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Re: HID Projectors???

anyone have any ideas?
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:57 AM
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anyone have any ideas?
I was searching around yesterday about this.

It doesn't look that difficult as long as you take your time and go slow. seems like something you'll want to play out in your head about 1,000 times before you actually begin. Think through EVERYTHING and I believe you'd be okay.

They sell everything you'd need to retrofit a set of projectors;
http://store.theretrofitsource.com/index.php

Pretty good write-up
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...d.php?t=233624

Some good information about projection lenses
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CCYQ9QEwBA

Rough estimates:

New factory halogen reflector headlamps - $100
Lexus RX-AFS / TSX-R Hybrid Projectors - $170
New DS1 HID Bulbs - $50
Shrouds/materials/parts - $70 or less
Re-sell extra set of headlamps - ($80)
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Re: HID Projectors???

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I was searching around yesterday about this.

It doesn't look that difficult as long as you take your time and go slow. seems like something you'll want to play out in your head about 1,000 times before you actually begin. Think through EVERYTHING and I believe you'd be okay.

They sell everything you'd need to retrofit a set of projectors;
http://store.theretrofitsource.com/index.php

Pretty good write-up
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...d.php?t=233624

Some good information about projection lenses
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CCYQ9QEwBA

Rough estimates:

New factory halogen reflector headlamps - $100
Lexus RX-AFS / TSX-R Hybrid Projectors - $170
New DS1 HID Bulbs - $50
Shrouds/materials/parts - $70 or less
Re-sell extra set of headlamps - ($80)
I nominate you to do this
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Re: HID Projectors???

^^ X2. matt, go go go ! lol
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^^ X2. matt, go go go ! lol
haha, I've been itching for a new project... stereo or retrofit projectors are the top two on my list... well they are the list, lol.

It's something I'd like to do far more research on for sure. But I'll read some here and there and then see if I feel up to it. The only thing that sucks is that I'd be pioneering this. If I can't get it to work, then I'm out a set of headlamps ($100), probably only get 80% value re-selling the projectors and of course out whatever cost in materials I use. Not too bad and I am very confident that I could get this done correctly.
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several have done this. I saw one on JU not too long ago.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:47 AM
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several have done this. I saw one on JU not too long ago.
w00t! I'll have to dig those up! That'll definitely make it easier!
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Re: HID Projectors???

Couple links:

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Re: HID Projectors???

if i could get something mocked up on my junk headlamp id love to do it.. then id just be out the cost of the projectors
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Re: HID Projectors???

interesting idea. wonder if it would cost more than to buy the hid projectors that are oem
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interesting idea. wonder if it would cost more than to buy the hid projectors that are oem
For the 05-07 guys that wanted to not have to buy the 08+ bumper to match up with the contour of the headlights, I'm sure it would be.

All depends on what kind of projectors you decide to retrofit, and how cheaply you can get them.
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Re: HID Projectors???

ahhhhh yes very true!!! i forgot about that!
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