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Hey everyone. My next mod is going to be installing HID projectors into my TJ. You don't see it very often, and I didn't find much info online, so I'm making a build thread for them.

So here is the plan:

  • High-ish quality Morimoto Mini H1 bi-xenon HID projectors from The Retrofit Source plus accessories
  • Modify stock JK housings to mount the projectors

The reason I decided to go with the Morimotos and retrofit rather than ebay lights, is that the quality of the projectors far surpasses anything you'll find on ebay for $100. The light is very evenly dispersed with no hotspots or the like, and the low beam cut off is very, very sharp. I've personally seen these lights retrofitted onto my friend's Honda Civic (go ahead, laugh) and they are absolutely fantastic. His high beams are brighter than my highs, fogs, and 6" KC Daylighters combined.



So the idea is that you aim the cut off at the base of the average car's windshield or rear window. That way, you don't blind them, but can see everything. Then when you hit high beams, the cut off shield moves and you can use all of your light.





I decided to use the JK housings because you can easily cut them to modify them, they have a clear lense that won't scatter the light of the projector, they mount right up to a TJ, and still say DOT approved on the front which is fairly important being in a state that requires state inspections.

So here is what I ordered:


I also tossed in a set of amber led angel eyes to place behind my shrouds. I want to wire them as DRLs and to flash with my turn signals. This is what they'll look like:



All of my stuff came in the other day!











Updates to follow as I get some progress done.
 

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Correct. An H4 projector would be far too large for the JK housing. Please keep on posting your step by step process. Looking forward to seeing the end result! If you can do a step by step, that would be awesome.
 

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Correct. An H4 projector would be far too large for the JK housing. Please keep on posting your step by step process. Looking forward to seeing the end result! If you can do a step by step, that would be awesome.
Will do! You've done a retrofit, right? This week I'll be probing the jeep for voltages and stuff to see how I want to wire my angel eyes behind the shrouds. I'd like them to be DRLs and flash with the turn signals, which I am fairly certain can be done with a few relays. So this week is planning, next weekend is the install.
 

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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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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.
 

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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.

















 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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so how much are you into this, pocketbook wise?
 

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Any pics during the process? Or maybe you coulda ell us why the lenses were more difficult to cut than you imagined?
 
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