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Old 03-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #151
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I had some free time tonight so I got my fogs working. Looks great. Once the panel, switches, and alignment is good I'll be set! ...for a little while at least. lol

Hard to capture in a pic because if the exposure is right to see how bright the lights are, you can't see any definition in them. I tried to get the exposure where they don't look dim but you can see some details.



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Old 03-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #152
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Looks real good!

The cut off line and throw of the Morimoto is crazy good compared to Halogen. Can you imagine going back to Halogen now?


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Old 03-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #153
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Looks real good!

The cut off line and throw of the Morimoto is crazy good compared to Halogen. Can you imagine going back to Halogen now?


Fixed your pics for you.
Well I currently can't stand driving at night because the alignment issues make the cutoff and stuff terrible when driving. I'm waiting until that is sorted out until I make my judgement on them. Haha. I've heard nothing but good, so I'm just ready to get it fixed. He was busy this weekend so hopefully next weekend I can head out there and get it wrapped up.

What was fixed about the pics?

EDIT: Strange. I posted them from one place and they were correct. Looked on another computer and they were all turned around. Thanks for fixing.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #154
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Could you tell me the name of the guy that did the retrofit for you at TRS?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #155
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Could you tell me the name of the guy that did the retrofit for you at TRS?
Nate did mine.

nate@theretrofitsource.com

PM me if you have any questions or issues. I'm curious on what you're having problems with.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:27 AM   #156
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Hey dme, what shroud did you use? Also, would up and down alignment be done on the projector? I installed mine a while back and they were pointing at the floor. How do you adjust that?
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:54 AM   #157
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Use the normal headlight adjustemts to make the up and down if you installed them right they would be kinda in the middle and the rotation is what you adjust on the protector Its self. Just loosen the 3 skrews move it and re tighten
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #158
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There is an adjustment screw built into the headlight housing to make the headlight go up/down. If I remember correctly it uses an allen head. You should be fairly close if they are installed correctly. The adjustment bolts are more for fine tuning.

Go look at post #30 in this thread. The top pic just to left of the word Ballast you'll see a round plastic piece that you can put an allen head inside. On the second picture just to the right of the washer bottle neck you'll see the same thing (a little more clear though).
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:14 AM   #159
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Hey dme, what shroud did you use?
I used Apollo shrouds.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #160
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So the consensus is that the Apollo shrouds are the best if you plan on doing Halos? I assume this is because in the pics of the shroud, it looks as though there is a lip that would allow halos to fit in there. Am I correct?
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #161
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If your talking about aac halos, I think you have it wrong. Aac halos are actally mounted on the lens
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #162
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I think these are my favorite. They have that transformers look and fill out the housing nicely
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #163
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How come a person cannot get the 55w ballast with the mini H1 and only the 35w? Anyone know? And also, Is there a big difference in the two?
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because the 55w ballast isn't really safe in the mini H1 housing. a 55w ballast would be brighter than a 35w but I have a 35w and couldn't imagine needing more.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #165
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How come a person cannot get the 55w ballast with the mini H1 and only the 35w? Anyone know? And also, Is there a big difference in the two?
I remember hearing that the heat difference with the 55w could melt the shroud.

I also agree that I couldn't imagine needing more than the 35w. They are plenty bright enough.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #166
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Thanks for the 2 cents. You guys sold me on them. I ordered the kit last night, now to just play the waiting game
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #167
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First off, Caverman, you have your way with words. I am motivated to get the H1 kit from TRS. Also, this shows that a happy customer is the best advertisement!

Secondly, after countless hours of going back and forth between all of the threads and retrofit links, aac, etc. I have decided I want to do this. However, I am worried about wiring more than the whole taking apart the headlight ordeal because the aftermarket headlight is supposedly easier. After the problems dme had (well, he did have halos and fog light kit), I am not motivated to do this myself, and mess this up.

Does anyone have any experience with the difficulty of the total project? Also, what about time?

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:01 AM   #168
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If you work slowly with a good amount of heat the housings come apart without issue. I had a little fight with them but not a big deal. And the wiring is all plug and play.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #169
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First off, Caverman, you have your way with words. I am motivated to get the H1 kit from TRS. Also, this shows that a happy customer is the best advertisement!

Secondly, after countless hours of going back and forth between all of the threads and retrofit links, aac, etc. I have decided I want to do this. However, I am worried about wiring more than the whole taking apart the headlight ordeal because the aftermarket headlight is supposedly easier. After the problems dme had (well, he did have halos and fog light kit), I am not motivated to do this myself, and mess this up.

Does anyone have any experience with the difficulty of the total project? Also, what about time?

Thank you,
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Wiring the HID is easy. All plug-n-play that can be reversed if needed. The first time you ever do it, it might take you a good hour or so. Once you've done one or two you can do it in probably 30 min.

Go thorough this thread.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...hlight=install


I hated to hear the bad experience that dme had as well. Sounds like he definately got the run around and adding all the halos and fog lights might have contributed to the issues but still there is no real excuse why he couldn't have gotten his stuff done right the first time.

You know that AAC has a Houston location now. They do retrofits as well using Morimoto products. Be prepared to pay but that might be a option if you want someone else to do the work.

You can still talk to TRS and see if they would setup the projectors in the housings. Then you could take it from there. I was only charged $150 + shipping for TRS to setup my projectors in thier housings but I didn't have halos done either. That definately throws more work into the issue.
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Do not go to AAC. They will hack your housings up. If anything go to TRS.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #171
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Caverman (I feel weird calling you by username), but you confused me on linking me to your HID install. Correct me if I am wrong, but you installed a HID kit from AAC, then after that you went to TRS and installed the H1 kit. Wouldn't you just need to replace the Halogen bulb and place in the projector? I do believe you don't need HID to add to the retrofit. Correct me if I am wrong. But I was just asking on your retrofit install, not your HID.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #172
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Caverman (I feel weird calling you by username), but you confused me on linking me to your HID install. Correct me if I am wrong, but you installed a HID kit from AAC, then after that you went to TRS and installed the H1 kit. Wouldn't you just need to replace the Halogen bulb and place in the projector? I do believe you don't need HID to add to the retrofit. Correct me if I am wrong. But I was just asking on your retrofit install, not your HID.
I initially did the HID bulb kit from AAC. That included the bulbs, ballasts, and harness to plug into your factory headlight harness.

About a year later I learned about doing an HID projector retrofit. I contacted TRS and bought the projectors, shrouds, and bulbs from them. I sent them a set of used Halogen headlights I bought off the forum and had them open those up, install the projector and bulbs, align everything and then send those back to me. Cost me $150 for the install but I didn't do halos or anything like that....just a basic retrofit.

I didn't need to pay for the H1 kit from TRS because I basically had that from my Oracle H1 kit I had already installed.

The link I probably sent you was from my original H1 bulb kit install that I did. If I remember you were worried about doing the H1 kit because it was dealing with the electrical. I wanted to show you it's easy and all plug-n-play.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #173
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I handmade headlight housings back in 09' when I did my el camaro nose conversions, there were no used setups available then.I'll eventually get a set &combine what I like in mine with a stock housing & projectors used in this thread.
I used a junkyard sylvania glass projector & silverstar bulbs. My lexan lenses are 1/2" thick, not very good light output at all.
For around the projector I turned a piece of black uhmv plastic on a lathe. Made 6" halo rings from 3/4" acrylic tubes & cut marks in back, no bulbs installed yet.
My goal was for them to look more like a big eyeball staring you down, which I think I accomplished.
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Apollo shrouds FTW..


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