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Old 07-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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So i have been contemplating on sending my lights out to have retrofited but couldn't see myself spending 6-800. I am more of a DIY'er than paying someone to do something for me anyways. After lots of research, this is what I came up with:
I figured out what I needed and was able to pick everything up brand new for 250.00.
Sucks I have to go out of town tomorrow till sunday so i wont be able to start till next week. I will keep posts of my progress.
-FX bi-xenon projectors with upgraded clear lense.
-OEM ballasts and igniters (though i will prob just use my stock ones) also came with a plug n play harness for ballast.
-2 sets of shrouds
-philips d2s 85122+ bulbs

oh...i will be doing this on a 04 STi. I was going to find a set of wrx headlights, but couldnt find a set reasonably priced. Plus it will be nice to have the leveling motors anyways.






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Old 07-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Wow, those are some big boy projectors. I haven't seen the inside of our headlights yet, but I'll be following your progress.

I'm collecting parts as well, I'll be doing S2K...
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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You will LOVE this setup. It is the same exaxt setup i have now. PM with any questions I may be able to answer after having expierence. These projectors are more difficult than TSX (i've done those as well) you will have to cut out the area for the high beam (actuator?)
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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thanks so much. figures i would pick the hardest ones to retrofit. did you just wire the solenoid in with your high beam wires? i suppose i will use both the 9005 and xenon highs.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:32 PM   #5
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quick, before you start grab some halos..always loved halos and retrofits
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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yeah your right, good thing to think about now.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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I love the output of the FX's...and I can't believe you got all your parts for $250!!!! You do have some work cut out for you with the size of those projectors, but I'm definitely looking forward to your progress.

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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Those are the same projectors I used in my retro for my Wife's Hyundai-you will love the output and pattern!
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1788159

Can't wait to see your's and how they come out!

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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thanks guys. i hooked them up at lunch and am amazed with the light output.
here is a quick pic

seems as if the d2r and d2s both work together and ar interchangeable.
i will put some more output pics up later
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:02 PM   #10
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thanks guys. i hooked them up at lunch and am amazed with the light output.
here is a quick pic

seems as if the d2r and d2s both work together and ar interchangeable.
i will put some more output pics up later
WOW Look at that violet color in the cutoff! These will look sick coming down the road.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #11
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dang...hurry up and get back to finish the project!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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haha i know, its driving me crazy
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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i love how wide they are. i'm not a huge fan of colorful cutoffs. mine have a rainbow
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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thanks so much. figures i would pick the hardest ones to retrofit. did you just wire the solenoid in with your high beam wires? i suppose i will use both the 9005 and xenon highs.
Yeah i did, i just spliced in soem connectors and they work beautifully. I soley use the FX highs. I suppose i could still hook up the 9005, but the fx's are plenty bright
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #15
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What clear lens are you using? Any modifications to the shield? That's a nice looking cut off you have there
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:21 PM   #16
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im really not too sure what clear lenses they are. they just came upgraded that way. i can try and find out though
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:48 PM   #17
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I used the FXs in my old Civic's retrofit. I loved them. Great projector when used with a good clear lens. They are nice for spotting dear on the sides of the road.

I also wired them up to use dual high beams. I put them in a set of Denji aftermarket lights which already have an H1 high. Dual highs are nice.

Good luck with everything.

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:11 PM   #18
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cool. thanks man. im coming home a day early so ill get started tomorrow and get some pics up.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:48 AM   #19
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so i made some progress today. so far i have spent 5-6 hrs on the project. i wil say that the fx projectors are nice but dont recommend them for a 04-05 headlight.....so dang big. if i ever do this again i will only use tsx or s2k. its been a slow process of cutting a little and test fitting. The only bad news so far, is i still have the other side to do.

little cuts till housing fit inside


having all thr right tools deff. helps. a good dremmel with assorted bits is a must.

and the final result....tested with a nive even cutoff line. 2 bolts through bottom and jb weld up top.

all adjustments work and plenty of clearance.
had to cut quite a bit of bezel since housing isnt perfect circle..
k im tired goin to brd.
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Great progress so far!!! Are you going to leave everything chrome or are you going to paint the shrouds?
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #21
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looking good so far
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:45 PM   #22
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WOW Look at that violet color in the cutoff! These will look sick coming down the road blinding oncoming traffic and pissing people off.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #23
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well it wil only blind people if improperly adjusted
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #24
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Since they are a factory projector they wont look any different than the way Infinity intended them to look so no, they shouldnt blind people coming down the road.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:55 PM   #25
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Oh give it a rest Uncle Scotty. They won't glare any more than stock or blind anyone. You can still see they have a razor sharp cutoff in the picture. I think there's some HID newb threads that could use your attention.
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