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Round 10 - HID Projector Retrofit Group Buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by CayucosTacoma, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

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    It's a safety feature guys. It allows you to see better.. Thats a way to justify it!
     
  2. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    please add your name to the most recent list.
    1. CayucosTacoma- FXR Stage 3 Kit
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    8. sebassusmc-FXR stage 3 kit
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    you missed a couple people. fixed it for you
     
  3. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    Thanks, I gotta make sure I hit it this time!
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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  5. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    Also, this might help those on the fence between H1 and D2S. This was posted by Matt from TRS over at HID Planet:
    For the most part, the performance of the Mini D2S and Mini H1 projectors is even, but I will highlight some of the small differences below:

    1) Beam uniformity: The Mini D2S is a bit better in this category, with slightly more even-ness in its output.
    2) Beam Width: The Mini H1 is slightly wider here
    3) High beam performance: The Mini D2S has a brighter, more defined high beam (bi-xenon) output
    4) Cutoff color/sharpness: The projectors are even, since they use the same exact lens - giving them a sharp and colorful cutoff line.
    5) Bulb type used: Obviously the H1 takes H1 and D2S takes D2S, and we feel that D2S bulbs offer a bit more precision, though no more light.
    6) Size: The D2S version is about 1/2" shorter in overall depth, but is also barely wider and a little bit taller than the H1 version.
    7) Modification to your OEM housing: the diameter of the mounting shaft on the H1 is 22mm, whereas it's 32mm on the D2S model, so you probably wont have to modify anything at all when using the MH1, whereas you will likely have to just widen the diameter of the existing bulb opening to use the D2S projector.

    Therefore, if you value the categories more than the H1 wins, you should probably go that route - and vice versa for the D2S model.

    Personally I just "like" the D2S model more since I favor the categories that it outshines the H1 model more in, but ultimately its up to you - since both should fit your vehicle with little to no modifications at all.
    Also, this is one of the best comparisions I could find on the beam patterns:
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/sho...Output-Comparison-TL-E55-Murano-FX-IS-e46-LR3

    Based on all this, I'm on the fence between D2S with better bulbs or H1. :goingcrazy:
     
  6. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    every retrofit I've seen it looks like the mini h1 is a lot brighter than the d2s
     
  7. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    You can't go wrong with either...I went with the H1, nice and bright still love mine 2 months later...I find every opportunity to go drive somewhere at night!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    I know what you mean... I sent an e-mail to TRS asking about the bulb upgrades fro the D2S. The D2S seems to have a much better high beam so if the better bulbs can make for a better low beam, or at least comparable to the H1, then I'm sticking with the D2S. I'm actually surprised Matt at TRS seems to like the D2S better (at least he used to, that quote is kinda old and pre dated the V5 version of the H1)...
     
  9. Sep 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    please add your name to the most recent list.
    1. CayucosTacoma- FXR Stage 3 Kit
    2. Parboy - stage 3 mini D2S with halo's
    3. bw504 - FXR Stage III Kit
    4. THP - FXR Stage III Kit
    5. aparks18 - FXR Stage III Kit
    6. DaKingTaco - FXR Stage III Kit
    7. Pugga - Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III kit (possibly halos)
    8. sebassusmc-FXR stage 3 kit
    9. ouyin2000 - FXR Stage III
    10.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Bump, little over 1/3 of the way! :cool:
     
  11. Sep 24, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    im prob gana jump in on this too but im inbetween the H1 and D2s anyone have anymore comparison shots or experience with either install/ operation wise?
     
  12. Sep 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    Check out the link I posted above and there are a lot of reviews and personal opinions on HID Planet. I googled D2S vs. H1 and came up with a lot of great information.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Install for both are about the same in difficulty (simple)...light output is similar but H1 is a bit brighter, D2S has more even lighting
     
  14. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I might even change to a mini stage III kit after reading this, but I'm assuming it doesn't really matter what I list here, as long as I'm committed to a purchase of some kind:)
     
  15. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    That's what I'm banking on. I'm signed up for a kit, I don't know which one I'll get yet and truth be told, as long as you make good on your order so we hit 25 kits, it doesn't matter til the day you place your order.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    exactly what pugga said. doesnt matter which one you want. as long as youre commited
     
  17. Sep 24, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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  18. Sep 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    Well... I can think of about 9 people willing to buy the kit from you :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sep 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    No! i want the discount asap hah
     
  20. Sep 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    OK, I can think of about 8 people that would buy it from you :laughing:
     
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