I decided to take advantage of the group buy on here and get some HIDs a few months back. I finally have a long weekend and decided to crank out this mod. .. unfortunately I'm already stuck and think I need different shrouds than the ones I have. Let me know what you guys think.
Lights and grill out in under 25 minutes. That bottom bolt really was as irritating as everyone said.
Driver's side housing apart. Oven to 300F. Oven off. Baked for 10 minutes... no joy. I baked an additional 10 after it had cooled down and was able to pull it apart.
The massive hole that I cut... :-/. I think I'm going to have to make it larger still.
The modifications to the FX-R v2 itself. Notice that the top "tab" has been cut off and that I cut the corners off of the lower mounting tabs (this will likely end up as a .
And you can see how trimming the tabs allowed me to set the shroud around projector body.
Eventually it will look something like this.
And throw a beam like that.
Now the rub... the shroud just seems way too big for our reflector bowl. I don't want to cut up the shroud because the edge will be visible and I will hack it up to the point of looking like crap. If I set the projector body any deeper (which I want to) then I will have to really cut the shroud back. Any suggestions? I'm at a loss and could really use some tips from the pros.
Progress is slow today.
I enlarged the hole in the reflector bowl some more to the point that the projector sits where I want. I also cut back the mounting tabs of the projector a bit more to fit the shroud better.
I trimmed the shroud back at the top to clear the reflector bowl. I may cut it even further back. I'm not sure yet.
Test fitting in the truck to make sure I clear the battery and check the aim of the projector.
This may need to be close enough to level. Otherwise I need to enlarge the bolt holes to get a little more wiggle room. It is pretty close considering the truck doesn't sit level .
Answering the age old question, "Does it blend?"
I picked up 2 cans of Krylon Fusion Black Satin to cover up the hack job.
I'm open to tips from the pros! This is a royal PITA.