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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby ADONI » July 8th, 2014, 9:50 am

Anybody every try these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H4-HB2-9003-CRE ... bf&vxp=mtr

HID's melting my fogs and soon enough my headlights...

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Trini Retrofits » July 8th, 2014, 10:24 pm

I tried out one today in a customers hilux. Not that same one but an led one similar. Full aliminum body with fan. Output looked juat as bright as hid's but I didnt get to test in the night. Might bring down a couple but going to test it first.

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Toyopet » November 3rd, 2014, 10:37 pm

I've got a question but I admit I'm too lazy to search the entire thread. Is it possible to do a retrofit WITHOUT projectors?

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby bossmann » November 4th, 2014, 3:48 am

The term retrofit refers to the addition or installation of the projectors into a vehicle that didn't come with them. So if you are not using projectors you aren't retrofitting. Just installing HID's

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby kamakazi » November 4th, 2014, 3:59 am

Read the definition in any dictionary for the word "retrofit". The term covers both types of setups.... and much more

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Toyopet » November 4th, 2014, 6:15 am

kamakazi wrote:Read the definition in any dictionary for the word "retrofit". The term covers both types of setups.... and much more


This is what I'm thinking. To retrofit doesn't only apply to projectors. But can anyone down here do a reflector retrofit?

I want to put HIDs in my sportero but I don't want the look of projectors, I'd rather keep a stock look. I know there are a few vehicles that come like that, fielders I know for sure

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby kamakazi » November 4th, 2014, 10:02 am

the only cars that i know that came with reflector based hids were some p11 primeras and the R34 gtr...
I can say that I've never seen a hid reflector based retrofit before... Most just use an hid bulb and ballast in their halogen reflector and blind oncoming traffic.
Is the halogen output so bad as to require the increased light output of hids

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Toyopet » November 4th, 2014, 2:32 pm

Its not the worst but I've grown accustomed to the white light of the 4300K in the projectors in the my Altis. I definitely don't want to go with just bulb and ballast in the regular housing so I may purchase some good bulbs online and use that.

I will also call Trini Retrofit and ask them about the reflector retrofit.

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Trini Retrofits » November 4th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Hey, nah reflector retrofit is really unlikely. U won't be able to find a reflector that will fit in place of your reflector. While it is not impossible it is highly unlikely to be done. The projector retro will probably still give you better performance.

Some other cars that come with factory HID's and reflectors are
04 Subaru impress STI
Some Subaru Forrester
Some Nissan Navara's

I'm sure there is a bit more.

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Toyopet » November 4th, 2014, 10:45 pm

Thank for the reply. For now I'll look at some hella bulbs or maybe osram. If i decide to go projector I'll hit u guys up

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Re: HID Do's & Don'ts - The HID Lighting Tutorial

Postby Abraham2nd » January 30th, 2015, 3:28 pm

The link dont work no more olol

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