Hey guys -
So, long story short, a deer decided to play chicken with my car a couple months back and neither one of us walked away happy... Tore up the front end of the car, yada yada. Anyway, the left headlight (among other things) is replaced by the body shop. The headlight they replaced it with was made by an aftermarket company, but at first it seemed okay. They popped my HIDs (aftermarket kit - VVME) back in, and I went on my way. I noticed the beam pattern was different, but I chaulked it up to the headlight being improperly aimed. I re-aimed the light, and this is what I have:
My OEM right side headlight:
Then, there's this god awful mess:
So, as you can see, the beam from the OEM headlight is pretty decent considering it is not a proper HID projector (the cell phone picture isn't the greatest; sorry). The pattern cast by the aftermarket headlight is just awful, though.
I've had the car for just under two months now since getting it back from the body shop and closing the case through the insurance company, so I'm 99% sure that if I want to replace it now, it's going to be all on me. I was looking around online for prices on OEM headlights, and stumbled on THIS page... I've always loved the Audi style LED "eyelashes" on headlights... And a pair of any of these headlights is roughly the same as an OEM assembly... BUT, I don't want to be left in the same boat as I'm in now with beam patterns that look like utter piss.
So, all my ramblings were to ask this: Has anybody had any experience with these (or similar) aftermarket headlights for their B6 Passats and how good is the beam pattern on them? Doesn't have to be these exact headlights, but if they had the LED "eyelashes" (or whatever the LED daytime runners are called), that would be a huge plus. Thanks in advance guys!