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Old 06-06-2010, 09:26 PM
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Official Retrofit Thread

I'm in the process of getting retrofit projectors made by Blown06ss. I really would like to see everyone's setup for retros.

In your post, include the following:
1) Projector type
2) Shroud type (if applicable)
3) Ballast type and HID temp.

Here's the place to display your pictures.

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:34 PM
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if you want i can take a pic of the set im currently doing for my car. all i have to do is aim them.
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Any closeup pics of the lights turned off?
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:43 PM
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Switchbacks and LED fogs.

I'm running DDM 5000k at 35w (going up to 55w soon), FXR projectors
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Switchbacks and LED fogs.

I'm running DDM 5000k at 35w (going up to 55w soon), FXR projectors
How easy is it to install the switchbacks? I've heard of these, I've just never inquired much about them. Your retros look good!

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if you want i can take a pic of the set im currently doing for my car. all i have to do is aim them.
That works. If you're asking if I'm interested in them, I'm not. I'm in the process of having a set made for me. Thanks though.

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:08 PM
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That works. If you're asking if I'm interested in them, I'm not. I'm in the process of having a set made for me. Thanks though.
haha no, this set is for my car. i honestly dont know if i would do another set. i still need to do alittle trimming on the bottom of the shroud. well anyways here is a pic of one:

fx-r clear lens projectors and apollo shrouds. ill have 4300k ddm hids in them too.



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more pics of the switchbacks plz. also do u need resistors or w/e

also, do those 5k hids have a blueish tint or does your cam just have bad white balance settings? im bout to get 6k from ddm soon
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Looks good sam. Reminds me of the newer Corvettes with color matched housing.
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1) e55 projectors
2) no fkn clue
3) 35watt DDMtuning D2S 6,000k hid's
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Originally Posted by ssweeet View Post
Looks good sam. Reminds me of the newer Corvettes with color matched housing.
thanks, thats what i was going for. i updated my post with projector type and etc.
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1) Vauxhaul Astra ones
2) Vauxhaul Astra ones
3) Vauxhaul Astra ones

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^^ I like those. I recently worked on a Saturn Astra and I was looking at the lights and wondering how difficult it'd be to use them in a retrofit and if anyone had done it. It looks good man.
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Originally Posted by stealthy1ss View Post




1) Vauxhaul Astra ones
2) Vauxhaul Astra ones
3) Vauxhaul Astra ones


Those headlights are wicked man. How'd you do that? Just buy astra lights and and gut them and put them inside the balts??
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i like the astra ones i just wish the shroud wasnt soo big, i think if it was blacked out it would look pretty rediculous. none the less its a sexy light

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Everyone is looking nice. The Astra lights are sweet.
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FX-R Projectors
Mini Gatlin Gun Shrouds
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Originally Posted by arman14 View Post
FX-R Projectors
Mini Gatlin Gun Shrouds
Morimoto Ballasts
Morimoto 5000k D2S Bulbs
This is actually the same setup I am going after. How do you like the FX-R projectors? Where did you purchase your HID kit from? Do you have any pictures of your cutoff and light output?
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Switchbacks are awesome. Check out the headlight sticky to see more info on them. They works great, and need resistors, but they are very simple to install. I never want standard turn signal bulbs again.
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Originally Posted by Tommyp2010 View Post
Switchbacks are awesome. Check out the headlight sticky to see more info on them. They works great, and need resistors, but they are very simple to install. I never want standard turn signal bulbs again.
I was looking at switchbacks for my bike for the longest time. I never thought about them for my Cobalt. I'll have to check them out.

Bump for more retros!

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1) Nissan 350z projectors
2) No ******' clue
3) Oem Nissan bulbs and ballasts 4300k



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1) Infiniti G35 Projectors.
2) None, wanted mechanical look.
3) D2S - 35W - 6,000K bixenon.

custom made by SSFamilyWagon
now for pix!












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I need to take some pics of mine when I get my front bumper back on...
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1) Infiniti FX45 Bi-xenon projectors
2) Custom polished stainless steel shroud, with chrome trim
3) 35W D2S, with 4300k bulbs
Misc; 4500k halos mounted on shroud as DRL's.
Still uses the stock adjustment screws.

Edit: After getting quite a few PM's on this, I should mention that I built these 100% myself.... the fabbing, wiring, etc was all done in my own shop.
They were not bought, or ordered from anyone.
And as far as I know, they are the only polished (or unpainted) retrofit on CSS.

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HID's on


Halo's only


Another pic of halo's only

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