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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #31
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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #32
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They're sealed up just the same as any other housing.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 06:29 AM   #33
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is there any companies out there that do these retrofits i think it is out of my league to attempt this
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Unread 01-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #34
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I don't mind doing a retro for JF members. I guess if I end up doing retro's I'd want all the parts sent to me and allow a little time to do them. Also, due to liability reason, I'd be asking people to sign a waiver - that's just to keep myself safe since I don't have insurance coverage on service since I'm not a shop
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Unread 01-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #35
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This place also does them http://shop.lightwerkz.net/ but it's very expensive labor. I wanted to have my CBR done by them but it was going to be like $600
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Id say for a Retro quick setup hardest part is seperating the OEM lenses
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Unread 01-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #37
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Id say for a Retro quick setup hardest part is seperating the OEM lenses
It's pretty easy to do with an OE housing. With some of the aftermarket ones you REALLY have to be careful. Some of them are damn near impossible to separate.
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I would be happy with the ones you did first time around!
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How would a projector work with the reflector lens?! I don't want to spend the $$ on new headlight housings then projectors.
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How would a projector work with the reflector lens?! I don't want to spend the $$ on new headlight housings then projectors.
If you mean the factory diffused lens, it will scatter the light everywhere and not be any better then factory.

If you don't do it right it's really not worth doing IMO, this is why my Morimoto projectors are sitting in their boxes on my desk instead of installed on my Jeep.
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So the diffusers can't be sanded off? Would it be worth it to pick ul an j.y. extra and give it a try??
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So the diffusers can't be sanded off? Would it be worth it to pick ul an j.y. extra and give it a try??
you'll never get them distortion free. clear pane housings can be had for 40-50$ a set on ebay. compared to the rest of the cost, it's not exactly breaking the bank.
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you'll never get them distortion free. clear pane housings can be had for 40-50$ a set on ebay. compared to the rest of the cost, it's not exactly breaking the bank.
This, I even tried it but it was super wavy and distorted the beam of the projector.
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This, I even tried it but it was super wavy and distorted the beam of the projector.
Can you post the photos of when you did this? I saw the one at one point but I wanted to look it over again lol. Beam output shots as well please! The cheapest housings you can find on eBay with clear lenses are in the $100 range shipped.
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