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Old 10-31-2017, 02:17 PM
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Morimoto M-LED Projector Retrofit On GK5

I decided to pull the trigger and had 818 Retrofits (koolkevin1107) retrofit my headlights with the new Morimoto M-LED projectors and Apollo 2.0 Flat shrouds.

Kevin was kind enough to document the process for me so I could share it with you all.

NOTE: All pictures were taken by 818 Retrofits unless noted otherwise.



Before the retrofitting process:







During the retrofitting process:















Finished product:









These last few pictures were taken by me. Check out that cutoff!







I provided Kevin with tinting vinyl for my fog lights to compliment my new headlights.

The film used was "JDM Yellow" LightWrap vinyl by Luxe Auto Concepts.













I am very happy with the finished product and could not have asked for better service!

Kevin answered all of my questions and even gave me a demo of the Morimoto M-LED projector to help me decide which route I wanted to go!

If you are looking to have your headlights retrofitted, look no further!

Check out more of his awesome work via the link below:

https://www.instagram.com/818_retrofits/

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/member.php?u=9678
 

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Bro that looks great. What did that end up costing if you don't mind me asking?

Another thing I noticed is you have a bumper support (71173-T5R-A10 https://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagra...er-2833987.png #33) that I didn't have on my 2015. I was just in there fixing my sagging front bumper, and had to fab up a piece of foam.
 
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Glad to see a GK going the right way of doing things.
 
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Nice! Awesome light setup.
 
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Originally Posted by 2Rismo2 View Post
Bro that looks great. What did that end up costing if you don't mind me asking?

Another thing I noticed is you have a bumper support (71173-T5R-A10 https://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagra...er-2833987.png #33) that I didn't have on my 2015. I was just in there fixing my sagging front bumper, and had to fab up a piece of foam.
Thank you very much!

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...rojectors.html

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Glad to see a GK going the right way of doing things.
Thank you, sir!

Originally Posted by NiteFlight View Post
Nice! Awesome light setup.
Thank you very much! I'm very happy with the results.
 
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I see $400 for the parts in your link, but how much for labor? How many hours went into just the fitting new lights into the headlight housings?
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by hasdrubal View Post
I see $400 for the parts in your link, but how much for labor? How many hours went into just the fitting new lights into the headlight housings?
Cost will vary based on numerous variables. If you're really interested, contact koolkevin1107 for more information.
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:57 PM
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The lights look great, but cost will vary isn't a useful answer. That's probably my fault for not asking a specific enough question, obviously if someone charges $100/hr for labor, it will cost more than a different guy who charges $50/hr, unless the second guy needs twice as long to get the work done. Like how long is a piece of string?

I'm not in California, so taking my car to the same guy you went to isn't really an option. Was hoping for a ballpark figure on the whole job for your car, so if I find someone local I can tell if they're trying to pad their bill. If you don't want to post that, though, then no problem.
 
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These look really good.
I was actually thinking of doing their HID kits for my headlights and fogs but just doing a bulb swap with their kits. In Mississippi sometimes the splash lighting is what saves your bacon when the deer are bad. Now that its "cold" there are herds of 12-20 you can spot just chilling in the tree line waiting to play chicken with your car.

The cut off on your headlights is clean as hell though.

It would be about 350ish for headlights and fogs for just the HID kits.
 
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Originally Posted by hasdrubal View Post
I'm not in California, so taking my car to the same guy you went to isn't really an option. Was hoping for a ballpark figure on the whole job for your car, so if I find someone local I can tell if they're trying to pad their bill. If you don't want to post that, though, then no problem.
Actually, if you're interested, 818 Retrofits can build you a set and ship it out to you!

I would prefer not to share what I paid, sorry. Thanks for your understanding.

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These look really good.
I was actually thinking of doing their HID kits for my headlights and fogs but just doing a bulb swap with their kits. In Mississippi sometimes the splash lighting is what saves your bacon when the deer are bad. Now that its "cold" there are herds of 12-20 you can spot just chilling in the tree line waiting to play chicken with your car.

The cut off on your headlights is clean as hell though.

It would be about 350ish for headlights and fogs for just the HID kits.
Thank you! Personally, I was sold on the simplicity of the Morimoto M-LED projector.
 

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Thank you! Personally, I was sold on the simplicity of the Morimoto M-LED projector.
Now that I am looking at them and considering the labor for the HID set up, it may actually be cheaper/ easier to just go with these. Added bonus that they look amazing.
 
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Originally Posted by SouthernFitFella View Post
Now that I am looking at them and considering the labor for the HID set up, it may actually be cheaper/ easier to just go with these. Added bonus that they look amazing.
Truth be told, they both have their pros and cons. Make sure you do some reading to help you decide which option will best suit your needs.

 
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Looks super dope, I'm amazed they don't stick out like a sore thumb. But the projectors really look right at home in there.
 
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Looks super dope, I'm amazed they don't stick out like a sore thumb. But the projectors really look right at home in there.
Thank you for the kind words! I did practically zero "homework" on what they'd look like before going ahead with the retrofit.

To be honest, that was a bit daring, but I am extremely happy with how they turned out.

I've had a few people tell me that it looks OEM which is a huge compliment.

 
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:33 PM
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It really does look sharp and proper. This might be something I undertake if I happen upon a spare set of headlights.
 
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