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Unread 11-27-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Dual HID Projector Setup PICS!!!

My buddy Greg is almost finished with a dual HID projector retrofit for a client's 07 WK. I thought
I'd share the Pics he just sent me . All that's left is get the bezel pieces chromed. BTW, if
anyone is interested in anything HID/LED -- I'll put you in touch with my buddy. He's doing an
LED marker retro for my XJ, and his buddy did a 350z retro in my WJ. Enjoy the Pics








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Unread 11-27-2007, 06:22 AM   #2
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That's sure nice! Amazing cutoff on the garage. What did he charge? (parts/labor)
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Unread 11-27-2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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Nice work, does it retain all the features, auto-leveline etc?

Question though, did he use two 350Z headlights for each side? I thought the 350 only has a single projector (not bi-xenons)?
If that is the case how is the high-beam controlled?
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Unread 11-27-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
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I'll ask about the auto-level feature, and price.

RE: The 350z projectors are in my WJ (they're single beam - the HID low beam stays on with the halogen high-beam during high-beam mode in my WJ). I only mentioned my retro to show these guys know their way around Jeeps (whether it be an XJ, WJ, or WK)

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Unread 11-28-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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Any pics of the WJ setup?

What kind of projectors were used for the WK? It _looks_ to me like the hi-beam has a completely separate HID unit which unfortunally will not work well so I'm cusious to see how he's solving this?
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Unread 11-28-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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Any pics of the WJ setup?
I have these 2 pics on file. I do have to say I regret using 350Z projectors, the bi-xenons in my
XJ put out a ton more light... than again, it's not like Josh didn't try to get me to use Infiniti FX
projectors instead. BTW. I'm still waiting for Greg to get back to me with the answers to some
of your questions


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Unread 11-28-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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Sweet, thanks for sharing.

I agree with you on the 350Z projectors probably not being the best choice.
They're a bit small-ish too.
Though with the headlight assemblies for the FX being ~$900 a pop I can understand you wouldn't necessarily go that route either.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 10:55 AM   #8
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I'd love to goto a dual HID setup (high + low) but my number one concern would be retaining full stock functionality - including smartbeam (one of my favorite features on my new WK)
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Unread 11-29-2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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I think he is on streetjeeps....user name izntrbl...or something like that. I believe he said about $1000 for that setup....or maybe it was a single projector....cant remember.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 02:04 PM   #10
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I'd love to goto a dual HID setup (high + low) but my number one concern would be retaining full stock functionality - including smartbeam (one of my favorite features on my new WK)
Smartbeam is a good idea, but it just proves drivers are lazy. If you can't operate your highs and lows by your self, you shoudn't be driving at night.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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Smartbeam is a good idea, but it just proves drivers are lazy. If you can't operate your highs and lows by your self, you shoudn't be driving at night.

I agree...kind of a useless thing to me.
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Unread 11-30-2007, 05:01 AM   #12
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Sweet, thanks for sharing.

I agree with you on the 350Z projectors probably not being the best choice.
They're a bit small-ish too.
Though with the headlight assemblies for the FX being ~$900 a pop I can understand you wouldn't necessarily go that route either.
I was going for the smaller projector look. I saw it on a modified WJ from Japan once, and I thought it looked clean, yet aggressive. FX assemblies don't have to cost you an arm and a leg if you know where to look (mainly ebay). Josh and Greg also have their sources for oem HID parts, so don't worry... you won't be stuck paying $900+their labor.




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I'd love to goto a dual HID setup (high + low) but my number one concern would be retaining full stock functionality - including smartbeam (one of my favorite features on my new WK)
Isn't smartbeam controlled by a camera/processor located somewhere outside the headlights (i.e. mounted to the rearview mirror)? If that's the case, than Greg's retro will not affect that feature.




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I think he is on streetjeeps....user name izntrbl...or something like that. I believe he said about $1000 for that setup....or maybe it was a single projector....cant remember.
You're talking about Josh, and he's originally from J-body.org. That's where I met him (back when we both drove crumb-bum sunbirds and sunfires). He was just getting started with retros back than, but now business is good and demand is high (you can see pictures of some retros at his website - http://www.izntrbl.com/. Greg helps him out with the workload.

The streetjeeps set-up you're referring to is Craig's. He's running a full infiniti FX bi-xenon set-up. lol he put in the order with Josh the second he saw my 350z single beam retro. My WJ retro cost less than the price you mentioned.. mainly because I got a great deal on a 350Z set-up on ebay, and cut me deal for spreading his name around. All I can say that I've been a fan of HID retros for quite some time, and competent work is hard to find; Josh and Greg are a rare exception (and sorry if that sounded like a sales pitch)

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Unread 11-30-2007, 07:10 AM   #13
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their work does look top notch
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Unread 11-30-2007, 08:09 AM   #14
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Thanks for the link. It does look like good stuff.
The fx34 bi-xenon kit for <$400 is actually pretty cheap... Gots me thinking hmmmm....
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Unread 11-30-2007, 01:28 PM   #15
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Smartbeam is a good idea, but it just proves drivers are lazy.
I agree.

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If you can't operate your highs and lows by your self, you shoudn't be driving at night.
Who said that they are unable to operate the high/low beams themselves? What was really said was that I'd prefer to retain the autobeam functionality. It's very convenient particularly when you are in rural areas without much ambient light.

Your statement would be roughly analagous to you having a question about your 4wd system and wanting to retain all of it's stock functionality and then having me telling you to drop your front driveshaft, disable traction control & abs as well as any other features of your 4wd system that aid in traction because if you can't wheel without them, you shouldn't be taking your vehicle offroad. Absurd, IMO.

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