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lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 06:24 AM
I just bought some with the shrouds to make it look nice along with new Philips bulbs , some new pilot h4 headlights, the h4 harness and i already had some Denso slim ballasts. Its going to be a tight fit. I already hope to have them done this weekend and ill post the finished results.

Galcobar
09-08-2011, 06:31 AM
H4 bulbs are halogens, which don't need a ballast. Please tell me you're not stuffing HID bulbs into the standard housings?

Doowstados
09-08-2011, 06:35 AM
H4 bulbs are halogens, which don't need a ballast. Please tell me you're not stuffing HID bulbs into the standard housings?

This. The standard housings will blind the hell out of everyone if they aren't modified properly to muffle the reflective surfaces.

lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 08:37 AM
C'mon guys lol http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=101&osCsid=8133dmmguvcq3kt3bhd2ddtrej5c81ld im doing this shit the correct way :)

lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 08:51 AM
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?32932-S13-240sx-H6054-retrofit.-FX-R-Apolo-shroud-glass-lense&highlight=h6054

Doowstados
09-08-2011, 08:53 AM
C'mon guys lol http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=101&osCsid=8133dmmguvcq3kt3bhd2ddtrej5c81ld im doing this shit the correct way :)

Just buying the correct projector means nothing... If your plan is to cut a hole in the back of your lamps, pull the bulb in there out and put these in it's place, it will be dangerous.

You need to do some other work to the housing itself first. The reflective surfaces inside it will make this project dangerous.

allTRACway
09-08-2011, 10:27 AM
agreed a projector headlight uses the lense of the projector to spread the light across the road and the extra reflectiveness of the housing could end up causing the beam to scatter and cause the other drivers to become blinded. correct me if im wrong

Galcobar
09-08-2011, 11:04 AM
Installing a projector into an H4 housing isn't necessarily going to produce problems, depending upon the geometry of the assembly. If the projector is set so that only its lens protrudes into the rear of the reflector housing then the potential for uncontrolled glare is great. If the projector module is instead mounted deep into the housing, so there is minimal space between the projector lens and the housing lens, then glare is much less of a concern. That said, there's a reason why the proper way to do it is to disassemble the housings; it gives you the opportunity to deal with the interior of the housing, and to better mount the projectors.

Hope those housings you purchased are quality, as the rear of the cheap housings tend to be too weak to support a projector module, particularly the larger bi-xenon ones.

FX-R doesn't seem to have the best reputation. You might consider sourcing a set of TL or TSX projectors, as they're considered among the best HID modules on the road today and the TL are bi-xenon. Of course, they do come with a higher price tag and need a deeper mounting space.

lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 01:35 PM
I did tons of research on this. What i learned is..... The fx-r's is one of the best bi-xenon projectors made. Countless people on hid planet agree :) The acura TL's prjectors are the best but are huge. The tsx or s2k are very good projectors but don't offer high beams. The projectors i bought are enclosed so no light gets out from the side and if light does happen to get out in some miracle, the shrouds i bought also will keep that light in because the shrouds cover the surrounding area of the projector. The Philips bulbs are the best oem bulbs and produce the least heat especially since im using stock 35w Denso slim ballasts. The only thing the h4 housing are doing is protecting the projector and holding it in place. The projector controls all of the light. The housings i bought have a plastic shield so that keeps the light cut off the sharpest and glass shields distort the cut off. Oh yeah, I am going to remove the housing's shield to install the projectors.

lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 03:05 PM
Here are the comparisons on some. I bought the replica fx http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/content.php?2-Bi-Xenon-Output-Comparison-TL-E55-Murano-FX-IS-e46-LR3

Doowstados
09-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Meh, whatever. As long as you adjust it so it doesn't blind the living hell out of anyone who drives by, then it doesn't matter. Be sure to post before/after pictures.

lalojamesliz
09-08-2011, 04:33 PM
Ha ha ha sure ill post pics. Btw im loving the look of your wheels! I want to get something with that same type of style :)

bzdweezy
09-08-2011, 06:18 PM
Good responsible drivers! You guys make me proud doing hid's the right way...now if all the other drivers that just slapped hid's on their ride for blue light could get a clue

Car_Barn_Bandit
09-08-2011, 06:47 PM
I had wanted to pull the HID projectors from a Lexus and fabricate something but I am without funds (no job) or time at the moment. I am glad all our rants on here have inspired someone to do this right. Please post up a write-up (fail or success) so we may learn from your experience.

Ideally, the right solution can be marketable to all those out there with our standard housing....

Galcobar
09-09-2011, 01:58 AM
Seems a lot easier to find retrofits on S13 Nissans as examples. Helps that they use the same H6054 setup, though our pop-up mechanics seem somewhat different.

lalojamesliz
09-09-2011, 06:06 AM
Yeah our cars don't have much space for these retrofits. I might have to space out the headlights a.bit and shave a.little off the bumper were the lights get close too. I might even have to shave a small amount of.metal behind the headlights but i will try to avoid that . I've never done a write up but ill take pics and describe what i do.

Car_Barn_Bandit
09-09-2011, 06:15 AM
We could mount a projector in the clear corners...

lalojamesliz
09-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Yay http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-09123919.jpg

idk if they will fit....... Im going to bake the housing right now and ill find out soon

lalojamesliz
09-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Update:
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-09181742.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-09181706.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-09181647.jpg
and almost done :)
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-11002252.jpg

lalojamesliz
09-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Yes the housing shield is upsidedown. I still need to put the shroud on the projector

acidice333
09-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Looks good.
The only thing I don't like is the cut isn't clean :(

These are mine..
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3741/img05611qde.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1240/img05601g.jpg
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5951/img05591.jpg

Galcobar
09-14-2011, 10:06 AM
List your parts, Acidice

lalojamesliz
09-14-2011, 10:14 AM
Yeah i know. My 2nd housing came out better but not perfect either. With the shrouds and the aluminum tape you can't even tell. So what projectors do you have and do you have any pics of the cut off? The ones i used are big for our housings but they look beautiful :) ill try to get a good pic of my lights if i get to leave my job early.

temperacerguy
09-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Very attractive work. Nice to see someone doing custom work.

Are you having any problems with clearance on the back side of the housings that may interfere with the pop up feature?

Car_Barn_Bandit
09-14-2011, 03:57 PM
Without a good seal, don't you guys have condensation issues?

lalojamesliz
09-14-2011, 09:48 PM
Very attractive work. Nice to see someone doing custom work.

Are you having any problems with clearance on the back side of the housings that may interfere with the pop up feature?

yes, i had to trim the area of the car its self and the headlight assembly about 2'' were the hid bulb connector is and a small area on the top of the headlight assembly. i cut that so if i had to adjust my headlights it wouldnt be a issue. thats it! my lights still go up and down withought a problem :)
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-11183537.jpg
and here is the finished product :)
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-13152517-picsay.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-14041752.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2011-09-14044620.jpg

lalojamesliz
09-14-2011, 09:55 PM
Without a good seal, don't you guys have condensation issues?

i just finished this yesterday but i did put a couple vent holes on the bottom. BTW total cost $260 not including the denso slim ballasts that i already had. plus many hours of work since it was my first tim doing this and i wanted to be as perfect as i could get it. the ballasts cost $180 and i saw some brand new ones on amazon for $220

lalojamesliz
09-15-2011, 03:15 AM
oh yeah i forgot to post this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlsefIDRZJ0

temperacerguy
09-15-2011, 04:44 AM
Very nice... Did you consider using the Morimoto Mini projectors? They are a Bi-Xenon as well, and are slightly smaller in dimensions. It's what I am looking to use in conjunction with a 4" Round "High" Beam.

Car_Barn_Bandit
09-15-2011, 04:51 AM
oh yeah i forgot to post this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlsefIDRZJ0

Video is Private.

lalojamesliz
09-15-2011, 05:20 AM
Damn. How about now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlsefIDRZJ0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

lalojamesliz
09-15-2011, 05:21 AM
Double post

Car_Barn_Bandit
09-15-2011, 05:25 AM
Still private yo.

lalojamesliz
09-15-2011, 08:53 AM
I think i got it now. Stupid private setting.....why would they even have a private setting? I don't think people put videos on YouTube just so they can watch it themselves

temperacerguy
09-15-2011, 10:14 AM
We have a private youtube account so we can share videos with our friends and family. My Fiance is close friends with some very famous people, and these people are sometimes in the background of our videos, and we don't want them to be public for their consideration.

I can also see a situation where you put videos up of your kids to share with the grandparents, and don't want them to be out there in public to make your kids a target for pedophiles.

lalojamesliz
09-22-2011, 09:29 AM
Very nice... Did you consider using the Morimoto Mini projectors? They are a Bi-Xenon as well, and are slightly smaller in dimensions. It's what I am looking to use in conjunction with a 4" Round "High" Beam.

I just noticed you posted this.... I was thinking of getting those instead but alot of people said the fx-r's have a wider and brighter beam. Even Matt from trs told me the fx-r's are better and oem bulbs and ballast are better and if i couldn't fit them then he will trade my stuff for the mini h1's. Since the TRS h4 harness doesn't work on our cars i just made a small harness with a relay for the ballasts and another for the solenoids to activate the high beams.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL9oAEFSK50&feature=youtube_gdata_player
that video doesn't show how bright the high beams really are.