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DIY: Quad Bi-Xenon custom headlight retrofit.

Call me crazy, but I've seen this retrofit over and over and its come to the point where I need to have it. I cant afford to ship my headlights out and have them done professionally, and so I want to do it myself. Any idea on where I can begin? Where can I get the parts/help on what and how to do what needs to be done. I also want to paint the inside of the headlight and the projector housing, any help with that is appreciated. And of course any help with opening the headlight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead
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Good man. Much appreciated.
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You will find one place to do this, and if you do it yourself, youll save 250-300 bucks max, and be in for one hardcore learning curve. You CAN do it, but unless you already have every tool needed, all material, and a whole bunch of time to devote to doing this perfectly, youll spend 300-500 to get it almost streetable. If you want a crash course, there is only one guy to call. Ill happily walk you through it, but be warned, you would be the first, and you would modify the parts past the point of no return.

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I've gotten in contact with TRS retrofit company. Basically my plan is as follows. Buy one set of Morimoto Mini Projectors, bundled as shownBi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (H1) - Complete Retrofit Kits from The Retrofit Source Inc). I called TRS earlier today and they told me this: I can leave my factory HID projectors untouched to function as my low beams. Then I will replace the factory high beams with the Morimoto projectors and gatling shrouds. This will allow me to have four low beam projectors, and two high beams. Which I am totally okay with (I live in NY and hardly ever use my high beams any way). I was told that a retrofit of this magnitude is not that bad at all. Next step: I have ordered one set of RGB LED angel eyes. I will order another soon. When the shrouds are installed I will install the Angel eyes. Then comes the next step: Painting. I would like to paint the inside of the headlight black, the OEM larger projector shroud white, and the new gatling projector red. I have looked on forums and I can say that I get the general idea of how to paint the headlights. I really appreciate that you would even consider helping me through this, and as soon as TRS gets back to me about my order I will be ready to take further steps. I am currently in college, and so the actual retrofit will have to happen after May 14 (My last final). If you would like, I can give you my email address if you would like to contact me at any point. It means a lot that you're interested in helping
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TRS is dope! I love those guys having said that, no amount of their dopeness is gonna prepare you for the nasty brick youre about to bite into. They have seen a ton of my builds, and they have dealt with guys waaay smarter and more talented than i am. To date, there is no documented way to do this. I post all sorts of DIYs because i feel nobody should be forced to go to me to get a similar final product. BUT, the reason i dont share the info on the retrofit for these, is the fact that 10 out of 10 people would ruin their headlights doing this mod. Well... i guess having crooked high beam projectors like the guy in the above mentioned thread isnt quite ruining, but certainly not enhancing them. Considering the cost of parts and the amount of time (and therefore: downtime) involved here, i would start by making sure you have each and every tool needed before you even start. There is exactly 1 way to get those projectors perfectly aligned and functional in these lights, and its still plenty hard for me even though i do it on a weekly basis. You might want to just shoot for doing the retro first, get it as decent as possible, then undoing and redoing it all with paint and angel eyes on a second or third run.

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Will opening the headlights two or even three times put me at a higher risk for fogging? Also, I have already purchased a pair of replacement headlights so I have the time to work on this retrofit, I don't mind leaving them open for the entirety of the project rather than closing and reopening. I won't say my confidence in myself has gone down, but I will say the job seems tons more intimidating now. I'm glad to hear good things about TRS They were really nice to me and I definitely want to buy the projector parts from them. So in a nutshell I'm about to get my ass handed to me by a pair of headlights. Any and all advice and help is greatly greatly appreciated.
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Make sure you have:

A drill
Grinder bits
Shop vac
Belt/disc sander
Dremel w/ HD saw blades or plastic saw blade
Diamond tip drill/ginding bit
Long heavy plyers or snips
Needle nose plyers
Philips head driver,
Flathead driver
Panel popper
8mm socket
12mm socket
***** for best results
Wood for an alignment jig (mdf + 2x4s)
3" screws
1" screws
90 degree angle brackets
Jig saw
Scroll saw
1/8th inch drill bit
Cloth or back drop of some sort
A table to mount the jigs to aimed at the back drop for alignment mapping
*******
Paint
Facemask
Earplugs
JB quick
JB weld
Plasic knives
Electrical connectors
Crimpers
Electric tape / zip ties
12v power source (enough to power 2 ballasts at once)
Air compressor for cleaning parts.

Then just a place to work for a few days. Then you can start.

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I'll get right on getting all of that stuff in order. I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I'm ready. Again I really appreciate all of your help. Thank you a million times.
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For sure man. Email me at [email protected]

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Youll be fine as long as you use good rubber butyl sealant, and use a heatgun and clamps on the pryed up areas around the lights. Should have no fogging at all.

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Or just have Chris do it.
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TRS is dope! I love those guys having said that, no amount of their dopeness is gonna prepare you for the nasty brick youre about to bite into. They have seen a ton of my builds, and they have dealt with guys waaay smarter and more talented than i am. To date, there is no documented way to do this. I post all sorts of DIYs because i feel nobody should be forced to go to me to get a similar final product. BUT, the reason i dont share the info on the retrofit for these, is the fact that 10 out of 10 people would ruin their headlights doing this mod. Well... i guess having crooked high beam projectors like the guy in the above mentioned thread isnt quite ruining, but certainly not enhancing them. Considering the cost of parts and the amount of time (and therefore: downtime) involved here, i would start by making sure you have each and every tool needed before you even start. There is exactly 1 way to get those projectors perfectly aligned and functional in these lights, and its still plenty hard for me even though i do it on a weekly basis. You might want to just shoot for doing the retro first, get it as decent as possible, then undoing and redoing it all with paint and angel eyes on a second or third run.

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Wow I would rather just pay to get mine done. I'm scared shitless of doing it myself plus I dont have the time or patience. If only I knew someone in south florida I could pay to do it.
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im scared to bake my lights .. lol i rather pay to get it done too!
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