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Old 03-08-2018, 06:20 PM   #57
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you can adjust the oem lights left to right? that's news to me, can you do this with the halogen housings when doing a retrofit?
Yes, it's not a lot of adjustment but it can be done. There's a torx inside the unit you can just barely reach through the hole that has the plug for the wiring. See my pics in thread.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #58
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Has anyone considered taking the bowl to a metal casting business to see if it can be used as a mold for cast aluminum? I'd think a polished metal copy would last longer.
Just figured it would cost as much as a new pair of lights, but good idea. Interestingly, looks like the 2014-15 is metal?

They also look very close to the 2010-2013 projectors in size/shape, though I know the bulbs are D3's. Wonder if I could retrofit?
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #59
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Anyone know if the plug/connector (on the outside of the headlight) on the 2010-2013 is same as 2014-15?
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:40 PM   #60
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If you are retrofitting, go aftermarket... there is no need to replace a sub-par projector with another sub-par projector, there are a few good options in 2.5", and with a little work, you can fit a 3" there as well.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:29 PM   #61
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If you are retrofitting, go aftermarket... there is no need to replace a sub-par projector with another sub-par projector, there are a few good options in 2.5", and with a little work, you can fit a 3" there as well.
What do You Recommend? I’m willing to do some work...
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:29 AM   #62
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Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 hands down is the best out right now. I did their 4TL-R because it was a 2.5 and didn't want to hack on the shrouds at this time. The output is very good, but the D2S have a much brighter and wider hot spot. You will need a D1S > D2S igniter and D2S bulbs
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:06 PM   #63
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Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 hands down is the best out right now. I did their 4TL-R because it was a 2.5 and didn't want to hack on the shrouds at this time. The output is very good, but the D2S have a much brighter and wider hot spot. You will need a D1S > D2S igniter and D2S bulbs
So dumbass question, same connection to 2012 harness?
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:48 PM   #64
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Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 hands down is the best out right now. I did their 4TL-R because it was a 2.5 and didn't want to hack on the shrouds at this time. The output is very good, but the D2S have a much brighter and wider hot spot. You will need a D1S > D2S igniter and D2S bulbs
Tried the 4.0 but too much trouble to fit housing to adjuster in light.

How was the 4TL-R install? Were you able to screw the bulb housing to the adjuster thing? Or did you have to modify?
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:43 AM   #65
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Tried the 4.0 but too much trouble to fit housing to adjuster in light.

How was the 4TL-R install? Were you able to screw the bulb housing to the adjuster thing? Or did you have to modify?
Thanks in advance
Same questions. Would love to get the 4.0 and force it in, but not interested in the hassle. If the 4TL-R is easier I'm going that route for sure. Perhaps we can construct a DIY thread for this, many people are going to need it based on what we're seeing with these HID bowl's disintegration.

Wondering if it's easier to get a pair of Halogen lights and use a retrofit kit on those? Concerned it will look bad on the RS cars (just used to the look of the HID headlights).
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:10 AM   #66
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I'm one that has starting to notices that my light are getting weaker and weaker as time goes on. I have also thought about just changing out the old xenon out for led. but after seeing the problem is in the designs of the lights themselves, I started looking for a replacements for them. I happen to find this, but I would like to see what y'all think about doing this. They have the options of led vs xenon which I believe would be a better choose in the long run of the live of the bulbs.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #67
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That product is to upgrade halogen housings, not the HID ones which came with your (and my) RS. You could go out and get a pair of halogen ones and then upgrade using this projector retrofit. Might even be worth buying brand new ones if your plastic covers are aged/pitted. I considered this, but wasn't happy with the look - seemed like it was an eyeball popping out

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I'm one that has starting to notices that my light are getting weaker and weaker as time goes on. I have also thought about just changing out the old xenon out for led. but after seeing the problem is in the designs of the lights themselves, I started looking for a replacements for them. I happen to find this, but I would like to see what y'all think about doing this. They have the options of led vs xenon which I believe would be a better choose in the long run of the live of the bulbs.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:10 PM   #68
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Tried the 4.0 but too much trouble to fit housing to adjuster in light.

How was the 4TL-R install? Were you able to screw the bulb housing to the adjuster thing? Or did you have to modify?
Thanks in advance
4TL-R fits in with minor shaving to the OEM projector mount. The top 2 holes need to be slightly adjusted because they fall underneath the mount, but using 2 larger washer will hold them in just fine. Any bigger projector can be made to work, as the OEM mount is a hard resin plastic, all you would have to do is fill in the voids with JB Weld, and shape as needed.
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #69
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Can anybody explain why there's a gap between the reflector cover and the lense? Seems to me if the reflective cover extended all the way to the lense a 35W light would be brighter without having to install a higher watt bulb

Update - direct from Morimoto "Very few projectors are enclosed--it's actually better to have some openings to allow heat to dissipate out. Perhaps 0.1% of light is lost without this being covered at absolute most."

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