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    Thread: When your headlights aren't adequate...

    1. Member TooFitToQuit's Avatar
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      06-02-2012 07:34 AM #1
      A projector retrofit is in order!

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      an idea of the output


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      06-02-2012 07:51 AM #2
      Want to do this so badly to my Outlander, but don't have the stones. Did you work on a spare set, or get these done without much downtime?

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      06-02-2012 07:53 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by dmagic17 View Post
      Want to do this so badly to my Outlander, but don't have the stones. Did you work on a spare set, or get these done without much downtime?
      Had a backup pair of reflector bowls from a wrecked Fit that I prepped for the projectors, had painted at a body shop, and then did the actual retrofit on the car in about an hour including pulling the bumper and re-installing.

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      06-02-2012 08:04 AM #4
      I agree, when the output isn't adequate... do something about it.
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      06-02-2012 08:26 AM #5
      Pfffttt.... Just drop some HIDs in those reflector housings brah!

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      06-02-2012 08:48 AM #6
      The user name change is extremely appropriate.

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      06-02-2012 10:09 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SnowGTI2003 View Post
      The user name change is extremely appropriate.
      Good catch.
      After reading the OP, I thought.. "This is something MustacheGt would do to his fit..."

      And sure enough, it IS MustacheGt.

      ..and I am fairly sure having red lights on the front is illegal.
      Not that southern cops care. heck, I saw a late model fullsize truck with white tail lights/brake lights (when on- no red/orange tint whatsoever). Cop drove right past....
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      06-02-2012 10:14 AM #9
      Nice. The red looks straight terminator!

      I need to find some good headlights for my Wrangler. Luckily, I really have to work at it to out drive my headlights.

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      06-02-2012 10:20 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Good catch.
      After reading the OP, I thought.. "This is something MustacheGt would do to his fit..."

      And sure enough, it IS MustacheGt.

      ..and I am fairly sure having red lights on the front is illegal.
      Not that southern cops care. heck, I saw a late model fullsize truck with white tail lights/brake lights (when on- no red/orange tint whatsoever). Cop drove right past....

      incorrect. your car can have any approved DOT lighting on it. amber, white, and red. blue, green, purple any other color is illegal.

      edit- although im not quite sure about location of colors... the red in the front may be questionable. where is TCL armchair lawfirm?

    11. 06-02-2012 11:42 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      edit- although im not quite sure about location of colors... the red in the front may be questionable. where is TCL armchair lawfirm?
      Amber and white/clear in the front.
      Amber, white/clear and red in the back.

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      06-02-2012 12:54 PM #12
      LOL, Youre gonna get hit head first from some old lady thinking your front end is your back end because of those Red Angels.



      Nice work tough.

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      06-02-2012 12:57 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      LOL, Youre gonna get hit head first from some old lady thinking your front end is your back end because of those Red Angels.



      Nice work tough.
      This. Its also why i'll never tint my tails.
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      06-02-2012 01:34 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Amber and white/clear in the front.
      Amber, white/clear and red in the back.
      WHITE brake lights? That can't be legal.

      Light color is part of basic traffic safety.
      When I see a pair of bright red lights I need to instantly recognize them as brake lights.
      When I see a pair of bright white lights I need to instantly recognize them as headlights.
      Mixing that up for the sake of "OMG Look at my fawking sick ass ride!!" is just plain stupid and myopic.



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    15. 06-02-2012 01:40 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      WHITE brake lights? That can't be legal.
      White is for the reverse lights...

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      06-02-2012 01:41 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      White is for the reverse lights...

      Yes, I know about this thing called reverse light.
      I had mentioned white brake lights.
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    17. 06-02-2012 01:45 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Yes, I know about this thing called reverse light.
      I had mentioned white brake lights.
      Which are not legal.
      The colors I listed were just the basic rules for what was allowed and not positions.
      IIRC white can also be used in turn signals.
      I think we should require all cars to have amber signals both front and rear, red only for brake lights and white only for forward facing lights and reverse.

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      06-02-2012 05:09 PM #18
      Red rings are wired up to a switch. White rings are wired to my running lights.

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      06-02-2012 05:19 PM #19
      damn, red in the front?

      that would be an instant pull over around my way bones

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      06-02-2012 05:23 PM #20
      How did you fasten the projectors to the stock lights? Are they properly installed, or is there any flicker or vibrating light beam when going over bumps? I'd like to see a pic or 5 of the back side.
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      06-02-2012 05:45 PM #21
      Name change, huh?
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      Ridiculous. I'm done in here.

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      06-02-2012 07:48 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PerL View Post
      How did you fasten the projectors to the stock lights? Are they properly installed, or is there any flicker or vibrating light beam when going over bumps? I'd like to see a pic or 5 of the back side.
      No flickering or bouncing. It's epoxied to the reflector bowl after a hole is cut to allow the rear to poke through.

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