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Post by Juice on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:44 pm

So, I thought I'd start a thread to show the progress of my retrofit project.

Picked up a set of used headlights through Kijiji for $120 (test fitted eyelids):


Picked these up during the free parts day at Standard Auto Wreckers:




Started prying out the projector housings:


I think I'd like to use these one:

It has a spiral lens (fresnel) which blurs the light at the edges, so I'll be trying to put in clear lenses for a sharper cutoff.
Fresnel

Clear (needs to be cleaned and polished)


Well ... that's it for now. Smile
I'm going to test out my theory on colouring the projector lens without changing the light output next.
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Post by Hydrolikz on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:16 am

Nice! Good luck with the project Juice.

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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:02 am

Nice..

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Post by DEMISE on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:40 am

looks like an awesome project would love to get my hands on some projectors .

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Post by Juice on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:50 am

After I tackle these headlights, I'm going to try to replicate the RalliArt Concept headlights. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:56 pm

I was doing some looking around, and supposedly, having them coloured is illegal.. Well, shy of amber..



Clearing the headlights in Ontario is LEGAL. The problem arises when you alter the colour of the bulb itself. It must blink amber in colour in the front.

Section 62(13) H T A.

Red is out the back, amber out the front. Just thought I'd say something..

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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:01 am

The colour of the bulb won't be affected by my shields.
Similar thing comes stock on Evo 9s I believe, the blueish hue.

ex:
Uncoloured Shield




Using cigarette packing for example:
Note: I'll be using red for my headlights instead of the blue.


As you can see, there's nothing blocking or modifying the light output.
You can also see the TTS forum on my left monitor!

and when viewed from a proper angle:


Nothing illegal about these bad boys! Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:25 am

I can't find the link, but I saw it somewhere..
Red usually is for tail lights, just hate to see all the hard work and the final result is a ticket..

Someone has to do it.. Beats walking into a cop shop and asking about it..

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Post by mrwiggy on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:19 am

nice retro. look at getting a second equinox light housing set from wreckers and going to mount these into it

http://cgi.ebay.ca/PROJECTOR-LENS-KIT-Angel-Eye-D2S-9004-9007-H4-HID-XENON-/250695174045?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a5e98c79d#ht_4742wt_913

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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:08 am

Wow! Kept seeing those things but thought they were fog lights. They look small but it says its still 8.1cm in diameter, which is just over 3" (which are the larger projectors!).
Hrmm ... if you pick these up, I'd like to check them out. I'm going to be using a non-bixenon projector as that was all I was able to find at Standard Auto Wreckers on free parts day.
For my next set, bi-xenon or bust!!

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Post by mrwiggy on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:02 pm

yeah well i do have truck light housings which are big already. So I will likely be getting these in the near future. And when i can get a second set of housings to work with.. Dont want to ruin the pair im on.
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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:09 pm

Ya, haha, last thing you want is to pop off your headlights, then suddenly have to go somewhere. Razz

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Post by mrwiggy on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:44 pm

yea exactly. thinking preston and I will come to fairview meet next wednesday! So ill show you what i mean on the housing. aiming the lens kit from install may be tricky. Any tips?
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Post by Infamous on Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:02 pm

juice dont use any red on your headlights , bad news trust me ,

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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:45 pm

I'm not altering the colour output of the light at all. It will remain 100% whatever the colour of the bulb may be (5000k or 8000k). The bulbs will not be coloured. No paint or film or tint or whatever will be between the bulb and the lens.

If you all still think I shouldn't use red ... then I'll regress and go with another colour. Just want it to be known that there will be ZERO red light being emitted from the headlights.

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Post by Infamous on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:01 pm

so whats going to be red then?

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Post by mrwiggy on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:02 pm

i think the sides of the projectors them self may be red if i read that right.

As long as red light isn't there, you're fine. and go with 8000k! Sexy!!!!
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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:09 pm

If you look at my 2nd set of pics, I just placed a piece of blue foil from a pack of smokes between the shield and the lens ... the light from the bulb doesn't touch it at all ... I was gonna either paint that red or put something there that's red in colour ... the light won't touch it at all.

See this thread for example:
http://www.torontotunersyndicate.net/tts-install-tips-how-to-s-f8/coloured-projectors-t757.htm

Still though, if anyone thinks I'm gonna get a lot of heat for this, I'll go with a different colour. Red on Black just looks so sweet! Smile

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Post by Infamous on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:15 pm

all im sayin is red is very very risky when on the front , if a cop sees any red at all he could fuck you ,

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Post by Infamous on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:17 pm

i wouldnt do red , just cuz if the light catches it at all it will put out a lil bit of red , yea it will look sick but you dont need the extra attention

i seen a bmw with red ae's not to long ago , looked sick but sooner or later it will catch up to him

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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:34 pm

That's significantly different. AEs emit light.
I understand what you're saying though ... I'm going back to the drawing board.

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Post by Infamous on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:38 pm

just from your pic , with the blue foil it seems to look like the blue shows through the light , so red would do the exact same , doesent matter if its an actual red light or a white light with a bit of red in it , they can still fuck you for anything red on the front , i been hit with it before

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Post by Juice on Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:45 pm

No bulbs used in that pic ... looks blue when you look in, but won't see it at all when a bulb is in and turned on. Blue looks pretty good ....

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Post by Juice on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:16 pm

Looks like I might need to buy new projector housings ... the ones I wanted to use were a little dirty and there was a bit of a burn mark or dirt build-up ... so I tried to clean it .... which resulted in some of the chrome comming off and leaving black spots.

the other projector housings I have are for 9006 bulbs so I'd rather not toss a xenon bulb in a halogen projector housing. :(

Anyone know how to resurface a projector housing? That chrome spray stuff apparently doesn't work very well and it's not worth bringing the housings to a shop to get professionally done for like $50+/each

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Post by just G on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:21 pm

just paint it flat black man. sand it down first, primer and them flat black. looks better than chrome.
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