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Old 06-20-2012, 02:37 AM   #101
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I'm pretty sure you can but don't take my word for it. I never done it myself so I can't say I'm positive on that. I just use Krylon Indoor/Outdoor plastic paint.
I'm planning to plasti dip my rims and grille and that plasti dip is pretty tough, so it should hold up to the heat well, I think?
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #102
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Curious to know... Wud the brz lights fit our scubie???
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #103
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Curious to know... Wud the brz lights fit our scubie???
You mean the whole headlight assembly or just the projectors? The whole headlight would not fit our headlights and the projectors could always be retrofitted but you talking about an arm an a leg right now for those headlights since its so damn new.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #104
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But they're so puuuurty! The eye lashes and the shroud look like wise wrinkles of a legendary car. I would've agreed if it was awd. It would've been like an unknown warrior that was idolized by all the other sport car makers... ^_^
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #105
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I love the look of the 2.0, I would really like to something like this to my car. Its the same white and would look amazing with those black projectors. I'm pretty scared to do this myself though. Just want to ask, how did you manage to get the LED strip to match the curve of the headlight like that? I mean like the width of the strip changes and everything and it perfectly matches the "space". Thanks.

edit: If i were able to acquire a set of spare headlights, how much would you charge if i shipped them to you to do the modifications on it (both projector and LED)? Please quote on labor + parts. I am Canadian and buying my own parts and then shipping them would be impractical, so i would rather rely on your expertise on which parts would be best and skip all the shipping of individual parts.

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #106
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I love the look of the 2.0, I would really like to something like this to my car. Its the same white and would look amazing with those black projectors. I'm pretty scared to do this myself though. Just want to ask, how did you manage to get the LED strip to match the curve of the headlight like that? I mean like the width of the strip changes and everything and it perfectly matches the "space". Thanks.

edit: If i were able to acquire a set of spare headlights, how much would you charge if i shipped them to you to do the modifications on it (both projector and LED)? Please quote on labor + parts. I am Canadian and buying my own parts and then shipping them would be impractical, so i would rather rely on your expertise on which parts would be best and skip all the shipping of individual parts.
Right now I am charging people $100 per headlight for retrofitting, $50 per just to paint them. As for parts, I'd rather you order it yourself so you can see that you get exactly what you ordered 1st and then send the parts along with the headlights to me. I don't want people to tell me later that its missing something afterwards.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #107
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Right now I am charging people $100 per headlight for retrofitting, $50 per just to paint them. As for parts, I'd rather you order it yourself so you can see that you get exactly what you ordered 1st and then send the parts along with the headlights to me. I don't want people to tell me later that its missing something afterwards.
Thanks for your reply, i'll message you when i manage to find a set of headlights at the junkyard.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #108
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Thanks for your reply, i'll message you when i manage to find a set of headlights at the junkyard.
Good luck in finding those headlights at the junkyard. =)
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #109
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Right now I am charging people $100 per headlight for retrofitting, $50 per just to paint them. As for parts, I'd rather you order it yourself so you can see that you get exactly what you ordered 1st and then send the parts along with the headlights to me. I don't want people to tell me later that its missing something afterwards.
JDMMSTA are you still available to do retro fits? Do you how long the turn around would be if I sent it to you?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:46 PM   #110
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Yeah I'm still available. Turn around time for me to work on it is usually 1 day without painting.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #111
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Big thanks to www.theretrofitsource.com
I wonder if I'm the 1st if not only to retrofit this car. LOL!
Parts list:
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-Morimoto 3Five 35W 3000k 880 kit









My garage is really small as you can see.


I'm so glad I went this route. I love everything about it.

Do you have any pictures as to where you placed the HID ballasts inside the car? And how what you used to place them there?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #112
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I just used foam type double sided tape and zip ties to secure them in place. Not the cleanest or neatest job in the world but it works and its secured.


By the way, I just added a set of angel eyes inside the shroud. Now it looks like a set of Transformers' eyes or others have said, Iron Man effects.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #113
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I just used foam type double sided tape and zip ties to secure them in place. Not the cleanest or neatest job in the world but it works and its secured.

By the way, I just added a set of angel eyes inside the shroud. Now it looks like a set of Transformers' eyes or others have said, Iron Man effects.
Thanks for the response with the pictures! I'm definitely serious about retrofitting but like everyone said, I "doubt my abilities". But the retrofit source seems like they will be very helpful. When you ordered the parts from trs, did you have to drill any more room into the back of the oem headlights? I want to minimize changing the dimensions on the headlights. Thanks! And your headlights are looking awesome!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #114
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The only thing i have to drill was the back of the reflector where the bulbs plugs in to make the opening big enough to fit the projectors. Other than that, nuthing.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #115
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And then everything basically fit in place with screws?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #116
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Haha I just read the previous posts and it answered my question, but what tool did you use to make the hole bigger on the back of the reflectors?
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #117
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Just a dremel (rotary) tool with the right bit that is made for plastics.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:39 AM   #118
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I just used a couple of these "high beam splitter" to split the high beam from the stock high beam bulbs and the solenoid.
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=9717
Reason being is that I can still use the stock DRL and use the projectors high beam function.

I just used some cheap 9006 LED bulbs from ebay and use it as DRLs. I didn't even care if its bright since I'm only using it as DRLs and the projector's high beam is brighter than stock halogens anyways.
As for the color I used? I used the "flat black" color for my housing.

And the close up night shot of the leds.
I noticed your corner lights aren't lit on the left front headlight compared to your right one. Did you use any bulbs with your LEDs? And what color were the corner bulbs and how did you power your LEDs to come on with your headlights? Thanks! I am trying to use your method to do this retrofit for the first time! Again sorry for the questions!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #119
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I just use a regular white led smd bulb size 198 with the led strips. I just tap those led strips into the 198 bulb wires and that was it.
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I noticed your corner lights aren't lit on the left front headlight compared to your right one. Did you use any bulbs with your LEDs? And what color were the corner bulbs and how did you power your LEDs to come on with your headlights? Thanks! I am trying to use your method to do this retrofit for the first time! Again sorry for the questions!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #120
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Question How difficult was the retrofit ?

Did you have to remove whole front bumper to access
the light assembly ? or could the bumper stay on ?

I am not exactly sure about baking the headlights,
will using a heat gun around the edges do the same trick ?

and as far as the high beam splitter concern ,
Do I need to do it ? I never use high beams, and if needed Halogen Highs will do,
and with that said ... I don't need it to just get low beam HIDs right ?


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Old 10-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #121
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Yes, you need to remove the bumper to access the whole headlight assembly.
I've baked about 10 sets of headlights already doing retrofits and I never have any problem. Yes you can use a heatgun as an alternate route but you'll have to be careful not to focus on one area for too long.
For the high beam splitter. Its your choice to use it or not. I used it so I can use the original high beam as DRL and use the bi-xenon solenoid for my high beam.
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Did you have to remove whole front bumper to access
the light assembly ? or could the bumper stay on ?

I am not exactly sure about baking the headlights,
will using a heat gun around the edges do the same trick ?

and as far as the high beam splitter concern ,
Do I need to do it ? I never use high beams, and if needed Halogen Highs will do,
and with that said ... I don't need it to just get low beam HIDs right ?

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #122
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Yes, you need to remove the bumper to access the whole headlight assembly.
I've baked about 10 sets of headlights already doing retrofits and I never have any problem. Yes you can use a heatgun as an alternate route but you'll have to be careful not to focus on one area for too long.
For the high beam splitter. Its your choice to use it or not. I used it so I can use the original high beam as DRL and use the bi-xenon solenoid for my high beam.
Ohh, nice , so If I were to buy the splitter which one do I need ?
The H11 > H11/9006 ? the 9005> 9005/9006 ?

one feeds into normal highbeam/DRL while the other feeds into solenoid


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Old 10-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #123
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9005> 9005/9006 would be the choice
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Ohh, nice , so If I were to buy the splitter which one do I need ?
The H11 > H11/9006 ? the 9005> 9005/9006 ?

one feeds into normal highbeam/DRL while the other feeds into solenoid

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #124
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #125
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The Canadians get a better made car than the USA, theirs come with the option of a multi display and LED Signal mirrors, H.I.D. and self Leveling headlights too. Rear view camera (OEM) Tham I am jelous! But I ordered my additional goodies for my subie here in the USA.
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