could be the housings you have. I replaced my fogs with some cheap eBay housings and although they look like oem the light focus and output is horrible compared to the oem housing. You could always switch to HIR 9011 or 9012 bulbs the Lumen output on them is much higher then regular 9006 bulbs. The idea when they created them was to give you 75% of the light of that of hid at 25% of the cost. I bought a set of Anzo projection head light housings for my 05. They were terrible as far as output and focus. I sold them and found a set of oem GM denali projection housings on Craigslist for $200. They throw light much farther down the road than the standard GM housing did. The cutoff line takes a little while to get used to. I have seen many complaints about the high beams on the oem denali housings and I agree with the complaints, they basically shoot straight up and are pointless unless you do the 4 high diode mod. You Also Lose some Peripheral Light With the denali housings but overall I am much happier with them.
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