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Old 06-24-2010, 09:09 AM   #21
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^ Not sure if they ever had a HID option for the inner from factory? Doubt it. We don't get flickering problems on the inner...
I don't think they had it from the factory either, but I can't figure out what that "additional xenon" option in the retrofit section would be otherwise. Good to know that there's no flickering issue on the inner, I just might end up doing this sometime this summer.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #22
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added 3 more pics, both sides completed, look out for aiming and compled pics!
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:22 AM   #23
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ooh look at all the love I'm getting for my project

Just a mini update for yall, the shrouds have been JB-welded which was the final step...

I am waiting for that to dry, and new bulbs and it shall be complete!
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #24
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #25
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You've got some mad retrofit skills
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:58 PM   #26
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looks awesome, very impressive . The only slight thing that bothers me is the way the fx-r projector sits so far back...but no biggie
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:43 PM   #27
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looks awesome, very impressive . The only slight thing that bothers me is the way the fx-r projector sits so far back...but no biggie
This is true, I thought this at first, but after getting the whole assembly together I quite like the definition from how far out the Hi beam projector is compared to the sunk in look of the low beam.

but to each their own.
now if snowcat would post the pictures of them completely installed!
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #28
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but to each their own.
now if snowcat would post the pictures of them completely installed!
I LOVE the stepped look. More definition.

It's my friggin birthday, I've already sanded a bit of your bumper, bondo'd a hole, and now I'm posting pics of YOUR car! Definition of douche! Douche!





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Old 06-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #29
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What do you think the end cost will be? Can you retain bixenon functionality? I'd love to increase my lighting even more (although w/ the bixenons+halogen highs, my current setup is probably the brightest I've seen so far)

Regarding the question about bixenon functionality.
In my situation, I had OEM Halogens, so no OEM Bixenon.

If your car came stock with OEM Bi-Xenon it would be a simple plug and play so function like your current setup, but instead of Bixenon+Halogen highs it would be Bixenon+Projector with altered cutoff highs.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:12 PM   #30
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This is true, I thought this at first, but after getting the whole assembly together I quite like the definition from how far out the Hi beam projector is compared to the sunk in look of the low beam.

but to each their own.
now if snowcat would post the pictures of them completely installed!
Yeah i guess id have to see em in person, sometimes pics dont do any justice, the finished pics however look sweet, def a top of the line lighting set up
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Here are some pictures of the final project installed!

Cutoff pictures to come!













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quads look so mean
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #33
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oh that looks sooo clean.. wow good job...
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #34
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lol my car is always in the background with the trunk up. Weird.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #35
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Man I'm so jealous of that cutoff, heres mine for comparison



I think I'll try a clear lens to improve the cutoff and some shield modifications to get some better color. I don't really feel like modifying my housings for aftermarket projectors...
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:58 AM   #36
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Update!

They're in an e46 M3 now! Loaded silver with red interior!

After some programming, turning off the corner lights, daytime running light disable, fogs allowed to be on with highbeam, and bixenon + halogen inner (we need this for the quad projector)....





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Old 07-09-2010, 05:07 PM   #37
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great retrofit>> how did you wire the ballast into the projectors? is it oem or aftermarket?
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:53 PM   #38
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The OEM ballast is used for the low beam. which is just moving the bulb from the OEM projector to the new FXR projector.

For the Hi Beam projector, I have Ballasts from DDM just mounted in the engine bay.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #39
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OMG I soo want this done on my car!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:34 AM   #40
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So i'm looking to attempt this on my M, but my question is, how'd you get it done and keep the auto-leveling? www.Lightwerkz.com charges line $600+ for this kind of setup, and you got it done for under $200 ( all us currency ) .. im a DIY, and can do this, just need a M writeup ^_^ ..
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