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Old 11-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Projector retrofit ??!?!?

What are the best fx-r projector to retrofit on our headlights ?? I'm doing this maybe by next weekend but I need to know what are the best one Nd the ones that will fit the best ...
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Check mine out. I think they're one of the best complete package looking headlights as a whole. I don't see too many people with the same head light combination
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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FX-R are great projectors.. they fit great; however, fitment depends on how good you can align them.. morimoto are probably easier because of their smaller size..
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What version of fx-r they are different type are they not?
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You live in Atlanta. Theretrofitsource's office is here. Stop by and chat with them.
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That's where I'm thinking of buying the projector. I have order things from them before ..
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I recommend these, they are complete replacements and fully assembled, however you just have to figure out how to use the wiring correctly to hook them up. It took me about 2-3 hrs and I had to improvise with the Angel Eyes. It is tough to hook them up unless you connect them to your regular headlights. I did this because I use my headlights and fog lights whenever I drive so they are always on.

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I already have oem headlights I just want some better projectors ... Depo are not the best out here ...
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I already have oem headlights I just want some better projectors ... Depo are not the best out here ...
Really? I'm surprised. I haven't had any problems. I got them in January so I guess it hasn't been that long but what problems are in store for me?
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Really? I'm surprised. I haven't had any problems. I got them in January so I guess it hasn't been that long but what problems are in store for me?
the problem with depo headlights is the cutoff, cheap projectors.. I assume you came from halogen to depo xenon, so you'll see some improvement; however, FXR or similar xenon hid projectors have better output, and better cut off that's is not even comparable to oem projectors.. but you'll have to see it to believe it..
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the problem with depo headlights is the cutoff, cheap projectors.. I assume you came from halogen to depo xenon, so you'll see some improvement; however, FXR or similar xenon hid projectors have better output, and better cut off that's is not even comparable to oem projectors.. but you'll have to see it to believe it..
Oh wow I didn't know they weren't that great. I did have halogens and I thought my new ones were the greatest. I probably won't upgrade though because I have many more upgrades I want to do first.
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Sorry for the delayed response. I believe the headlight style is called the euro style. What i like, which you can buy separate and just add it on, is the headlight shroud (i think thats what it's called). It covers the high beam side of the headlight and instead of being the rings styling, this one makes it look like the end of a barrel of a machine gun. Why couldn't it be standard on our cars? Those ring style are just plain and don't go well with the car
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