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Unread 11-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #31
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One mans junk is another mans treasure. these look better i may just do it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/93-98-GRAND-...7a0812&vxp=mtr
It's not that they are ugly, it's that they are poor quality, don't have enough mounting points, LEDs are crap and stop working quickly, the light pattern sucks, the high beam can't be aimed separately and it's off from the low. Plus the high beam is more of a pencil spot light thana headlight.

In other words, they're junk.

Now, back to real hid conversion talk.

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Unread 11-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #32
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Yerfdog's build thread convinced me that I want HIDs. He used ebay e-codes IIRC. Sexy....
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Unread 11-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #33
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I can't seem to find any good housings for projectors.
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Unread 11-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #34
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I can't seem to find any good housings for projectors.
use whatever, so long as the lens is clear.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #35
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use whatever, so long as the lens is clear.
So you mean completely clear with no divets like the stock lens? Because my stock are still pretty clear, but they've got the bumps in them.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #36
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So you mean completely clear with no divets like the stock lens? Because my stock are still pretty clear, but they've got the bumps in them.
The fluted lens is designed to scatter and diffuse the light of stock bulbs. Won't work with projectors. Needs to be clear.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 06:13 AM   #37
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The fluted lens is designed to scatter and diffuse the light of stock bulbs. Won't work with projectors. Needs to be clear.
That's what I thought. What about just regular 9004 lights? Can it be clear or is that gonna draw unneeded attention?
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Unread 11-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #38
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That's what I thought. What about just regular 9004 lights? Can it be clear or is that gonna draw unneeded attention?
the clear housings don't have very good patterns, even with 9007 bulbs unfortunately.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #39
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Does anybody know what the ZxEs look like with the stock headlights?
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Which retrofit kit did you go with? The link isn't working anymore, and I can't seem to match the pictures of your projector with any current offerings. Perhaps yours is now an older version?

I'm guessing it's an earlier version morimoto. Is it a H1 or D2S?
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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #41
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Which retrofit kit did you go with? The link isn't working anymore, and I can't seem to match the pictures of your projector with any current offerings. Perhaps yours is now an older version? I'm guessing it's an earlier version morimoto. Is it a H1 or D2S?
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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #42
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Rat monkey is no longer with us, if you were referring to him.
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. I wasn't looking at name tags, I see it now.
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Unread 12-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #43
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i was just cruising this thread for info on his HID conversion, since i now own his ZJ and one of the ballasts went. . . to answer your question it is an older morimoto kit with the D2S connector. here is the set of ballasts i intend on buying to replace.
Morimoto Elite 5Five DSP D2S 50w AC HID Replacement Ballast
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