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Old 04-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #61
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:19 PM   #62
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Didn't I just do that?
not really? you basically posted a thread stating a difference between p46 and oem/rx330. im saying like a step by step guide..
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:59 PM   #63
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It's pretty much all there...

But if you need a step by step, then here:

1) Remove headlights from car
2) Open headlights
3) Start measuring
4) Cut, measure, repeat
5) Mount projectors to headlights
6) Put headlights back together
7) Put headlights back on car
8) Aim - if needed, adjust projector mounts to get alignment/rotation correct
9) When finished, put headlights back together and mount on car forever
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:12 PM   #64
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at people asking for a clearer DIY. it's called a retrofit for a reason lol
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:29 PM   #65
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Where did I leave off? Ok, so school is done, finals are done, job hunt is on! Getting ready for graduation ceremony, but I still have time to tinker.

Here's where we left off: the lights are getting sealed up and ready to go for the buyer, whoever that may be. I did a preliminary final test fit to see that everything was ready and noticed:



Driver side:


Passenger side:


Gasp! The rotation is still not where I want them to be.

With a little bit of tweaking and a lot of cursing, here's where they are:







High beams:


And on the car, they look like this:


Taking into consideration the weird bowing nature of the RX330 cutoff, I'd say these are done.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #66
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:08 PM   #67
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how are fx-r and morimoto projectors? lookin to do a retrofit with one of these two
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:31 PM   #68
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FXR and Morimoto mini H1 are both aftermarket options. FXR was developed by TRS as a replica of the OEM Infiniti projectors but they have their faults. Morimoto projectors also have their faults but many choose them because of ease of install.

They're both good options if you cannot a) be bothered with a retrofit (choose Morimoto) or b) if you can't be bothered with hunting down OEM projectors to retrofit. Obviously OEM AL headlights will be easier to install, but the challenge of retrofitting better projectors is fun for some.
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im on the retrofitsource and it seems like the fxr's are better. How different is the install from the fxr's?
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:43 PM   #70
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It depends on your skill level and how comfortable you feel about cutting your lights.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:52 PM   #71
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truue. i think i might give it a shot
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Some good info in here.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:57 AM   #73
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Is it just me or is the p46/RX330 combo a whole lot sharper looking than the bosch-AL/zkw-r lens combo??
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #74
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Sooooo, since the rx330 retrofits are completed: how much did you want to sell the set for? I'm not an engineer but am great friends with a few and am very impressed with your distinct focus on the minuet details. Thanks for all your information so far and all of the updates and posts continuing to help out noobs and veterans alike!!
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Should I just stick with my original halogen. Replace the lens and bulb and call it a day? I was thinking about p46...
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:13 PM   #76
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All images are gone, could you please re-upload?
Also, you experimented the unmodified Depo P46, not Umnitza Projector46 with FRX retrofit, right?
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I experimented with the regular Depo P46 headlights. These are the same headlights that all the vendors hock as being HID ready - which clearly they are not.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:02 PM   #79
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Nice write up
BUT i cant see pictures

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:50 PM   #80
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I have uploaded the pictures to my Picasa account. Pictures are in no particular order. Here's the link:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1030039...6RX330Retrofit

Let me know if the link doesn't work...
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