New member, first post, first questions. Just recently bought a new 2018 Malibu Premier and love everything about the car so far - except, yep, those horrible headlights. My last 3 cars have either all been converted to HID or in the case of my last car, had factory HID.
With that said, it seems the selection of HID kits (at least the ones you can order through Amazon) is getting smaller with the upswing popularity of the LED conversion kits. I have searched the forum and have read the other LED posts but some of those date back to beginning to middle of last year. If possible, can I get some feedback on the LED kits that are available now from members who have them installed because it seems like these companies are constantly coming out with new versions and those aforementioned 2017 posts may or may not be outdated at this point.
Basically, I am looking for a LED kit that plays nice with our projectors, doesn't set off any warning lights, and hopefully no flickering. I have seen in the other posts the SNGL seems to be a good way to go, but I am not sure I am ready to set down $200 for those without any feedback of their actual lifespan. Maybe someone can suggest a 2018 lamp that is more cost friendly to a first-time LED headlight buyer and strikes the middle ground between brightness, beam pattern, reliability, and cost. Also, the dust cap must be able to close so these would need to be okay operating in the enclosed housing. I have seen some of the LED kits state to not reinstall dust covers.
Lastly, if that is too many conditions to reasonably satisfy, what is the best Amazon sourced HID kit for 2018? Do I need a canbus system for our cars? Bi-Xenon type 9005? I always get the relay and anti-flicker harness regardless. If I get a HID kit, I'll likely buy a couple extra dust covers for drilling the holes.
Thanks in advance for any and all input!