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Old 10-05-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default 04 projector Retrofit and public apology to Trail*of*dead

I hope he doesnt kill me posting this, but heres a retrofit for trail*of*dead's sti

he sent me these lights long long ago (janurary) and i've been extremely lazy and hadnt finished them until now. i thank him for his understanding and patience, if i were in his shoes, i'd have fallen off the map long ago. he is an extremely exceptional[spell checked by handsdown] person and is by far a very cool guy. i am really sorry for always procrastinating, and for not being motivated. there are no excuses that will hold water to how poorly i handled this. and i hope he enjoys the lights the best he can, although to me it probably wasnt worth the time waiting for.


so to trail*of*dead, this ones for you
i just finished aligning them and sealing the projector.

hopefully there will be some better pictures when he gets them installed on his car


Specs:
04 wrx headlights (no auto level motors would work with the size of this projector.this projector

2x phillips OEM d2s bulbs 4100k
the best and only temp one should use. (4100-4300k)

Hella e55 projectors
these are extremely large and are a pain in the butt hole to get into a housing. the selenoid sits diagonally so its not level and i had to cut the bottom of the housing out a bit. but because they are bi-xenon, when a current passes through the selenoid (high beam trigger) the cutoff shield drops down expelling more light. so not only does he have his stock halogen high beam, but an HID one as well



and a special thanks to my buddy sean at hidtech.com for being my supplier through and through.

But most importantly, thanks to Tommy[Vudoo7] and [SJF01] for letting me use their garage, car, space, bulbs, ballasts, and dremel to aim set and complete these headlights. It wouldnt have been done without their help.



thanks for looking

~Payam Fahr
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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looking good, doing any for the gc headlights?
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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odd, i usually have no problem seeing pics, i only see red x's
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:50 PM   #4
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unfortunately i have never had my hands on a set of gc headlights, it appears though it is an extremely small housing and may be difficult to fit a bi-xenon projector in (to retain the high beams)

maybe with an e46 projector. but i havnet tried yet.

those headlights are hard to find
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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odd, i usually have no problem seeing pics, i only see red x's

mess with browser settings?
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:11 PM   #6
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remove all auxiliary screws, clips, unneccisary plastics from the headlight

preheat the oven to 250



bake headlight in middle rack for 7 minutes


seperate lens and housing



after taking the trim off the lens, clear them by collapsing the obvious tabs from behind



*AFTER TAKING THE TURN SIGAL/INDICATOR PIECE OUT*(3 screws)

take notice of the little ball join in the center of the housing.


pop it loose with a long screwdriver (or anything with good leverage)

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Old 10-05-2005, 09:54 PM   #7
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how much he pay you to do that?
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:58 PM   #8
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nice work...looks very labor intensive but the final product looks very very clean.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:04 PM   #9
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i'm reorganizing the pictures.... please hold





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how much he pay you to do that?
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:11 PM   #10
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loosen adjustment screws

*BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE ANYTHING WHEN YOU SEPERATE THE HOUSING*
There is a small black plastic thingy that is not secured in the housing, and can easily fall out. It is very important and used in alignment of the headlight ( it acts as the nut for the alignment screw).



pause for a break, organize



tape off the highbeam reflector, and start taking material out





hole


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Old 10-05-2005, 10:12 PM   #11
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pic's of the process:


everything torn apart



cut a hole out the back and drill the 4 holes for mounting the projector



test fit the projector



test fit the trim ring



voila



testing 1-2-3




BAM! /emeril voice


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Old 10-05-2005, 10:13 PM   #12
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afterward, i just took everything out, and bolted the projector housing in, trimmed the excess stud off the back.


JB welded the screws and the space between the housing and projector to seal it tight.

adjusted, reassembled and routed the high beam selenoid wires.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:14 PM   #13
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the cutoff from head on





some of the line




low res of the low beams [KanosWRX] (it appears misaligned but its just the light is so saturated in the picture its hard to see how sharp the cutoff really is)





and finally highbeams
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:16 PM   #14
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updated thread, rearranged pictures
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:01 PM   #15
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Nice work!
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:07 PM   #16
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im not seeing pics but i think my comp's messed up.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:04 AM   #17
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Me either..........
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:52 AM   #18
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?
i dunno, i'm linking it off photobucket
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:00 AM   #19
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very nice. do you plan on doing this for other people? i live in the dcmetro area, and would be very interested. what materials did you need besides the projector and ballasts?
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:13 AM   #20
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:15 AM   #21
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he is an extremely acceptional person and is by far a very cool guy.



okay the pictures loaded for me and that is way badass. looks better than any of the other retrofits i've seen so far.

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Old 10-06-2005, 02:21 AM   #22
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okay the pictures loaded for me and that is way badass. looks better than any of the other retrofits i've seen so far.

obviously you havent seen Myles:RaceCompEngineering's then?


identical

i think this is the last time i will work with e55 projectors. they are just damned difficult.

i'll try a smaller projector next time
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:26 AM   #23
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i've seen myles... these look bigger than his, but maybe i'm just not remembering correctly.

go smaller and we'll see how it turns out, but i like the large projector.

and for future reference- not trying to hate or anything, but- it's exceptional, not acceptional
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:30 AM   #24
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yea, i used the same exact projectors for myles.

its just i dont have any shots while its on the car, so its hard to reference i guess.

they are effing bright though when highbeams are lit up.

oh yea, i cant forget myles reaction....

"DAMN they are bright. 'It's like god came into the room and caught you f*cking."

myles is a great guy to, easy to talk to. one of the very good people i had the chance to meet.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:31 AM   #25
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and for future reference- not trying to hate or anything, but- it's exceptional, not acceptional
hahaha i was horrible in english class. sorry thanks for pointing it out

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