Did a full FX-R retro, with 55 Watt ballasts and Phillips 85122+ 4300k bulbs; went in around March of 2011.
Just noticed that the light output on my driver's side has drastically reduced, and the cutoff is nearly non-existent. Kind of pissed. Passenger side is still perfect.
This is the second set of projectors that I've had issues with from TRS. First was a set of Mini Morimotos; had them in for about 6 months, when the chromium reflective coating on the bowls began to flake off. Andrew made good on things, by sending me a set of FX-Rs for half off. Apparently, TRS stopped offering the mini's with 55W ballasts shortly after I purchased mine - due to the fact that the projectors are not large enough to effectively dissipate the heat from higher wattage ballasts.
On vacation at the moment, so I ca't diagnose the issue right now. Hoping that it may be somethings as simple as a faded bulb, (which, quite frankly I'd still be somewhat disappointed with).
If it turns out that the coating has again faded on the reflectors, not too sure what my solution will be. These are completely epoxied to the headlight housings, so I'll have to get a new housing.. Through some research on HID Planet, it seems like TRS had a bad batch of FX-Rs that shipped out right around when I got mine. WTF.
Not bashing them at all, just kind of frustrated at potential lack of QC. Yes, I know that this kind of mishap is an expected risk of "retrofitting" an OEM component.
I guess this is more of an FYI thread at the moment - to see if anyone else is having these issues. I'll update once I have time to diagnose.
Oh, and to keep things lively for the interim: