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Old 06-30-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Feeler: Retrofit projector headlights....Ideas wanted....

Hello TW! This is a repost from my last thread that I introduced my self with, I got a friendly welcome from those who replied!

I have been looking to do Retrofit Projector headlights and have been looking at the retrofit source website. I know I want to do the Morimoto mini projectors but what I am stuck with is all the different options to choose from. Would everyone that has Retrofit head lights post what you have, where you bought them, and all your options you chose. thanks so much!
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Subbed. Ill get my info up for you in a bit
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I got my kit from The retrofit source.
It's the FX-R stage 4 with 35w Denso ballast
Proabaly my favorite mod right now you won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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www.retrofitsource.com

Bi-Xenon FX-R Projector
Gatling Gun Shroud
Philips 4300k Bulb
Morimoto 35w Ballast
H4 Wire Harness

OEM smoked headlight. Black shroud, black reflector bowl. DTRL, parking, signal are yellow.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...-progress.html
did you have to do some major surgery on the headlight housing? meaning like did you have to cut into it? I dont really want to cut into my housing...
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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I got my kit from The retrofit source.
It's the FX-R stage 4 with 35w Denso ballast
Proabaly my favorite mod right now you won't be disappointed.
Oh I know I won't be disappointed when I do it! My cousin just put a set on his Scion TC and they are drop dead gorgeous! and even on a tacoma they are just as good looking especially with the entire housing blacked out!
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I got my kit from TRS as well...
Mini D2S with 35w 5000k Morimoto Ballasts
Gatling gun shrouds
Blacked out my bezel and left the bowl chrome. I am pleased with how it turned out!
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set oven to 300 degrees and turned it off. put light in oven for 10 min. take light out and start prying it apart. the only cutting was the reflector bowl and trimming on the shroud to fit on the projector

keep in mind this was for a fx-r projector. I dont know if you require cutitng the bowl for the mini or the diff projectors... but all projectors will require you to drill 4 holes into the bowl to mount it there.

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did you have to do some major surgery on the headlight housing? meaning like did you have to cut into it? I dont really want to cut into my housing...
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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I got my kit from TRS as well...
Mini D2S with 35w 5000k Morimoto Ballasts
Gatling gun shrouds
Blacked out my bezel and left the bowl chrome. I am pleased with how it turned out!
yeah yours look great! thanks for all the replies! i am narrowing down the options of what to get! when i make my purchase i will put up a thread of my progress. one last question for everyone. about how long did it take to install beginning to end?
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but all projectors will require you to drill 4 holes into the bowl to mount it there.
Incorrect... There is a mounting ring on the Mini D2S as well as the H1. No cutting is required
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set oven to 300 degrees and turned it off. put light in oven for 10 min. take light out and start prying it apart. the only cutting was the reflector bowl and trimming on the shroud to fit on the projector

keep in mind this was for a fx-r projector. I dont know if you require cutitng the bowl for the mini or the diff projectors... but all projectors will require you to drill 4 holes into the bowl to mount it there.
i don't mind doing the 4 mounting holes, I kind of expected that! also is it easier to put the light in the oven? or is their another route i can take?
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yeah yours look great! thanks for all the replies! i am narrowing down the options of what to get! when i make my purchase i will put up a thread of my progress. one last question for everyone. about how long did it take to install beginning to end?
Mine took me all day (approx 8 hrs)... This is including the time it took me to paint the bezel and let it cure
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Incorrect... There is a mounting ring on the Mini D2S as well as the H1. No cutting is required
the mounting ring, is that an adaptor plate? some of the kits say it comes with an adaptor plate what is that used for?
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the mounting ring, is that an adaptor plate? some of the kits say it comes with an adaptor plate what is that used for?
There is a little collar that goes around the projector and slides into the same slots that you normal bulb does. This makes it so that you don't have to dick with the rotation of the projector (adapter ring is only on D2S and H1).
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Mine took me all day (approx 8 hrs)... This is including the time it took me to paint the bezel and let it cure
there are days that i don't drive! so eight hours doesn't sound to bad! but since i have the smoked headlight housing I wouldn't need to paint them so it could be slightly less time!
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There is a little collar that goes around the projector and slides into the same slots that you normal bulb does. This makes it so that you don't have to dick with the rotation of the projector (adapter ring is only on D2S and H1).
ah okay that makes sense!
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there are days that i don't drive! so eight hours doesn't sound to bad! but since i have the smoked headlight housing I wouldn't need to paint them so it could be slightly less time!
Considerably. If you went the route I took and do not paint the bezels... I am confident (with even minor mech knowledge) that you could do it in about 3 hrs
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Subbed, i'll be doing a set of these soon.
so this is helpful for you as well
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