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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:20 am 
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Alright, so far we've converted the factory plugs to 9006 plugs. We also modified the adjustment bracket. As you will see, we mounted a 4x2 piece of PVC to the adjustment bracket. That will allow us to mount the projectors flush with the back of the bracket. We will make a plexiglass lense cover to go over the new projector/adjustment bracket. Below are some pics of where we are right now. The pics of the projectors on are only mock up pics. More updates to come.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:30 am 
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Amazing job, those look great

I cant wait to ssee the finished product

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WOW great job. Looking pretty good. Can't wait to see how they look when totally finished and better yet how they work!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:18 pm 
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Alright, another update. So far all we have left is to put a plexiglass cover over the projectors and the we will be finished.

Kyle

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:41 pm 
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:thumb2: :thumb2: Nice job man!!!

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: : :clap: You did a great job... Cant wait to see the finish product..


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:24 pm 
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We are done. Now all we have to do is aim them and then that it.

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Total cost :

$10 for the projectors, 9006 bulbs and plugs.(Pull-a-part FTW)

Maybe 3 hours of actual work, not counting the drying time of the JB-weld.

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very nice job , all 5 thumbs up

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amazing job, looks great! only thing i would do is black out the chrome square headlight ring, just a personal opinion, dont think it matters though, they look bad ass!

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amazing job, looks great! only thing i would do is black out the chrome square headlight ring, just a personal opinion, dont think it matters though, they look bad ass!


I'm actually planning on doing that Thursday. I also should have it upgraded to 5000k HIDs within the month.

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Please make sure those are HID projectors before making the swap. Halogen projectors have reliefs cut into the glare shield, the HID versions do not. This results in glare for the oncoming traffic. This swap is already walking on iffy grounds of legality, to put a HID kit into it when it's not designed for it, would make it very illegal and very obvious.

Just a word of advice, to not have a police man come a knockin. :)

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Please make sure those are HID projectors before making the swap. Halogen projectors have reliefs cut into the glare shield, the HID versions do not. This results in glare for the oncoming traffic. This swap is already walking on iffy grounds of legality, to put a HID kit into it when it's not designed for it, would make it very illegal and very obvious.

Just a word of advice, to not have a police man come a knockin. :)


Check my location...

Alabama, USofA.

We do not have any type of laws like that(that are enforced), no emissions either. The only auto-related laws are for loud music. I assure you the Police around here do not have a clue what HIDs are and wouldn't notice that i have custom made headlights.

Thanks for the warning though.

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That mod makes the Metro look real mean. I like it.

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z34-5speed wrote:
gamefoo21 wrote:
Please make sure those are HID projectors before making the swap. Halogen projectors have reliefs cut into the glare shield, the HID versions do not. This results in glare for the oncoming traffic. This swap is already walking on iffy grounds of legality, to put a HID kit into it when it's not designed for it, would make it very illegal and very obvious.

Just a word of advice, to not have a police man come a knockin. :)


Check my location...

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We do not have any type of laws like that(that are enforced), no emissions either. The only auto-related laws are for loud music. I assure you the Police around here do not have a clue what HIDs are and wouldn't notice that i have custom made headlights.

Thanks for the warning though.

Kyle


I also suggest it for the simple fact that there is a reason why in most of the modern world HID conversions are illegal for highway/on road use, because of the fact that unless the housings are designed for it you end up with a better close up vision, worse distance, and blinding oncoming traffic.

Common courtesy, it's a beautiful thing. :wink:

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Well, I can guarantee you that these projectors are not blinding to oncoming drivers because they are able to be aimed just like the car they came off of, they are also OEM and therefore DOT approved. They are simply transplaneted into a geo bracket. They don't perform any different than when they were in the BMW. Common courtesy was doing a proper retrofit and not sticking some HID kit in a halogen reflector headlight.
Also these projectors do not have the slits cut in the cutoff shields to let light bleed through to illuminate road signs, and to whoever was saying HID projectors don't have them well, some do. Many people retrofit HID and Halogen projectors into their headlights and have no problems because they are not blinding.


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I'm not usually a fan of most HID retrofits, as they're done poorly, and can pose a hazard to other motorists. This conversion however, was executed well. You have a good light spread, and a nice sharp cut off below the window line for other cars.

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Wow, those look really cool! Nice work.

That would be a cool winter project for my car, except I would need a second set of Swift GTI headlights, and a set of projectors....

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very smart.
does the plexiglass get hot?
whats the longest they have been on?
how many amps/watts do they draw?
which models and yrs have those lights?
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very smart.
does the plexiglass get hot?
whats the longest they have been on?
how many amps/watts do they draw?
which models and yrs have those lights?
thanks


The plexi doesn't get hot, warm but not hot. I drove around for a good 2 hours the night after we finished them, no issues at all. It should draw about the factory wattage/amperage, all we did was rewire the plugs with 9006 plugs instead of the factory geo plugs. We got these projectors off of a early 90s BMW 7series, not sure which one though.

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really nice job indeed
the most fantastic mod i´ve seen =)

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Nice job!
Looks like a Terminator or better still a "TerMetronator" :lol:

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just one thing bugging me ,,9006 are 55w low beams only , where are the high beams ???

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why don´t use the lens from a firefly to cover the whole optical in front, give them a more oem style =)

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