Taking first prize in the “Fun To Drive” category at the 2008 Automotive Excellence Awards, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, with its powerful engine and four-wheel drive, is a veritable beast both on and off-road. It remained in production between 2007 and 2016. The lighting technology used in this car is however more than 20 years old today.
Factory-fitted options include HB4/HB3 halogen and D2S bi-xenon headlights, both of which were manufactured by Hella.
The halogen version features an reflector-based headlight that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The bi-xenon setup features a 3.0-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX-R is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with HB4/HB3 halogen or D2S bi-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX-R xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX-R will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.