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Projector Question (Morimotos and FX-R's)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MrGuitarguy, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    I like the way the angel eyes look, but I dont want to buy all those generation lights with the 2 angel eyes. I think it makes the headlights look awkward. So instead I was wondering if I could put just one big angel eye. I found these Morimoto CCFL angel eye projectors (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pr...d=103&osCsid=9a52eaabf9ae683e1ce79d3eceb5fba4).
    I had a couple of questions regarding these:
    1) What is your opinion on them?
    2) Have any of you used them?
    3)Also what mm are our Tacoma Headlights?

    I also saw another user use the Bi-Xenon FX-R (http://store.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=101 ) projectors.
    1)Are they any better?
    2)Whats the difference between these and the angel eyes aside from the obvious.


    I have 10k HID's on my headlights right now if it makes a difference. Id like to concentrate the light.

    Id appreciate any answers, THANK YOU TW!
     
  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    not a fan of the angel eyes personally. havent used them. the bowl is not a perfect circle, so it would look really weird on our headlights. there was a guy that did it though over on xr-underground.com, so search over there for what it would look like.

    FX-R projectors will blow the egay crap out of the water!! difference is the quality of the projector. the FX-Rs are a HID projector, whereas the egay stuff is an H4 or H1 (i think, basically a fog light bulb)...completely different light and optical setup adn not nearly as many of lumen output as the true HID bulbs.

    who told you to run the 10k HIDs?! get a pair of 4300K and you will notice an improved output. the k is the color rating, NOT the quantity of the output.
     
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    At 10K you might be better running stock halogen lamps as far as output goes.
     
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    serious!
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    To be honest with you I dont know anything about output or what that means. All I know is that my 10k's are a nice blue and they shine like crazy. Where can I get a SINGLE halo projector for my taco? Is the FX-R a Halo?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    The 10000K, 4300K, etc are color temperatures. Typically as you go up in temperature you get less visible light output. Higher up goes purple while lower down goes yellow.

    I just put the FX-rs in mine with 4300K. The light is amazing.

    If you arent comfortable cutting up your lights to retrofit, Matt @ theretrofitsource.com told me that his new morimoto mini's will fit D2s Bulbs (true HID bulbs) and in our headlights you can just insert them into the reflector.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    and these Morimoto mini's have Halo's around the shell?
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Maybe I missed it but he didnt say what Halo's he was using, or where he got his parts from. Correct me if I'm wrong please.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    ^ all parts are from TRS...you even linked the angel eyes or whatever in your initial post!

    call matt up, he'll tell you what size you need for the gatling mini shrouds used in that linked writeup.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Oh okay. Sorry, just making sure. Thanks for the info. Ill call him.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    ^ no reason to be sorry, i was just messing w/ you a little bit!

    matt is a very cool guys and will set you up w/ whatever you need, awesome cust service from TRS!
     
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