The bulb longevity is rated at 30,000 hours. don't know how the fans and power supply will last.I'd be more curious on the longevity, do they last as long as normal halogens or HIDs?
Cutting holes in that cover allows the possibility for dirt to get into the housing and coat the inside of the lens. It probably wont be nearly as noticeable on the glass covers but over time it makes the plastic lenses look hazy. At least you can easily clean them if need be ;ol;
I don't have photos as these are not in a car yet. My wife's Aero produces a good patter on low, and a stunning amount of light on high beam.I'd love to see some photos of the LED lights at night on the road. If they produce a good beam (that doesn't blind oncoming traffic) and have good longevity, they're a much better option than aftermarket HIDs.
I'm also curious to see how your shifter linkage modification ends up. Is this something the average (or below average) DIY mechanic could do?
The shifter slop bugs me and it would be great to get rid of that. I had the GS short shifter for a while and I'm sure it would have been a better experience if the play was gone.