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Old 03-02-2012, 08:22 PM
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Has anyone played with plugging the glare holes on the mini h1's? Also ( this is for tommy p )- I read that you played with the washers a bit to get a nice cut off, did you also bend the cutoff shield at all?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:28 PM
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nope I never touched the cutoff shield, I could have to get it a bit sharper, but I wanted a bit more color. I just took 1 of the washers off each top bolt, which added a bit of color, and removed the bow that the mini's used to have (not sure if they've fixed that yet). I also covered my glare holes with a small piece of aluminum tape.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:53 PM
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Ahh aluminum tape good idea, nice and easy too. Im gonna play with the washers I want a good amount of blue in my cutoff.
Thanks Tommy
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Real current gen Morimoto MH1s dont have the holes on them anymore, and they have blacked out shutters. They also dont have that tiny connector that ssblackss was having trouble trying to figure out. They usually come with one washer installed. more or less changes things a little bit but Ive found the results (for me at least) not worth the extra time involved in tweaking them, especially as it can be hard to get both sides to match.
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For everyone asking tommy about fogging, i resealed his lights with the stuff from trs and now they dont ever fog, not even when sprayed with hot water in the middle of winter
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:07 AM
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For everyone asking tommy about fogging, i resealed his lights with the stuff from trs and now they dont ever fog, not even when sprayed with hot water in the middle of winter
Good I'm glad you got that fixed, I never could get those things sealed.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:33 PM
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so looks like I'll be updating this with my car and TL-r's (TRS FX 3.0) in a couple weeks
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^ get to it you lazy bum!
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Originally Posted by Maven View Post
Real current gen Morimoto MH1s dont have the holes on them anymore, and they have blacked out shutters. They also dont have that tiny connector that ssblackss was having trouble trying to figure out. They usually come with one washer installed. more or less changes things a little bit but Ive found the results (for me at least) not worth the extra time involved in tweaking them, especially as it can be hard to get both sides to match.
Thanks for your input Maven,
Do the current "Real" morimotos still have the cutoff that bends down at the corners? If they do, then I will work with the washers to fix it. If they do not then I'll just leave them be
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:38 PM
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^ get to it you lazy bum!
I was goign to start yesterday but that didn't happen so I'll put them in the 16-20 gives me a lot of time to do them right if I get them done on the 16'th then I'll goto the PA "totd" meet
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 PM
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Found a new problem about why the high beams where not working. I found that I had a high beam fuse blown and it keeps blowing them. What could make this happen? Everything is wired up correctly now but fuses keep blowing everything e I flip to the high beam. @$&@[email protected]&[email protected]&! Retros!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:49 PM
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If you have mini h1's I have read that their hi/lo plunger gets stuck. Lube it up
edit: although I'm not sure why that would blow your fuse...
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:08 AM
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crazy thing was that i had high and low beams for about a minute and the were reversed. the low was on for the high and the high was on for the low. I then switched the wiring and now i can hear the fuse pop when I switch on the lights. I love the way these look but this process is awful. I have to pull it all out and start over again.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:14 PM
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dam never had a problem on my retros.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:50 PM
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Here are mine, Joe07SSYellow made them for me. https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/pict...retros-273987/

Really, I couldn't be happier. Describes what I wanted and showed him mockups of the paint job I'm looking to do once the Tjin comes in (someday?) and he made me exactly what was in my mind's eye. They're perfect.

Crappy cell phone takes bad pics but here are some. I wish I could show you guys how really nice these are.


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thanks Dave

They did come out pretty freaking good if i do say so myself!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:24 PM
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They look like a red version of Joes
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:39 PM
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Somewhat. Joe's are grey, mine are satin black. Joe painted his reflector, I wanted mine unpainted. Joe left some chrome highlights in his. Mine have none.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:39 AM
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They look like a red version of Joes
yeah they do

looks good though
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:27 PM
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are retros hard to do? i really really want a set but dont wana **ck anything up! lol

and are they expensive to buy a set off of buyhids?

im stuck weather i wana put money into a couple other things for my car or retros!! lol
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:56 PM
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^ worth every penny if you drive an night. i bought BuyHIds retrofit kit. no issues after over a year.

Im in the process of redoing my retros, new paint an such, will post pics when it is complete!
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is it spendy??
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:03 PM
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Looking for a nice set of retro headlights. I would like a black shroud... If you are willing to sell yours please pm me.. They are by far the best looking headlights for these cars
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 PM
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Looking for a nice set of retro headlights. I would like a black shroud... If you are willing to sell yours please pm me.. They are by far the best looking headlights for these cars

I might be sellin mine soon jus a heads up..
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is it spendy??
if you use your headlights, you can do it for around $300.
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