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I don't want to have to cut my housing for the projector to fit so the morimotos are out.
That's what I said until I saw the eBay projectors in real life.
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so you like the ebay projectors?

and when the kit on eBay says hid bi-xenon projector h4 9007...etc...is the h# and 9007 that important, or are they all the same? im not to sure on what all that means and i dont wanna order the wrong kit and be out $100+
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They have pretty poor cutoff performance as far as projectors go. I suggest you visit JVX's threads on hidplanet.com.
the op's cutoff looked good to me.
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the op's cutoff looked good to me.
And in person, they are AMAZING.
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Hey fx4..you seem to know a lot about everything so what do the numbers mean or are all the kits on eBay the same?
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if i use the same kit and buy balasts seperately, are all the connections the same?
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I was referring to the width of the output, and the intensity.

The top are the eBay ones, the bottom are MH1's.

Notice how the MH1's go way past the 3 point line, and have a much more even, and brighter focus throughout the entire width, and less hot-spotting.



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They have pretty poor cutoff performance as far as projectors go. I suggest you visit JVX's threads on hidplanet.com.
Actually, I would like to state that these projectors have a fantastic cutoff AND a high/low setting, without resorting to a dual bulb/filament or running a second set of bulbs for your highs. As pertaining to the left and right cutoff sides, and how far the beam is spread - There is only so much you need before it becomes a "Ive got bigger ***** then you!", then the pricing as well - WIth the kit that I used, there is -no- issues anywhere, they are still running perfectly over a year later, any I still get lots of folks coming up to me asking how/where I got my headlights..

So, in any value - its still a win/win approach doing a retrofit, and the kit I used works fantastic!
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Actually, I would like to state that these projectors have a fantastic cutoff AND a high/low setting, without resorting to a dual bulb/filament or running a second set of bulbs for your highs. As pertaining to the left and right cutoff sides, and how far the beam is spread - There is only so much you need before it becomes a "Ive got bigger ***** then you!", then the pricing as well - WIth the kit that I used, there is -no- issues anywhere, they are still running perfectly over a year later, any I still get lots of folks coming up to me asking how/where I got my headlights..

So, in any value - its still a win/win approach doing a retrofit, and the kit I used works fantastic!
Still have the link to your kit? ( too lazy to try and dig it up )
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im def. doing this mod next month
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if i use the same kit and buy balasts seperately, are all the connections the same?
Typically, yes.. most of all aftermarket ballasts are using the same connection - they feature a dual expansion joint that keeps them watertight after they are connected
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Actually, I would like to state that these projectors have a fantastic cutoff AND a high/low setting, without resorting to a dual bulb/filament or running a second set of bulbs for your highs. As pertaining to the left and right cutoff sides, and how far the beam is spread - There is only so much you need before it becomes a "Ive got bigger ***** then you!", then the pricing as well - WIth the kit that I used, there is -no- issues anywhere, they are still running perfectly over a year later, any I still get lots of folks coming up to me asking how/where I got my headlights..

So, in any value - its still a win/win approach doing a retrofit, and the kit I used works fantastic!
I guess I'm just into the really high end stuff
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Oh, no worries on it either, JP7! Just giving out other options! I would highly suggest a G5 kit if available, as the bulbs are fairly high quality, since mine was an older kit.. if I had to remake another pair I woudl go with the G5 kit in a heartbeat!
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Oh, no worries on it either, JP7! Just giving out other options! I would highly suggest a G5 kit if available, as the bulbs are fairly high quality, since mine was an older kit.. if I had to remake another pair I woudl go with the G5 kit in a heartbeat!
spare bulbs?
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hey jp7 im highly impressed by everything you know about lights, he!! of a lot more then i do haha im just getting into this and doing it on the cheap. if i could i would buy the best but i cant so im making do with what i got. i ordered the kit but i didnt see any option for halo color and bulb temp. i hope i dont get screwed, i emailed them with my choice but no response yet.

what size is the inner marker light on the rangers? dual projectors anyone :)
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oh and did anyone ever figure out what style bulbs fit the projos?
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these projectors use special-built bulbs that you can't buy (Or at least I have not found them - I MAY be wrong. This is why I prompted "spare bulbs".

This was another thing that pushed me away from them.
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Can someone please sent me or post up a link (ebay)to the projectors i would need to do the install on my 07? And is it possible to get the halo in amber?

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item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=270439921955


I bought these, they arrived in about 5days even though ebay said the earliest would be the fourth. They work and everything bit the plug on the relay harness is really wierd and it has the right ends, but it won't plug into the 9007 socket.

Does anyone know how to pull the reflector out? I pulled on mine and it wouldn't budge
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I bought these, they arrived in about 5days even though ebay said the earliest would be the fourth. They work and everything bit the plug on the relay harness is really wierd and it has the right ends, but it won't plug into the 9007 socket.

Does anyone know how to pull the reflector out? I pulled on mine and it wouldn't budge
I believe you are going to have to follow the instructions on the headlight mod
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i searched every where andi couldnt find it, how do you get them out?
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it involves an oven and baking your lights...
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I simply bent and broke the reflector out. Didn't need it because there was a huge hole cut for my projectors.
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