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Round 9 - HID Projector Retrofit Group Buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by ambiguous, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. Aug 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    the coupon is live: R9TacomaWorld25


    25% off:

    FX-R Stage III/IV
    Mini H1 Stage III
    Mini D2S Stage III
    Lexus RX-AFS Stage III/IV

    Gogogogogo!
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    Got a reply from Andrew @ The Retrofit Source and round 9 is a go. Link to 4runner forum thread: http://www.toyota-4runner.org/5th-g...projector-retrofit-group-buy-tacomaworld.html

    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/index.php

    Here's the basic if we want to get this round 8 going.

    -Stage III OR Stage IV complete kits
    -no CBI's/SVS discount
    -25 orders = 25% off
    -ships when 25 orders are completed
    -discount code will be posted once 4runner and tacomaworld forum has listed 25 people committing to buy

    info posted by buzzardsgottaeat
    A lot of people get the mini (H1 or D2S) because they're easiest to install

    FX-Rs are better quality but require free hand cutting of your light housing and a slightly more difficult aiming/securing process.

    Blazers are for fogs, you have to cut/rig it up custom, no plug n play or bake n reseal there.

    H4 headlights
    H10 fogs (H11 for 2012s) are the sizes you need and the harness will be the H4/9003 iirc

    H1 has been deemed a little brighter while D2S more even output. Most go with the H1 simply because its brighter but don't consider other factors. Matt and the guys at TRS mostly favor the D2S and I also like to point out that the larger shrouds fill our headlights better than the mini H1 and there is a greater selection.

    3000k is yellowish and good for fogs for its ability to cut through adverse weather

    4300k is like sunlight or stock color headlights and has the highest lumen count (brightest) of the available options

    5000k will be whiter and is the highest TRS recommends.
    6000k is also very white with a tiny bit more blue

    Any higher temp is stupid because you lose light output and fatigue your eyes and others.

    I always say 4300k is the way to go but can see how white/5000k has an appeal

    The upside to a projector retrofit vs cheap hid bulbs in your stock light housing is mainly that it is higher quality and has a clean cut off line.

    I can't think of anything else off the top of my head but that should be a good starting point for anyone who wants to start researching these.

    please add your name to the most recent list.
    1.ambiguous - Morimoto Mini (D2S) STAGE III KIT
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    Keep in mind it doesn't really matter what kit you get, right now we just need the members that are committing to buy, once we complete the 25 TRS will give us the coupon code and we can use that 25% coupon code for any of the stage III or stage IV kits.

    Picture below is omac5's FX-R retrofit. (let me know if you want picture taken down)

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  2. Aug 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    I need to learn more as I know nothing about lighting.

    The group buy is for the Bi-Xenon FX-R, Lexus RX-AFS, or the Morimoto mini kits? :confused:

    I'm lost.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Group buy is for any complete stage 3 or better kit from what I've gathered in past. The ones you listed should all be included in the group buy although I have not seen a retrofit with the Lexus projectors yet. The more popular options are the FX-R and Morimoto mini kits.

    The Morimoto kit will be easier to install, but the light pattern won't be as nice as the FX-R kit (it will still be pretty damn good though).

    There is a little bit of a debate over which is better between the Morimoto Mini H1 vs. D2S kit. The H1 kit is supposedly brighter but the D2S kit has more even light across the width of the beam.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Got it, thanks.

    The person I'm having do the actual retrofit recommends the Morimoto mini H1 35w 5000k.

    Very white, but not blue at all, correct?
     
  6. Aug 14, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    Damn, although i do like my d2s i would really like the fxr's or better. MOre money gonna b leavin my wallet i guess
     
  7. Aug 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Yeah, that's pretty accurate. I've got the 5K in my motorcycle and that's a fair assessment of their color, very white. 6K will put you into the more bluish range.

    The H1's seem to create more of a hot spot across the cutoff so you end up with a brighter section of light. The D2S seem to more evenly spread the light across the beam pattern. People swear by either one so it comes down to personal preference. Check out HIDplanet or google D2S vs H1 and you'll find some good pictures showing the difference.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Cool. Thank you.
     
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    fx-r all the way best quality although the minis are almost as good as the fx-r
     
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    FX-R's are the best quality that's readily available and relatively easy to install. Not even close to the best all around when you start looking at some of the other projectors. The others take a lot more work to install though and can be hard to find (and pricey when you do find them).
     
  12. Aug 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Thanks for the help ambiguous!
    Interested in the BI-XENON MORIMOTO MINI STAGE III KIT (D2S) 5,000K
     
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    wow another one :)
     
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    :cool:

     
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    Wat?

    I'm assuming I should order the H1 relay kit. Right?
     
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    Are you doing the retrofit?
     
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    oh nada... jerez doing your retro?? :D

    not i hehe... or not that i am aware of:p
     
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    Si guey. Dafaq did you know that? lol

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