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Old 03-26-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question Materials to Retrofit.

What is the price range and what are the materials to make a retrofit possible? I've really thought about doing it for my truck. I would like to use Acura TSX Projectors.

Also, Is there a howto?
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There is no DIY for it. Since almost every application is different. You are basically fabricating it. If you have no fabricating experience, I would not recommend it. I would rather you pay someone that has done it before.
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I have fabricating experience. What are you talking about fabrication though? Like the design and the way it works?
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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i want retros so bad.
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Thats why I'm going to try it out.

On a side note: Jake...... That has to be the longest info area I've ever seen hahahahaha
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:49 PM   #6
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That has to be the longest info area I've ever seen hahahahaha
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:14 PM   #8
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o hahahahah yeah


i thought it was pretty clever! lol
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o hahahahah yeah


i thought it was pretty clever! lol
It is clever! Its like that icon that has a vacuum and a fan. The vacuum says to the fan "You blow", the Fan says to the Vacuum "You suck". Did you think of it?
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dude im not gonna lie... i am sooooo confused
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dude im not gonna lie... i am sooooo confused
hahahaha. Your Name and Location info made me remember of a picture that went like this:

Its like that picture that has a vacuum and a fan. The vacuum says to the fan "You blow", the Fan says to the Vacuum "You suck".


And then I asked did you think of the Name and Location stuff yourself?
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hahahaha. Your Name and Location info made me remember of a picture that went like this:

Its like that picture that has a vacuum and a fan. The vacuum says to the fan "You blow", the Fan says to the Vacuum "You suck".


And then I asked did you think of the Name and Location stuff yourself?
the name is lyrics from a song by bo burnham hes hilarious

and my location is a quote from dumb and dumber lol
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the name is lyrics from a song by bo burnham hes hilarious

and my location is a quote from dumb and dumber lol
Ohhh alright. They are great quotes. Dumb and Dumber..... ahh good stuff
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You could always get a G1 projector kit off ebay. It's basically plug and play with no cutting. I've got the G3's which are bigger and require some modification, but not much.

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I have fabricating experience. What are you talking about fabrication though? Like the design and the way it works?
You will have to measure, cut holes, do a lot of adjusting, etc.
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You will have to measure, cut holes, do a lot of adjusting, etc.
I love a challenge with precision
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with the tsx projectors, you won't have a high beam anymore. since your headlight is larger than the first gen's, why don't you use a tl projector? one of the best bi-xenon projectors on the market shy of a ls430
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TSX was the first thing that came to mind. I wasn't really thinking about the different types.
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Check out theretrofitsource.com. I just completed mine with components from them; E55 projectors with ZKW-R lenses, Gatling shrouds, 6k Morimoto bulbs, D2S adapters, the H4 Bixenon relay harness so I've got hi-beams.
I had a PnP kit and I made a package after talking to Matt at TRS. Came out to about $260, and its totally worth it. And now after seeing their FXR's I'd go back and do it again.
It was my first retro, so I bought a set of aftermarket blacked out headlights to work on since my truck is the daily driver. Took me about a week working a couple hours every other night or so. I don't have fabrication experience per say but I think I'm decently handy with some tools.
And ya, I was a pretty nervous hacking up a good set of headlights and hoping not to waste a few hundred bucks botching up a retro. But all in all I'm glad I did it and it looks friggin sweet!
Gathered a whole bunch of info and read tons from the couple retrofit threads here (one of the reason's why i recently joined. Thanks to those who made the threads) and HIDPlanet.
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