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mynameisdaniel
11-05-2011, 05:49 PM
This can be the group buy thread for any parts people are after to retrofit projector headlights into their SP20.

I'll update this first post as we go so there's one place to refer to for information :)

This will just be parts from The Retro Fit Source (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/)

mynameisdaniel
-FX-R Projectors (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=101)
-E55-R shrouds (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=139)
-E55-R shrouds (Value Option 25USD) (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=139)
-Adapters (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=97)
-Shroud Centric Rings (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=256)
Total: 166USD (plus postage)

A.E
-FX-R Projectors (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=101)
-E55-R shrouds (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=139)
-D2S: MORIMOTO 3FIVE (35W) Bulbs 6000K (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=126)
-Adapters (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=97)
-Shroud Centric Rings (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=256)
Total: 176USD (plus postage)

SP-20-DB
-FX-R Projectors (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=101)
-E55-R shrouds (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=139)
-D2S: MORIMOTO 3FIVE (35W) Bulbs 6000K (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=126)
-Adapters (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=97)
-Shroud Centric Rings (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=256)
Total: 176USD (plus postage)

Price List
FX-R Projectors: 100USD a pair
Gatling Gun Shrouds: 40USD
E55-R Shrouds: 30USD
GTi-R Shrouds: 25USD
D2S: MORIMOTO 3FIVE (35W) Bulbs: 35USD
Shroud Centric Rings included free with purchase of both compatible Projector and Shroud.
Adapters: 11USD

PLUS SHIPPING

I'm not in a particular rush for this so it's up to you guys when you want to/can go ahead with this.

Of course anyone else is welcome :)

mynameisdaniel
11-05-2011, 05:57 PM
And some inspiring photos :)
E55-R shrouds, I think....
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/SwirlFX/newlight/IMG_0395.jpg

GTi-R shrouds
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/MattVinson/Retrofit/DSC_0370.jpg

A.E
11-05-2011, 06:34 PM
And some inspiring photos :)
E55-R shrouds, I think....
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/SwirlFX/newlight/IMG_0395.jpg

GTi-R shrouds
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/MattVinson/Retrofit/DSC_0370.jpg

Oh you got me torn now haha.

What's the price difference on bulbs from the source and eBay?? What are they called??

mynameisdaniel
11-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Any D2S sized bulb will work, just got to match the wattage, ie 35W. On eBay there's $10 pairs in any colour, or look here (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/index.php?cPath=27) they're regular prices, not sure what kind of discount they can offer on bulbs.

Personally I'm going to go with the $10 bulbs again as the amount of light you're going to get is ridiculous anyway. Always have the option to upgrade to some Philips bulbs later :)

A.E
11-05-2011, 08:19 PM
Ask what price they can do on the d2s 6000k. If it's cheap enough I'll just get it from them as itll come all together. Easier ;)

mynameisdaniel
11-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Okay will do :)

Right after I find more information on this...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432513934_843dfe7135_o.jpg

A.E
11-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Okay will do :)

Right after I find more information on this...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432513934_843dfe7135_o.jpg

Sex. Straight sex.

SP-20-DB
11-05-2011, 10:42 PM
And some inspiring photos :)
E55-R shrouds, I think....
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/SwirlFX/newlight/IMG_0395.jpg

GTi-R shrouds
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/MattVinson/Retrofit/DSC_0370.jpg

top ones are E55-R thats what i want =] how are u sorcing everything else cheaper daniel :eek: ill want 6000k globes and u make a good point u can always upgrade im just sketchy buying globes on ebay. also going to need the adapters to fit my balast ill double check the wattage and do more research tomorrow =] and the longer its held off the more cash ill have so im in no rush too =]

SP-20-DB
11-05-2011, 10:43 PM
Okay will do :)

Right after I find more information on this...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432513934_843dfe7135_o.jpg

and thats what i want my car to look like

A.E
11-05-2011, 10:46 PM
The E55-Rs are growing on me lol I think they'll suit the headlight better. I'll let you know what I want tomorrow lol

mynameisdaniel
11-05-2011, 11:33 PM
top ones are E55-R thats what i want =] how are u sorcing everything else cheaper daniel :eek: ill want 6000k globes and u make a good point u can always upgrade im just sketchy buying globes on ebay. also going to need the adapters to fit my balast ill double check the wattage and do more research tomorrow =] and the longer its held off the more cash ill have so im in no rush too =]

Just do a search on eBay, I can get the gatling gun shrouds I want for $45 delivered vs the $50 price before shipping that the retrofit source list, however if there isn't much impact on shipping cost I'll probably get them with the projectors to make life easier.

Bought both my current ballasts and bulbs off eBay for $35 lol. they're still going good, although one is delayed about 1 second when I turn them on now.

These are the connecter/adapters we all need I'm pretty sure, $8.50 lol
eBay Link (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Red-2-x-D2C-D2R-D2S-Connector-Adaptor-Hid-Ballast-Bulbs-/260761852335?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cb69e19af)

I'm trying to work out which shrouds were used on that blue P5 as I love that look. OEM but stands out.

mynameisdaniel
12-05-2011, 12:05 AM
If you have some time read check out this thread for more ideas.
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123775878-FS-01-03-Protege-bi-xenon-retrofits-NEW-PERMANENT-LOWER-PRICES

Just remember there's our headlights and the sedan headlights which have a different look/design. :)

SP-20-DB
12-05-2011, 02:32 PM
hay daniel the globes ill need are D2S: Morimoto 3Five (35w) 6000k
and do the shroud centic rings come include or extra cost?

mynameisdaniel
12-05-2011, 02:39 PM
Okay no problem I'll get a price from him next time he responds. Awaiting a shipping cost at the moment.
I'll ask about the rings too, it says when you buy the projectors + shrouds you get them free but best to confirm :)

marcs_sp20
12-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Now would be the best to these now with the aud so strong, means your paying less then the prices listed, so whatever postage is, youre still infront ;)

Im not interested in getting some, but these d2s globes would work with say a h7 ballast?

mynameisdaniel
12-05-2011, 04:06 PM
Sure you're not interested Marc? It's actually looking a lot cheaper than I was willing to pay :D

Yeah they'll work providing the wattage is the same and you buy this connector (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Red-2-x-D2C-D2R-D2S-Connector-Adaptor-Hid-Ballast-Bulbs-/260761852335?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cb69e19af) so you can actually plug them in. :)

mynameisdaniel
18-05-2011, 07:45 PM
Got my new headlights today, would like to get this moving if that's alright with you guys.
If there's anything else you need let me know so I can send a final list to get final price and shipping cost :D

A.E
18-05-2011, 08:14 PM
Yeah change my shrouds to 55Rs and globes from the same guys. Let me know the price.

That's all I'll need right.

mynameisdaniel
18-05-2011, 08:31 PM
What colour bulb would you like? :)

We'll split all postage between us to make it fair (shipping to and around Aus)

A.E
18-05-2011, 09:03 PM
What colour bulb would you like? :)

We'll split all postage between us to make it fair (shipping to and around Aus)

6000k thanks

Shouldn't be to much over all. :D

SP-20-DB
18-05-2011, 11:59 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432513934_843dfe7135_o.jpg


**** yea that is a great price =] all i need is to find this front bar

marcs_sp20
19-05-2011, 12:04 AM
**** yea that is a great price =] all i need is to find this front lip

Fixed ;) Good luck with that, they dont make it anymore :(

Would love to be on this, but no money see's me out :(

SP-20-DB
19-05-2011, 12:16 AM
Fixed ;) Good luck with that, they dont make it anymore :(

Would love to be on this, but no money see's me out :(

aww man thats some sad news =[ i love this lip lol good pick up marc i let that one slip =]

mynameisdaniel
19-05-2011, 09:35 AM
Just sent off a list, should get a reply soon, he's been great with his responses even with the time difference :D

A.E
19-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Just sent off a list, should get a reply soon, he's been great with his responses even with the time difference :D

Nice hopefully we get a nice discount ;)

SP-20-DB
19-05-2011, 10:33 AM
Just sent off a list, should get a reply soon, he's been great with his responses even with the time difference :D

sweet i cant wait ay

mynameisdaniel
19-05-2011, 11:42 AM
Just trying to work out how much it'll cost to send it in Aus. You guys are pretty close aren't you? I can send it out to one of you and then you can split it there. Probably about $20 to send from what I calculated as I'd feel much better having it insured and tracked.

A.E
19-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Yeah send it to one of us and we can sort it from there. I'm easy up to DB

SP-20-DB
19-05-2011, 11:51 AM
yer thats sound good will save money in the long run and me and A.E are close anyway =]

mynameisdaniel
20-05-2011, 09:18 AM
Sent a PM to you guys about final cost :)

mynameisdaniel
09-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Just ordered them :D. I'll post up the tracking number once he sends it to me, hopefully won't be long now, just in time for Uni holidays :p.

A.E
09-06-2011, 10:53 AM
Just ordered them :D. I'll post up the tracking number once he sends it to me, hopefully won't be long now, just in time for Uni holidays :p.

Thanks mate :)

And just in time for tax time. I may buy another set of headlights so I can take my time and experiment with colour choice of the inners. Anyone ever painted there sp20 headlight any other colour but black. Say to match the body colour??

mynameisdaniel
09-06-2011, 11:27 AM
Seen it done in red and yellow, I personally don't like it, but I must admit it would stand out and give a very unique look. :) If you did it and painted the projector shroud black it could look alright...

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz219/letmeyagrill1/DSC08267.jpg

SP-20-DB
09-06-2011, 07:31 PM
Just ordered them :D. I'll post up the tracking number once he sends it to me, hopefully won't be long now, just in time for Uni holidays :p.

thanks daniel cant wait gunna keep me entertain when im stuck at home. and not sure on the same colour lights but would prob look better in persob than a pic

mynameisdaniel
10-06-2011, 03:54 PM
They're on their way :)

http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/InterLabelInquiry.do?origTrackNum=CQ350671435US

SP-20-DB
10-06-2011, 05:03 PM
yea!!!!!!! excited as

A.E
17-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Seen it done in red and yellow, I personally don't like it, but I must admit it would stand out and give a very unique look. :) If you did it and painted the projector shroud black it could look alright...

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz219/letmeyagrill1/DSC08267.jpg

Strange but I kinda like that. Strange lol.

A.E
17-06-2011, 09:40 PM
Ps: holy shyt they have cleared customs, Daniel you should have them soon :D yay

marcs_sp20
17-06-2011, 09:56 PM
Strange but I kinda like that. Strange lol.

Very strange! The only car I know of that pulls off the headlights the same colour as the car is the last model Mitsubishi Magna, prolly cause they had a big headlight ;)

A.E
17-06-2011, 09:59 PM
Yeah I love that but your right just looks like apart of the car, looks normal.

Think I'll just go black.

mynameisdaniel
17-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Ps: holy shyt they have cleared customs, Daniel you should have them soon :D yay

GOT THEM TONIGHT! :D well today, but Mum picked them up from the post office without telling me, so won't be able to send them out until Monday now. Everything's there and they're just as expected :) didn't open everything though as they're well packed :)
Work out who i'm sending them to and PM me the address so I can do it first thing Monday.

A.E
17-06-2011, 10:26 PM
Wwwwwoooooooo awesome.

Pm sent ;)

mynameisdaniel
21-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Posted them out yesterday, so hopefully you'll get them by the end of this week :) Just with Aus Post, registered.

SP-20-DB
21-06-2011, 12:03 PM
Yeeeeeeewwwww so excited lol like christmas. just not excited about pulling the headlight apart again

mynameisdaniel
21-06-2011, 02:51 PM
Yeeeeeeewwwww so excited lol like christmas. just not excited about pulling the headlight apart again

Should be easy the second time :)
I've already taken my headlights to bits, wired up an old computer power supply to test the lights, just have to find somewhere I can mount them and mark the light output before I start cutting... That and wait for my cheapo eBay bulbs to rock up :p

SP-20-DB
21-06-2011, 04:45 PM
Should be easy the second time :)
I've already taken my headlights to bits, wired up an old computer power supply to test the lights, just have to find somewhere I can mount them and mark the light output before I start cutting... That and wait for my cheapo eBay bulbs to rock up :p

nice im gunna have to find someone with a stock headlight so i can mark the line =s or im just gunna have to gues it

A.E
21-06-2011, 07:32 PM
What are we marking out now??

mynameisdaniel
21-06-2011, 07:47 PM
nice im gunna have to find someone with a stock headlight so i can mark the line =s or im just gunna have to gues it

Any reason you can't use yours? Just mark where you had the reflector, mark the output, cut out, put the reflector back on the marks and match the projector output.

What are we marking out now??

Have to mark on a wall where your light cutoff is, that way when you put the projectors in they'll have a nice flat cuttoff.

There is a lot of vertical and horizontal adjustment so it's mainly the rotation you want to get right. :)

A.E
21-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Could I just adjust it when I put them in?? Or you mean the projectors before they go in the headlights. I'm lost at to what your on about lol.

SP-20-DB
21-06-2011, 08:49 PM
nah cant use mine my hids dont have a cut off line. and there all over the place cuz ive pulled them out before

mynameisdaniel
21-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Could I just adjust it when I put them in?? Or you mean the projectors before they go in the headlights. I'm lost at to what your on about lol.

Have a read of this :)
We're talking about step eight, on page 13.
You'll need to sign up to the site, or just click connect with facebook.
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?37877-How-To-Do-a-Retrofit

nah cant use mine my hids dont have a cut off line. and there all over the place cuz ive pulled them out before

I've taken the chrome reflector right out of the housing so it won't matter where my adjustment screws were, exactly like that link above, you should be able to still fit a halogen bulb in there and wire it up to a car battery or computer to get the cutoff, otherwise you'll have to source a left and right headlight.....

SP-20-DB
21-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Ill just have to do what the other thread says and hot glue the projector till i get it level then do a fine adjustment later. so u started yours already?

A.E
21-06-2011, 09:55 PM
Stupid iPhone only shows the pictures -_-

mynameisdaniel
21-06-2011, 10:11 PM
Ill just have to do what the other thread says and hot glue the projector till i get it level then do a fine adjustment later. so u started yours already?

Ahh, yeah that'll work too. Not really just getting everything ready to go, got my last exam on Saturday so should be all go after that :)
Hopefully a full week on it and they'll be done, although it's too cold and wet to paint anything properly now.

SP-20-DB
22-06-2011, 06:05 AM
Ahhh cheering im doing the same bumper and lights are coming off this weekend. good luck with the exam. and set up the garage or something with a little room heater. u going to painy your reflector?

mynameisdaniel
22-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Cheers, I don't have a dehumidifier so won't be any good painting in the garage. Yeah going to paint the low beam reflector, also got a spare pair of shrouds to paint and see if I prefer chrome or black :)
Got my bulbs today so I took the HIDs out of my car and put the crappy halogens back in. Set up one of the projectors turned it on in the middle of the day (overcast) and it lit up everything I pointed it at up. :D
Tip: Don't bother looking directly into the beam from the projector, it just hurts and you can't see anything for the next minute....

SP-20-DB
22-06-2011, 04:33 PM
Tip: Don't bother looking directly into the beam from the projector, it just hurts and you can't see anything for the next minute....

LOL.

Was wondering why u got two shrouds is there a clean cut line?

mynameisdaniel
22-06-2011, 04:41 PM
LOL.

Was wondering why u got two shrouds is there a clean cut line?

Haha yeah, just like you'd expect :) It's a bit distorted close up (1m away), but I was limited to being inside so the furthest I could shine it was 30m or so, and it was a very sharp and distinct line at that distance :D Also has a really nice colour band with the spacer in it :)

SP-20-DB
22-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Nice!!!!! :)

A.E
23-06-2011, 08:01 PM
There here there here :D

Thanks Daniel

mynameisdaniel
24-06-2011, 12:27 AM
There here there here :D

Thanks Daniel

Sweet :) I trust they made it alright, I packed them pretty well :p

A.E
24-06-2011, 07:10 AM
You did man nice job, checked everything out was all good :D

SP-20-DB
30-06-2011, 09:15 PM
so had to test them the other nite and i was amazed. cant wait to get them in. thank you soo much daniel for setting this up

Spykey
02-07-2011, 03:04 PM
What i can understand this is not straight fit into our SP20?
mods need to be done to the original headlight?

thx

A.E
02-07-2011, 03:11 PM
What i can understand this is not straight fit into our SP20?
mods need to be done to the original headlight?

thx

Yeah we will need to pull our headlights apart and cut stuff up. Not a straight fit. Fun fun :p

SP-20-DB
04-07-2011, 10:36 PM
haev u started daniel?

mynameisdaniel
04-07-2011, 10:50 PM
Kind of, got everything marked out, taken apart, started polishing the lenses, borrowed some hole saw drill bits, just yet to do any actual cutting :p

Ended up getting another job for the holidays so 55 hour weeks doesn't make it easy to find time for it :(

You guys done much yet?

SP-20-DB
04-07-2011, 10:56 PM
ahhh nice. took my headlights out tonite. what instructions u using? and did the kit come with bolts for the projector? or did u go buy some

mynameisdaniel
04-07-2011, 11:04 PM
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?37877-How-To-Do-a-Retrofit

Using that one pretty much... as well as making it up as I go :)
Na no bolts... I didn't even think about that until your post just then.... I'll just get some from bunnings I guess...

Ice88
05-07-2011, 01:03 AM
There is actually a guide for this on mazdas247 IIRC. (What isnt on there really?)

mynameisdaniel
05-07-2011, 10:04 AM
Yeah there's two, but not quite as detailed with all the little tips :)

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123770497-How-To-Protege5-TSX-Projector-Retrofit

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123764337-How-To-Retrofit-HID-projectors-into-P5-headlights

SP-20-DB
05-07-2011, 10:20 AM
damn gunna have to find some lol and thats what i was doing just gotta work out a way to light up the globe with out the car???? uve done some great research mate

mynameisdaniel
05-07-2011, 12:03 PM
If you can find an old computer the power supply produces 12V just like your car, nice and easy. Can even be wired up to run when the computer's off (using a paperclip) :)
I've been looking into this for at least a year so bookmarked a lot of stuff in that time :p

SP-20-DB
05-07-2011, 01:00 PM
this is the only hurdle atm trying to light the globe. gunna have to do some searching

Clean_Cookie
05-07-2011, 04:44 PM
any DECENT supply will work. 50w @ 12V = 4A. so any laptop supply will work with a correct connector. (JUST GET POLARITY RIGHT!) ive got lab supplies up to 2000W at my disposal, never really considered others dont have the same...guess im wrong! anyway BE CAREFUL with pc supplies. managed to get a 240v boot off one when i was younger and stupider.

SP-20-DB
05-07-2011, 09:45 PM
Noted i hate electricity as it is :)

A.E
05-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Noted i hate electricity as it is :)

If you figure out a rig I'll get it off you once your done :P lol

SP-20-DB
10-07-2011, 07:07 AM
How is every one going with theres? Just go my dremel tool yesterday so next break from work om gunna take the leap and start cutting :S see how this goes

mynameisdaniel
10-07-2011, 10:57 AM
I've started cutting the backs of mine out, should have one finished tomorrow, you've got to cut quite a bit out.... getting it straight then putting the bolts in is going to be the hardest bit for me I think.
I'll put up some pics tomorrow of how I cut mine :)

A.E
10-07-2011, 11:21 AM
Haven't started im probably going to put it on the back burner until I decide what I'm going with the engine and gearbox.

SP-20-DB
11-07-2011, 02:42 PM
I've started cutting the backs of mine out, should have one finished tomorrow, you've got to cut quite a bit out.... getting it straight then putting the bolts in is going to be the hardest bit for me I think.
I'll put up some pics tomorrow of how I cut mine :)

Did u find some bolts? and grab a mate to give u a hand and.pay him with beer thats what im gunna do

scott b
11-07-2011, 02:45 PM
Just thought id mention what i thought would make lining it up easier, hold it in place with one hand and hot glue it in place temporarily while you mark out all the holes, just my 2c....

Clean_Cookie
11-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Only pay him after its finished, otherwise the accuracy may go out the window lol

mynameisdaniel
11-07-2011, 04:47 PM
Yeah found some bolts just using 4mm x 50mm bolts and I'll cut the ends off once I'm done :)
Got Dad to give me a hand :D It's not too hard to do really, just spent a lot of time on the first one not wanting to dremel too much away. I held it in position and Dad put some tape across the back to hold it there. Marked where the bolts have to go and just drilled the holes. Put it back together and it works well. Probably spent about 5 hours all up on the first one and about 2 on the second one. Now I've got to sand back all the chrome and paint everything. I'm not going to glue or silicone anything as the plastic of the headlight is more than strong enough and some nylox nuts will stop it coming loose from the vibrations :)

SP-20-DB
11-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Yeah found some bolts just using 4mm x 50mm bolts and I'll cut the ends off once I'm done :)
Got Dad to give me a hand :D It's not too hard to do really, just spent a lot of time on the first one not wanting to dremel too much away. I held it in position and Dad put some tape across the back to hold it there. Marked where the bolts have to go and just drilled the holes. Put it back together and it works well. Probably spent about 5 hours all up on the first one and about 2 on the second one. Now I've got to sand back all the chrome and paint everything. I'm not going to glue or silicone anything as the plastic of the headlight is more than strong enough and some nylox nuts will stop it coming loose from the vibrations :)

**** yea. wen u get a chance throw some pics up :) im gunna attack mine on wensday thursday. hope i can knock them over. :) with the shroud on can u see much of the reflector?

mynameisdaniel
13-07-2011, 02:53 PM
You can't see much of the reflector but the problem is the bit you can see shows the bolts pretty clearly which isn't as neat as I'd like. Going to paint the reflector to to stop this and maybe later on make some shrouds up to cover everything that's exposed :)

Here's them chrome, which looks nice and OEM but I'm still going to go for black. Have to wait for a warm day to paint them first though :(

http://i51.tinypic.com/2enols6.jpg

The back

http://i51.tinypic.com/ncnxpt.jpg

You can see the screw in the top right of the reflector here

http://i54.tinypic.com/5yt2iu.jpg

SP-20-DB
13-07-2011, 03:07 PM
looks bloody awesome. =]=]=]=]

SP-20-DB
13-07-2011, 08:52 PM
almost done my first one =] bit of a pain in the ass but just gotta have patience =]
hay daniel want me to throw a pic up with the black headlight so u can decide? or u set on black

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 12:16 AM
hay guys be very careful when putting the reflector back in the housing that the little plastic bit the adjustment screws go in. mine have been stripped =[ so now im stuck and cant use the headlight. also make sure u push the ball back in the cup =]

mynameisdaniel
14-07-2011, 03:18 AM
Yeah I'd really appreciate a pic :) Pretty set on black housings at least as I like the contrast against silver :)

Damn, I'm sure you could glue a bolt or something similar back in its place to keep the adjustability though.

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 02:52 PM
So went bunnings to find a nut to epoxy on only to find out that no nut fits the thread of the screw :S so now im most definatly screwed

Rupewrecht
14-07-2011, 03:00 PM
Did you look at only Metric? They're probably Imperial threads being US.

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 03:50 PM
yer tried imperial as well cuz thats what i was thinking but nope either too big or small. a 5 mm thread bolt cam close. so now on the hunt for a broken front headlight as i dont se the need to ruin a good headlight someone can use. or somewhere to get the clip

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 05:07 PM
hope this helps daniel
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-14161547.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-14161533.jpg

and the tiny little plastic captive nut that is causing me heaps of trouble

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-14135618.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-14135341.jpg

mynameisdaniel
14-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Looks great :D

Hopefully you'll find something, maybe post on mazdas247 to find out if the 1.8 headlights have those clips as they'll be 100x easier to find.

Painted all my parts today so hopefully tomorrow night I'll put everything back together and put them on the car on Saturday night.

Orion
14-07-2011, 05:26 PM
Looking good guys! :D

Perhaps this will motivate me to install mine :rolleyes:

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 05:27 PM
yer im gunna try that =]

mynameisdaniel
14-07-2011, 05:50 PM
Looking good guys! :D

Perhaps this will motivate me to install mine :rolleyes:

Haha thanks :) Been wanting to see yours for a while now :p

SP-20-DB
14-07-2011, 05:56 PM
Looking good guys! :D

Perhaps this will motivate me to install mine :rolleyes:

thanks cant wait to see urs with the lip i want =]=]

mynameisdaniel
16-07-2011, 12:02 AM
So... I may have kind of stripped my little adjustment nut too :'(
Got one back together fine but the other one didn't line up and I stripped it trying to line it up again :(
If you find a spare or an alternative please let me know :)

A.E
16-07-2011, 12:36 AM
Looking awesome guys, I won't be doing mine for awhile :( maybe never

Rupewrecht
16-07-2011, 12:50 AM
I'd suggest trying some of this to remake the thread - it's awesome stuff. Just make sure you keep turning it on the thread as it dries, otherwise it'll stick in place!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Q-Bond-SMALL-Plastic-Repair-KIT-QBOND-Bonding-Glue-/120744032768?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c1ce7ba00

mynameisdaniel
16-07-2011, 12:55 AM
Thanks Rupe, looks like that's what have to try. Was going to just try araldite but might as well do it properly :)

mynameisdaniel
16-07-2011, 12:38 PM
Found a much cheaper solution :) Depending on how badly you stripped yours DB try wrapping some plumbers tape (white stuff that's kind of rubbery) around the thread of the actual bolt. Obviously it's not the most reliable solution as it's now plastic on rubber but it works enough to hold in it place and allow adjustment :)

mynameisdaniel
16-07-2011, 06:52 PM
Got mine all together but in heating them in the oven the texta I used to colour the bits of the projector black (So you can't see it from the sides at all) sweated :( So now there's water marks over the projector lens, inside and out, going to take them apart again and fix it as I know it'll annoy me if I don't :(

SP-20-DB
17-07-2011, 12:53 AM
yer was going to try that but mine is pretty bad. but its worth a shot. good to hear its all together just sucks to hear the there is some marking and ur gunna have to pull them apart again. now to find the stuff i need.

A.E
21-07-2011, 03:15 PM
Hey Daniel do you think I could return my bits, you think you could email them asking??

rodhog
21-07-2011, 10:50 PM
Hey Daniel do you think I could return my bits, you think you could email them asking??

dude what did you buy and pay for them I have private client project that could maybe use them. Let me know especially if they are here now I might be very interested.

A.E
21-07-2011, 11:01 PM
dude what did you buy and pay for them I have private client project that could maybe use them. Let me know especially if they are here now I might be very interested.

All up cost me $200 I'd let them go for $150 if it meant moving them. Let me know.

marcs_sp20
21-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Hows everyone going with these lights anyways???

SP-20-DB
22-07-2011, 06:12 AM
I got one light done just in the.middle of the second but work and organising snow trip this weekend has taken up.my time. :)

mynameisdaniel
22-07-2011, 04:41 PM
I've been on a holiday with some friends all this week so hopefully I'll fix mine up tomorrow :)
I'll see what he says about a return :)

rodhog
22-07-2011, 10:28 PM
All up cost me $200 I'd let them go for $150 if it meant moving them. Let me know.

I'm nicer then that, I'll give you if you have them right now here in sydney this weekend I'll take them oof you for $180. As long as they are in the box etc.

PM me and we can arrange to meet up

A.E
22-07-2011, 10:55 PM
Pm sent. :)

A.E
24-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Dw bout emailing them Daniel there sold :)

Big Damo
27-07-2011, 03:02 PM
Are we going to be running another GB of these? As I'm going to do my Focus when I've got some spate cash.

mynameisdaniel
27-07-2011, 03:23 PM
Dw bout emailing them Daniel there sold :)

Okay no problem :)

Are we going to be running another GB of these? As I'm going to do my Focus when I've got some spate cash.

Find out if there's some interest from others, even with 2 or 3 the discounts are worthwhile :)

Ben
27-07-2011, 04:09 PM
I would get some of these but i cant afford it nor have any idea how to install them lol

mynameisdaniel
27-07-2011, 05:24 PM
I would get some of these but i cant afford it nor have any idea how to install them lol

If you save up enough mine will be for sale eventually (end of the yearish), won't be cheap though as I'll need to cover the costs of projector parts + the headlights themselves, otherwise they'll just go to Mum's car...

Ice88
28-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Why selling?

SP-20-DB
28-07-2011, 01:28 PM
Mine are done and in the car :)

mynameisdaniel
28-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Why selling?

Want a new car, although still very happy with this one at the same time...

Mine are done and in the car :)

PICS!!!! :D

marcs_sp20
28-07-2011, 03:29 PM
Mine are done and in the car :)

This post is useless without pics! :p

SP-20-DB
28-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Pics will be coming up as soon as the laptop is charged :) trying to get a really good shot too

SP-20-DB
28-07-2011, 05:43 PM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-14161533.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-27191114.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-27191135.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-27191233.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-27191250.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-27191337.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/SP-20-DB/2011-07-28151807.jpg

mynameisdaniel
28-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Looking good :)
Got mine pretty much all done, just need to bake them one last time and install :) Did you glue your shrouds to the projectors? If yes what glue, I don't want them to fog up...again.

SP-20-DB
28-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Nah didnt glue them in place mine were tight. before u seal then up make sure the arnt too low so the shroud will hit the surround as i cant get mine any lower

mynameisdaniel
29-07-2011, 09:21 AM
Yeah mine are tight enough so I'll probably just leave them, I still can't decide between chrome or black shrouds, do the chrome ones look a lot like eyes from a distance?
And my adjustment should be fine as they only hit the surround when the adjustment is maxed out :)

SIlversp20
25-10-2011, 02:11 PM
is anyone running HIDs for low and HI?
how would you get the High beams to come on without having to warm up?
I'm sure i read somewhere that you can just can remember.

mynameisdaniel
25-10-2011, 02:50 PM
is anyone running HIDs for low and HI?
how would you get the High beams to come on without having to warm up?
I'm sure i read somewhere that you can just can remember.

Unless you have bixenon projectors you can't. Although if you buy expensive bulbs and ballasts $200+ the warm up time is very short. You could flash with HIDs using the spark when it ignites but it wouldn't be great for your ballasts....

Clean_Cookie
25-10-2011, 03:00 PM
Unless you have bixenon projectors you can't. Although if you buy expensive bulbs and ballasts $200+ the warm up time is very short. You could flash with HIDs using the spark when it ignites but it wouldn't be great for your ballasts....
my 55W kit in my High beams has been flashed a bazillion times in 2 years. same bulbs and ballasts are still working a treat. theyve lasted longer than any halogen bulb I previously used so from my experience flashing hasnt caused instant destruction of them.

mynameisdaniel
25-10-2011, 03:29 PM
my 55W kit in my High beams has been flashed a bazillion times in 2 years. same bulbs and ballasts are still working a treat. theyve lasted longer than any halogen bulb I previously used so from my experience flashing hasnt caused instant destruction of them.

Well there you go :p

phildough
25-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Does anyone know the current draw of a 35W HID??
Im interested in fitting one to my scooter as it only has a 35 W H4 bulb wired so it only uses the high beam filament.
My research has shown that a 35 W HID has a high initial start up current and drops back once running.
But how many amps is it when going, is it more or less than a normal 35 W bulb.

Clean_Cookie
25-10-2011, 03:44 PM
i will tell you in 15 mintues. always wondered and have a watt meter I can use to tell you. BRB.

phildough
25-10-2011, 04:03 PM
ARRRGGGHHHH FFS Peugeot what where they thinking, I just found a wiring diagram for my scooter and it appears the headlights run on AC and the charging system is DC. WFT that kills that idea.

Clean_Cookie
25-10-2011, 04:29 PM
Hahahaha

http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii18/esavageforme/Astina/?action=view&current=VIDEO0005.mp4
As promised

mikey_something
25-10-2011, 05:08 PM
Interesting!
Would like to see if u can get it on start up, through warm up (full brightness) :)

Clean_Cookie
25-10-2011, 05:37 PM
I'll have to feed the meter externally, maybe from the parkers. Id test my 55w ones but I soldered and heatshrinked them, maybe that's why they're still going strong Haha. I sound weird too :s

Clean_Cookie
25-10-2011, 08:13 PM
ok, so phil and I have determined that (MY 35W single globe and ballast) draws 80W of power, it has a low inital start, then builds to 80W after 2-3 seconds then settles down to its running Wattage. meaning. these ballasts are not 35W out, or are very inefficient. because they never really get warm I can only guess they put out closer to 40W. I am sorry but i dont have the equipment to test that sorry :(

marcs_sp20
04-12-2011, 10:03 PM
Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I found this on Mazdas247 and thought it may interest a few members, seeing as though no cutting is required! :D

Morimoto Mini Projectors:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/images/products/hid-projectors/Projectorsl.jpg

Dam, got alot of attention over the retro lol but yea, there is not trimming needed at all to the housing. If I wanted to, I could take the projector out and put the stock halogen in right now, with no extra modifications. The projector just slides through the bulb opening, then you sandwich like a silicone washer on the back of the projector to the lense, and use the included adapter to tighten against the back of the reflector.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0646.jpg

this picture shows everything. The back of the projector is sticking out of the box, the adapter is the first piece to the right of the box, then the silicone "washer" that goes on the back of the projector, then the locknut to the right of that. All the way to the right of the picture is the piece that holds the bulbs in, you have to remove it to stick the projector through the reflector.

And some fitted in non SP20 headlights
Pics of the retrofit:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0650.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0648.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0646.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0644.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0642.jpg

I have a pic of the light output, but I still have some very minor tweaking to do before Ill post the pic.
I went to a car meet last night and everybody there was amazed at the light output, I like them so much, I might actually put the "TheRetrofitSource" sticker on my car lol

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=3181

$120usd, cheap!!!

TheMAN
04-12-2011, 11:14 PM
yes, but they're not ADR or ECE compliant and the beam pattern is for right hand traffic (wrong side of the road)... in fact, I doubt they have any compliancy at all, which brings doubts of legality in most developed countries. If you look at the pic gallery from their site, you will see what I mean. Besides that point, you really get what you pay with lighting, just like anything... quality, well manufactured optics don't come cheap! If you are after well performing headlamps (I presume that's the intention, since you want HIDs), you will need to do some research and select something good and legal. :)

I'm afraid you will have to stick to buying parts locally, from the UK, Japan, or any other country of your choosing that has left hand traffic (correct side of the road).... While it is remotely possible to buy LHT lighting equipment in RHT countries (such as the US), it will take a long time and may even be more expensive... oh, and I recommend you find ECE compliant projectors so that it meets ADR's requirements in order to avoid those nasty defect violations ;)

becareful also of which ECE regulations a particular projector complies to.... if it complies to r19, they are fog lamps... if they comply with r98, then that is what you want :)

marcs_sp20
04-12-2011, 11:39 PM
Um not sure if you clicked the link, but these are also made for rhd cars, besides nothing in this thread is legal :)

mynameisdaniel
05-12-2011, 12:20 AM
Haha yeah I was a little upset when I saw that Marc :p

Still happy with how mine came out and it was a good project. When I do a project car I'll definitely be throwing some of the Minis in there though ;)

Yeah they all come in RHD as well and to make projectors legal in Australia they need autolevelling and washers. Neither of which I had but who's going to know?

JDM323
05-12-2011, 05:13 AM
that's why you stick to 4300 kelvin as oem fitments use
if you want the blue of the higher kelvin associated with lost light output then expect the blue and red in the rear view
in short as with any other mod be sensible about it

TheMAN
05-12-2011, 07:20 AM
Um not sure if you clicked the link, but these are also made for rhd cars, besides nothing in this thread is legal :)

oops, didn't see that
but I still question its quality and the beam pattern

$120 is cheap for sure, but if I was going through the trouble of fitting projectors into my headlamps, I would spend extra to get ECE approved projectors instead... they're illegal here, but ECE approved equipment is a general good rule of thumb for good, SAFE performance (there are bad and good ones too of course) :)

SP-20-DB
05-12-2011, 08:03 AM
even with 6000k globes these projectors look alot more stock than throwing in a hid kit

Rupewrecht
05-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Hmm, that's even tempting for the missus car...and mine!

Ben
05-12-2011, 10:21 AM
If only they looked better... the other ones look WAY better.. Cheap however.. So tempting...

phildough
05-12-2011, 10:25 AM
As these fit into my headlights im seriously interested!!
The price is awesome.
Its my cars birthday next week... think I found its present!
Might have to buy some stock headlights for this mod!

mynameisdaniel
05-12-2011, 07:34 PM
I should've asked you around thanksgiving (America) theretrofitsource had them on sale for $80 a pair. If you got a group buy going I'd dare say you could get them down that low again. Plus shipping would be split, and if it cost under $100 total I'd get a pair ;)

marcs_sp20
06-12-2011, 12:12 PM
As these fit into my headlights im seriously interested!!
The price is awesome.
Its my cars birthday next week... think I found its present!
Might have to buy some stock headlights for this mod!

im interested in doing a GB after Xmas, too much to buy atm :(

JDM323
06-12-2011, 06:02 PM
im doing a morimoto mini d2s projector retrofit to my bj2 protege lights will post pics
when done

phildough
06-12-2011, 07:56 PM
im interested in doing a GB after Xmas, too much to buy atm :(

Me too Marc, Jared keeps finding things for me to upgrade!!

joshua_james_HUB32T
15-01-2012, 01:04 AM
are these the whole headlight or do you need to pull the headlight apart to put the projectors in? by the way they look awsome :D

SP-20-DB
15-01-2012, 01:26 AM
Have to pull the headlight apart only a few got in on this group buy.

SP-20-DB
15-01-2012, 01:26 AM
Im one of them the only hatch too :) atm that is

Chris_180
15-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Atm... ;) Heheh

Daniels are sitting in my garage, still need to get some ballasts and figure out how the wiring works... Bit lost... lol

mynameisdaniel
15-01-2012, 09:04 PM
Whoops, I just remembered I never replied to your last message sorry, I'll try and take a photo tomorrow so you can see how I had the high beam wired up at least before the guy picks up the car :)

SP-20-DB
15-01-2012, 09:50 PM
Atm... ;) Heheh

Daniels are sitting in my garage, still need to get some ballasts and figure out how the wiring works... Bit lost... lol

nice hurry up and get them in. and daniel wanna redo mine i cant be assed at theoment lol ;)

Chris_180
16-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Whoops, I just remembered I never replied to your last message sorry, I'll try and take a photo tomorrow so you can see how I had the high beam wired up at least before the guy picks up the car :)

Hey mate, yeah that's cool, a photo would be a massive help!! :) And on every other HID kit I've ever installed it's had the 3 pin connector that draws power from the female 3 pin connector in the cars loom. Do you remember those links you gave me with the ballast and some wires, with those parts I'm not seeing that I have that 3 pin plug to draw power from..??

Any help would be greatly appreciated mate, very keen to get them in! :D

nice hurry up and get them in. and daniel wanna redo mine i cant be assed at theoment lol ;)

Hahah yeah can't wait, I have a few mods to do and not much knowledge.. lol

JDM323
16-01-2012, 06:40 PM
if sp20 low beams stay on with high beam then use that as your ballast trigger and use the high beam for cut off solenoid
if lows go off when highs come on then use power diodes from high and low to ballast via relay and still take cut off solenoid from high beam before the power diode

hope this helps

Chris_180
16-01-2012, 08:01 PM
if sp20 low beams stay on with high beam then use that as your ballast trigger and use the high beam for cut off solenoid
if lows go off when highs come on then use power diodes from high and low to ballast via relay and still take cut off solenoid from high beam before the power diode

hope this helps

I got lost at ballast trigger...! lol It's not that complicated is it Daniel?!?! Please no..

I think Dan set it up to be pretty much plug and play with the correct ballast and connectors.

mynameisdaniel
16-01-2012, 10:22 PM
I got lost at ballast trigger...! lol It's not that complicated is it Daniel?!?! Please no..

I think Dan set it up to be pretty much plug and play with the correct ballast and connectors.

Haha yeah it should be pretty easy once you get the ballasts. I don't think you can stuff much up. Have you bought some ballasts yet? Pic is on the way.. :p

JDM323
17-01-2012, 05:18 AM
ballast trigger = 12 volt to power ballasts which then power your hid globes either directly or through relay.
this is for bi-xenon setup

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 08:03 AM
how would i go about getting a set of these?? cos im keen yo put some on my car

SP-20-DB
17-01-2012, 08:19 AM
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/ this is the site. might be abit more expensive than what we paid as we had the group buy going

Chris_180
17-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Haha yeah it should be pretty easy once you get the ballasts. I don't think you can stuff much up. Have you bought some ballasts yet? Pic is on the way.. :p

Ah k cool, nah haven't got any yet, might order some today then and I'll order those connectors too.

But just to confirm, I don't need any switches, relays, triggers or the like do I...?!? :)

I'll get on to it a bit quicker now cause I had been waiting for the front lip and bumper brackets to get here so I could take the front bar off and do all three in one day. Everything is here now (other than ballasts/connectors) so I have no excuses!! :o

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 09:47 AM
hey is evrrything in the A.E list all you need to do this on my headlights

SP-20-DB
17-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Plus hid balastas well plus the tools todo it. dremel with the bits

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 10:18 AM
hid balastas??

Ice88
17-01-2012, 10:36 AM
hid balastas??

HIDs require an additional part to power them, in the form of a ballast.

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 10:41 AM
so if i was to get everything on the A.E list then go down to local autobarn etc and buy HID kit i would be sweet and have everything i need??

marcs_sp20
17-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I found this on Mazdas247 and thought it may interest a few members, seeing as though no cutting is required! :D

Morimoto Mini Projectors:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/images/products/hid-projectors/Projectorsl.jpg



And some fitted in non SP20 headlights

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I found this on Mazdas247 and thought it may interest a few members, seeing as though no cutting is required! :D

Morimoto Mini Projectors:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/images/products/hid-projectors/Projectorsl.jpg

Dam, got alot of attention over the retro lol but yea, there is not trimming needed at all to the housing. If I wanted to, I could take the projector out and put the stock halogen in right now, with no extra modifications. The projector just slides through the bulb opening, then you sandwich like a silicone washer on the back of the projector to the lense, and use the included adapter to tighten against the back of the reflector.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0646.jpg

this picture shows everything. The back of the projector is sticking out of the box, the adapter is the first piece to the right of the box, then the silicone "washer" that goes on the back of the projector, then the locknut to the right of that. All the way to the right of the picture is the piece that holds the bulbs in, you have to remove it to stick the projector through the reflector.

And some fitted in non SP20 headlights
Pics of the retrofit:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0650.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0648.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0646.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0644.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/simonn_01/101_0642.jpg

I have a pic of the light output, but I still have some very minor tweaking to do before Ill post the pic.
I went to a car meet last night and everybody there was amazed at the light output, I like them so much, I might actually put the "TheRetrofitSource" sticker on my car lol

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=3181

$120usd, cheap!!!

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=3181

$120usd, cheap!!!

Im going to be purchasing a set of these in about 6 weeks time (other shiz to pay for first ;)) so if anyone wants to get onboard please let me know ;)

phildough
17-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Im very keen Marc!!!
Wonder if they do fog/driving light upgrade kits?

marcs_sp20
17-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Im very keen Marc!!!
Wonder if they do fog/driving light upgrade kits?

Not completely sure, you would have to look on there website, what fogs have you got??

mynameisdaniel
17-01-2012, 12:46 PM
Ah k cool, nah haven't got any yet, might order some today then and I'll order those connectors too.

But just to confirm, I don't need any switches, relays, triggers or the like do I...?!? :)

I'll get on to it a bit quicker now cause I had been waiting for the front lip and bumper brackets to get here so I could take the front bar off and do all three in one day. Everything is here now (other than ballasts/connectors) so I have no excuses!! :o

Haha nah, just the ballasts and the connectors. Once you have all the parts it should be a bit easier to explain as you can only really plug stuff in to where it physically fits. All the switches, triggers, relay side of things is handled by the car as it would normally. :)


I definitely recommend the mini ones if you're wanting to do it yourself. If you're fussy like me you will spend HOURS with a dremel trying to get the FX-Rs sitting perfect!

phildough
17-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Not completely sure, you would have to look on there website, what fogs have you got??

I don't have any fogs lights yet, but I did flog the fog light switch out of the SP20 on the all you can carry day so I have saved $$ there.

I am looking at options before I buy anything.
I don't mind having to cut up the factory covers that mount where spotlights would go to mount decent aftermarket lights.
Would love some HID driving lights.

marcs_sp20
17-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Did you grab the loom as well??

Or you could buy gav's FieldBreak bumper & have some circlular fogs bolted in :D

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 01:35 PM
quick question... whats a dremel?

phildough
17-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Did you grab the loom as well??

Or you could buy gav's FieldBreak bumper & have some circlular fogs bolted in :D


The loom was chopped to pieces by someone ripping the front bumper off, they destroyed a lot of the car taking it off.
But a loom is not hard to make as I will probably be fitting custom driving lights.
I have thought about the fieldbreak bumper many times.
I think it doesn't look right, the fieldbreak kits make the car look like a 4WD,
I dont think it would suit my car being dumped on the ground as it is now.
http://www.goo-net.com/carphoto/10252011_200110.jpg

phildough
17-01-2012, 01:51 PM
quick question... whats a dremel?

A dremel is a small hand tool that has multiple different attachments for different tasks.
Eg polishing, cutting, trimming.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT01yAmNwNoU77SInfJKjyVTUGm7fi8H JkENUU5L6h1aPGMOYI3

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 01:59 PM
lol cheers man. now i wont be so confused :S

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Okay will do :)

Right after I find more information on this...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432513934_843dfe7135_o.jpg

hey. this car is simply descibed as sex on wheels :D. would anyone know where to get the front lip/bar from cos i would really appreciate it... thanks :)

smurfy
17-01-2012, 05:22 PM
its a lip called mps 3.05? I thinkk.. Super hard to get orion has one and i think he would be the only one in australia, danes been to trying to find one but isnt having much luck.

marcs_sp20
17-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Its from the 03.5 Mazdaspeed Protege (MSP). They dont make them no more, Darryl was one of the lucky few to get one of the last ones made ;)

JDM323
17-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Im going to be purchasing a set of these in about 6 weeks time (other shiz to pay for first ;)) so if anyone wants to get onboard please let me know ;)

those are morimoto mini h1's, on non sp20 bj2 lights morimoto mini d2s also fit well and will handle 50w, that's what's in mine

Ben
17-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Indeed hard to find. I've been looking high and low. Seem to have just "vanished" from the earth.

You reckon they will look the same as the full build ones? Cause i don't want to fork out the money then be disappointed that i didn't get the huge looking ones.

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 07:17 PM
yeh iv been looking everywhere for that front bar but cant find it anywhere

joshua_james_HUB32T
17-01-2012, 07:36 PM
even if there was a front bar 1 peice with that lip moulded on it. that would look awsome

Chris_180
19-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Haha nah, just the ballasts and the connectors. Once you have all the parts it should be a bit easier to explain as you can only really plug stuff in to where it physically fits. All the switches, triggers, relay side of things is handled by the car as it would normally. :)


I definitely recommend the mini ones if you're wanting to do it yourself. If you're fussy like me you will spend HOURS with a dremel trying to get the FX-Rs sitting perfect!

After looking at the connectors on eBay I think I have a bit more of an idea how it works, but if you've got a pic for me that would still be awesome!

Ordered some 5 buck ballasts and connector last night from Honkers so prob be a few weeks before I see them.

So have you sold the car yet...?!?

Clean_Cookie
19-01-2012, 07:51 PM
he took a depsosit for $1000 less as per another thread AFAIK...

Rafferty
31-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Im going to be purchasing a set of these in about 6 weeks time (other shiz to pay for first ;)) so if anyone wants to get onboard please let me know ;)
Hi Marc, I'd be interested in possibly getting some of these.. but only hope some sort of shrouds like the E55-R projector shrouds would fit as I like the look of mynameisdaniel and SP20DB's.

mynameisdaniel
31-01-2012, 06:24 PM
After looking at the connectors on eBay I think I have a bit more of an idea how it works, but if you've got a pic for me that would still be awesome!

Ordered some 5 buck ballasts and connector last night from Honkers so prob be a few weeks before I see them.

So have you sold the car yet...?!?

Ahh yeah, sorry took the pic on my camera and can't get it off the SD card at the moment :/

Let me know when you get the ballasts and bits :)

Yep, car's gone now :(