I don't know, just what I'm finding. I haven't seen a real test yet that an LED does better than HID. LED's are close and getting better though. Here's and example of a pretty good test done at the benging of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=0KbZBgrEk_w It was a few months ago so maybe there's something better out there now. I didn't mean to make it sound like LEDs where junk either just not quite to HID level yet. The OEM LED lights are a whole different thing with lenses that are properly tuned to best use them and should be far superior to an aftermarket bulb in a housing designed for halogen so not really a fair comparison. I realize the ones I bought are cheap and wasn't expecting greatness out of them. Like I said they put out decent light and pattern in a reflector (I've had them in my car for about a year) just not as good as I want in the projector housing in my truck. Don't know how legit this site is, but they gave Beamtech a pretty good review. http://bulbfacts.com/led-kits/reviews/beamtech-led-kit-review.html I also don't have a problem paying more for a known good product, but it can be a lot of money to spend on some bulbs without knowing for sure if they are going to fit and be worth a crap. Just because something costs more doesn't always make it a better product.
I put these in my 2014 with the projectors and I'm not very happy with them so I'm looking for something brighter myself. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XHDYTGL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I have them in my car too and they work decent in a reflector housing, but too weak in the projectors. From all I've looked at recently you won't find anything in an LED that can touch the output of an HID bulb, but I'm still looking for something as good or better than the stock halogen bulb because I don't want to mess with an HID conversion. Still not sure what I will try next. It's hard to go throwing money at bulbs just to be disappointed. I also do prefer a fanless design since that's just one less thing to fail. Not a lot of good fainless options that will fit that I'm finding though. These kind of have my interest, but are more expensive than I really want to spend too. https://www.theretrofitsource.com/led-lighting/h11-led-headlight-bulbs-morimoto-2stroke.html
I just did the same comparison and Amazon is still $24 cheaper on a pair after tax for me. I would have to pay tax from either place here in OK. Tax was more for 4Wheelparts because there is a store in state. Really I was more making fun of their everyday low price statement when I can find them cheaper at other places. As for getting bad stuff from Amazon, I've never had an issue and if I did get something messed up it's easy to send it back.
Funny how 4wheelparts everyday low price is still $13.50 higher than Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T367RUS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2TW9PAD7D7YND I did the rear 5100's already and the fronts are on my list. Truck already has the RC spacers so I'm in debate on keeping them or not myself.
Mind if I ask what he charges to do this? I have a 2.5 HMI (non nav) and the usb port now and looking for a deal on the radio module. Just wondering what programming is going to cost me.
Yep. Makes sense. I didn't know you could connect the HMI to wifi. I just figured it was getting all its data from the onstar module. Cool that it work like that. I don't care that much about having wifi from onstar since I can just use my phone as a hotspot.
I don't know for sure, just going on what info I can find that seems to make sense. Are you sure the Wifi actually works in your 14 and not just shows the option on the screen? Maybe it was a late production model that got the 2015 module. Here's what I'm basing my thoughts on. This is a 2014 Onstar/Bluetooth module. and here is a 2015 Module
After some looking, the Wifi requires a different Bluetooth/wifi module that came out in 2015. It's separate from the HMI and radio. So I would bet you still have the 2.0 HMI and it just has the right software version to talk to the wifi module. Since I have a 2014 I'm pretty sure I would would have to upgrade my Bluetooth module to a newer one that has wifi if I wanted to make it work. Looks to be part number 23261702.
Nice. I wonder how much fun it will be to get the people at GM to understand it's been upgraded and turn the service on when the vin comes back as a 14 that shouldn't have it.
Does that mean it's possible to add wifi to a 14 that didn't have wifi? Is the wifi antenna built into the HMI unit? Not sure I would use it, but still curious about it.
Oh I agree. I still use google maps on my phone to double check what the factory nav is telling me to make sure it's not doing something stupid. lol I guess I could go without it to save money and if I ever feel I want it back I could upgrade it in the future.
This is the route I'm looking at as well. Don't know why but I kind of want to keep my factory nav.
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