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Thank you sir, good to know there are still intelligent people in this world. Spread the word my brother!
 
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question for qbmurderer13: did you buy your headlights from local dealer and gave them hidillusionz mailing address? also have a few other questions but rather pm you instead of posting - cant seem to figure out how to pm you tho
 
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oh yea which part is the hi beam reflector and do you have that on your set up?
 
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I bought my headlights from Majestic Honda online, and just had them ship it out directly to HID Illusionz in new york, and I think majestic honda is up north near them anyways. So I saved lots on shipping, and got to keep driving my car.

Also if you look back on the first page you will see that the bi-xenon projectors are both low and high beam, in one projector. If you use the FX35 projectors, which are the ones I have in my car you will HID low and high beams in one projector. Read over the first page as it better explains this and shows pictures of what happens when you turn on the high beams in a HID bi-xenon setup. The FX35 high beams are INSANE.

Ill send you a pm to answer any other questions you may have.
 
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please post the pics!. i am in between what projectors i want. I really like the E55's but idk... they dont seem to be as bright.... like i said... i dont know.
 
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:15 PM
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Get the FX35 projectors. They are WAY better than the E55. The E55 low beam is not as bright, or wide. FX35 is definately the way to go.
 
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but when I look at pictures of the fx35's the beam has a spread out look where its really sharp and bright at the cut off, but fades as it gets closer to the ground... whereas the E55's look more consistent and also has a super sexy high beam.... and with the low light problem, couldn't i just put in a clear lens and get a 55w ballast?
 
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:37 AM
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Its not about brightness, its about focus. The E55 does not focus the light as well as the FX35. It is not nearly as wide or intense. The high beam is not a big deal as my FX35 projectors low beams do the job, I only use my high beam to show off. Also the FX35 has a very very good high beam so don't underestimate it. Stick with OEM bulbs and OEM ballasts too.
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:35 PM
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i just want to chime in on the folks who blind us with their noob set-ups. i was followed closely by a lifted 4x4 dodge ram with low-budge conversions on the mains and fog lights and it was just f#cking ridiculous! they need to start handing out fines more often because these people are a real danger on the road.
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:13 PM
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i just want to chime in on the folks who blind us with their noob set-ups. i was followed closely by a lifted 4x4 dodge ram with low-budge conversions on the mains and fog lights and it was just f#cking ridiculous! they need to start handing out fines more often because these people are a real danger on the road.
What I find is, a lot of folks like that just don't give an F about it.

When I put PNP HID in the Pathfinder, I got the bi-xenon kit that had the shield. From any view, it only looked like a "brighter halogen"... meaning the bottom half of the reflectors (H4) were dark. But yet, in the cars I see on the road that I KNOW have H4 sets, it's fully lit up, meaning they don't have the shields and are using single beam setups in a dual beam housing.

And that, I feel is why HIDs will always be "misunderstood." most people will never see a decent (non-retro) setup, and always remember the jackass setups.

I'd show you the output of the HID kit since I still have them (even with mismatched bulbs and all), but I returned the Pathfinder to stock and to my sister since I was borrowing it. On top of that switched my Fit's housing to a dual H1 setup.

I think I might pull out the stock housing from it's storage spot and pop in the HIDs just to make sure it's like the Pathfinder.
 
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just finished mine, its pretty easy, i used Mini H1 which are plug and plug no drilling holes
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looks nice. would you be interested in posting some night pics?
 
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yeah ill try to tonight, im gonna be driving around like this for the next couple of days until my other headlight i got off ebay arrives hahaha....so it'll be a good comparison 55w Hid PnP, 55w Morimoto Mini H1

edit* taking with my camera phone...

Left side is Morimoto Mini h1 4300k @ 55w with DDM Tuning Ballast
Right side is DDM Tuning 5k @ 55w

Not the best enviorment since the ground is black and uneven, and ya...but you can see that the Mini H1 are much wider

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After driving around with a PNP kit in the GE and switching back to my stock HID's in the 350Z, I now decided to retrofit since I am tired of the beam pattern.

My question: I am thinking about getting the Bi-xenon: Morimoto Mini (D2S) but I am not sure which shroud will cover everything. I will be leaving the chrome reflector material in place to not attract attention and look as stock as possible. I like the Apollo but does it cover enough of the projector body?
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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The ocular might fill up more of the reflector... @ gohdunlam great pics to show the difference between a retro and a blinding crappy pnp
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:11 PM
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just finished mine, its pretty easy, i used Mini H1 which are plug and plug no drilling holes
I'm looking at getting those exact same ones. One question though. What did you do to make the inside black?
 
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Hi everyone, I just bought an HID kit and wanted it retrofitted.
Can anyone let me know if i have everything i need before starting my own project? and if it would fit?

Xenith Xenon's:GEN HID Kit [Bulb Size:H4 (9003) Bi-Xenon]
BI-XENON: HELLA E55 Projectors WITH Clear Lens: ZKW-R
GATLING GUN PROTECTOR SHROUDS

I've compared everything i would have in hand after ordering all these and having them come in compared to the complete kits they have at "theretrofitsource.com" and it seems to match what a whole kit would have.

Rather be dumb here, than to be a jerk on the road.

thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by th0m4svu View Post
Hi everyone, I just bought an HID kit and wanted it retrofitted.
Can anyone let me know if i have everything i need before starting my own project? and if it would fit?

Xenith Xenon's:GEN HID Kit [Bulb Size:H4 (9003) Bi-Xenon]
BI-XENON: HELLA E55 Projectors WITH Clear Lens: ZKW-R
GATLING GUN PROTECTOR SHROUDS

I've compared everything i would have in hand after ordering all these and having them come in compared to the complete kits they have at "theretrofitsource.com" and it seems to match what a whole kit would have.

Rather be dumb here, than to be a jerk on the road.

thanks!

I would image the E55 projectors use a D2S bulb since they are OE, so the XX kit will not have the bulb you need. It will just have the headlight adapter you need. You need a kit that includes D2S bulbs with a h4 headlight adapter that includes provisions for the brights.
 
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I would image the E55 projectors use a D2S bulb since they are OE, so the XX kit will not have the bulb you need. It will just have the headlight adapter you need. You need a kit that includes D2S bulbs with a h4 headlight adapter that includes provisions for the brights.
oh i see where i should look for compatibility! so i guess the only one that could be used from the site with compatibility are morimoto minis?

[edit]nevermind, i see that it states, its ideally for cars that previously had H4s, if i were to order different size bulbs, will it still be compatible with the same ballast?
 

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:48 PM
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Damn Im wanting to do this !!! I got a question!? Do u guys think the projectors out of the Acura integra can be used to retrofit the fit headlights? Reason why I'm asking is because my buddy has a extra set laying around and I can have them if I want ! But I'm not sure if I can use this or not!? Any info would be nice! If not imma have to get something from that one website !
 

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