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Old 10-21-2010, 09:34 AM
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I think im gonna retrofit a set of FX-r's into my Gen 3's. Seems pretty straight forward. Wouldnt need a shroud since the trim inside the light is one. just unmount the gen 3, mount up new one. wire it up and go
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:30 AM
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I think im gonna retrofit a set of FX-r's into my Gen 3's. Seems pretty straight forward. Wouldnt need a shroud since the trim inside the light is one. just unmount the gen 3, mount up new one. wire it up and go
I'm thinking about doing this too. Can anyone confirm that FX-R's will fit into gen 3?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:39 PM
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Who makes a good retro fit?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:42 PM
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I'm thinking about doing this too. Can anyone confirm that FX-R's will fit into gen 3?
No one's done it yet, but you could be the first . The most of retroing is doing custom work, I'm sure some will be needed, but they should easily fit overall.
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You could! streetracinazian is a vendor on here who makes custom retros. Gonna be expensive though.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:22 PM
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I absolutely can not. I suck at taking the headlights apart and putting them back. Much rather pay for it to be done.
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[QUOTE=stealthy1ss;4997711][QUOTE]

a little to much shroud for me lol
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Some great looking headlights in here
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RX330s in Gen4s
Morimoto 3Five Ballasts
Osram CBI Bulbs(OEM, 5000k, 3400 lumens)
Output shots are underexposed






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My retro is still a work in progress but here's a mock up of the end result:


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You tryin to outdo me? Lol. What projectors are you using?
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everyone retrofitting gen 4's now? damn i gotta get my gen 3's done bu tthere a nightmare! And how come after u retrofit a gen 4 the right light is STILL brighter than the left one
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I moved the projector the gen4s come with to the high beam location, and removed the cutoff shield in the process. I replaced the low beam with Morimoto Minis and plan to wire up my harness so that all four lights are on for highs while the Morimoto handles the lows.
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Originally Posted by NCC-2000 View Post
I moved the projector the gen4s come with to the high beam location, and removed the cutoff shield in the process. I replaced the low beam with Morimoto Minis and plan to wire up my harness so that all four lights are on for highs while the Morimoto handles the lows.
Cool, I'm doing almost the exact same thing with my gen 3's starting in a few minutes!
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3rd gen left, Morimoto Mini right:



They're very very very close in size. But the holes are different so actually mounting it so it can be aimed is another matter.
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Mounting my Morimotos while retaining the aiming ability was easier than I thought. I just made some small brackets to attach to the "stock" mounting posts. Worked really well.
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The Morimoto's appear to fit right onto the stock 3rd gen posts. God have mercy! Haven't actually got it to screw in yet but it's looking like a straight swap.
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everyone retrofitting gen 4's now? damn i gotta get my gen 3's done bu tthere a nightmare! And how come after u retrofit a gen 4 the right light is STILL brighter than the left one
Some projectors are just brighter than others. As a rule of thumb yuou should put the brighter one on the driver's side. I didn't realize it was brighter though and it was too late. That bulb was also broken in more. I switched the bulbs and they're more even now. It's kinda deceiving though because the upper step overlaps with the right beam making it seem brighter. If I covered one up you would see that they're pretty close.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:19 PM
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The problem you will run into putting Mini's onto the 3rd gen posts:



It sits well below the actual opening. FML.
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My retro is still a work in progress but here's a mock up of the end result:


those look fandamntastic, iwant to see those running
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The problem you will run into putting Mini's onto the 3rd gen posts:



It sits well below the actual opening. FML.
I had that problem with 4th gen's too and had to move the shroud/high beam. What I would do is make a mounting plate for the mini that puts it in the correct position and mounts it in the stock location. Then I'd modify the back of the housing as necessary. Not sure exactly what you're working with but most likely you have to open the hole(rear) more since the projector is being moved up. I'd then put 3"pvc around it and epoxy(the pvc) to the housing and fill in the gap that is left below with plexiglass or something. Then use a pcv cap to seal it up. Voila!
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:55 PM
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does any1 know how to change the angel eyes in the retro kits? if so post the how to plz also is there a way to find out the size of the angel eyes or should i just measure and hope its right thanks
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:30 PM
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my homemade retros

did them myself and vic red color matched paint aswell. first time i ever took my headlights apart and retro fitted anything, i took the super cheap route.



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you didnt do shrouds?
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nope didnt like the shrouds
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