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HID's that are pnp

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by IamTacO, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    IamTacO

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    i picked up set of projectors from http://www.theretrofitsource.com and these are hands down better than any drop in kit. no cutting is necessary as long as you have a H4 bulb. here are some pics from my retro. the light output was taking from another member of hidplanet.com, but my light output is identical

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  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Are those Morimoto Minis?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    morimoto d2s
     
  4. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    i want them soo bad, too many mods... not enough monies
     
  5. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Nice! Looks like the aiming is perfect!
     
  6. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    it needed a slight adjustment on the driver side only. it can only rotate a few degrees in either direction. i'll try to get more output pics later when i'm not working

    the output pics are not from my truck, but that is exactly how mine look. just want that as a disclaimer. i haven't had any time to get pics of my own up yet.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    So, your saying these will fit in my Gen II headlights with no cutting. Sonofa.... I just ordered some of those G3 projectors.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    so you buy this- BI-XENON MORIMOTO MINI STAGE III KIT (D2S) $300.00
    and thats all you need for everything? does that come with the HID part too?
     
  9. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    the kit comes with everything you need to make this work. i didn't use any extra parts, except paint for the reflectors
     
  10. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    if your headlights use h4 bulbs, then yes, it would have worked perfectly
     
  11. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    T4daddy, you are going to hate that kit over time. It might be slightly better than stock, but the cut off is horrible and is not what you usually see (the step).
     
  12. Aug 23, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Yeah, already wishing I had waited, but wasn't sure I had the time to do a full retro and now I'm reading the minis are a drop in (no cutting,fitting). I know I saw a kit from TRS that was, projectors, shrouds and D2S bulbs and adapter harness to use with your own ballast. Thats what I want, can't find the kit offered anywhere on there site. My new factory headlights came today, I may just post the G3s for sell for a deal to someone and go all out.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    IamTacO [OP] red balls got me!

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    just got into a long ass debate about which projector is better. the g3 or the morimoto. so the choice is up to you in the end. i say give them a try first, then you can make your own choice. i have made mine
     
  14. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Who did you have a debate with?
     
  15. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    a person on customtacos. he is quite sure that the g3 is a much better set up. we all have our opinions i guess

    here are some output shots on mine. you can kinda see some hot spots on the wall, but they are practically invisible while driving. you can judge how "bad" these really are



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  16. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    He's way off. The G3 projectors need to be modified if you want the step cutoff like that. He has probably never had the Morimoto minis. I thought they were the shit, too. Until the angel eyes started looking lame, and the sorry excuse for a solenoid started failing and getting stuck. On top of that, good luck finding an H1 replacement bulb that has the notch.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    So, those beam shots are minis not G3s with modded cut offs right?
     
  18. Aug 24, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    this beam shot is from the morimoto d2s projector. not the g3
     
  19. Aug 24, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    What's the main difference between the D2S and H1 minis?
     
  20. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    the bulbs. a d2s has better quality control than an h1 bulb. the h1 is a rebased hid bulb. plus the mini h1 projectors had issues with the cutoff, which are fixed now i believe. i just wanted to be able to run a real bulb and be able to switch to philips bulbs at a later date.
     
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