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ViperThreat 08-09-2011 06:29 PM

Making the best headlights attempt #2
 
Bit of a read, and a how-too if you all are interested. Not too in depth, but i still have the other headlight to do today, so ill try to get more shots of the process.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2000-2004-FOR...osP!~~60_3.JPG

I picked up a set of these headlights about a month ago, and hooked them up after my attempt at making my own bi-xenon headlights failed. The output on these is pretty horrid, even aimed correctly, the light didnt throw much past 30' in front of the car.

So, finally getting the right parts in from Theretrofitsource.com, i set to making some changes.

Step 1: remove headlight and prepare for retrofit
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%281%29.jpg

Step 2: Heat in oven, and pop off headlight lens.
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%282%29.jpg

Step 3: Remove old projector revealing mounting spot for new HID projector.
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%283%29.jpg

This is where i stopped taking pictures, but in effect, i pulled out the halogen projector, and replaced it with the bi-xenon projector.. I had to drill new holes, but it didnt take much work to make them fit.


EXTRA BONUS: I took the halogen reflector, and cut out the cut-off plate. I then took out the reflector high-beam bit, and replaced it with the open halogen projector. Now, with simple lowbeams, the bi-xenons throw great output, but when i throw the high beams on, the bi-xenons pull out their cutoff plate, and the halogen projectors come on as well. The output from one light alone is stunning.


A few other mods i did while i was at it was to disable the two leds between the halos on the housing itself. Not only did it darken the front end of the car, it made the halos look that much meaner.

End result: (night pix coming soon)
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%284%29.jpg


More Pics to come as i do the other!

stilix 08-10-2011 12:09 AM

Looks clean Richard. Can't wait to see night pics.

FuhFuh Focus 08-10-2011 12:35 AM

Good work.

In for night and output pics.

ViperThreat 08-10-2011 03:02 AM

wish granted:

my cell-phone camera doesnt really do it justice, but the output is awesome. Then i hit the high-beams, and its like angels descending from heaven.

Beams off, driving lights only:
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%285%29.jpg

Low beams only:
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%286%29.jpg

High beams + fogs:
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%287%29.jpg

low beams + fogs POV: (car is parked at an angle, plus lights are angled slightly)
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%288%29.jpg

high beams + fogs POV:
http://projectfirefly.us/Car%20Stuff...%20%289%29.jpg

Sadly, my phones camera automatically adjusts the brightness of the picture for more clarity, so you cant see how epicly bright these are. But i assure you, the output DWARFS that of every car on my block combined.

sleepyboy 08-10-2011 03:31 AM

Just don't blind the space station in orbit lol. Nice retrofit!!

FuhFuh Focus 08-10-2011 11:37 AM

Awesome what bulbs are you running in the lo's?

rambleon84 08-10-2011 12:25 PM

The angle on the lows looks a little off (probably due to what you said) but the cutoff looks clean. retro fit ftw

ViperThreat 08-10-2011 05:34 PM

^^ im going to work on leveling them up today, they are close, but i want them perfect.


The bulbs are 4300k on the bi-xenons.

rambleon84 08-11-2011 01:49 PM

time to update this shot [;)]
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/i...ine=1286847697

Blue5ive 08-11-2011 03:02 PM

Nice. I am getting those same lights and was looking to do the same. Which kit did you get from the retrofit source? Would help immensely in being sure of getting the right one.

Thanks


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