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Old 11-22-2021, 02:58 AM   #1
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Picked up a new pair of headlight assemblies for my 2007 RT210.
25 minutes to install, What a difference in appearance and lighting.

The assemblies fit the following makes/models:

Quantity: 2 Piece
Kit Includes:
(1) Driver Side Headlight
(1) Passenger Side Headlight
Headlight Type: Composite
comes with bulbs
Compatible with:

2003-19 Chevrolet Express 3500 Van Driver & Passenger Side
2003-19 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van Driver & Passenger Side
2003-14 Chevrolet Express 1500 Van Driver & Passenger Side
2003-19 GMC Savana 3500 Van Driver & Passenger Side
2003-19 GMC Savana 2500 Van Driver & Passenger Side
2003-14 GMC Savana 1500 Van Driver & Passenger Side

here is the link to them on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078Z1SD3Z...roduct_details
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:16 AM   #2
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Picked up a new pair of headlight assemblies for my 2007 RT210.
25 minutes to install, What a difference in appearance and lighting.
Do the bulbs and projectors duplicate your originals or do they differ?
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:42 PM   #3
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Exact replacement
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:27 PM   #4
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Do the bulbs and projectors duplicate your originals or do they differ?

That is a good question, and can be an issue based on the now moved Yahoo Roadtrek forum where there have a decent number of replacements done.


Fit varied a bit with them, with some nearly as good a factory and others usable but not as good.


There were some complaints of poor light coverage patterns, which is what I think you are referring too. It is also possible others didn't notice because any clear one is probably going to look a lot better than a clouded over one.
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I did well with my amazon purchase for my chev- $100 both sides


optically very good and surprising the aiming was 90% out of the box.


I had marked the aim on garage door before removing the old ones and the news ones were very close a couple of twists


I use premium philips bulbs and reused those - saving the "gimmee" bulbs for spare


although purchased as 'Brock" these were made by "Eagle Eye"


bought in May 20 and happy with them.




a few years ago on my GMC pick up the Eagle Eyes were really spotty for quality.


I had to keep buying and returning ( 5 times!) until I had 2 good headlights...oddly one side they use torx for aiming, the other phillips- it's like they are made in different factories.


the issues I had were deflective optics, broken adjusters/mounting lugs etc


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Old 11-22-2021, 05:03 PM   #6
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Here is the installation.


After the installation i drove down to a friends shop who has a ISOColor headlight Alignment machine and he checked them out, they needed one turn on each assembly to bring them into proper alignment.
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What then do you attribute the increased performance by the replacements? As Booster inquires, could the originals show clouding of the polycarbonate outer covers that adversely affects both lumens and diffusion?
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The original lenses were clouded over again and had been buffed out 3 times over the past 2 years. They were beyond buffing anymore.
Being 14 years old and the sun's UV rays degrading the lens it was time.
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The original lenses were clouded over again and had been buffed out 3 times over the past 2 years. They were beyond buffing anymore.
Being 14 years old and the sun's UV rays degrading the lens it was time.
Whoever it was in the DOT that permitted polycarbonate covers in lieu of glass should be tarred and feathered. This debacle is exacerbated by the OEM design that requires replacing thr entire assembly rather than just replacing the degraded polycarbonate cover.
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