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Projectors Headlights

I am very seriously considering modifying my headlights to have projectors in them. I have found the projectors that I intend to use, but have a few thoughts. I am looking for feedback since I don't think that anybody here has done this. I know it would be possible to find a projector that will fit, and as I said before I think I know which projectors I would be using. My big concern is the back end of the headlight. I don't know if the projector would come back as far as the halogen housings do, so I am a little concerned about the fitment of the back end ot the projectors. I know that this will require heavy modifying of my headlights, but I think it is very possible. Can anybody think of anything that might be an issue that I have not thought of? I also plan to add projectors to my foglights, thanks to IS300M for remotivating this idea for a mod, LOL. I have also toyed with the thought of adding "angel eyes" to bothe the fogs and the four headlight beams. I have not decided if I will try to fit projectors into the high beams yet though. I guess that means that I am going to need a set of headlights and fogs to play with! Is there anybody else considering this mod? I know that TFC said he was, but I have not heard anything else since.
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You should get a Headlight at a junk yard to play with first. I bought a Foglight on Ebay first to try and measure, that way if I ruined it, i hadnt ruined mine.

Chryslers Projectors are made by Valeo and HIDPLANET does sell Valeo Projectors as well as Bosch:
http://www.hidplanet.com/valeo.html
http://www.hidplanet.com/bosch.html
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Yep go check out hidplanet

You should probably try the fogs first just to get a conversion under your belt. It will be cheaper too if you plan to purchase a practice housing.

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I was leaning toward the Bosch projectors. IDK why. I don't have a junk yard around my hosue so I am going to have to go through other avenues. I would like to get a nice set to experiment on though. I am just curoius about how the projectors will fit. Well I might be coming into some money soon so I guess we shall see.
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someone needs to take apart the Intrepid Headlights to take measurements
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I was hoping that someone who has had their headlights apart would post here. Either way I am going to try this. I am thinking that those Bosch projectors would work very nicely. I will probably have some fitment issues with the back of the headlight. I figure that there will now be a hole of some sort that needs to be covered, but not permanently. I think that I posted this thread on the wrong forum, LOL.
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I hope that this website has been seen.

http://faqlight.carpassion.info/headlight-menu1.htm

I like the look of the camaro with projectors, but adhor the gaping space around them.

http://faqlight.carpassion.info/car-...projectors.htm
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There is some nice retro work on that site.
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After looking into this I think that the Valeo projectors might be a better decision for me. I already have HID in my car so I would like to avoid buying an all new kit if I can. The Bosch projectors are D2S bulbs and the Valeo's use H7. I might only have to replace the bulbs if I go with the Valeos. I do have to say that the hidplanet site is incredible. They have pretty much anything that you could want to know there. They even have a retrofit walkthrough that is general enough to work for any car. The hardest part, at least to me, seems like it would be finding and fitting a bezel and shroud to the projectors. Well I think that it is time to play with the fogs...if that goes well I guess it is on to the high and low beams!
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Well after thinking about this even more I had some concerns. I think that the reflective part of the headlights might detract from the effectivness of the projectors. So I figured that since I will have a headlight torn down I could just paint the reflective portion of the low beam area matte black. But, then that would look dumb because then I would have half of the housing painted and the other would still be reflective. So the solution to that issue is that I need to convert the high beams over to projectors as well. Well I had a tough time finding a solution that would solve all of these problems at once. Well after some searching on eBay I found exactly what I was looking for. There is a guy who sells a crap load of headlights, and I saw exactly what I needed. I found two headlights from a Crossfire. The headlights of the Crossfire have two H7 projectors, and the inside is black. So if I can obtain these I will have all of the projectors I need, and I will not have to worry about designing shrouds or bezels! And if the auction goes well I will end up spending less than I had intended to spend on a set of Valeo projectors from hidplanet! I am really happy with how this project is coming together.

Is anybody else actually going to retrofit projectors into their headlights? If so I would like to start a new thread about the conversion where everybody could use as kind of an FAQ. If the install goes really well I might write up a how-to on the subject. If there is interest in such a thing let me know.

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Is anybody else actually going to retrofit projectors into their headlights? If so I would like to start a new thread about the conversion where everybody could use as kind of an FAQ. If the install goes really well I might write up a how-to on the subject. If there is interest in such a thing let me know.

definitly :-D include like parts list and all that jazz lol if i find the time to do this im def gonna had halos AKA angel eyes to em....turn the trep into a beamer lol
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H7 Projectors are usually very receptive to D2S bulbs using adaptor rings, you really need to see how the bulb is held in on those crossfire projectors, if they twist in, your basically screwed
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well how good am I, some H7 Valeo Crossfire projector pictures:


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How about HO H7 bulbs, basically an H9 capsule modified to fit the H7 base.
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/p.../products.html

How about a picture of the cutoff shield?

They have some nice stuff
http://www.rallylights.com/
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Well even though the connectors are not twist on, there are H7 HID bulbs. Now I just need to win the auctions and get a spare set of headlights, and some projectors for the fogs.
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