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Old 10-28-2009, 03:05 AM
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Think this still hasnt been seen by enough people
 
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Where is www.hidillusionz.com located? I might go this route on my Fit.
 
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:18 PM
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They are located in New York. I couldn't be without my car so what I did was buy brand new headlights from Honda which cost about $400, and sent those to Rich. When he sent me the retrofitted headlights I installed them and sold my old oem headlights for about $300 to a member on here who is also getting a retrofit. So total I was out another $100 but at least I didn't have to be without my car.
 
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:42 PM
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how does he aim them before he returns them to you?
 
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:05 AM
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Well he doesn't aim them, he aligns them to make sure they are perfectly straight. You have to align them once on the car, but he mounted them so I can use the stock aligning system.
 
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I thought I'd add some output pictures from different projectors.

TSX


TSX again


LS430


I'll try to shoot output pics of the TL bi-xenon retro soon.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:29 PM
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Those LS430's are amazing. I wish they were cheaper. People are making hybrid bi-xenon versions of the LS430's now but theyre expensive as hell...
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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Those LS430's are amazing. I wish they were cheaper. People are making hybrid bi-xenon versions of the LS430's now but theyre expensive as hell...
yeah, I remember the first night I drove with them. I was like shocked at their output all night. I wish one of my current cars could fit them in the housing. I miss driving with LS430 projectors.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:15 PM
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Yeah they are pretty big, luckily Fit headlights are huge so you can fit anything in there, but you'll lose your high beams with the LS430's. FX35 are great projectors though, they have one of the best high beams too. Plus with the clear lens you get that colorful cutoff.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by qbmurderer13 View Post
Yeah they are pretty big, luckily Fit headlights are huge so you can fit anything in there, but you'll lose your high beams with the LS430's. FX35 are great projectors though, they have one of the best high beams too. Plus with the clear lens you get that colorful cutoff.
I don't think I've ever used my high beams at all since I've been driving. Good to know the fit has giant headlights, but I don't have one.
 
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mad props for the info man. really appreciate it.
 
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now that i am home...this deserves a sticky
 
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:46 AM
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Thank you sir, my first sticky!
 
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sir nighthawk? is that you?
 
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:39 PM
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a little late on seeing this thread, but im sure glad i found it. love your light setup by the way 'qb' looks AMAZING! its either taillights or those projectors but after looking through this thread i almost just want to get those projectors now! just wondering tho - after sending your headlights how long did it take for them to come back?
 
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:03 PM
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Well he had mine for about a month because I didn't have the money right away but that way he can work on them. I need my car daily so what I did was buy some new headlights from Honda for about $400 and had them shipped directly to him. Then when he sent me the done retrofits I just sold the old stock headlights for $300 so I was only out an extra $100, but it beats driving a rental because I can't be without a car. But he told me that he can do the retrofit in one day, the problem is the shipping which takes about 3 days anyway, he's located in New York. So you'll probably be out a week or so.
 
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:45 PM
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Excellent info. And yes, not nearly enough people understand/believe this info. They spend $50 on "HID Blue" crap bulbs, then blind everyone around. Like qbmurderer explains, if your HID system doesn't use projectors, ballasts, and ignitors, then it isn't really HID. HID's aren't bulbs, they're capsules. No filaments.

If you're gonna mod, DO IT RIGHT or not at all. The stock headlights on my Fit are still better than most cars out there. Here's a hint: if you spent less than $500, chances are you don't have a proper HID set-up.

Thanks again for the great write-up. This should be required reading.
 
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