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Old 02-21-2010, 03:09 AM   #21
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Thanks guys!! It'* a little too late to paint the chrome black though, lol! It'* all sealed up!

Here'* some output shots:

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They sure are nice and bright! It'* fun casting shadows in other people'* headlight beams without blinding them.

Speaking of which, I passed an 03 or so Silverado with a PNP kit, looked like 4300-5000k, and it was pitiful lol. I never realized how bad they were.

Couple more, I'll get real daytime shots tomorrow:

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Hey Dan, would you mind sharing how much money you have into the various parts for this mod?

Looks really good!
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Dan...that really turned out nice. I like the light output and I'm sure the photos don't di it justice on how good it really is.
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Thanks for the compliments!

And I don't mind sharing price at all, here'* my breakdown so far:

HID projectors: $60
OEM GE 4300k D2S bulbs (new): $68
H1 projectors (high beam): $30
Adapter cables, AMP to D2S: $21
3M window sealer (for headlight reseal): $15
Various hardware, cutting bits: $35
Shrouds, 4 E46R Extended: $55

Extra stuff that I bought includes another set of adapter cables from DDM tuning, they were slow as crap for some reason so I bought another from the retrofit source, but that'* another $33. It'll have been two weeks since I ordered them before they arrive.

So all total about $320. I already had aftermarket ballasts for my HIDs and a relay for them, without that would be an additional $50 or so for cheapie stuff.

Still need to buy H1 bulbs, some rewiring equipment and a relay for them. Looks like all that is going to cost me an additional $50 or so for quality equipment. For the time being, I'm just going to put cheapie H1 bulbs in to fill the space until I figure out how to wire it up.

So maybe all total starting out with plain stock headlights this retrofit would cost about $400-$450 not including the redundant DDM cables.

Final pics! Please excuse my horribly dirty car...

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Well I say final pics, I may try to grab a wall shot later, but I'm done whoring for now, lol!

I tried to take a video but it sucked BAD. Not only did it not show the output at all, but the camera kept going in and out of focus. Doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get a good driving video for you guys.
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man those are bright!!!
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Dan where did you buy all the parts? I'm asking because I wanted to put in projectors in my Denali. My sources are way more money than yours....
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Hmm, let'* see...

HID projectors: from a seller on ebay, "oem_xenon_parts"
OEM GE 4300k D2S bulbs (new): from a seller on ebay, "hidbulbzrus"
H1 projectors (high beam): from a forum member of hidplanet.com
Adapter cables, AMP to D2S: from TheRetrofitSource
3M window sealer (for headlight reseal): from Summit Racing on ebay
Shrouds, 4 E46R Extended: from TheRetrofitSource

My ballasts were from a seller on ebay called "supervtec", they are Xentec slim ballasts. The relay I can't remember who I bought it from, but it was a 9005/9006 relay on ebay and it cost $10.

My lights are sealed! I also got some H1 bulbs to fill in the space, and a few materials to start splicing things in. These H1 bulbs are weird, I don't know how they work. There'* only one wire that leads into these things.

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I used almost all of what was left of my 3M window weld to seal these things. There'* no way...well I won't jinx myself...but it'* very unlikely that water will leak in!
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Got my high beams working! Here'* some output shots and other stuff.

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Highs and lows:

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Here'* a writeup on how to keep your highs on with your lows, it doesn't matter whether you have stock halogens or HIDs but you will need a relay for the low beams:

https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...69#post1429869
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