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Old 10-03-2013, 06:54 PM
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I've seen a bunch of people here adding halos to the insides of their headlights, and thought some might be interested in a mod I did to my headlights a while ago.

I'll just go ahead and apologize in advance for the size of some of these pictures, they're all on my old imageshack account and I really don't feel like going back and rehosting all of them. All of the ones in this first post are from my phone, so the quality isn't that great.

I really wanted better headlights since the stock halogens were pretty crappy. This was with non yellowed housings and fairly new silverstar bulbs. A 7" sealed beam on top and my headlight on the bottom.


After searching online I came across theretrofitsource.com which sells hid projectors to retrofit into other headlights. I initially used a set of their mini projectors, but eventually decided to upgrade to the better performing fx-r projectors. So I got a set of clear lens lights to start working with.


I baked the lenses off the lights in the oven (these lights have butyl sealant so they were easy to open. A lot of newer oem lights are permasealed and are nearly impossible to open, so I'd recommend a new set of aftermarket lights.) and cut a hole for the projector in the back of them.


I made little brackets for the projector from sheet metal and the mounted them to what was left of the headlight.








I got a set of e55-r shrouds from theretrofitsource too and cut them to fit in my headlights over the projector.


Mockup.





These next couple pics are from me test fitting them and adjusting the aim.

One retrofitted light and one halogen light. (You can see my Plymouth and my brother's Dart in the background)


Projector vs halogen (again, the halogen is actually on)


Installed during daylight



My phone's camera made the light look really blue, but it's actually white with a small yellowish tint.
Low beams


High beams
   

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Old 10-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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And some better pictures from more recently now that I have a good camera.
Light output. Low beams and fog lights.

DSCF0174 by mfarich, on Flickr

Closeup of the color band from the optics of the projector.

DSCF0176 by mfarich, on Flickr

Low beams.

Aviary Photo_130230470015791729 by mfarich, on Flickr

Low beams again.

Aviary Photo_130230457876110136 by mfarich, on Flickr

Better shots of them installed.

DSCF0516 by mfarich, on Flickr

Closeup of the headlight.

DSCF0257 by mfarich, on Flickr



Thought I'd also list all of the components of the setup.

-clear (non-fluted) lens headlights (bought from ebay)
-FX-R 3.0 bi-xenon projectors (bought from the retrofit source)
-E55-R shrouds (bought from the retrofit source)
-Philips D2S hid bulbs (can be bought from the retrofit source)
-Matsushita D2S/D2R ballasts (can bought from the retrofit source)
-Morimoto 9007 hid relay harness (bought from the retrofit source)
-butyl adhesive (can be bought from the retrofit source)
   

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:42 PM
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Very Nice!
   
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:44 AM
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Great job on the DIY mod!!
   
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:07 AM
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Thanks guys. They really make me enjoy driving at night.
   
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:14 AM
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They came out real nice. Big difference on light quality.
   
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