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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:43 pm

I just thought I would post this again in the proper section for future reference.

I've had a 5000K HID kit for the past 3 years, and the bulbs just recently started to go. So I bought some OEM Philips D2S 85122 bulbs and H7 adaptors along with P32 connectors. I did this specifically so that when I can afford a true projector retrofit, these bulbs will drop right in (not to mention OEM quality and reliability).

Pictures are from my cell phone, I lent my camera to a friend temporarily.

$120 CAD for everything shipped.


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I should get them installed tomorrow and see how the output is.
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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:43 pm

Got the HIDs in with a bit of a hackjob ... I want to get a projector retrofit ASAP though.



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too much glare... but I'm liking the OEM white look.
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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Now that I've decided to do a projector retrofit for sure, I've researched and decided what projectors I want to use.

I will be going with the projectors from the Infinity FX35 with clear lense because they are Bi-xenon and a reasonable size and price. Also they have a nice sharp cutoff. I will be using the Philips OEM 85122 D2S bubs as well.

I've got a spare set of headlights coming from Danny (thanks man) to use for this job while so that I can still drive around in the meantime.

Heres some pics of them:

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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:44 pm

I've been playing around with the FX35 projectors and I've noticed in stock form the cutoff line is very yellowish/red. This just isn't cool lol. After some research on HIDplanet forms, I found out how to mod them to get a blue cutoff line to get that sweet blue flicker in the distance. Keep in mind a 4100k OEM Philips bulb was used for these tests.


Before modding the shield (cutoff is yellowish):

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After modding the shield (cutoff now has a soft "blue band"):

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The bi-xenon shield before mod:

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Bi-xenon shield after modding....... bent the shield closest to the lense downwards:

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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:45 pm

These are from 25' away, on a white garage door.



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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:46 pm

Just bought these on ebay to use in the retrofit:

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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:46 pm

Shrouds arrived today!!!



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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:46 pm

Passenger side headlight is almost done and we needed to do some test fitting/aiming. Better pictures will follow when everything is complete!


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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:47 pm

Finally its complete....... I guess I'll have to wait a few days to see how it looks on the road.


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Postby exist3nce » Sun May 25, 2008 3:47 pm

Well I couldn't resist so I drove it anyways to a grocery store 2 mins from my house.

Heres how the beam looks.....


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Not bad, except I think the driver's side needs to be rotated counter-clockwise a bit.


It does provide ALOT more usable light on the road than any HID kit in a halogen reflector which is great!
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Postby Pir0 » Mon May 26, 2008 12:07 am

I've been dying to do something like this, but think they would look outta place in my headlights. Yours look bang on though, top notch work.
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Postby exist3nce » Mon May 26, 2008 6:06 am

Pir0 wrote:I've been dying to do something like this, but think they would look outta place in my headlights. Yours look bang on though, top notch work.


Yah I think they look very good especially at night and from a distance ..... you have no idea what car I am when I'm coming towards you lol Just need to fix the rotation and it will be perfect.
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Postby exist3nce » Fri May 30, 2008 12:47 pm

Few more pics of how the output looks at night....... its nice and focused, no glare! Altho the drivers side still needs some rotation correction.


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Postby Pir0 » Fri May 30, 2008 12:51 pm

They're unreal. Seriously, i want some. :(
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Postby drjdup » Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm

That's hot!
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