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Post by Juice on Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:35 pm

nah dude ... it's the inside of the projector. That part that reflects the light. :(

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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:25 am

But the metal part do black is what he's saying. with a black back, and black rather than the chrome or metal showing, all you see is a floating ball, that's be bad ass..

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Post by just G on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:37 am

show me what ur talkin about Juice.
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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Juice on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:51 am

I'll take pics when I get home today. Smile
Had a super shitty day yesterday so went for a long motorcycle ride around the city for a few hours.

A pic to show where it's turned black.


I took a quick look at it last night, and I think the chrome paint might be good enough. I thought it was almost mirror-like as far as how reflective it is. Gonna try to pick up some chrome paint and maybe some aluminum tape. I'll test it out on one of the 9006 halogen and projector housings.

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:59 pm

the aluminum tape is decent, but you have to get it on flat otherwise the wrincles will get in there..

Last time I tried chrome paint it sucked hard.. never dried right..


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Post by Juice on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:43 am

Apparently chrome paint is pretty soft ... never gets nice and hard like regular paints ... found something called 'Killer Chrome' ... some guy used it in his halogen projectors ... might try it out. $40/can though :(

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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Juice on Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:19 pm

hrmm ... to buy new projectors (found a set of AL/Bosche bi-xenons for $60, but the lens has a weird notch across the middle ... not sure why) ... or buy a $40 can of chrome paint ...

in other news, my shrouds are ready:


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Post by Juice on Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:09 pm

So ... spent late last night and a good chunk this morning debating not finishing my retrofit project and instead buying a set of aftermarket projectors. There was a set posted on evom listed at $1100 which comes with dual halos, an R8 style LED strip, and some funky glowing lens/shroud (in blue, red, or yellow). There's another company selling the exact same ones for $700. Good deal!!
Then I thought about it ... I've already dropped like $400 on this project, I still need to get a few more parts, and possibly some new projectors, so that's like another $200 ... but if I buy those projectors, I'll have dropped over $1100 (+shipping/tax too!) ... also after some more review I realized they have halogen projectors, not HID projectors, so I'd need to buy new bulbs and a 9006->H7 adapter.
If they weren't so neat I wouldn't have thought about it, and if I hadn't found them for $700 ... but I decided to stick it through. Suit up and finish this project I've already started!!
If there are any other Lancer owners who might be interested in them, PM me and I'll send you a link to where the headlights are on sale.
As another note, that same place has 4-piece body kits for $500. Based in Detroit too so no overseas shipping BS.

Now comes another question ... how do I test out bulbs for alignment testing (and to test if those black spots inside my projectors will create dark spots)? I tried using my battery booster pack but for some reason as soon as I turn it on, the battery craps out on me. I'm giving it a good charge now, but if that doesn't work, what other alternatives do I have? 12V worth of AA batteries?

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Post by Juice on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:02 pm

So today I went to Niagara-on-the-Lake to pick up these:



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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:31 pm

nice...

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Post by Juice on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:12 am

One more goody arrived today. Jrox's DRL bypass!
I started to dremel out my halogen projectors last night. Maybe it's just me, but it smelt really nice! I gotta figure out now how to properly mount the projector. There's a guide by a guy who goes by the name JnC on HIDPlanet with a neat mounting method which allows for slight rotational adjustment, incase your cutoffs aren't level. The problem is that the mounting point I would need to use is on the top, instead of the bottom, and the top of Lancer headlights aren't exactly level ... they slow downwards. I'm thinking of just using the good old fashion bolt it to the reflector method ... but you know, the adjustability is nice.


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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by just G on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:27 pm

good stuff!
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Post by Evo Killer on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:20 pm

how much was the DRL bypass ????
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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Juice on Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:07 pm

$40+$20 shipping ... jrox sells his bypass through ebay.
There's another lancer drl bypass, but it doesn't seem to have a proper connector for if you want to run something else as your drls.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-09-10-Lancer-HID-DRL-Bypass-w-9006-Relay-Harness-/180515802509?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ALancer&hash=item2a07948d8d

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Post by Evo Killer on Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:32 pm

thanks
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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by stitchflip on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:41 pm

yo juice, did you get to install them yet?
from what i'm seeing, it just looks like a plain relay (atleast my relay looked like that)..

i wonder if anyone here is skillful enough to copy this relay....hmm...
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Post by Juice on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:02 am

Nope, I haven't put them in yet. Saving the relay for when I put in my retrofitted headlights. I gotta get off my butt and finish these babies!
Can't really do much with the weather as crappy as it is ... I need to paint some parts, and only have a small balcony on which to paint ... and the paint doesn't settle quite right when it's sitting in the cold.

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Post by IN10S on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:20 pm

Juice wrote:Nope, I haven't put them in yet. Saving the relay for when I put in my retrofitted headlights. I gotta get off my butt and finish these babies!
Can't really do much with the weather as crappy as it is ... I need to paint some parts, and only have a small balcony on which to paint ... and the paint doesn't settle quite right when it's sitting in the cold.

hey buddy! if you want, you can come to my house and do it here. you can do it either in the garage or in my basement.
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Post by Juice on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:37 pm

Just read last night, while trying to repaint my grill trim, using a heatgun helps the paint dry faster ... fortunately for me I just traded my cousin a car deck for a heatgun. Unfortunately my first layer of paint I didn't spray properly and it looks kinda crappy ... but I was cold and tired and it was late so ... whatevs.

Hey In10S, you comming to the pinoy meet tonight?

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Post by IN10S on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:47 pm

Juice wrote:Just read last night, while trying to repaint my grill trim, using a heatgun helps the paint dry faster ... fortunately for me I just traded my cousin a car deck for a heatgun. Unfortunately my first layer of paint I didn't spray properly and it looks kinda crappy ... but I was cold and tired and it was late so ... whatevs.

Hey In10S, you comming to the pinoy meet tonight?

im not available until 9pm, until what time is the meet?
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Post by Juice on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:56 pm

starts 8pm, Dave&Busters @ Hwy7/400 ... goes until whenever
anyone can come!

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Post by IN10S on Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:07 pm

Juice wrote:starts 8pm, Dave&Busters @ Hwy7/400 ... goes until whenever
anyone can come!

okay, i will try to be there... i'll text you if im going.
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Post by Juice on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:04 am

Took a break last night from my retro project. I have one projector sitting inside the halogen housing now, still needs a bit of trimming, and then I need to mount it (not really sure how to get it mounted perfectly straight since the headlight slants).
Here's what I did yesterday (did a terrible job, but whatevs, can't tell when the lights are on). (too lazy to blur out my plates)



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Re: Juice's HID Retrofit Project

Post by Evo Killer on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:08 am

It Looks Nice Man

I need To Put Some Yellow Hid's In Mine
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Post by Juice on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:13 am

I'm thinking of putting yellow HIDs in the fogs ... don't care about the light scatter in fogs like I do with HIDs in halogen low beams. Also thought about putting super blue HIDs in the fogs to make the light a bit green ... but read somewhere yellow = JDM, green = EDM ... Saw a car with greenish fogs the other night, actually looks pretty sick ... but green = not legal soooooo .... dunno. Maybe I'll just get some el-cheapo p-mall blue bulbs for the fogs to test it out, see how long I go before I get ticketed. Razz

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