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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:35 pm 
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Hey Guys,

Do these run a projector lense for low beam?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:44 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:04 pm 
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no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:57 pm 
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Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.


do you have any front on shots of ur special lights?
i read a thread from mavs19 who put out a lot of info on hid's.
Hmmm?
Retro fitting bi zenon hids are the way to go.
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:01 pm 
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I am running halogens in mine though.
As I had halogen projectors put in ... well ... that's how they were made anyway.

I'll post up a few pics in a minute.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:03 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:04 pm 
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They are an open projector from an NC Fairlane.
They were made with new & reconditioned parts.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:52 pm 
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Thanks for clearing that up, crappo!

Oh well, still going HID's anyway.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.



Naaaaah...... that is not completely correct.

Long before the HID Headlight thread started, we had 4 AUIII running around with Bi-Xenon Projectors which were fully completed and finished projects.



Waggin wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up, crappo!

Oh well, still going HID's anyway.


You go for it.
Show everyone how it's done.


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Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.


do you have any front on shots of ur special lights?
i read a thread from mavs19 who put out a lot of info on hid's.
Hmmm?
Retro fitting bi zenon hids are the way to go.


Nice shiny well polished car you got.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:45 pm 
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Mechan1k, did you install the HID's uraelf or get someone else to install them?

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:46 am 
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I noticed the ba picture with HID zenon projector and i have seen it around .
How is the light spread from them?
What lumins are they?
And do they have a better light than halogen but not too sickly like that blue/purple colour?
mavs19 wrote:
Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.



Naaaaah...... that is not completely correct.

Long before the HID Headlight thread started, we had 4 AUIII running around with Bi-Xenon Projectors which were fully completed and finished projects.



Waggin wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up, crappo!

Oh well, still going HID's anyway.


You go for it.
Show everyone how it's done.


fomoco wrote:

Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.


do you have any front on shots of ur special lights?
i read a thread from mavs19 who put out a lot of info on hid's.
Hmmm?
Retro fitting bi zenon hids are the way to go.


Nice shiny well polished car you got.
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:04 am 
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Mav19.
I have noticed on hid planet that they have porshe hid projectors balasts,globes,and balast for 600 odd.
Are these a good retro fit?
mavs19 wrote:
Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.



Naaaaah...... that is not completely correct.

Long before the HID Headlight thread started, we had 4 AUIII running around with Bi-Xenon Projectors which were fully completed and finished projects.



Waggin wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up, crappo!

Oh well, still going HID's anyway.


You go for it.
Show everyone how it's done.


fomoco wrote:

Mechan1k wrote:
no projector in any of the AU models.
Except mine .... but mine are special.


do you have any front on shots of ur special lights?
i read a thread from mavs19 who put out a lot of info on hid's.
Hmmm?
Retro fitting bi zenon hids are the way to go.


Nice shiny well polished car you got.
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:01 pm 
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fomoco wrote:
I noticed the ba picture with HID zenon projector and i have seen it around .
How is the light spread from them?
What lumins are they?
And do they have a better light than halogen but not too sickly like that blue/purple colour?



Well sooner or later someone on this forum was bound to see the BA on the roads.

The beam pattern on this vehicle is a bit different than usual.
We did several different shields with different cuts to crate different beam patterns.
The beam pattern on this vehicle is probably far better than the ones emitted from OEM projectors.

The cut of the shield allows for the driver to see pedestrians/signs on both sides of the road, it has a lower pattern on the driver's side which eliminates the glare and blinding of the oncoming traffic and a long and higher pattern on the passenger’s side. But at the same time it has a very sharp cutoff with the usual separation of colours at the edge of the cutoff line.

Have a 35W ballast, 35W D2S Xenon bulb with 4300Kelvin and 3200Lumens.
The New D4 that have been released recently have 4800K and 3800lm.

The light emitted from these projectors looks like a blanket of light thrown in front of the vehicle.
Above the cutoff there is no light but bellow the cutoff you have a sea of pure clean white light.
So far I have only used the Hi beam 4 times. The 4th time was 3 nights ago on the HWY. My passenger wanted to see how the Hi beam looked like.
I flicked to Hi beam and heard THE loudest WOW I have ever heard.

The bulbs we use are what is used by OEM. They are manufactured by one of the main 3 companies : Philips, Osram or GM.
In that order. Rest of the Far East Asian Manufacturers usually carry a lot of inherent problems. i.e. flickering, change of colour after less than 100 hours of usage, lose of Kelvin/intensity etc. etc....

Also, we have recently found out that if you use the standard white (4-5000K) bulb these guys manufacture in FEA, you can not get a clear colour separation from in your projectors.
Probably due to the poor quality of the precious salts and gases used in their facilities.

So, if you ask for my advise and you are after something that works perfectly all the time and can give you all those spectacular lighting effects you can create with a Projector Retro. BUY ONLY FOR THE BEST.

As the Porsche projectors…..
Just because they are used in Porsche does not mean they are the best for your needs.
But, of course the name Porsche has an exotic ring to it (Well for some people who like a glorified VW).

Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini and few other minor marks are all in the VW family.

BMW is presently the make that is setting standards which others are trying to copy.

The type and the quality of the projector you use plays a role in the outcome of the light emitted from the headlight.
However, the total combination of the parts used and then the most important, the workmanship when retroing the projectors, has a much bigger and more important role in the end result = The beam pattern emitted.

The most important thing in choosing the parts to use to retro is limited to what your headlights can accept.

For example, It is no good to choose Valeo Bi-Xenon Projectors to used in say Ford Falcon EB.
It won't fit in there.

So, first of all you need to measure the space available to you in your vehicle.
Inside the headlight housing and at the back of it, between it and the battery, air cleaner ….
What diameter projector can fit inside the bezel, housing and how much of the projector (plus bulb and igniter) will fit inside and how much outside of the housing…..

These are some of the factors that determines what make and type of Projector you should be looking for.

So, don’t do what most other people do. Find a projector and try to fit it inside your headlight.
As they say: Don’t put the cart before the horse….

Obviously the projector you end up with, will also determine the type of bulb and the bulb determines the igniter/ballast combination.

So tell me, are you planning to retro projectors?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:29 pm 
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I have actually sourced a set of bi zenon projectors out of a beema from deutzland and they also come with angel eyes :lol:
My lights on my fairlane seem to have enough room to fit these and the angel eyes look close but with a little bit of thought i should be able to fit them in as well.
I have seen new tech on audi's lights where they have electronic level adjusters and i think they turn into the corner as you turn like the old citroens but much newer.!
But that is way out of my league :?
Soon as i have them in i will post some piccies :wink:
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:46 pm 
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fomoco wrote:
I have actually sourced a set of bi zenon projectors out of a beema from deutzland and they also come with angel eyes :lol:
My lights on my fairlane seem to have enough room to fit these and the angel eyes look close but with a little bit of thought i should be able to fit them in as well.
I have seen new tech on audi's lights where they have electronic level adjusters and i think they turn into the corner as you turn like the old citroens but much newer.!
But that is way out of my league :?
Soon as i have them in i will post some piccies :wink:


Sounds very exciting.
Let me know if I can be of any help.

You mentioned Angel Eyes.
Are you referring to the REAL Thing? BMW original suff? With fibre optics and all??
They are very hard to come by.

 

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