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Unread 10-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #136
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That is an interesting options. I'm good friends with some guys at TRS. Debating going to their newest version of the MH1. We shall see!

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-98 ZJ Limited 5.9L - 4.5" lift, 32" Mickey Thompson MTZ's, Tomken rocker guards, D44 rear, 3.73's, LSD, 4xDoctor D30 guard, custom projector HID headlights, custom intake, LED lightbar, underdrive pulley, trans vent tube - Wheeler/Bad Weather Rig
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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:08 AM   #137
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Okay, so I ended up doing a headlight retrofit project on my '98 5.9L ZJ, just like with my past Jeeps. I ordered a Stage III Morimoto MH1 Projector conversion kit from The Retrofit Source. 4300K in color since I like factory white light and the highest lumens as well. All photos are with my POS cell phone, so I apologize for the lacking quality.

At lunch yesterday:


I'm slightly pissed as I got some melted glue from the lens/housing on the chrome portion of the housing. But, whatever, this is my beater anyway so I'm not too concerned:


After 4 hours of work today I am finally finished. I JB welded the spring clips higher as recommended:



Also somewhat hard to see here but the wires for the solenoid were easily visible. With the need/want to finish this project TODAY, I decided to take extreme measures lol... tinfoil wrapped around the wires so it blends a bit nicer:


Final product while the RTV was drying:


Ran the wiring harness, got the ballasts hooked up:


And here they are installed:


I'll grab some DSLR shots later, as well as output and cutoff shots. I'm incredibly happy with this setup and want to thank The Retrofit Source and specifically Nate for sending me the parts

Which shroud did you pick for your set up?
Thanks in advance.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:10 PM   #138
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Nice lookin low beams, Whats the cost of the projector housings?Im not fond of the exposed wire like that. Is there anyway to do it better?


its a tickit forsure without projectors
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Unread 03-28-2014, 06:50 AM   #139
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The shrouds I used on my 2nd set were too large and had to be cut down. This would cover (completely) the exposed wire:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.UzVvoV6M60E

I didn't want to do additional cutting/trimming of the shroud on this last set. Due to that I purchased the smaller Gattling Gun shroud:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.UzVvbl6M60E

The projectors I purchased are the Morimoto MH1's. You can purchase individually here:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.UzVv7V6M60E

Or in a kit here:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.UzVwEF6M60E
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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:59 AM   #140
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Thanks for getting back to me. Looks like I have a new project ahead of me. BTW, nice job on the ones you have.
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You should assemble these for the people who can't put them together themselves because they are too lazy but have money.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:41 AM   #142
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No problem, thanks!

If I had some more free time I definitely would! With a signed waiver being required of course since I'm not a company
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