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How to retrofit?

I just picked up some pretty cheap oem headlights today and i want to retro fit them.... A DIY out there for this? if not can some 1 point me in the right direction?
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Re: How to retrofit?

EXT: 4th gen - DIY projector Headlight

That should be able to help you out, or you can take the high road like others (and soon myself) on here and ship your headlights to Prelude1897, and pay him to do a retro for you, check out his myspace page for results.
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Re: How to retrofit?

Ya i already saw that but i want to learn to do it. and more importantly IM BROKE!!!!!!!!!

thanks dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
o lol another question... what are some good pure white projector kits?

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Re: How to retrofit?

well if you want to do it, then that link i posted to the DIY will teach you. But that is for projectors, what exactly do you want to retro into the oem headlights?
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Re: How to retrofit?

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well if you want to do it, then that link i posted to the DIY will teach you. But that is for projectors, what exactly do you want to retro into the oem headlights?
I dont know i have to find something that is not to bright but bright enough and that fits any ideas?
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Re: How to retrofit?

well if you are just talking about brightness, get an HID kit, between 4300K and 6000K for brightness, anything after that, your losing on brightness.
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Re: How to retrofit?

i want to see better also and i heard that projectors give better viability and they are just better all around
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Re: How to retrofit?

yeah...projectors basically produce more light with the beam pattern. i think i said that correctly. anyway, if your doing projectors make sure you pick up HID projectors and not Halogens projectors..theres a big difference
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Re: How to retrofit?

Well these are some pretty basic principles of retrofitting and if you aren't passed this stage you may find you are in over your head. Retrofitting is very invasive and tedious. I'm not trying to be discouraging so please don't take it like that, but you have to crawl before you can walk. Do some reasearch on here as well as hidplanet.com and a lot of your questions will be answered. There is a reason prelude1897 charges over 1000 dollars. Cost of quality equipment is high and labor is intensive. There isn't a "kit" per say. What you are doing is removing projectors from a vehicle that came with them from the factory and modifying your headlights to accomodate these projectors. Alignment, quality of seal when finished and ability to adjust is critical. Its a lot to bite off if your not comfortable with custom fabrication. I still haven't tackled it or really have the desire to. Quite difficult and I'm no stanger to the type of work involved with this procedure.
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Re: How to retrofit?

depending on what car you got the projectors from will tell you what type of bulb you need. more than likely its a D2S. don't forget you need the ballasts and wiring.
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Re: How to retrofit?

Lol well that is why i bought a test set to do it on :)
Time i have so i can do the research, and to actually do it
I have a alright idea of what to do and how to mount them but need to learn the wiring and how to connect them
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Re: How to retrofit?

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i want to see better also and i heard that projectors give better viability and they are just better all around
A good set of projectors to use would be clear lense TSX projectors. They give a nice wide light output, great blue/purple color flicker, and have a pretty good cutoff.

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Well these are some pretty basic principles of retrofitting and if you aren't passed this stage you may find you are in over your head. Retrofitting is very invasive and tedious. I'm not trying to be discouraging so please don't take it like that, but you have to crawl before you can walk. Do some reasearch on here as well as hidplanet.com and a lot of your questions will be answered. There is a reason prelude1897 charges over 1000 dollars. Cost of quality equipment is high and labor is intensive. There isn't a "kit" per say. What you are doing is removing projectors from a vehicle that came with them from the factory and modifying your headlights to accomodate these projectors. Alignment, quality of seal when finished and ability to adjust is critical. Its a lot to bite off if your not comfortable with custom fabrication. I still haven't tackled it or really have the desire to. Quite difficult and I'm no stanger to the type of work involved with this procedure.

Thank you for the comment about my work. I don't charge over $1k for my setups except for the s2k setup, cause the projectors themselves are becoming harder to find, plus they take a bit of work to make fit. For a TSX setup that a lot of people have been wanting mostly, I only charge $700 for that setup, and of course my pricing includes all the parts(bulbs, ballast, projectors, shrouds, labor) I don't mind my customers gathering up parts and shipping them to me, cause then I'd just charge for labor.
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A good set of projectors to use would be clear lense TSX projectors. They give a nice wide light output, great blue/purple color flicker, and have a pretty good cutoff.




Thank you for the comment about my work. I don't charge over $1k for my setups except for the s2k setup, cause the projectors themselves are becoming harder to find, plus they take a bit of work to make fit. For a TSX setup that a lot of people have been wanting mostly, I only charge $700 for that setup, and of course my pricing includes all the parts(bulbs, ballast, projectors, shrouds, labor) I don't mind my customers gathering up parts and shipping them to me, cause then I'd just charge for labor.

Your a genius!!!
That is easy money!!!
Any places you recommend for buying the projectors?
I saw your work on your myspace when you put the headlights up for sale on here. I have to say, impressive :)
Who knows maybe some competition....?? in a few years maybe? hahaha:shakehands:

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Your a genius!!!
That is easy money!!!
Any places you recommend for buying the projectors?
I saw your work on your myspace when you put the headlights up for sale on here. I have to say, impressive :)
Who knows maybe some competition....?? in a few years maybe? hahaha:shakehands:
LOL, definitely get some competition going. You can get projectors on ebay, theretrofitsource, or HIDplanet. The clear lense TSX's usually sell anywhere between $100-$180 depending on where you get them. If you can get them cheaper than that, you did good. There's a guy I just recently bought some FX projectors from, and he says he get TSX projectors every now and then. I can send you his email if you'd like
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Re: How to retrofit?

I guess I was thinking of the s2k projectors. Those are sweet!! I also really like the FX projectors bi xenon ftw! The wiring is definately the easy part. I don't know if prelude1897 uses a plug n play harness but even to wire a relay (better way to go) is a simple task. Let me know if you have specific wiring questions. I can certainly help there. (7hundy for TSXs...I know what I should have got for xmas....that's really not bad concidering my cost on quality hid conversions is 150 for sylvania ballasts and ???? bulbs that comes with an actual warranty. Gonna outfit my PIAA high beam controled driving lights with 3000K :) )
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