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Morimoto Mini D2S Retrofit(finally satisfied)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by adio, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Sep 11, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    adio

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    lol.. for the kit that I bought it did do a little damage to my wallet.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    thanks man :D

    yah man, I've kept every mod simple. nothing fancy and what not.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    Install Question:

    Do the DS2's require any cutting of the reflector bowl itself to put them in? I've read that the H1's are smaller in diameter and fit with no modding but haven't heard or seen any installs with the DS2's.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    ^^ zero cutting. still going strong, no leaks or moisture
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    Awesome! thats what I wanted to hear. How about horizontal alignment... did the adapter plates work as well as the TRS description lead on?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    yup, works pretty well. but it would best of you to do the alignment before you seal em up. when you do seal em up, seal em up well so you don't get leaks and moisture in there. take your time man. this was my first retro
     
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    Cool.. Thanks! This will be my first time as well. Been doing a lot of research but I think its time to jump on this round of group buys.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    It'll be a big time improvement from the stock halogens. You'll love seeing that cut off line. It projects a better beam of light, then what you see with halogens or HID's.

    I went with the Gatling gun shroud. It fills up that big reflector bowl pretty well. went with 6000K-pure white, and it has that blue-ish tinge. I don't think it's over kill, it looks pretty nice. Like what you see with BMW or Mercs.

    So you're gonna go with the D2S kit?
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Thought I would be satisfied with a cosmetic upgrade and just do the BLHM, but now I actually want better performance out of them. haha. should have just done this from the start.

    I do a lot of middle-of-nowhere night driving so the D2S should be the better match for me... and I like how the bulbs actually thread on instead of having to make a silicone seal for the rubber gasket with the H1s. (I've been battling condensation problems with a set of ebay lights)

    The D2S kit 4300K with the Gatling or the Orbit and possibly amber LED halo's (??) should do me well.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    before doing the retro I did a lot of thread reading, and gathering info before doing the initial mod. TRS, HIDPlanet and TW is a lot of help with question or trouble shooting problems you might run into.

    That should be a good set up
     
  11. Nov 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Nice looking retro man! :thumbsup: the 6000k's arent too blue for you? Would you be able to post some night pics of the full light output (not just on a wall)?
     
  12. Nov 30, 2012 at 1:16 AM
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    thanks man.

    actually they aren't blue at all, more in the pure white-ish look.

    I'll get some pic up.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Did you buy the 50w or 35w? What is the difference? Is there pictures of the different shrouds somewhere? Thanks
     
  14. Dec 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    I used an unused 35W ballast from an HID kit. check out TheRetrofitSource.
    that's where I bought my D2S kit. you'll get all the answers there
     
  15. Dec 3, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    davidjmay- here's the pic that you've asked for. I use my iPhone. kind of sucks that it couldn't focus when I was driving about 25mp. it looks a lot better in person.

    here's the driver side
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    passenger side
    9EB878E0-F365-4BBD-B096-E3CFB7E4A55A-799_40a38e1dd1daa041dea798ddb81617432403832d.jpg

    stupid phone couldn't focus, but you kind of got the idea. I'll prolly get a better pic next time.
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