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My hand at retrofitting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 4x4Taco09, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    4x4Taco09

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    Sorry guys, no pics just yet lol. I know I know, it's useless without pics. But my order has been placed and it shipped this morning

    1 x Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (D2S) (MiniD2SIII) = $310.00
    * *Shrouds Apollo
    * *Bulbs Morimoto 5Five 5000K D2S
    * *CCFL Angel Eyes No thanks
    * *Projectors LHD (North American Standard)
    * *Ballasts 5) Morimoto 5Five 50w
    * *Re-sealing Glue Yes please
    * *Wire Harness Relay: 9006

    I cant wait to give this a shot. I ordered some JDM headlight housings off of eBay so my truck wouldn't be down. My truck is an 09 and has the "tinted" headlights. Some people say they are rare? Idk

    Anyway, this will be my build thread! I hope all of it comes in by Saturday! I want to see how they turn out
     
  2. Nov 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    you're already on a good start by ordering a second set of headlights..remember that patience is key on these..good luck
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    stunt man hans

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    i would have went with the H1 mini just saying
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    if you have any questions let me know. i have a good bit of knowledge on the subject :)
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    I will. Why go with the H1 over the D2S? Could you elaborate on the difference between the two? And I'm not sure I understand the 9006 relay. I know 9006 is a bulb size/number, so does this mean I will be using a 9006 bulb?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    My led map and dome lights came in. WOW. The map lights are insane!!! I need a bigger dome light for sure

    [​IMG]

    And my superhide seatcovers

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Those seat cover look good
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Thanks man! I would of taken a picture of the rear seat as well, but my golf clubs are laying on it lol. I'll get better pics of them for ya tomorrow. They weren't cheap by no means. But they were made specifically fir this truck and these style seats also. Waterproof and fade proof supposedly lol
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Hey, where are you from in LA? I'm guessing by the AF tag that its Barksdale... The main reason I ask is because I will be purchasing the same retro kit as you as soon as the group buy fills up and it would be awesome to have some local advice if I run into any issues
     
  10. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    No problem man. Actually I'm in Monroe LA. About 1.5 hours east of barksdale down 20. I ship to basic January 17th. I can't wait

    If I can help you any I'll gladly help man! I actually have to take my moms Volvo to Shreveport tomorrow lol (I know you don't need any help tomorrow, but I go to Shreveport a good bit)
     
  11. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Oh ok. I've passed through Monroe many times on my way to GA and have paid the local state troopers there some money as well.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    the mini H1 is substantially better in every catagory than the d2s mini.

    beam width for starters just and i mean just shy of the fx-r whis is wider than the tl so about equal to the tl in width uniform light distribution from cut off to the ground. they are much more colorful when modded properly the d2s mini has almost zero color imo. the color flicker is awesome on the H1 as well and the intensity is also considerably better with the low beam.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Hahaha! O yeah. They're ruthless coming through west Monroe man. I hate it. But I guess that's just part of it
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Alright, so do you think I could contact TRS and ship them back when I get them for some mini h1s? I knew the FX-Rs would be more involved as far as aiming inside the bowl before sealing. But I made a common mistake thinking the little bit more expensive ones were better
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    here is a link for you jvx driver has spent a lot of time setting up for these shots and this is the best representation of what each projector is capable of imo no other site or picture can match his comparisons.

    btw the mini H1 when modded properly can and will have a good deal more color in the cut off with out losing sharpness. they are nice man really nice the d2s is no where near them imo.

    the tl is one of the nicest bi-xenons availible next to the fx-r and the Ls 460

    edit here is the link to jvx drivers comparo enjoy spending time looking at his i sure did :)
    http://jvxdriver.com/Mini H1 vs. Oem TL with Clear Lens.htm
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    idk:confused: lol you have to ask them that refuse the order and order the parts fromtrs again or imo bjorn from custom lightz he has mini H1's that are modded by him to be truly beautiful
     
  17. Nov 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Yea that's a good bit of difference! I checked back on TRS, with the H1s you can only get 35w ballasts. (I don't have experience with "real" hids and projectors) not sure if 50w will make much more of a difference. So if TRS would let me send mine back and get a h1 kit I'll try that.

    I can't believe that the cheaper projectors are better than the others. I know it's only $20 difference but still
     
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    Now just waiting on my other set of headlight housings :(
     
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    Well I was bored today, mad my other lights haven't arrived yet!!!! Since I was impatient I ordered my SMDs to do my cluster, radio, and steering wheel controls in white. Going to leave the needles and some things amber to match the HVAC
     
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    Well they came in. Idk what the deal is, but either my oven is either really really freaking hot or the plastic on these JDM headlights aren't the same as anyone elses ever

    Set to 300, turned it off. Placed cardboard and headlight facing up. Smoke alarm went off, cardboard is smoking, grey plastic was trying to melt, I think I'm going to try at 200 and if that don't work I'll just use my OEM ones. Thus is very very aggravating. This is the only part of the process that had me worried before I ever ordered anything
     
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