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Conversion results are quite pleasantly good on mine. You’ll recognize the aftermarket one piece units from Fleabay of course.
Which ones did you go for? LED or HID?
 

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I haven't seriously looked at HID retrofits in a long time (mainly because the car doesn't drive at night) but wow, prices sure have come down. When i looked at it, you were looking at almost $1k for quality OEM projectors, ballasts and all necessary parts. Now I can get practically the same OE parts for virtually nothing.


Maybe i'll give this a second look, assuming i can find a pair of clear OE style headlights to work with.
 

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to get clear housings

will will need to buy the whole assembly and unglue it, and put onto to your backing

that is what i had to do like 17 years ago
 

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Problem is the “crystal” style that closely matched factory are impossible to find right now. There’s a bunch with some sort of little separate light with them but I think it’s ugly as hell. I know a few people have said not to use the OEM style lens because it’s not perfectly clear. I’m debating on trying it.
 

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I have finally gotten around to doing my install. You are correct, you cant get clear lens type headlights so I went with regular factory aftermarket smoked lenses to match what I already have.
I'll se how it looks, but really HID with this lense cover type should be better than my crappy aftermarket H4 lighting.
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just make sure the lens are DOT, like i linked
 

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Yes Indy, I realize the ones I have might not work but the smoked clear lens housing lights that I wanted to get are no longer availiable because of Covid. I may just remove the refractive ribs from the inside before I seal the lens back on.
 

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you could smoke them yourself with a film
 

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Yes, but most small amounts of film product are hit and miss as to how well they work when applied over compound curves. I have used yellow film for my original Hella fog lights and It is not the best looking but you don't notice because of the location in the bumper cover. I have clear mixed with black die and some black base for tinting, but some plastics don't like the solvents and will craze the plastic lenses. I do a lot of auto painting, but I would be apprehensive with spending $100 just to see if the plastic would take the tinted clear.
I have tools for sanding and buffing in small areas, so that is what I will use to sand smooth the inside of the lens and get smooth.
 

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I have finally gotten around to doing my install. You are correct, you cant get clear lens type headlights so I went with regular factory aftermarket smoked lenses to match what I already have.
I'll se how it looks, but really HID with this lense cover type should be better than my crappy aftermarket H4 lighting.
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Very cool. Can’t wait to see your result. Did you use LED or HID ones?
 

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HID projectors. You need the projectors to get good light. Sticking LED bulbs in these terrible reflector housing would just blind oncoming traffic and not improve visibility for the driver.
This is what I have, these are slightly newer, it has a better bulb locking ring setup.
Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III Retrofit Kit | TRS
Did you have to cut the housing to fit them or did these sort of bolt in? Also are the projectors adjustable or do you still have to adjust the housing? I’m have trouble getting my lights adjusted properly, would love to see pics of the back and any more info you can include.
 

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HID projectors. You need the projectors to get good light. Sticking LED bulbs in these terrible reflector housing would just blind oncoming traffic and not improve visibility for the driver.
This is what I have, these are slightly newer, it has a better bulb locking ring setup.
Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III Retrofit Kit | TRS
The have LED projector retrofits as well now. Yeah, LED bulb in stock housing is a bad idea.
 
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