Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

My Q45 projector retrofit

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-13, 06:02 AM   #16
handoverfi
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tx
Posts: 2,250
Default

Wanna trade retrofits lol I have some m45s
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
<a href=http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9/MidnightS4/just_imagining.jpg target=_blank>http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9..._imagining.jpg</a>
handoverfi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-13, 06:27 AM   #17
71eight
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: ny
Posts: 34
Default

good job ,, how long did it take ya?
71eight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 06:49 AM   #18
neegroy
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (15)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 1,411
Default

great job! now how much to make me one
__________________

________________________
01 GS430

09 GX470

13 GS350
neegroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:38 AM   #19
77i9
Pole Position
Trader Score: (13)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by perry05g35 View Post
Do these still autolevel? I have a pair of Q45 retro headlights that I haven't installed on the car one of the reasons is I'm not sure if I want retros that don't autolevel. Guess I should have asked before I purchased. lol
They should but I have not tested, autolevel is retained with the use of the LM bracket. With that being said, the cut behind the turn signal should be enough space for the up and down movement of the Q45 projector.

Quote:
Originally Posted by handoverfi View Post
Wanna trade retrofits lol I have some m45s
No thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 71eight View Post
good job ,, how long did it take ya?
It took me a couple of weeks because I was juggling a bunch of projects. In reality this retro can be done in a couple of hours. What takes the longest is making the cut behind the turn signal. But now that I've done it once I have a better idea of how far to cut.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neegroy View Post
great job! now how much to make me one
pm'd you
77i9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-14, 03:50 PM   #20
1UGLYGS
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
1UGLYGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: BayArea,CA
Posts: 354
Default

sorry to bring back an old thread, but i cant seem to find an answer to my question.

does anyone know if you can use the OE lexus HID or do i need to get the q45 one?
__________________
WORKS l BCR l Injen l Tanabe l (and other stupid stuff)

My lazy 2013 build
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/buil...-gs-build.html


Follow me on IG: 1up_yamada
1UGLYGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-14, 08:02 PM   #21
77i9
Pole Position
Trader Score: (13)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1UGLYGS View Post
sorry to bring back an old thread, but i cant seem to find an answer to my question.

does anyone know if you can use the OE lexus HID or do i need to get the q45 one?
You can used the oe hid ballast and d2r bulbs. But you will need to notch the d2r bulb to fit into the q45 housing coz the q45 uses d2s bulbs. Or you can just buy d2s or d2c bulbs.
77i9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-14, 08:17 PM   #22
clos430
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (17)
 
clos430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So.Cali
Posts: 1,113
clos430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 77i9 View Post
You can used the oe hid ballast and d2r bulbs. But you will need to notch the d2r bulb to fit into the q45 housing coz the q45 uses d2s bulbs. Or you can just buy d2s or d2c bulbs.
That's what I did, notched the d2r bulb to fit the q45.

Hey Gill I like what you did with covering the back end of the housing. When I did mine I bought the corex external coupling from Home Depot but couldn't install it. Now looking at this again seems like you screwed it to a bracket inside the housing ??
__________________
clos430 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-14, 08:23 PM   #23
monkey92
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
monkey92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 524
Default

sweet retro man! the q45s are so awesome on our cars, i would have gone that route if it wasnt for the average output.
monkey92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 12:40 AM   #24
77i9
Pole Position
Trader Score: (13)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clos430 View Post
That's what I did, notched the d2r bulb to fit the q45.

Hey Gill I like what you did with covering the back end of the housing. When I did mine I bought the corex external coupling from Home Depot but couldn't install it. Now looking at this again seems like you screwed it to a bracket inside the housing ??
yeah I made a little bracket to catch on the inside of the housing and screws on to the cylinder.

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey92 View Post
sweet retro man! the q45s are so awesome on our cars, i would have gone that route if it wasnt for the average output.
Cutting the covers behind the each gatling projectors might increase the light output. I was already done with the retrofit when I thought about that, so I never got to do it
77i9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 12:40 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
contest, forum, gs, gsxr, headlight, lexus, painted, projector, projectors, q45, retrofit, shirt, silver, tshirt, wet

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FL 2002 GGG Toyomoto Supercharged Lexus IS300 alfaromeo3 Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 5 02-12-14 10:03 AM
CA FS: Authentic TTE, Final Konexxion, Wald, and stuff 77i9 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 66 08-10-13 04:04 AM
Boost Films SFL - Big Daddy BBQ Car Show/Fundraiser Pics boosted833 Florida Lexus Club 5 05-31-13 02:51 PM
CA FS: D&S Rotors + Strut bar 818GS 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 24 04-27-13 12:32 AM
CA FS: Borla Exhaust 818GS 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 5 11-11-12 09:42 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:42 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info