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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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woohoo my first OFFICIAL mod....XENONS!! (56kers beware)

ok here are some pics. tell me what you think





I couldn't really find a proper place to mount the ballasts, I kinda just zip tied them on the frame. I'll take some more pics later of where I mounted them. ok so a queston for you xenoners out there. where would be a proper place to mount them anyway?
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I also mounted mine to the frame with zip ties....has been holdin up for a few months now....Ronbo did his the same way, and hes had them for over a year, so you should be fine!
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Damn! I can see you all the way in Cali with those ;) Congrats on your first mod just given ya a hard time :P
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you guys think H.I.Ds look good in those black diamond headlights? I think that might be my next mod
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profuse glare.
Bad, very bad.
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profuse glare.
Bad, very bad.
Agreed !!
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profuse glare.
Bad, very bad.
call me a noob but what is profuse glare? too bright? well if its that, I did aim the headlights a bit lower toward the ground. and in nyc you need all the light you can get with all these pot holes here...

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how about TSX projectors with those black diamond headlamps, hey?, ;)
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Glare-aroni. It appears in your pic from the front that there is a lot of stray light transmission above the horizontal plane of the headlights.

*For everyone* pictures of the front of your car to show light output or brightness from new headlight mods is USELESS! What you do is show the projected light pattern from different distances like 5-25-50 feet. Kinda like he did in the 3rd picture. It's good to show cutoff too.
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Yeah way to much glare thank god your in NY. I prefer mine instead real H.I.D.
Heres a close up of a retrofit theres 3 other member with them and the results far out weigh the price you pay for them 2nd picture is from 50 or so feet away look at the beem patern nice and clean no glare



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call me a noob but what is profuse glare? too bright? well if its that, I did aim the headlights a bit lower toward the ground. and in nyc you need all the light you can get with all these pot holes here...
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html

A coiled metal filament has very well defined dark regions and bright regions.
An arc discharge is a nebulous source of lights (arch shaped due to convection currents)
They are not interchangeable. Projector headlights have the cutoff defined by the shield, so HID retrofits isn't very bad. The light distribution under the cutoff is still wrong. But putting projector HID capsules in reflectors is the worst possible setup.

Did the person who sold you these even give you D1R/D2R vs D1S/D2S?


I still think ALL arc discharge headlights should be required to have dynamic auto leveling and cleaning systems, retrofit or no. Hella sells a rear ultrasonic detector to determine the change attitude, with their kits.
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so HID retrofits isn't very bad.
That's an understatement...


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The light distribution under the cutoff is still wrong.
How's that ????? Every single car wich is top of the line comes with HID projectors as this is the best setup to date, some cars still have tham as options , wich IMHO is well worth it unless you can do it yourself for cheaper (that's if you know your way around that stuff, otherwise you can piss off a lot of ppl.). Since I have had my HID retro not once have I been flshed the highs by other drivers, wich means my light goes where it's supposed to and not in oncoming drivers eyes. So if this is wrong light distribution, what's the right one then ???? BTW I'm totally against PNP kits in reflectors, I really don't like being blind when taking a corner. And Danil Stern is an opinionated SOB so take his ideas with a grain of salt.
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well I have aimed my headlights a bit lower than before. I've been driving with these for a few days now and I have had no one has flashed their lights at me yet. and in nyc you need the most ground visiabilaty as you can get. I'm even thinking about getting fog lights
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http://faqlight.carpassion.info/projector-unit.htm

I like the one where Stern says, it doesn't matter what light source, even a firefly, would have the same cutoff.
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http://faqlight.carpassion.info/projector-unit.htm

I like the one where Stern says, it doesn't matter what light source, even a firefly, would have the same cutoff.
Still didn't answer my question above...^^^^ That link explains how projectors work and that's old news at least to me, but it doesn't say :
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The light distribution under the cutoff is still wrong.
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