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Old 09-03-13, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default HID Retrofit done right!

Here's the link to the gallery but I'll cherry pick a few for the thread.

http://www.lightwerkz.net/photo/patr...or-conversion/

This is a shot of the OEM H11 projectors with an H11 HID kit. I started out with just OEM Halogen H11 bulbs. The HID H11 shown is just for comparison sake.



This is a shot of my new RX350 projectors with OSRAM CBI bulbs.



A comparison of the RX350 projectors (left) and the H11 Halogen projectors (right)



You can't tell really well but, the STI-R lenses are clear and the OEM Lexus lenses are dimpled/fresnel. Clear lenses put out light better. I think I read that Lexus uses dimpled/fresnel lenses so there is less eye fatigue on the driver at night.



Finished product looks straight factory.



Backside



The OSRAM CBI bulbs color match the LED strips perfectly!



Beam cutoff.



What is a dark knight?



Haduken! The joys of having both Halogen highs and Bi-Xenon projectors.



Hope you enjoyed the thread!
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Old 09-03-13, 06:13 PM   #2
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nice Retro... and cut off
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Old 09-03-13, 07:10 PM   #3
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nice Retro... and cut off
Thanks! It looks so beautiful in person . . . it makes angels cry.
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damn that is sexy indeed. Props for doing HID the right way.
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damn that is sexy indeed. Props for doing HID the right way.
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Old 09-08-13, 01:36 PM   #6
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Looks Awesome!!! I need to buy a separate headlight, so that I can do some retro works.... scared that I'mess something up... reason for extra headlight/ downtime
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Looks Awesome!!! I need to buy a separate headlight, so that I can do some retro works.... scared that I'mess something up... reason for extra headlight/ downtime
Thank you! Good luck with your retrofit!
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Nice retro! Output looks great! I've been looking for a set of these RX350's myself since they are relatively compact in size. Besides the clear lens did you do any mods to the shield?
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Yes. It Was A Custom Shield For A Sharper Cutoff.
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Yes. It Was A Custom Shield For A Sharper Cutoff.
Custom shield on an RX350, i don't think so. I haven't really seen anyone modify the shield because there is no need. If you do, the shield isn't modified but the whole metal housing is moved lower which all the mounting points have to be drilled out.

Regardless, I LOVE my RX350 projectors. Huge difference at night.
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^ They look great, will definitely keep my eye out for a set! I'd like to play with it a bit, I know JVX has modified the RX-AFS projectors and he's done some amazing things with them.
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^ They look great, will definitely keep my eye out for a set! I'd like to play with it a bit, I know JVX has modified the RX-AFS projectors and he's done some amazing things with them.
Yes. JVX Is Amazing.
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uhhhhhh was it a direct fit or did you have to modify it with customer brackets?
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Beautiful! I gotta do something to my SC soon. The moisture filled OEM halogens are not doing it for me.
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uhhhhhh was it a direct fit or did you have to modify it with customer brackets?
almost direct fit. had to drill a couple new mounting holes.
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