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Old 02-16-14, 10:08 AM   #1
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So the next mod on my list for my 02 GS is Projector headlamps. I've seen some interesting ones around the internet but I have no idea where to buy them or anything. Ill post some pictures of the set that I'm interested in and if anyone could help me identify them and where to buy them. That would be awesome. Also, feel free to post pics of your headlamps on your GS's as well.

The ones I really have my eye on are these right here.

Anyone know where I can buy these?

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^^^^ i absolutely agree with Parker.

OP - that image is the worst option you could pick. Tons of info on retrofits here. If you just want to buy a set already done stack your money and check classifieds every 30 mins lol and swoop.

Your options are almost endless in the GS housing. Those ebay headlamps will not compare to a retrofit. You'd be better off just keeping it stock with better bulbs.
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So the next mod on my list for my 02 GS is Projector headlamps. I've seen some interesting ones around the internet but I have no idea where to buy them or anything. Ill post some pictures of the set that I'm interested in and if anyone could help me identify them and where to buy them. That would be awesome. Also, feel free to post pics of your headlamps on your GS's as well.

The ones I really have my eye on are these right here.

Anyone know where I can buy these?
I got a extra pair if u like and sell it to u. My gs looks like this

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So retrofit, meaning, opening the headlamp housing, and installing a projector yourself. I see, so there are some good ones floating around in the classifieds. I just want a nice simple clean Projector setup. Nothing to over the top. Close to OEM as possible. Maybe with a tad bit a flair, but not much.
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What kind of front bumper is that? Haven't seen it before.
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So retrofit, meaning, opening the headlamp housing, and installing a projector yourself. I see, so there are some good ones floating around in the classifieds. I just want a nice simple clean Projector setup. Nothing to over the top. Close to OEM as possible. Maybe with a tad bit a flair, but not much.
you can check theretrofitsource.com for all your parts if you cant find them already built.


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You can find the ones listed in your post on ebay or nengun.com, my friend's aristo came from japan with the ones installed from the OP. The beam output and cutoff is actually pretty good, and a lot better than the stock GS400 HID reflectors. Make sure you buy the LHD beam pattern though.
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using ebay projectors?

never that.
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you are better off doing a retrofit like others have said. the output on those ebay ones are ehh compared to a true retrofited projector, where in texas are you located?
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you are better off doing a retrofit like others have said. the output on those ebay ones are ehh compared to a true retrofited projector, where in texas are you located?
Im located in Corpus Christi Texas! And yeah, Im thinking of doing a retrofit now.. Later though.
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you can check theretrofitsource.com for all your parts if you cant find them already built.


they will look like this




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So on that website, I can find them already made, ready to buy, so just a plug in play? Or is that just the parts to DIY???
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ahh i see, im in the dallas area, if you were closer i could help you out. the site "theretrofitsource.com" tmf2004 suggested is a site that sells parts for retrofits. they dont have anything that is already built. they do sell top notch stuff tho, i got all my retro stuff from them. also hit up tony from luxurymods his got the brackets for the projectors to simplify the retrofit.
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You can also check out HIDPlanet.com

They have members who do nothing but retrofits and there is a feedback section you can go through when selecting your person. This is also the place i found my LS430 projectors from one of the members. After i paid and gave him my shipping address we found it he was actually only 30minutes away from me.

Anyways def consider a retrofit and read up on all the threads. There is enough info to get the headlights off the car, open them up, fit um, seal um, and mount um to where u wont even need to ask any questions it'll be more of a before and after picture thread ^_^

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Some kind of retrofit is definitely the way to go, quality projectors designed for HID bulbs will have so much better output than the eBay headlights. theretrofitsource and luxurymods will both be good resources. Do it right the first time and do a proper retrofit!
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