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LikwidZX5 08-11-2012 04:58 PM

My first retrofit w/ pics
 
So for a while now I've hated the output of my headlights. I thought about doing the whole HID in the stock housing thing, but saw how everyone bashes that and how my light output will be worse and blah blah blah. So I did my research and decided that if I'm gonna go HID, I might as well go all the way and do it right. So I got a spare set of headlights and transformed them from this...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/c5128c7d.jpg

to something a million times better and another reason to make my car as unique as possible. this...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/0fa0eca8.jpg

I haven't had the pleasure of driving at night yet, but here's a shot of the output of the 5000K bulbs from about 10ft away.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/7ed694bb.jpg

I wanted to do the demon eye setup, but again, after some research, I opted not to and just painted the shields inside the projector red.

shields out:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/95ec57cc.jpg

projector with shields in:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/a2894ec3.jpg

So at least now, when there's light shining into the projectors, they'll light up red and still be legal, keep the cops off my back, and I won't feel like I wasted money on something I can only enjoy while I'm parked... at night.

If anyone is looking into doing a retrofit, the Morimoto Mini H1 projectors are really easy kit to install. After getting the headlights open, it only took trimming the bulb holder ring to fit an adapter piece and opening up the slit where the bulb shield sits to allow the wires for the shield to run through(see pic)

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...lectorbowl.jpg

and trimming the rubber cover over the headlight housing to fit the rubber grommet that the new wiring runs through

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/6722ac49.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/3cda1006.jpg

The projector just bolts into the place where the headlight bulb originally sits
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/85e92614.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/623cc8b7.jpg

After that, if you're like me and want as much of a factory look as possible, you'll buy a shroud that's too big for the reflector bowl, but fills it in nicely, you'll have to trim the shroud to fit.

Total cost of parts and materials was a little over $300

One last thing... pic of them fired up on the car...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...a/dd81d20e.jpg

Dailyfocus 08-11-2012 09:34 PM

That is so sick man. I need to do this to my extra set of lights. I cant wait to see these in person.

LiciouzSVT 08-11-2012 09:36 PM

That looks schmexy! Nice work bro!

S0C0nFused 08-12-2012 03:48 AM

I was dropping off the screwdriver I accidentally pilfered during the hood install, and Andre gave me a prevue. I want to alert every 06-07 owner how well these Morimoto Mini H1 projectors fit the stock reflectors. Great job! Guess I am going to have to invent an excuse to come see them in person.
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02fordsvt 08-12-2012 06:56 AM

That is awesome man. Great work.

duggerh 08-12-2012 01:22 PM

Good Work!
Duggerh

p0sitivevibez 08-16-2012 10:42 AM

Awesome! Those Morimotos were made for ease of use.

LikwidZX5 08-16-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by p0sitivevibez (Post 4308484)
Awesome! Those Morimotos were made for ease of use.

yeah, they were definitely well engineered thats for sure.

ecmxracer289 08-20-2012 12:36 AM

Sweet!! Just did mine too...http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...71529364_n.jpg

LikwidZX5 08-20-2012 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ecmxracer289 (Post 4313488)

Looks good!


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