New 80 In Virginia

Luke111

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@Luke111 i am getting ready to finish up this mod how did you mount the mesh? I assume from the outside of the plastic brackets for the screws? And you added a rubber addition to the outer part of the mesh?
Drilled holes through the tabs and bolted it to the frame and the flat steel support.... the key was epoxying the flat steel to the frame which gave the frame a strong base for attachment. I did not attach rubber to the mesh....i did lightly scratch the inside of the frame installing the mesh so I taped of the face of the frame and painted the inside of the frame the same color as the mesh...




 

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I recently bought another set of Depos to Retrofit... my current set of Depos are running a Mini H1 and a Halogen high beam. The new lights will have a D2S in the low beam side and a micro projector in the high beam side. The micro will be wired as a DRL and even though it’s Bi-xenon the D2S is all thats needed as a high beam.
I’ll probably paint the frame, reflector and shrouds as soon as I figure out which shroud to use...
I’m going to test fit and adjust them this weekend as I know some have had issues with the D2S touching the glass but illuminating the thick rubber washer and replacing it with a washer made of shrink wrap I think I’ll be ok
The reflector requires some trimming for clearance of the ring that tightens the projector to the reflector
Was able to remove all the excess sealant from the glass and the housing tracks which makes test fitting for clearance a none issue

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Finally wrapping up the quad retrofit this evening,,, I finished running the harnesses over the weekend and prepped, installed and adjusted the projectors today.I've ordered a 5500K bulb for the smaller projectors so they'll match the color of the D2S and finally wired the LED's in the ARB as daytime running lights

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With the painted shroud and reflectors... I decided to paint the trim pieces and the grill surround with a slightly darker VHT graphite wheel paint.....I’m a huge fan of VHT paint. I also mounted the 35w ballast underneath each light and the 55w are behind the side corner lights inside the fender... lLights are sealed and ready, I just ran out of time

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You building them for 80Series? Specifically the LX? I’m in need bad.
I haven't jumped into that market...but we can have that discussion. I know the seller on Ebay raise his price to $349.00 which is not bad. You have the skills to do this ... call me 703-371-8494
 

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In the process of retrofitting the new headlights in my 80 I also decided to finally wire the LEDs in the ARB as daytime running lights.
Initial testing I found they were to bright when wired to an ignition hot fuse..but following another members advise.. using an Add-a Fuse wired them the the 7,5 “Charge” fuse in the engine compartment....started the car and the LEDS were not bright enough....no clue why.
So today I wired them to the turn fuse inside the car but also wired a resistor in-line and they are just about perfect. We had ordered a bunch or resistors to dim the LED DRL’s in the LX470/i100 and it worked perfect in the application

First shot it the Charge fuse

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