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Old 11-26-2012, 03:23 PM   #661
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If you guys are debating if to do the retro buy the parts now since some are on sale.


- HID Kit (another member here has this kit, no bulb out warning, no dash flickering) - $32 shipped US

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260561192283...84.m1439.l2649

Then from TRS

Morimoto mini version 5, e46 shrouds and centric rings for $115.

You can use coupon code TRSgiving10 and it will be $103.50 + shipping which is $10 for USPS.

$146 for an entire projector retrofit...
Sorry for being really big noob but how did you get the price to 115 before the coupon code? I add the e46 shrouds and projector and its 130 before taxes? and are the extended shrouds needed? thanks in advance i'm trying to buy this before the sale is over.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #662
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Sorry for being really big noob but how did you get the price to 115 before the coupon code? I add the e46 shrouds and projector and its 130 before taxes? and are the extended shrouds needed? thanks in advance i'm trying to buy this before the sale is over.
I think if you contact TRS they will exchange the shrouds it comes with for the e46-r free. Make sure you don't get the premium ones. The value ones I received were practically new. No physical damage.

Before coupon it's $105.(trsgiving10). After, the price is $94.50 before tax and shipping.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #663
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^ You also need the centric rings for $10







Still working on how to wire it to a separate switch. They also point down a bit but I'm not sure to how to raise them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #664
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^ You also need the centric rings for $10







Still working on how to wire it to a separate switch. They also point down a bit but I'm not sure to how to raise them.
I didn't realize they are sold separately now. I remembered mine included the ring.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #665
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I thought it said the shrouds came with the centric rings? I placed my order earlier big thanks for helping me out guys.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #666
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Yea, I put in the order for shrouds and the rings. Maybe because I didn't buy my projectors from TRS thats why they didn't come with a shroud or ring. Just call and double check. You can try to ask to substitute the shrouds the projectors come with for the E46R value ones.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:08 PM   #667
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got shipping info today, projectors will be here by the end of the week!! AHHH so excited
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #668
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I totally want to do this when I have the cash, like, next year lol

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #669
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Easy, do $40 that you would spend on each child x 4 = $160 = projector retrofit, happiness and profit
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Will be doing this very soon. Jake (and everyone else), how do you like the Xentec HID kit?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #671
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I would also like to know about the Xentec kits. Lots of members here seem to like them but reviews I've read are kinda 50/50 and I'm wondering if the ballasts from TRS are worth the extra dough.

Also, this may be a stupid question, but if I plan on doing this to my stock halogen housings with the Morimoto H1s and plan on doing angel eyes at the same time which option should I choose? Some sites for AE have options for Xenon or Halogen housings. Not sure what exactly I need in that department.

Any help on this would be appreciated and thanks in advance to all on this great forum.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #672
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I would also like to know about the Xentec kits. Lots of members here seem to like them but reviews I've read are kinda 50/50 and I'm wondering if the ballasts from TRS are worth the extra dough.

Also, this may be a stupid question, but if I plan on doing this to my stock halogen housings with the Morimoto H1s and plan on doing angel eyes at the same time which option should I choose? Some sites for AE have options for Xenon or Halogen housings. Not sure what exactly I need in that department.

Any help on this would be appreciated and thanks in advance to all on this great forum.

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Cant help you on xentec quality. Never used them. But I would try them, for that amount even if you are not satisfied you can use them in your fog's(with different bulbs). I am using DDM digital slim kit with D2S bulbs(because I did the OEM bixenon housing and projector retrofit). Has been almost a year, working without a hic up. If it craps out, I will give xentec kit a try with philips OSRAM bulbs.

You have to order angel eyes (corona rings) for halogens as you are still using halogen bowls.
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Decided to pull the trigger on the Mini H1 Projectors and E46-R shrouds from TRS, as well as the HID kit from link provided by Solidjake. Pretty excited for what's in store for this lighting upgrade! All should go well.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #674
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If you guys are debating if to do the retro buy the parts now since some are on sale.


- HID Kit (another member here has this kit, no bulb out warning, no dash flickering) - $32 shipped US

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260561192283...84.m1439.l2649

Then from TRS

Morimoto mini version 5, e46 shrouds and centric rings for $115.

You can use coupon code TRSgiving10 and it will be $103.50 + shipping which is $10 for USPS.

$146 for an entire projector retrofit...
Is that his working out good I might place the order for the h1??
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #675
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Cant help you on xentec quality. Never used them. But I would try them, for that amount even if you are not satisfied you can use them in your fog's(with different bulbs). I am using DDM digital slim kit with D2S bulbs(because I did the OEM bixenon housing and projector retrofit). Has been almost a year, working without a hic up. If it craps out, I will give xentec kit a try with philips OSRAM bulbs.

You have to order angel eyes (corona rings) for halogens as you are still using halogen bowls.
Thanks I was wondering about as we'll
Also pretty much to order everything I need is on the 1st page?.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #676
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So basically this is a good way to get HIDs if you're on a budget? What are the best HIDs to get and how much do they run?
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #677
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Best are FXR projectors , around $150 with a real high quality ballast like Philips which is around $200 and osram cbi bulbs. That is lighting heaven.
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Okay, would you recommend purchasing a kit from uminitza or piecing it all together? I feel like we've been through this...
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #679
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Umnitza and TRS sell the projectors. The best h1 bulb if you want to pay 70 is the XB1 from TRS. ballast you can get the xentec if you're on a budget
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My eBay headlights just came in today. Not worth installing them, right? As for price difference between Umnitza/TRS and piecing it all together, is it big?
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