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Retrofit Build Help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ZachPrerunner, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Apr 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    ZachPrerunner

    ZachPrerunner [OP] Sometimes she goes, sometimes it doesn’t

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    Hello, so I’m fixing to start my first retrofit. Considering I’ve never taken apart a headlight before, I want to make sure I have everything necessary to complete the build. My overall goal is to install projectors with blacked out bezels. To save me some time, I’ve opted to purchase Depo headlights. I currently have a pair installed and love them (besides halogen light output of course). Now, I know these aren’t the best quality projectors. Morimoto’s would blow these out of the water, but for $25 I’m willing to give them a shot. In terms of wiring, will I need a relay harness? I’ve listed all of the parts below. I’m not sure if I have everything needed, so please correct me! I’ve performed some basic research, so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to add. Thank you!
    Kensun HID KIT: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008...hid+kit+h1&dpPl=1&dpID=51ZQNC798dL&ref=plSrch

    Projectors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B21R0TA/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

    Headlight Assemblies:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005XRPNYI/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

    iRepLONGBEACH SoCal Reppin

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    Hmm.. the term “buy once, cry once” come to mind. If your already opening up your headlights, you might as well get some good projectors that’s within your budget and throw them on. Projectors for $25, your probably better running your stock halogens. You know how the saying goes..”you get what you pay for”
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:17 PM
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    magneticwhite88

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    Yeah second that, coming from someone who has done a retrofit with the DS2 kit. Spend a little more for top quality products. All you need is to be driving down the road and have both 25$ projectors go out
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    ZachPrerunner

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    The only reason I’m putting faith into these projectors is because I’ve utilized their light bars in the past. I’ve never had a bad experience with them although I might look more into the morimoto h1’s.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    TRSAndrew

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    We sell those projectors too... for $20/pair.

    That HID kit is going to give you headaches most likely.
     
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  6. Apr 18, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    ZachPrerunner

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    Yeah after researching earlier, I’ve came to the conclusion that I need to re-evaluate my options. What is your opinion on the projectors? Also which HID “kit” would you recommend?
     

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