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Bboytaktix's Morimoto D2S FX-R Retrofit

Alright guys,
Took this past Friday off and got to work on another project. Before reading further I gotta say, I'm thrilled of how everything turned out. It was long, hard and required lots of concentration but I got it done and am very pleased with the results. The only small things I have noticed are that the left light got a bit of moisture while I was washing it today, I will re-seal it tomorrow. The other small issue is that I THINK that either the driver's side or possible both side projectors are minutely off rotation. But it really doesn't matter to me, it does not cause any disturbance on the road and is not all that noticeable. Last thing: I mounted the halos on the shrouds, which i am pleased with. I used silicone, 4 small beads at 4 spots on the shrouds. There is one bead that is visible, I should have not done one there, and only done the other 3, since I know now that it would have been enough to hold them, and not visible at all. We live and learn. Well, onwards with the good stuff...PICS;

(some pics were taken by Iphone so they are not so great. I used my brother's better camera to get some of the final shots as well as the night-time shots near the end)

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THE BUILD:
Took me over an hour to tape off housings for painting. The paint turned out amazing, one of my favorite parts of the build;





















Cutting the reflectors took a while. I had to make it bigger several times, and then line up the projector straight in order to drill the 4 bolt holes. Once that was done and the projector was mounted, everything began to come together;
















I used low-gloss black, high temperature paint. I'm really happy with the paint's color and texture.





















My car without eyes...Kinda freaky;











Some of the wiring (harness, halo inverters, etc)
















Assembly and Final Product


























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very clean work sir!


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They look great!

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On an added note, I still have some aiming to do. I did slight aiming up at my dad's place, but since I was not on level ground, all I did was aim them low enough not to blind oncoming drivers. I realize the cutoffs aren't perfectly aimed quite yet in the pics, but they'll get there.

Also keep in mind this was my FIRST retrofit build. I learned a lot. I am talking with a friend on becoming local retrofit builders, since we do not have any here, and there is a large market for them. We'll see though...


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big thanks to arman14 and ADIDASS for all their support in the project. ADIDASS even gave me his number to call if I had questions. You guys rock! good luck on finishing your builds :D
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looks sick man, i love the way the paint came out.

Morimoto is the same projectors Arman used correct?
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looks sick man, i love the way the paint came out.

Morimoto is the same projectors Arman used correct?
morimoto is the bulbs actually. The projectors are FX-R's. Arman used FX-R's in his first build, but now he's using mini-morimoto projectors for his current build I believe.

Additional info: the bulbs are 6000k D2S morimoto's. the cutoff gives a lovely purple/blue, while the light output is quite white with very slight amounts of blue.
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ahh i see, well im reading up on them and gettin alot of info for when i build my set.

they look amazing bro, job well done
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ahh i see, well im reading up on them and gettin alot of info for when i build my set.

they look amazing bro, job well done
Thanks! if you need any tips or help, just ask me, adidass or arman14! we're glad to help
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they look fantastic and so clean rather then the ebay projectors on a scale one to ten how hard ten being a supercharger or turbo build one being changing your oil
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