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08-27-2013 06:10 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by coconut_pete View Post
when is the step-by-step coming?
Well I just moved in to school and finished my second day of classes, but it's coming. Around halfway done. Should be up in a couple of days. Won't be a step-by-step as much as a "here's what you do".
08-27-2013 01:47 PM
coconut_pete when is the step-by-step coming?
08-21-2013 09:51 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post

Do those housings have clear lenses or do they have lenses to diffuse light? If they're not clear, you may want to consider getting housings with clear lenses if you do this.
They are clear, they are hella ecodes
08-19-2013 01:33 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Well my housings are already not dot compliant because they are European lenses for better output and cutoff and use h4 bulbs so I'm not too worried about a ticket and such lol. I go to vcu so I'm not around much during the year either. They look really good on that video you posted.
Do those housings have clear lenses or do they have lenses to diffuse light? If they're not clear, you may want to consider getting housings with clear lenses if you do this.
08-19-2013 01:56 AM
EricsRubi Well my housings are already not dot compliant because they are European lenses for better output and cutoff and use h4 bulbs so I'm not too worried about a ticket and such lol. I go to vcu so I'm not around much during the year either. They look really good on that video you posted.
08-18-2013 11:04 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post

I believe your a nova jeeper? Id definitely supply some Beers and all if you were open to helping me out on install one day. I recently got hella e codes h4s, any idea if that would be a good housing vs the jk housings? Can the amber eyes be changed to other colors such as blue?
I am! Though, I'm rarely in Nova anymore as I go to school at Virginia Tech. Help installing is definitely not out of the question though. I'll have to wait a little while before doing it again so I don't lose my sanity lol. It took me and some buddies 10hrs to install mine

You can get different colored rings, but not from the TRS site. They only have amber and white. I don't recommend blue though, you'll get a ticket pretty quick. Non-police/emergency vehicles are supposed to have blue lights on them. Just a heads up.

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post

Glad you finally saw the light of HID+projectors. LEDs aren't there yet, which is why I always recommend people go this route. If a bulb burns out, you can replace it for $10 instead of throwing away a $400 headlight. The beam pattern is also far superior to anything on the market, including the DOT stamped stuff. Great job and enjoy them.

BTW, if you want a little bit more light, upgrade to 55W ballasts, you'll be even more impressed.
Maybe you have me confused with someone else? I never was on board with the LEDs for headlights. The two options we have are over priced and have pretty poor performance.

My high quality bulbs are around $70 for the set, but I get what you mean. Apparently the "nicer" bulbs have the arc very precisely aligned and such. I dunno. I stick with Phillips/Ossram.

Is the increased light output really that much more? I'd have to see it before sacrificing the heat increase and ballast/bulb life and reliability before dropping the coin on a 55w set up. Definitely a possibility in the future though.

Here is a little preview of the low beam cutoff. My yard is sloped, so that's why the cutoff is angled to the left. Also, I just realized tonight that I didn't get my passenger side perfectly aimed it needs to come down a tad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8BM...e_gdata_player
08-18-2013 08:23 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
I do have high beams! The low beam cutoff shield moves out of the way thanks to a solenoid when I pull the stalk toward me for high beams. If I can find my camera I will make a video as well.



The DRL's unfortunately did not work out. It was either have them as turn signals and parking lights, or DRLs that shut off when I turned on my lights. Since they are amber, I opted for turn signals. I may add a single led to the housings later for a drl. I'm glad you've seen the light (pun intended) I'm regards to the ebay HID kits. Cheaper, but horrible light distribution and hardly any low beam cut off.
Glad you finally saw the light of HID+projectors. LEDs aren't there yet, which is why I always recommend people go this route. If a bulb burns out, you can replace it for $10 instead of throwing away a $400 headlight. The beam pattern is also far superior to anything on the market, including the DOT stamped stuff. Great job and enjoy them.

BTW, if you want a little bit more light, upgrade to 55W ballasts, you'll be even more impressed.
08-18-2013 08:18 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post

I do have high beams! The low beam cutoff shield moves out of the way thanks to a solenoid when I pull the stalk toward me for high beams. If I can find my camera I will make a video as well.

The DRL's unfortunately did not work out. It was either have them as turn signals and parking lights, or DRLs that shut off when I turned on my lights. Since they are amber, I opted for turn signals. I may add a single led to the housings later for a drl. I'm glad you've seen the light (pun intended) I'm regards to the ebay HID kits. Cheaper, but horrible light distribution and hardly any low beam cut off.
I believe your a nova jeeper? Id definitely supply some Beers and all if you were open to helping me out on install one day. I recently got hella e codes h4s, any idea if that would be a good housing vs the jk housings? Can the amber eyes be changed to other colors such as blue?
08-06-2013 02:52 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Do you have high beams also?
I do have high beams! The low beam cutoff shield moves out of the way thanks to a solenoid when I pull the stalk toward me for high beams. If I can find my camera I will make a video as well.

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Originally Posted by coconut_pete View Post
kudos! they look great!! cant wait to see the write up, especially the wiring of the drl's and halos. i'm about to do this to my '03 X. i did the ebay HID low rent job on my chevy truck and it was a nightmare. the install was easy as pie, but the occasional non-starts, flickering and having to try to the off-on-off-on over and over to get them to fire was frustrating to say the least. and that one was supposed to be "plug and play" with the proper harness....not so much.
The DRL's unfortunately did not work out. It was either have them as turn signals and parking lights, or DRLs that shut off when I turned on my lights. Since they are amber, I opted for turn signals. I may add a single led to the housings later for a drl. I'm glad you've seen the light (pun intended) I'm regards to the ebay HID kits. Cheaper, but horrible light distribution and hardly any low beam cut off.
08-06-2013 02:40 PM
coconut_pete kudos! they look great!! cant wait to see the write up, especially the wiring of the drl's and halos. i'm about to do this to my '03 X. i did the ebay HID low rent job on my chevy truck and it was a nightmare. the install was easy as pie, but the occasional non-starts, flickering and having to try to the off-on-off-on over and over to get them to fire was frustrating to say the least. and that one was supposed to be "plug and play" with the proper harness....not so much.
08-06-2013 01:34 PM
OhSixTJ Do you have high beams also?
08-06-2013 01:13 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Looks real nice. Now I'm struggling with this or the JW speakers...
Don't struggle. These are better. The speakers are still the best in terms of LED, but they still fall short of HID. Save yourself the money, and do it right.
08-06-2013 01:07 PM
OhSixTJ Looks real nice. Now I'm struggling with this or the JW speakers...
08-05-2013 07:27 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by twinge View Post
so how much are you into this, pocketbook wise?
I estimate around $350 including epoxy and such for modification, but I'll have to total it later.

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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Any pics during the process? Or maybe you coulda ell us why the lenses were more difficult to cut than you imagined?
Sure thing, I'm going to make a write up with pictures tonight or tomorrow. Took about 200 pictures, most of which are garbage.

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post

He should be well under any aftermarket quality solution. 150 for projectors, 20 for a harness, 50 for an HID kit, and that's all she wrote.
$300 for the projectors, bulbs, shrouds, harness, and amber halos. $50 for the jk housings. A few extra dollars for the modification for things like solder and epoxy.
08-05-2013 06:41 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by twinge View Post
so how much are you into this, pocketbook wise?
He should be well under any aftermarket quality solution. 150 for projectors, 20 for a harness, 50 for an HID kit, and that's all she wrote.
08-05-2013 04:28 PM
OhSixTJ Any pics during the process? Or maybe you coulda ell us why the lenses were more difficult to cut than you imagined?
08-05-2013 04:27 PM
twinge so how much are you into this, pocketbook wise?
08-05-2013 01:12 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Did it look like this little black one...like a weird trapezoid type?
No, the spade connector went into the plastic piece which looks like I believe an HB3/HB4 connector. Kind of an oval shape. However, that picture is what the connector for my bulbs looks like.
08-05-2013 12:15 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
If you have a long torx screw driver there are slots in the trim ring to adjust them. But I only have torx attachments for my screw driver, so I have to take off the black bezel to aim them. Not a big deal since it's 3 screws. To aim them there are 2 adjustment screws behind the retaining ring. Very small turns make the headlight move significantly. Very easy to aim, but it helps to have a friend.
Go to Home depot and get the correct tool, it's only $4. Made my life a lot easier.
08-05-2013 12:14 PM
NFRs2000NYC Did it look like this little black one...like a weird trapezoid type?
08-05-2013 12:10 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by Rubi513 View Post
Sweet! How hard is it to adjust them? It looks like the housing hides the adjustment screws. I guess when you take the trim piece out there is enough room for adjustment?
If you have a long torx screw driver there are slots in the trim ring to adjust them. But I only have torx attachments for my screw driver, so I have to take off the black bezel to aim them. Not a big deal since it's 3 screws. To aim them there are 2 adjustment screws behind the retaining ring. Very small turns make the headlight move significantly. Very easy to aim, but it helps to have a friend.
08-05-2013 11:43 AM
Rubi513 Sweet! How hard is it to adjust them? It looks like the housing hides the adjustment screws. I guess when you take the trim piece out there is enough room for adjustment?
08-05-2013 11:37 AM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post

See the wire in the pic (the red and black one?) I wanted to see the end of that wire, what the connector looks like.
Ah, okay. I'll grab another picture then. The ends had spade connectors on them then my kit came with a plastic connector and weather proof bushings to put over them.
08-05-2013 11:26 AM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
This thing?
See the wire in the pic (the red and black one?) I wanted to see the end of that wire, what the connector looks like.
08-05-2013 10:57 AM
InvertChaos So here are some pictures of the final product. It'll take me a day or do to get the write up made. It took my 2 friends and I 10hrs to install them because cutting the JK housings was trickier than I thought it would be. Aesthetically, they're not perfect, but that's my fault and you can only notice the imperfections from up close. I've got to say though, there is something sinister looking about my shroud with the led ring behind it, I love it. But, I am super impressed with the performance thus far. We got them aimed last night and went for a drive. The low beam cutoff is razor sharp and has this cool color banding effect, and the high beam has very wide and tall coverage. I can see more on low beams than I could previously with high beams. Also, my KC Daylighters and factory fog lights are now pretty much useless. I'll be aiming the KCs way off to the side and only use the fogs during poor weather like they're intended. Anyways, onto the pics.

















08-03-2013 08:36 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Hey bud, can you do me a favor when you have a sec, can you snap a pic of the bixenon actuator connector coming off the projector?
This thing?
08-02-2013 12:11 PM
GoldenSahara00 Hurry up Wes, I'll let you build me a set next
08-02-2013 11:20 AM
coconut_pete cant wait to see the build log and results! this is looking like a project that im gonna have to do. good luck
07-24-2013 04:07 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Hey bud, can you do me a favor when you have a sec, can you snap a pic of the bixenon actuator connector coming off the projector?
Sorry didn't see this till now! Yeah I'll take a pic for you. Install is now moved to august 3rd. Life's been pretty busy lately.
07-17-2013 11:57 PM
NFRs2000NYC Hey bud, can you do me a favor when you have a sec, can you snap a pic of the bixenon actuator connector coming off the projector?
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