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Old 03-21-2011, 06:20 PM
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How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

Currently I have aftermarket halogen bulbs on stock headlights. I want to switch to HID, but need projector headlights as well, right? Since HID kits are H1 size bulbs, will the projector headlights on ebay fit the H1 bulbs? (or was it H3?)

And what does it mean to retrofit? Customize stock headlights to fit hid bulbs?
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:50 PM
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

Retrofitting is putting another cars projectors into our stock headlights
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

HI-Deeeezeeeee = easy. there's PlugNPlay kits on ebay for $40 shipped. thats the easy way (easy isn't always the CORRECT way, tho )
the CORRECT way is to do a projector retrofit.


what is a retrofit you asked?? simply RETROFITTING another cars' projector lenses into your headlight housings. there's a coupla known prelude guys whom specialize in these services (Prelude 1897, for example) who do EXCELLENT work!

or there's other members (Evan and Mike from NJPOC) whom did it themselves, so it is DIY'able.
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

His headlights are what you call Retrofits!!!
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His headlights are what you call Retrofits!!!

his who????
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

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his who????
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

I can definitley help you out with doing a retrofit for your car. Just PM me and let me know
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

Whats the difference between retrofits and projectors you see on ebay?
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

the cheap ebay ones are just halogen projectors and designed to handle halogen bulbs, and retrofits use HID projectors. There's a big difference with performance between both types of projectors.
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what?

That wasn't directed to you, it was directed to PhyscoChimp, which is why i quoted him
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

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the cheap ebay ones are just halogen projectors and designed to handle halogen bulbs, and retrofits use HID projectors. There's a big difference with performance between both types of projectors.
OH I thought those projectors used HID kits/bulbs?
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Re: How do I switch to HID/Projectors?

The ebay projector lights aren't designed for HIDs
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