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bad cut off line on projectors

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by trailinTaco, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    i just got new projectors and a new set of HIDS. but the cut off line is really bad, or it kinda looks like a bad reflection in the housing i dont know. is there any kind of correct fix for this?

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  2. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Was this a projector retrofit or just ebay projector head lights? The ebay projector lights probably are only going to have a so so cutoff since they're not even designed for HID's to begin with.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Jigzor

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    x2 Even when I had my Subaru legacy, it had projectors. I really didn't care for the light cutoff, very prominent.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    they were ebay. and they sold the hid kit with them so at the time i thought they were going to work good together.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    but what makes no sense to me is it has a clear cut off but it has a weird shine above it.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    lol wow, got glare?
     
  7. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    are your bulbs in upside down? idk if they will still use the metal reflectors that come with them but maybe try flipping them around
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    I dont think you'll be able to get it any better than that. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you want a clean cutoff line, you will have to go with a projector retrofit using quality OEM projectors. This is going to run you in the range of 400 dollars if you do the work yourself.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    shine it out on the road. that looks like reflection or somethin. i have ebay headlights and have never had a problem with them and im runnin 10000k hid's in them..
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    did you put the bulbs in yourself?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    i bought the same head lights as yours but i got the kit with the hids too. im starting to think it has to do with the bulb cause the ones i got doesnt have a metal sheild above the bulb. do your bulbs have that metal sheild?
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    projectors don't need shields on the bulbs... that's the point of the cut-off shield in the projector itself.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    i have halo projectors and i was tryin to find a set of HIDs for them can someone help me out?
     
  14. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    H1 size bulbs.
     
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