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Projectors????

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by krisjw101, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Mar 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    krisjw101

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    I am interested to get a set of projector style head lights. Does anybody have any recommendations on a good quality pair?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    ^ whatever deal you can find on ebay for oem d2s projectors is good
     
  3. Mar 10, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Ok I will check it out. Do they make anything that you swap out the original head light assembly and can bolt in a new pair that are projectors. and still use the factory wires
     
  4. Mar 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    ^ they sell direct replacement projector headlights on ebay but I would just do a projector retrofit myself. There are no direct replacement bolt on projectors tho, you need to cut into ur headlight housing and custom attach the projectors.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    nothing yet!
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    apart from not looking too great at all, they still use a halogen bulb as your hi-beams and flash, which means if u flash to pass or use your high beams while offroading, they will only be the halogen bulbs emitting light, your HIDs will only act has low beams.

    A D2s projector uses one HID bulb for both low and high beam. A shutter shield off the beam during low beam use, and when u flash or turn on the high beams, the shutters and unleashes the whole beam. Much better IMO
     
  8. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    unless you do a complete hid projector retro, any other projector will not be good. those ebay projectors are typically based on a halogen bulb. putting hid's in them will never be the same.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    Don't mean to thread jack but the OP might be interested in the answer to this also. I looked for a little while for projectors but it seemed a lot of them don't even have an option for high beams? Is this common?
     
  10. Aug 11, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    None of them are good quality. Material is very cheap.

    To others, there is nothing wrong with a halogen-based projector. What do you think they used before HIDs? And all of the eBay projector headlights come with high beams.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    ok its 430 pm right now and i just finished installing the headlights.

    it went pretty smoothly, the first headlight gave me a little bit of trouble but after that it was smooth sailing.

    im going to check out the quality of the light emission once it gets dark over here, but ill keep you posted.

    they look badass though haha
     
  12. Aug 24, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    any projectors for 2001-2004? :confused:
     
  13. Aug 25, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    well?. are they bright or not?. I have a set coming and was wondering the same thing.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    i'm gonna guess that they weren't a super big jump from the stock lights. the vast majority of the ebay type lights do not have very good optics. so the light output will be sub par due to the poor choice in halogen projectors being used. putting hids in them would not be recommended
     
  15. Aug 25, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    yes, they are. i'll post pictures tonight. im going to have to do it with my cell phone though so sorry in advance if its low quality.
     
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    The morimoto minis are a fairly simple install with no cutting and very little work required
     
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    From what I have heard the light pattern of the ebay projector headlights doesn't work well with HID's and light output is worse than stock
     
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