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Old 05-13-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Talking RHD to LHD projector conversion?

Hey guys, I already tried a search on converting the JDMs to LHD or no-handdrive, but I can't seem to find a writeup on this-- neither here nor on Scoobymods.com.
Anybody either know of or want to make a writeup on this topic?

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Old 05-13-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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be prepared for pain

http://www.i=club.com/forums/showthr...=projector+mod


change i=club to i-club in the link above and you're good to go
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Old 05-13-2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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Why not just adjust them down.The JDMs are very esy to get the correct beam without blinding other drivers.

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Old 05-13-2003, 05:01 PM   #4
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if you're going to get HID's, then i suggest to convert them, as i did when i was starting to blind drivers after installing HID's. you can adjust them down, however, you don't get the most of your lighting. now with them converted to LHD, i can see much farther down the road and have much light around. just an opinion.
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:05 PM   #5
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Why not just adjust them down.The JDMs are very esy to get the correct beam without blinding other drivers.

Rudy
You are misleading people with this response by confusing "aim" and "beam pattern". Yes, you can aim the RHD projectors correctly, but no amount of aiming will alter the shape of the cutoff.
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Old 05-13-2003, 06:07 PM   #6
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Zola,,,I wasnt trying to mislead,my point of refence would be that I have my JDMs set at the same beam pattern as my LHD Morretes were set at.The cutoff pattern is also VERY close too, according to my reference points on my garage door.Ive never blinded/blinked at/by anybody.Now i can see that HIDS would be a different story.

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Old 05-13-2003, 10:10 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!

<edit><sorry WRX-78 just wanted to make it easier!>

The link above didn't work...not hard to find on I-club though. Damn, mod looks like a pain though.
I do have the lights adjusted down a bit right now, but I'm actually most peeved about the fact that I can't see street signs very well at night on my right hand side...don't know if I have the nuts to do the job though...anyone know of a shop in the NYC area that might want to tackle this?

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Old 05-13-2003, 10:17 PM   #8
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the link I posted was the correct one, if you'll notice everytime you use an "i-club" link it will get replaced by a nasioc one. Or a kitten gets killed, one or the other.

Silly, impreza owner's club breakup...
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Old 05-14-2003, 12:36 AM   #9
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The cutoff pattern is also VERY close too, according to my reference points on my garage door.
Rudy,

If you have a pic that you could post, I would be very interested to see it. After looking at my cutoff on the wall, and imagining yours to be the opposite, I don't understand what you could have done to get the cutoff "VERY close" simply through the process of aiming.

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Old 05-14-2003, 12:41 AM   #10
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I do have the lights adjusted down a bit right now, but I'm actually most peeved about the fact that I can't see street signs very well at night on my right hand side...
This is precisely why, in my opinion, adjusting the lights downward to compensate for the incorrect cutoff is a crappy workaround. It's a nice courtesy for other drivers, but you are subjecting yourself to suboptimal lighting.
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This is precisely why, in my opinion, adjusting the lights downward to compensate for the incorrect cutoff is a crappy workaround. It's a nice courtesy for other drivers, but you are subjecting yourself to suboptimal lighting.

that is very true. i've tried to lower the beams down, however, i wasn't getting sufficient light output, especially since i've installed HID's. when i had them adjusted down, i wouldn't see the signs in front of me, however, ever since i've converted my light from RHD to LHD everything seems sooooooo much better.
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Old 05-14-2003, 02:49 AM   #12
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has anyone else done this yet? it seems pretty difficult but it would be nice to have a second or third opinion as to how difficult...maybe on a scale? 1-10 (1 being REALLY easy and 10 being so hard you might as well jump on the lamps and save yourself the aggravation)
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Zola,,sorry no pic ,,but my cutoff is just like yours except that the drivers side is down about 6 inches from your pic.Another factor may be, im running vision plus bulbs on the low beams,it definately helps with light output.Ive never outrun the beams either,if i get close i go to highs.I live in the country so im on the highs alot.Either way to each his own.

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has anyone else done this yet? it seems pretty difficult but it would be nice to have a second or third opinion as to how difficult...maybe on a scale? 1-10 (1 being REALLY easy and 10 being so hard you might as well jump on the lamps and save yourself the aggravation)

well, i'd say on a scale of 1-10, maybe about a 6 or 7. it all depends on how good you are with your hands. the main thing though is just stay calm and take your time, you'll be fine. if you want, you can try to practice with your stock headlights first, it's a bit similar in the process of cracking the lights open. the thing you want to remember is make sure you seal it good, and i mean good. silicone works best. don't worry on how it looks, people won't see the silicone all over the top of the light, but they will see it fog up if you don't do a good job. you may want someone there to help you, it might make things a bit easier. 2 heads are better than one. i guess for me, i really needed to do it. well, it was either that or buy the EDM lights, but that was out of the question. i actually had to figure it out for my self, because i got my RHD's as soon as they came out. that sucked cause then they started bringing out the EDM's and i was just pissed. well, good luck if you decide to do it.
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Old 05-14-2003, 10:30 AM   #15
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thanks clamdip!

i'll look over the instructions a few more times when it's time for me to order and then decide
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Old 05-14-2003, 09:02 PM   #16
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hey clamdip,
what did you use for the new shield or did you alter the original

Thanks.
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i just altered the original shield. i sanded it down a bit. actually, you can make the beam pattern flat, instead of it going off to one side of the road. it doesn't matter, whichever way want to do it. the only hard part is the first step, which is taking apart the headlights. hope this helps, any questions i'll try my best to answer them.
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Old 05-15-2003, 01:57 AM   #18
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clamdip, how did you (if you did) make the raised portion of the pattern on the other headlight? i didn't see it in your instructions (maybe i just missed that part)...just curious
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i basically sanded it down and reversed the angle to go up the other way. i guess for the projector lights, it's much like our eyesight, the light is reflected and the beam is projected upside down. that's why the shield is reflecting the light upside down. it's a bit hard to explain. but basically all i did was sand it going up the other way. i had to actually picture it in my head while i was staring at the shield. it's a bit hard to explain. also, when you take apart the lights, if you look into the projector glass, everything appears upside down. sorry, i hope this helps as it's a bit hard to explain, also since i've done mine a while back.
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i think i get it, i'm thinking i'll make it look like the other side, that should work right? (look at the left light and make the right one look like it)
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yeah, that would work. just remember, take your time though. the last thing you'd want to do is screw it up. sorry, don't mean to pressure you.
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