Post Your Retrofits!

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by brainneeded, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    not a vip ride, still trying to figure a direction in which i want to take this car, but heres my first big mod.


    tsx projectors - got em from a guy who works at the dealer. he said the headlights came off a front end damage car, and they went ahead and replaced the scratched up headlights. projectors were 100% once i took em out of the housing e55 rep shrouds and AMP D2S adapters. PnP ballasts bulbs and wiring kit.

    prolly update to phillips 85122 or 85122+ bulbs sooner or later.

    just thought i'd share :biggthumpup:

    took about 8 hours of total work over the course of one evening and one afternoon. helped that we did my buddy's accord a couple weeks before. i'd advise working with someone who knows what they're doing if you've never attempted something like this before.
  2. BAHC

    BAHC New Member

    85122+ is an excellent bulb, i just hate the color it makes. i drive a tl and tl's have great projectors. i have zkw lenses and the 85122+ bulbs, but probably gonna switch soon.
  3. Brandicus

    Brandicus VSC Super Duper Mod

    in the middle of an ls460 retro, like i said in the middle consider this a placeholder for when its done

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  4. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    i prefer a slight yellowish to white of the 85122+ than the whitish to blue these produce.

    it's like 4200k vs. 4600-4800k.
  5. eg6ky

    eg6ky New Member

    Man I wanna do a retro on my ls. I'm trying to wrangle up enough parts from the shop first. Keep em coming
  6. Schnitz

    Schnitz Active Member

  7. chrispy

    chrispy Active Member

  8. jeebus

    jeebus Active Member


    Want to change it up but oem headlights are expensive.:signdammit:
  9. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    ^^^ it's not pink yo.
  10. VipDout

    VipDout Active Member

    pink lol you mean red
  11. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    joke from another forum man, lol
  12. normandie

    normandie Member

  13. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    ^ i do love me some quad set ups.
  14. Damicci

    Damicci VSC Super Moderator

    I like how the grill lines continue into the headlight. Are all previa/estima lights like this?
  15. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    anyone know how to achieve a signal light projector retrofit? is it simply tinting a halogen projector with amber? or is there a certain projector that the lens is already amber? bulb color? just throwing around different ideas in my head.

  16. VipDout

    VipDout Active Member

    o wow , Not yet I haven't yet cooked the J-spec light i own yet
  17. hahajoey

    hahajoey New Member

  18. berlinas2k2

    berlinas2k2 New Member

    Great thread. Spot reserved for my project lights...
  19. VIPStyleCars

    VIPStyleCars Guest

    hmm, which retrofit should I do?
  20. OG

    OG Active Member

    here's pics of the first (and only) projector retro i did:






    eagle eyes a32 cefiro 1 pc.
    rx330 projectors
    rs clear lense
    mirror plexi shrouds
    lots of clear silicone

    wasn't really happy and ended up selling em. i'd like to try again someday since i have aquired more/better tools.

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