tranh2 wrote:Oh I see...I don't think we get the HID option up in Canada. Just halogens. Do you know if your housing for the stock xenons are the same as the stock halogen housings?
I cannot vouch for the shape of the reflector bowl being same or different between factory halogen and factory xenon low beam models, but the bulb shield is a different shape, resulting in a different light pattern being cast between a Rogue with factory Xenons and a Rogue with aftermarket Xenon kit installed into the original halogen lamps; I know this for a fact since my dad has an '08 S with an H11 HID PnP kit that I installed into his low beams and I myself own an '08 SL with factory Xenon lamps. If I still lived in NY with my parents, I'd take close-up pictures of the bulb shields from each of our Rogues and post them so you can compare as well as comparison of beam pattersn, but I now live in South Jersey, so I can't conveniently just hit up Scarsdale to take the pictures. If you really, really want to see such a comparison done, then the next time I'm up there (would be either next weekend or the weekend after), I can try to take said pictures for you.
For your reference, the Rogues equipped with factory Xenon low beams cast a sharper cutoff than the Rogues with PnP HID kits installed into halogen lamps. Also, the factory Xenon lamps have a manual electronic leveling adjustment dial inside the car, whereas factory halogen lamps require popping the hood and using a screwdriver to level.