So, after living/driving with these lights for a few nights, I've got to say I like them. Don't LOVE them, but they are much better than the halogens. I have a little bit of an artifact on the drivers side due to some hazing of the original lense I couldn't buff out, and it's annoying enough that I'll probably be buying new housings to redo this with.
I'm sure it's due to the low cost of these kits, but neither bulbs seems to be the 6k I ordered. The left side is a little greenish compared to the right side, which is a pretty full blue. Nowhere near an OEM bulb. ( I know oem is 4300k, but mine are like ricer-blue..)
The beam pattern on these are really narrow compared to what I've seen on another HID retrofit forum.
So while I like these and will continue to use them (vs putting the useless halogens back in), I'll be starting to save up for a real OEM projector retrofit in new housings.
They also point out how mushy the stock suspension is, as I have to aim them a bit lower than I want, otherwise when you're on the gas they end up going very high. And around here I spend a lot of time on the gas.
Left the dead platform for good. It's nice finally having a car you can buy stuff for!