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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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My Retrofit Thread

Hey guys, I finished this up months ago but haven't had the chance to post it. Here's my Morimoto Mini H1 projector retrofit.

Parts list:
-2x Morimoto Mini H1 6.0 HID/Bi-Xenon Projectors with Mini Gatling Gun Shrouds
-DDM Tuning H1 HID Kit with Hi/Lo Harness (6000k)
-2x 70MM COB LED Angel Eyes
-2x 12v Red 5050 LED Strip
-2x 3157 High Power Switchback LED bulb
-Krylon Satin Black paint
-Plastic primer
-Duracolor perfectmatch Victory Red paint
-Connectors, plugs etc

Started with the teardown:


And primed: (Taped the middle of the reflectors)


Shaved halogen bowls:


First coat of krylon:


Paint all done:




Red shrouds and internals:


LED Strips on the inside of the shrouds, heres a test:


Lights off:


Angel eye test...these are incredibly bright!


Putting it together...




Test fit:


Put together without lenses:


Final test fit:


And all together now:


These are my old switchback bulbs, I've upgraded since the summer!


Hope you guys like it, and if you have any questions feel free to ask! The project took a while but it was a lot of fun!

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Very nice!!!! I need to do this eventually haha. How much did you end up paying?

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It wasn't too bad actually!
-Projectors - $100 on eBay
-Used headlights off eBay $21.30
-HID Kit $50
-LED Angel Eyes $30
-LED Strips $10
-Switchbacks $30
-Everything else - $50?

So count on $250-300? Depends on what materials you go with and whether you buy a new set of headlights or not!

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Ya damn thats pretty cheap!

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You can get everything from morimoto too but it's pricy...I was on more of a budget so I shopped around and got some really good deals, they've been in almost 5 months and are holding up really well!

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Looks great.
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Thank you!!!

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You're welcome. I have my old headlights torn apart. But haven't had time to do much more. I plan on doing pretty much the same thing, except gold shrouds
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Morimoto parts are so worth it in my opinion though, going to be a late christmas present to my IRL.

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YYZ V.3 Springs, Koni shocks/struts, Powell XXX rear swaybar, Brembo brake swap, 5 lug conversion, Ion Redline wheels, SS/SC interior swap including power conversion, K&N intake, Trifecta tune, Ark Performance N-II catback, Ark shorty antenna, SS body kit, Powell F23 rotated mount, LNF rear mount, Powell CABs
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I just am afraid I would mess something up. Plus theres so many options. Idk what color shrouds I would do.

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