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Old 01-07-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Any information than what I may know? I know they look decent, but not sure of the light output.

I can get a set for cheap from my friend..and remember 300zx, NOT 350z.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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they aren't that great from what i remember... or they're huge and good but too big for most retro's... but i think they're just mediocre light output. tsx are cheaper and better.

search hidplanet forums first.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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they aren't that great from what i remember... or they're huge and good but too big for most retro's... but i think they're just mediocre light output. tsx are cheaper and better.

search hidplanet forums first.
I doubt the tsx are cheaper than what I can get these for..nearly nothing.

Thanks for the reply though.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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What kind of information are you looking for?

The projectors themselves arent that great. The TSXs (which arent that great either)

The lenses are good for swaps to other projectors (i.e FX)
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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What kind of information are you looking for?

The projectors themselves arent that great. The TSXs (which arent that great either)

The lenses are good for swaps to other projectors (i.e FX)
Can you elaborate more?

Why aren't the projectors that great? I heard the TSX's are really good.
If all else fails I'm going with FX35 units.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:54 AM   #6
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if your doing this in your bugeye, go with the fx35, don't waste your time with the 300zx.

btw, tsx are GREAT projectors. they might be 2nd best only to the s2k.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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I need more specific information guys.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:33 AM   #8
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if you are talking about older 300zx non HID, the light output will no be that great since they are made for halogen bulbs.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #9
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I do not plan on putting HID's in them right away.
From my understanding and research they are made for 9005 bulbs which can be compatible with a nice HIR (halogen infrared bulb)...which are damn close to HID light output in the real world.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:05 PM   #10
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I do not plan on putting HID's in them right away.
From my understanding and research they are made for 9005 bulbs which can be compatible with a nice HIR (halogen infrared bulb)...which are damn close to HID light output in the real world.
HIRs arent even close to proper HIDs.

Why bother retrofitting if youre going to stop short?
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:48 AM   #11
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I got the 300zx lights last night and the projectors seem to be pretty nice actually.

They seem to take 9006 bulbs which isn't bad. There are HID kits out there for 9006 series bulbs if in case I want to upgrade later on.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #12
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Well it looks like I'll need to bake the headlights in order to remove the projector units from the housing because they are enclosed.

...goes and fires up the oven @ 200F...
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:56 AM   #13
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don't waste ur time with the 300zx projectors. they only thing they are good for are the clear lense.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:13 PM   #14
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Why bother retrofitting if youre going to stop short?
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Get some TSX projectors (ebay) and buy the ballast and bulbs from paulmofyourhand. He's selling 2 ballasts and 2 bulbs for $180. They typically go for $200 for 2 ballasts and $60 for 2 new bulbs.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:33 PM   #15
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and they come with ballast plugs uber important
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Or I will do it for WAY less MY WAY!!

Here is one projector removed, what do you think?


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Old 01-09-2008, 01:56 PM   #17
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what do i think? i think it looks like poop . except for that badass lense
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:58 PM   #18
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what do i think? i think it looks like poop . except for that badass lense
I think you just want to steal my money.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:12 PM   #19
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nah not your money. just the lense

btw: ive seen the lens itself sell for $80-90 bucks shipped. that's 80% the way to tsx projectors.
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I'm pretty sure I can make work what I have here.

This projector housing is a very easy shape to fit into a headlight housing.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:31 PM   #21
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What makes the lense so great? Interesting...
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:48 AM   #22
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the cutoff is too sharp from a clear lens. most hid lenses are fresnelled or frosted to keep the beam a little more even. all that sharp light and jagged cutoff means you can see great at a certain area and then you can't see crap anywhere above that.

but people like it because it means more color and flicker over bumps
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The projector unit has "holes" where light would escape. Would I have to wrap this in something, say aluminum, to keep the light from escaping?
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aluminum tape works just fine. ive been running it since the retro has been done

http://high-intensity.org/forums/showthread.php?t=216

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Got the other projector out, check them out w/ the oem 300zx shrouds:


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