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Old 10-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #151
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when you say time consuming, how long did it take? (hours? days?)
Hours. It took me probably about 8-10 hours.
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Hey Craig,

Sorry for all the questions; I think you mentioned that you baked them one at a time and tried to pry them open individually? Did you sit them on anything (tray, foil) when you put them in the oven? Or you just sat the housing on the grill as is? Also, you painted some of your Chrome parts black - which paint did you use? Were you worried about condensation/droplets after opening the housing? (I know it's not exactly air-tight), but just curious... Thanks for all the info!
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Hey Craig,

Sorry for all the questions; I think you mentioned that you baked them one at a time and tried to pry them open individually? Did you sit them on anything (tray, foil) when you put them in the oven? Or you just sat the housing on the grill as is? Also, you painted some of your Chrome parts black - which paint did you use? Were you worried about condensation/droplets after opening the housing? (I know it's not exactly air-tight), but just curious... Thanks for all the info!
Its cool. I like to help out when I can.

I just set each headlight on the rack in the oven. One at a time. I had some condensation because I didn't evenly place the new adhesive in one spot correctly. So I just corrected it and reheated to reseal it and its fine now.

I used Krylon Fusion For Plastic-Stain Black. You can get it at Wal-Mart
http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-2421-Fu.../dp/B000C0158E
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #154
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Amazing result Craig, I'm seriously thinking on this work.
You used Morimoto Mini because of size or you think a larger model will fit? There is also a problem in lenght?
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Amazing result Craig, I'm seriously thinking on this work.
You used Morimoto Mini because of size or you think a larger model will fit? There is also a problem in lenght?
I used the Morimoto Mini kit because it offered relatively easy installation because of the threaded end. Its was also a size I was comfortable with as I was traveling down a dark untraveled road with this project. I think there is about an inch of clearance from the lens to the lens on the projector. The bigger projectors will not work unless you plan on cutting into the reflectors.

The Morimoto Mini kit also offered a great value. I wanted to keep the cost down without sacrificing quality. That makes this kit an affordable alternative to the Factory Projector lights for now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #156
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I used the Morimoto Mini kit because it offered relatively easy installation because of the threaded end.
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The bigger projectors will not work unless you plan on cutting into the reflectors.
So you didnt cut the reflector? You made a thread in the original hole for the alogen lamp?
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no, the "threaded end" sticks through the hole that the halogen bulb did, its like a perfect fit, then theres a silicone right you put on, nut, then lock nut that twist onto the threads of the projector. it just attaches perfectly to the original housing, and then you can either drill a small hole for the solenoid (high beam control) wires, or just run them through the back as well. and if it's done right, you should barely have to, if at all, aim the lights again, and they will be stuck right in exactly how the halogen bulb was. the morimoto minis from TRS are a perfect fit for the focus, no doubt
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Wow this is great.
The weight of the projector requires another fix point? For example a lower support between housing and projector? To avoid oscillations or breakage at the mounting point?
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not that i've seen in my research of doing this. just make sure you get the lock nut tight as crap. my research has been for an mk1, but i cant imagine its too different other than bulb size really. ask the guys at TRS, theyll get you the best you can buy for the cheapest. easy to work with, and super sweet dudes.
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This is F-ing sick... damn I wish I had some patience.
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