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Old 05-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #21
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Yea man I was going to rate the thread 5 stars but by accident I put 1. Sorry
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #22
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WOW that looks great! I was definitely expecting you do be just sticking some HID's in your halogen bowls, lol. This will definitely help people who want to convert to HID's the right way on a budget.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #23
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Fantastic write up man! This is exactly what I was looking for as far as a HID upgrade DIY.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #24
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Yea man I was going to rate the thread 5 stars but by accident I put 1. Sorry
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WOW that looks great! I was definitely expecting you do be just sticking some HID's in your halogen bowls, lol. This will definitely help people who want to convert to HID's the right way on a budget.
thanks, pnp hid's without proper projection annoys me, especially when they are driving towards me

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Fantastic write up man! This is exactly what I was looking for as far as a HID upgrade DIY.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #25
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Thanks for the amazing write up. I plan on doing this when ever i get a little spending money!! and do you know the difference between the extend and regular shrouds

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Old 05-07-2011, 10:22 PM   #26
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Thanks for the amazing write up. I plan on doing this when ever i get a little spending money!! and do you know the difference between the extend and regular shrouds

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i think the extended shroud does not have the flat top and its all round, and i believe its larger in diameter...
but for bi-xenon this guide is extremly useful!

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:05 PM   #27
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Extended does, for a fact (c'mon, let me be right for once lol), have a flat top. It's just not as pronounced. The overall diameter of the shroud is larger, so you can hide more stuff behind it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:20 PM   #28
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lol ^^ ok sir you are correct =D listen to him!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #29
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Extended does, for a fact (c'mon, let me be right for once lol), have a flat top. It's just not as pronounced. The overall diameter of the shroud is larger, so you can hide more stuff behind it.
So which one do you think would look better? And would the extend fit since it has a bigger diameter.
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Get the regular one. Extended will likely not fit in the headlight properly.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #31
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Nice retrofit, definitely a great alternative for people who want something better than P46s without spending the coin for OEM. Does anyone know if the D2S morimotos be retrofitted as easily?
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the D2S is bigger at the bulb area, i doubt it would fit.
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thanks guys, and yea the d2s morimotos wont fit unless you do some trimming but if your already gonna trim your headlights might as well go all the way and do the fx=r instead right? =P
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thanks guys, and yea the d2s morimotos wont fit unless you do some trimming but if your already gonna trim your headlights might as well go all the way and do the fx=r instead right? =P
That's a shame. Doesn't really matter to me since I've got OEM HIDs, but I've got a couple buddies that would like to do HID retrofits, and the ease of this retrofit makes it pretty trivial. D2S woulda been nice just so Philips and Osram bulbs could be used
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actually, i think the morimoto d2s might be able to fit fine if ou knock out the h7 adapter plate from the housing, i forgot the h1 mini had quite a bit of gap in the opening after i took out the plate...so it might fit, the d2s isnt really all that much bigger...someone try? lol
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Thank you very much for sharing this DIY.
Please forgive me if it was covered here on a different post. I have a 2000 touring (pre-face on the sedan???) with halogen set up. This DIY project can be done on mine, correct?
Iím thinking on going with the mini kit http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...2vtq87dqn0s5jg and get all the needed parts (bulbs and ballast, etc) with just one vendor. I know it will exceed the budget as intended in the write-up but I do not trust DDM - to many negative remarks on multiple forums. I also want to get it done in a one stop-shop.
How hard is it to align the lights to the proper aim?
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How do I paint my high beam halogen yellow?
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Thank you very much for sharing this DIY.
Please forgive me if it was covered here on a different post. I have a 2000 touring (pre-face on the sedan???) with halogen set up. This DIY project can be done on mine, correct?
Iím thinking on going with the mini kit http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...2vtq87dqn0s5jg and get all the needed parts (bulbs and ballast, etc) with just one vendor. I know it will exceed the budget as intended in the write-up but I do not trust DDM - to many negative remarks on multiple forums. I also want to get it done in a one stop-shop.
How hard is it to align the lights to the proper aim?
yep you can use any parts you want. and as far as aligning them, i think sillieidiot might have a link on how to align them, i lost the link =/ sorry couldnt post it up. i will try to see if i can find it again

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krylon stain glass yellow paint....use light even coats
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Why H1 HIDs? and is there an error. i was going to buy the OEM or DEPO lights but now i wont, im doing this in a few weeks. need to get all the facts straight first.
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