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Old 07-25-2013, 04:27 PM #46
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^ What projectors did you use on your T4R? I kind of have an itch to retro mine, but I really like the reflected light output of the stock halogens, vs the very focused beam of the projectors. Still mulling it over though...
Currently using Acura TLs bixenons. I KEEP getting the polarity mixed up resulting in me FRYING the high/low beam solenoid....... URGHHHHH..... So I only have low beams which is fine by me. My headlights are starting to yellow ever so slightly, so I might do another retro, but with LS460 bixenons. Beam pattern/spread is supposed to be on par with the TLs and are NOT polarity sensitive......... WIN. My wallet is just empty for the time being, hahahhaha
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Currently using Acura TLs bixenons. I KEEP getting the polarity mixed up resulting in me FRYING the high/low beam solenoid....... URGHHHHH..... So I only have low beams which is fine by me. My headlights are starting to yellow ever so slightly, so I might do another retro, but with LS460 bixenons. Beam pattern/spread is supposed to be on par with the TLs and are NOT polarity sensitive......... WIN. My wallet is just empty for the time being, hahahhaha
I had the same problem when I retro'd my maxima - I got the bixenon wiring harness form TRS (not the one with the "smart" chip - I got the one with the dual relays). Al I had to do was swap the 2 parallel spades on the headlight connector and everything worked fine from there.

How much work did you have to put into adapting the projectors? On my Maxima, it was hours & hours worth of modding, which is what's keeping me from contemplating new project...
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How much work did you have to put into adapting the projectors? On my Maxima, it was hours & hours worth of modding, which is what's keeping me from contemplating new project...
Zero, I had a retrofit shop do them (lightmodz). Components are too expensive for me "just to practice" on, hahahaa.

PRICE is what is keeping me from moving on to the next retro project.
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Hid retrofit on a 2003 4Runner

Has anyone here done a retrofit on a 2003 4Runner using either:

-Lexus LS430 projectors
-Honda S2000 projectors

I'm thinking about one of those two options both of which are single beam projectors. If you guys have any picture please post them. I 've seen one guy on here with a black 99 4runner with a hid retrofit using the bixenon FXR projectors from the Retrofit Source. I want to go with a single beam instead of a bixenon setup.

Big question is which projector will give me the best performance and is the easiest to work with?
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I know this thread is on HIDs, but it would be awesome to get some info on LED bulbs that replace the stock headlight bulbs. So, LED vs HID???))) I would imagine LEDs are a lot cheaper but are they worth it?
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I had the same problem when I retro'd my maxima - I got the bixenon wiring harness form TRS (not the one with the "smart" chip - I got the one with the dual relays). Al I had to do was swap the 2 parallel spades on the headlight connector and everything worked fine from there.

How much work did you have to put into adapting the projectors? On my Maxima, it was hours & hours worth of modding, which is what's keeping me from contemplating new project...
I used Acura TL's on my retrofit. There's a link to pictures, comments, and frustrations in my signature. As for time - A LOT! The fit had to be perfect to the 1/4 inch. Need a lot of patience and free time.

I may get flamed for suggesting this as they aren't OEM but The Retrofit Source developed a TL-R that has an internal solenoid. Those will be a lot easier to fit. Someone else will need to chime in on their performance.
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DC area?? Lightwerkz and lightmodz are in the Patterson, NJ area. I've dealt with both of them and I can recommend lightmodz 100%. Lightwerkz did my civic and the some details were not good. They installed the projectors without taking into consideration that the high beams were now pointing upwards (still somewhat useful, but annoying). ......
Lightwerkz saw a thread about my Honda Civic retros that I had mentioned in a recent post here on t4r.org. The owner of the company contacted me and wanted to make things right. He offered to basically RE-DO my retro.............. almost 4 years after the fact!! I was pleasantly surprised. Long story short: I sent in my lights, got them back and were MAJORLY improved!

1) Light restoration of the clear plastic lens. Looks brand new. They were sent in with a lot of oxidation.
2) High beam now in line with low beam. (main issue fixed)
3) Projector/bulb were tweaked for improved performance. Not sure what they did exactly, but my output is VASTLY improved. Something about fiddling with a shield? I'm not a retrofitter, but wow, whatta difference!
4) New high beam bulb. They threw in a more powerful high beam halogen bulb. Nice.

The retrofit was done in the spring of 2011 and the work/craftsmanship stood the test of time. The only "weathered" issues were the lenses.

#Lightwerkz truly came through. Customer Service through the roof!!!! I'm still in shock. Anyway, looking for a retro-fitter? Look no further than Caesar @LightWerkz .

I consider myself a LW customer. If you are looking for a retrofitter, you should too!

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..........Lightwerkz and lightmodz are in the Patterson, NJ area. I've dealt with both of them and I can recommend lightmodz 100%........
It appears as though Lightmodz is no longer around. That's fine, Lightwerkz is still going and strong. Other professional retrofitters include:

1) Lightwerkz click here for: HIDPLANET page
2) Black Flame Customs: click here for HID Planet page.
3) HID Illusions: Click here for HID Planet page.

Just keeping this thread alive with up to date info.
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need pics of the improved output, pretty sure its a shield mod. maybe they had someone do a curved shield and drop it like 1 mm or lil more to give extra light intensity at the cutoff.
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need pics of the improved output, pretty sure its a shield mod. maybe they had someone do a curved shield and drop it like 1 mm or lil more to give extra light intensity at the cutoff.
I'll take some pics and post here, but I really don't have any "before" picture to compare. However, the "hotspots" are definitely brighter. They just seem to be much brighter. I do remember Caesar (Lightwerkz) saying something about fiddling with the shield. Not sure exact what they do to it.
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It's just make the whole spread of light brighter than before. I can't believe your lights will be brighter than mines, if only I did the shield mod, it will so bright with the osram svs/cbi with 50watt ballast.
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Any one used xenonsupply? ... they have a plug-n-play kit that seems pretty affordable amd good reviews just wanted to know if anyone had first hand experience.
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Any one used xenonsupply? ... they have a plug-n-play kit that seems pretty affordable amd good reviews just wanted to know if anyone had first hand experience.
Never heard of them.
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That doesn't inspire confidence ..... maybe ill have to shop around a bit more
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