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turboguy327 11-22-2010 09:44 PM

Non RS HID Retrofit.. Affordable solution to HID
 
I have started my hid retrofit that some of you have been waiting for. I am using Moritomo D2S projectors Apollo shrouds and 5K D2S Moritomo bulbs. Along with CCFL halo rings. This retrofit is a legal solution to putting HID into your car. Installing a HID kit into your camaro is illegal and way to much money for a marginal improvement. Doing a retro is installing a projector from a OEM HID vehicle into a reflector or halogen equipt vehicle. It is legal and much more beneficial both to the driver of the car the retro is installed on and does not blind other drivers you are sharing the road with. This will allow use of high beams as well. And everything I am using is OEM quality. You can go to the local parts store IF you ever need a bulb or ballast. I have made a link to my photobucket account once all the pics are uploaded and any questions please ask away.

SNV 11-22-2010 10:16 PM

What no pics?

turboguy327 11-22-2010 10:27 PM

I have over 40 pics uploading right now while the paint on the shrouds is drying.

turboguy327 11-22-2010 10:57 PM

Getting ready for bumper removal

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-13-58_659.jpg

Highly recomended you do this

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-14-12_264.jpg

To see these bolts

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...4-14-20_38.jpg
and
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-14-36_764.jpg

Get the 3 obvious bolts and unhook the plug on passenger side and you have this

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-32-01_607.jpg
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-31-56_709.jpg

If you have clumsy fingers like me its much easier to take the horn out. Its 1 10mm bolt. Makes it easier to get the bottom inside bolt out and later back in.
Take out the 4 bolts on each headlight and you have this



http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-07-17_920.jpg

turboguy327 11-22-2010 10:59 PM

Headlight out and ready for retrofit

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...4-46-32_30.jpg

Take this bracket off

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...4-46-39_52.jpg

With these 3 bolts

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-46-54_224.jpg
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-46-47_439.jpg

turboguy327 11-22-2010 11:06 PM

Take the bulbs out and wait til your wife/gf/parents leave for a couple hours and put in oven til golden brown at 235 degrees F. In about 15 minutes WITH GLOVES!! remove from oven. Expect about an hour and a half for each light if this is your first time doing this. Take a screwdriver and start prying the lens off. Pop the clips. I have found it easier to start on a corner and work out each way. Work about 5 minutes and it will cool down. Put back in the over for a few minutes and play some more. Keep at it and move slowly. It will come just takes time. Dont pry on the lens lip. Go to the bottom of the plastic groove and get to the backside of the lens. The black plastic will bend a ton. I had mine almost flat. MOVE SLOWLY!! Keep playing with it and you will get the lens off. Now take a flathead and pop the reflector off of these 3 pegs. Go through where the bulb was and push on the little black clips on the reflector

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-06-09_265.jpg

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-06-16_991.jpg

turboguy327 11-22-2010 11:08 PM

Take the little screw out of the reflector with a T15. Now you can turn back til this next step. This step all depends on your projector choice. I used Moritomo Minis so I used a 1.5 inch hole saw to the back of the reflector at the bulb seat.

turboguy327 11-22-2010 11:09 PM

Now the projector fits.

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-33-51_928.jpg
Thats what it would look like with a bare projector in the light.

With the Apollo shroud

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...-35-03_607.jpg

turboguy327 11-22-2010 11:10 PM

And now I am waiting for the paint to dry. I painted the reflector and shroud flat black. Will finish in the am.

Quick shot of another couple retrofits on my other cars from last winter while they where waiting for nice weather. Cobalt is stage 2 from ZZP. Supra has a 2j single on E85 making about 760 rwhp. I dont have any pics of my 94 unfortunately.

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...o/d2ebf2a8.jpg

jdenotter 11-22-2010 11:14 PM

If im not mistaken there no such thing as a 5k hid bulbs

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turboguy327 11-22-2010 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdenotter (Post 2572888)
If im not mistaken there no such thing as a 5k hid bulbs

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Huh?? Thats what I have been using for years?? Unless you mean I forgot the 0s?? They are 5000k bulbs

jdenotter 11-23-2010 07:49 AM

No. I spoken with reps at kelvin and they claim there isn't a 5k bulb but there is 4300 and 6k.

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SomeGeoffGuy 11-23-2010 09:22 AM

Any pics of the completed lamp? That thing must stick out the back pretty far compared to what was in there. How did you seal the back side?

-Geoff

turboguy327 11-23-2010 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdenotter (Post 2573469)
No. I spoken with reps at kelvin and they claim there isn't a 5k bulb but there is 4300 and 6k.

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I have no idea what ur talking about man. Reps from kelvin?? They are 5k bulbs.


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