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Old 06-25-2005, 01:36 AM   #1
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Talking JDM RHD --> LHD Projectors

just baked my lights and converted my RHD projectors to LHD. i must say. they came out really nice. i was really hesitant to do it at first but wanted to fix those damn beam patterns. if i get a camera i will take pictures of the finished product.

i used SleepinRex's porting kit to do it. thanks a lot. still took a while to grind the masks, though. disasembly was kind of hard. baked the first light a little too long and the house smelled like burnt rubber, nothing was burnt though. 5 mins @ 350F is enough. i didnt have any flat black paint so, i used a permanant marker on the top to make it black.

difficulty(10 being impossible): 6

i reccommend anyone with JDM lights to do it. the difficulty comes from grinding the masks down and making them level.

for anyone that is thinking about doing it. DO IT.

edit: damn wrong title.
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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Haha, I just finished it too. It took about 4 hours a little bit longer than I thought. I baked them 200F for 15 mins. They opened pretty easy.
After finished the job, wow! what a nice beam pattern now. No more glare to the left.(driver side) and getting more light to the right. Yeah, I also recommend all the JDM projector owners to do it. It's really worth!
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
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Yup i would have to totally concur. I did this mod last month or so after putting it off for a long time. It was totally worth it though, you get so much more light than pointing your lights down.

i baked for 220f for 18 mins or so and used a dremel to cut the shields flat. The dremel with cutting wheel cuts the aluminum very very easily.

took me 3 hrs or so total including waiting for oven time.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:20 PM   #4
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can you post the link to the instructions?
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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i club tutorial - http://www i club com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=3988
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scoobymods - http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2421
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:31 PM   #6
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any pictures of the new beam pattern?
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:44 PM   #7
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Grinding them flat is not the correct way to moddify them. You should be building up the other side with sheet metal, rather than cutting more metal off. Take it to any place that does welding or metal work and they'll do it right.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:11 AM   #8
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i dont have any pics of it, but the beam looks really good. i can aim it a little higher than before and not worry about blinding people. the range on the lights seem to have gottem further.

well if u look at ur beam before grinding you can see that the center of the bulb is right the the bottom of the (where the * is) \*__ . so if you build it up, you would be covering the place where the light is the most brightest. it may not seem like a lot but a lot light is lost if u build it up, imo.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:57 AM   #9
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Grinding them flat is not the correct way to moddify them. You should be building up the other side with sheet metal, rather than cutting more metal off. Take it to any place that does welding or metal work and they'll do it right.
I was aware of this and took this into consideration when doing the mod, but I felt that with the _/ _/ beam pattern I would still be blinding ppl...I thought about doing a more subtle rise but in the end decided on going flat. I had even already bought the jbweld to make the rise. If anything in the future I can just go back and do it.

I think it works good. no blinding, good lighting and cutoff.
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Old 08-13-2005, 08:44 PM   #10
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JDM light pattern is pretty annoying..
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:09 AM   #11
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I was aware of this and took this into consideration when doing the mod, but I felt that with the _/ _/ beam pattern I would still be blinding ppl...I thought about doing a more subtle rise but in the end decided on going flat. I had even already bought the jbweld to make the rise. If anything in the future I can just go back and do it.

I think it works good. no blinding, good lighting and cutoff.

That wasn't what he was talking about. The projector lenses and the cutoff are designed in such a way to maximize light output while reducing glare. Cutting the cutoff instead of building it back up would increase the glare that other drivers see making it worse than the JDM beam pattern.

supposedly...

Ive never had a problem with the JDM beam patter myself. Everyone that I have ever talked to that has either seen them from the on coming car perspective as well as sitting in the drivers seat absolutely love them.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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I did mine about a month ago, improved my visibility and I don't have to keep the annoying beam pattern extremely low to avoid blinding people. The most useful mod I have done yet...
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:41 AM   #13
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by the way, the scoobymod and iclub link are for the jdm HID lights, and the cutoff shield in the non HID jdm lights don't look like that at all. just thought i would mention that, the instructions are very similar, but the actual cut that needs to be made is not.
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