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Old 07-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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Just trying to get my light game right. I have stock halogens and while i actually like the output, i dont like the yellow color and want a nice white. I was looking at the kit below and wondered if i need anything else.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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The HID kit. I had Mini H1 projectors and the DDM Tuning HID kit. Came out like $110 total.

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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I dont want to be that guy with HIDs inincorrect lights driving aroung blinding poeple, ill leave that to the Hondas. Id buy white halogen bulbs if i found decent ones.
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I dont want to be that guy with HIDs inincorrect lights driving aroung blinding poeple, ill leave that to the Hondas. Id buy white halogen bulbs if i found decent ones.
What are you talking about? Are you retrofitting projectors and using white halogen bulbs?
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Nevermind, i misunderstood your post. I read it as forget projectors and just run an HID kit.

Anyway, will those projectors drop right in factory lights ? Do i need the HID kit for highs too or do i just leave those ?
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Nevermind, i misunderstood your post. I read it as forget projectors and just run an HID kit.

Anyway, will those projectors drop right in factory lights ? Do i need the HID kit for highs too or do i just leave those ?
I know the Mini H1 fits with no modification, not sure about the ones in your link. You dont need HID kit for the high beam, unless you want to.
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Im also looking at these
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I wouldn't go for the retroquik one. If I was to do the retrofit right now I'd probably get the D2S kit that uses the morimoto mini. It simply gives you access to better bulbs. Remember - having projectors is one thing, but having a proper bulb is also important. As for angel eyes, I'll plug Umnitza. I have their Orion V4's, and they work a treat. Had some trouble with shipping since I'm a million lights years away, but everything's good now.
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.U74HlX0pDMI

Just trying to get my light game right. I have stock halogens and while i actually like the output, i dont like the yellow color and want a nice white. I was looking at the kit below and wondered if i need anything else.
That kit is for people with ZKW projectors. So if you have an 03+ sedan you'll likely have ZKW projectors and can use this kit. If you have anything else, or have halogens, there will be some custom cutting/fabrication required. First lets start with what you have now. Show, don't tell
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I wouldn't go for the retroquik one. If I was to do the retrofit right now I'd probably get the D2S kit that uses the morimoto mini. It simply gives you access to better bulbs. Remember - having projectors is one thing, but having a proper bulb is also important. As for angel eyes, I'll plug Umnitza. I have their Orion V4's, and they work a treat. Had some trouble with shipping since I'm a million lights years away, but everything's good now.
AFAIK, the retroquick kit accepts D2S
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I'm probably wrong as I never really looked too heavily into it.

Either way, go for D2S bulbs if you can over H1/H7 OP.
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I have an 02 Sedan. Just standard halogen bulbs, i dont even have projectors.

But in a new development, the socket where my low beam bulb locks into the housing on the drivers side is actually melted where it wont accept the bulb so its kinda just sitting there. Id like the projectors to be as plug and play as possible as i dont want to be sitting there for hours upon hours just to put them in and if i can id like to just put projectors in my stock housings now instead of having to start with new housings to get rid of this melted crap.

What are my options ?
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I have an 02 Sedan. Just standard halogen bulbs, i dont even have projectors.

But in a new development, the socket where my low beam bulb locks into the housing on the drivers side is actually melted where it wont accept the bulb so its kinda just sitting there. Id like the projectors to be as plug and play as possible as i dont want to be sitting there for hours upon hours just to put them in and if i can id like to just put projectors in my stock housings now instead of having to start with new housings to get rid of this melted crap.

What are my options ?
Pretty sure you can get a pair of mini H1s or Mini D2Ss and just "bolt" them in. They physically sit in the stock reflector bowl and there's a big metal nut and nylon washer you put on the other side and you "sandwich" it down. It's not the cleanest install but it will be worlds better than what you have now. your other option is to find a pair of burnt ZKW headlight units (complete) and buy a retroquick kit and they'll bolt right in using bi-xenon projectors.

So to recap, this AFAIK will "bolt" straight into your halogen bowls.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...-3-kit-h1.html


or...

This replaces burnt ZKW projectors units. Remember you need the headlights first.

personally i'd do the second option but it's a pain in the ass to source used headlights probably. Try eBay.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...ghts-only.html

Or you can just buy a pair of Bosch ALs but prepare to spend mega bucks.

These are the EASIEST solutions. There are of course better performing solutions but they take a lot of skill and time (and money) to get working.
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And the ZKW's would be in 03+ Sedans ? Were they standard or optioned ?
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