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Maybe you forgot but I already did the headlight mod! lol I also painted my grille black. If I do this I am going to paint it all black too.
Oh damn, gotta change your avitar then, man!
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Still looking around for bulbs - I emailed the person I ordered it from to ask what type they run - I dont think its quite an H1 or H3 bulb.. they have the same look - but I think if I ordered an H1 I coudl probably make it work with a dremel and some light sanding... would love to test these with some 5ow bulbs
Take the bulb out and put a picture of it up here. I am sure someone will know what it is.
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mmk can do - I have the picture here somewhere in my pile of pictures - at least I have them all seperated out per-project.. makes thigns nice and clean :-D
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mkay...Mike...I'm comin' over next week to see 'em in action. If I like 'em, I'm totally going to goahead and add to the mod-list. I've already got a set of housings taken apart.
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looks good man. i can't wait to do it to mine... although it will be a little different
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Rong I have not seen you in a long time! Whats up man?
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I'm hoping to beat Shane, haha

gonna go with chrome on mine though... do I really have to hook up the angel eye? I don;t want to drill a hole in there, I want to be able to swap the old reflector in whenever necessary...
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Rong I have not seen you in a long time! Whats up man?
waaat up roach!

i'm going with Chrome as well, but I will be using a different projector. I don't like how it's just like.. a snail's eyes on there. just my taste, i guess.

I think it looks great though, the black paint really does hide what I mentioned above.

I think the angel eyes are not required, however, the wires will still be there, i believe.
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nice to see ya kicking around Larson!

this projector mod just seems too easy to pass up, I like that I don't have to spend hours aiming the lights...
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i had a pair of thoes on my 2001, my opion, thoes things sucked
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wonder if the retro would work on fogs too?
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wonder if the retro would work on fogs too?
I don't think there's ample room there for them.
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Our housings dont have much room to work with modified projector lens people - You havent actualyl taken a measuring tape to a true projector housing have you? Most are roughly 6-8" long.. way too big for our housing, you cant even put it in the housing and drill out the back of the headlight - there jsut wont be room to install it. Trust me, hah, I measured lots, and lots and lots - this one works perfect, comes close to touching the front of the housing - and its by far the easier one to take advantage of without trying to make some funky too-big projector lens work. This has high and lows, it has a perfect cut off line - what more could you ask for? lol
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example.

Cadillac Escalade, huge SUV small projectors but they are bright as heck if they get behind you...

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Those are 2" projectors I bet They look small - only because of the concave of the lense.. and that the front end of that thing is massive - V8 right?

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I'm hoping to beat Shane, haha

gonna go with chrome on mine though... do I really have to hook up the angel eye? I don;t want to drill a hole in there, I want to be able to swap the old reflector in whenever necessary...
Just buy a second set of headlights? Only cost me 40 bucks for brand new chrome housing headlights, if you dont dril - youll have a pair of wires dangling around inside of it.. and anytime you want to remove the housing - you ahve to bake the headlight.. I dont think these projectors would respond well to baking.. not too sure - but 220 degrees for 15-20 minutes might not treat any plastic/wiring in it very well
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wonder if the retro would work on fogs too?
i just bought a pair of small projectors for my foglights. Once I'm done, i'll let you know. I did all the measuring, and they look like it all fits
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i just bought a pair of small projectors for my foglights. Once I'm done, i'll let you know. I did all the measuring, and they look like it all fits
Awesome, hope it works.. woudl be extra sweet to have a nice perfect yellow cutoff on some 3000k fogs :-D
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how are these lights holding up?
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awesome job mike, just looked it all over. I think I might have to do this on the Mazda Ranger lights.
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They are holding up fantastically!

Night time vision is great, the highs are perfect - easily a 200% improvement over swapping to just low beam HID's, and like a 500% improvement to teh stock halogens (ewwww!)

The cut off is set perfectly, have never had anyone flash at me, and I feel very comfortable driving behind people, as my lights drop right to there license plate/tire level with a standard following distance.


COuldnt be happier!


My one little puzzle - I still have to find a way to get a different bulb for it.. ir ealyl want to go back to 4300k as I dont like the blue tinge on teh 6000k :-(
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are they 9007 HID or actually DS2 HID bulbs?
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Man I REALLY wanna do this. But I don't have patience at all. Come drop by AZ and we'll do a set?
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are they 9007 HID or actually DS2 HID bulbs?
They are neither - they are a custom made bulb for the projector itself... I havent had time to pull the bulb out, its a pain to do it - have to remove the whole headlight and get a teeny screw to loosen it out - but I will try to see if I can fit a normal 9007 HID into it, and maybe take a dremel to modify parts here and there, Its no type of normal HID - Ive looked at all comparison pictures, an nothing seems to be the right one sadly
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Looks amazing Mike!
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