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    I for one did notice his temperature suggestion, though I personally suggest a higher temp, probably even as high as 250*, but don't quote me on that as I haven't tried it that high. At the end of this week I'm gonna take them apart again and completely clean them of the factory goop. I'm prepping for my projector retrofit hell, I might even make some LED halos to put around them since I have so many spare white LEDs.
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    Somebody say projector retrofit and spare white LED's?!?!?







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    Those clear sidemarkers look really orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confusingboat View Post
    Those clear sidemarkers look really orange
    Haha, must be the lighting in the room
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    See, I told you it was just the lighting in the room, LOL.
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    I approve of this mod. That's pretty much exactly how my headlights are going to look when I get the money for the projectors. Excellent workz!
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    Thanks. The set with the clear corners are my first projector retrofit. The ones with the Audi-style (ripped-off lol) LEDs is the second incarnation of my second retrofit...still a work in progress. Thought I could beat Drunkie before he did his Morimoto retrofit...but NOOOOO he did it first, lol.
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    red do you have any pics at night with the light output with your retros?
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    Quote Originally Posted by csssaint12 View Post
    red do you have any pics at night with the light output with your retros?
    Perhaps...


    Halogen vs. HID projector comparison



    5000K retros over 4300K fogs



    Stock cut off beam shot








    Those pics are from my second, i.e. successful retrofit

    The next few pics are from retrofit # 1 otherwise known as FAIL



    They look sexy ^^^ BUT...



    FAIL



    FAIL

    The FX-R projectors in the first retrofit were too big to mount to the stock reflector so I thought I'd be slick and take out the reflector and aim the projector without any issues...yeah, can anyone say FAIL?

    My second retrofit projectors are Morimoto H1's, but Morimoto D2S's work great too, uh hem, Drunkie. Hell, I just jacked Drunkie's thread
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    meh....

    What retrofit are you on now...the 3rd one?

    My first one was like yours, those FX-Rs are awesome just too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkietheBear View Post
    meh....

    What retrofit are you on now...the 3rd one?

    My first one was like yours, those FX-Rs are awesome just too big
    Technically still on the second one. The output of the fx-r's are fantastic. They're just too big.
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    where are you guys getting these projectors? im thinking of picking up an extra set of headlights to try the retrofit on..
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaRed View Post
    where are you guys getting these projectors? im thinking of picking up an extra set of headlights to try the retrofit on..
    The Retrofit Source online: headlight upgrades for all applications

    Get the Morimoto H1 or D2S, those are the best fitting in our headlights.
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    Which would you guys recommend, the H1 or D2S? Same question for high beams. I'm planning on also doing highs and just aiming them so they see farther down the road than the lows (why not, since they'll only be on when there's no one in front of me?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confusingboat View Post
    Which would you guys recommend, the H1 or D2S? Same question for high beams. I'm planning on also doing highs and just aiming them so they see farther down the road than the lows (why not, since they'll only be on when there's no one in front of me?).
    See the Projector thread...but either Morimoto is good, cause they fit.

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    Since I've already been through that thread like 17 times I'll just copy you and get the Morimoto D2S projectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confusingboat View Post
    Since I've already been through that thread like 17 times I'll just copy you and get the Morimoto D2S projectors.
    D2S is better because they are a little shorter in length than the H1, plus the H1 HID sticks out the back a little more than the D2S bulb plug will. Remember, the biggest issue with projector retrofits on the 04-08 GP is the limited space behind the headlight. A Dremmel will be your dearest friend.
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    Drunkie

    what thinkness is the styrene that you used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck1985 View Post
    Drunkie

    what thinkness is the styrene that you used?
    I'm gonna go ahead and say it really doesn't matter lol.
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