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HID Headlight Bulbs / HID Projector Retrofit

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On 2/27/2017 at 5:11 PM, PirateDiesel said:

….does anyone know if the extended dust caps for the Silverado are still available? I see them for sale on Shapeways and messaged the seller but haven’t heard back in over a week. I completed a D2S 4.0 projector swap a few weeks ago and am currently running D2H bulbs so everything will fit under the stock caps (plenty of room with D2H bulbs) but would like to switch to OSRAM D2S bulbs which will require extended caps so everything will fit.

I have 14 Silverado 1500 that want to do this to.  How are you liking yours?

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Finally did a fxr retrofit on a 2015 Silverado with factory projectors. Light output is amazing. Used the d2h bulbs and everything did fit under the cap.  It appears I am having issues with my cut off line. It looks as if one side is shadowing the other. The step isn't even, like there are 2 steps side by side instead of 1 distinct step in the middle. Tried taking pics but they don't show the 2 steps. Looks perfect in the pic. Lol  Any idea welcome. Thanks.

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 10:22 AM, estcstsilverado said:

I have 14 Silverado 1500 that want to do this to.  How are you liking yours?

Love it.  Night and day difference.

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On 10/29/2017 at 9:49 PM, FastWS6TA said:

Morimoto MLED Brackets for Silverado are all done. They fit great. No dust cap modification or anything needed. I'll get our website updated this week with them on it.84906ec0bd2a1df7515f648e3757ce37.jpgdaf1610e48991e693e99df0542e10290.jpg

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Attempting my own mled retrofit in a set of replica projectors. 3D printed my own brackets, but noticed that the overall mled length from the mounting plate to the end of the lens is about 1/2 inch shorter than the halogen projector. Because of this, the projector sits further back from the trim ring and absolutely kills the side visibility. I also had to modify the passenger side dust cap to fit with the projector in.

My questions are: will your brackets work for this layout or is it strictly for the factory projectors? Do the brackets compensate for the overall length difference? 

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On 9/28/2015 at 11:57 AM, RobZ71LM7 said:

Amp Ignitor & Amp to D2S Adapter:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/components/ballasts/morimoto-xb35-amp-hid-xenon-ballasts.html#.Vglic9JViHo

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/accessories/amp-d2s-ballast-adapter-90-degree.html#.Vgli6tJViHo

 

D2S Ignitor:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/components/ballasts/morimoto-xb35-d2s-hid-xenon-ballasts.html#.VgliQ9JViHo

 

Notice the amount of space behind the bulb. I doubt the shapeways cap can accommodate a D2S ignitor, but can probably accomodate the former. But I could be wrong. I went with the conventional D2S setup for the ability to run OEM ballasts.

How did you solve the dust cap extension? Im good with drilling a hole for the grommet and wires, but how did you extend to clear the DS2 igniter?

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Attempting my own mled retrofit in a set of replica projectors. 3D printed my own brackets, but noticed that the overall mled length from the mounting plate to the end of the lens is about 1/2 inch shorter than the halogen projector. Because of this, the projector sits further back from the trim ring and absolutely kills the side visibility. I also had to modify the passenger side dust cap to fit with the projector in.
My questions are: will your brackets work for this layout or is it strictly for the factory projectors? Do the brackets compensate for the overall length difference? 
Hey there. In am still working on the brackets to try and move them forward some. But as far as the dust cap goes, did you take the threaded shaft off of the back of the projector? It should be fit easily with that removed.

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How did you solve the dust cap extension? Im good with drilling a hole for the grommet and wires, but how did you extend to clear the DS2 igniter?
Use a d2h bulb. Then you can use an amp igniter and not those big fat d2s. As far as the cap goes, just get a heat fun and heat the back of the cap up so it starts go melt and u can stretch it out. I out them in a bench vise so the cap can sag down while I heat it.

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20 minutes ago, FastWS6TA said:

Use a d2h bulb. Then you can use an amp igniter and not those big fat d2s. As far as the cap goes, just get a heat fun and heat the back of the cap up so it starts go melt and u can stretch it out. I out them in a bench vise so the cap can sag down while I heat it.

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Great Idea !  Do you have an example of you stretching out the cap?  Also i was leaning to get better bulb choices i really like the philips xtremem gen 2.  Outside of the different bulb options is the light output of a d2h better than h11 rebased HID bulb everything else being equal?  You might be able to talk me into an easier install.  =)

 

Thanks!

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Has anyone retrofired any of the aftermarket housings? would they have the same mounting locations as the stock lights so that could use say FXR swap brackets?

I was going to retrofit my stock lights but i would really like to black them out and would rather just buy new ones instead of trying to remove the lenses on my stock ones to paint them

 

I was kind of eyeing up these ones:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-2014-2016-GMC-SIERRA-PICKUP-BLACK-HOUSING-AMBER-CORNER-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS/202122435926?hash=item2f0f6f9d56:g:O0UAAOSwzppaFi-I&vxp=mtr

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3 hours ago, FastWS6TA said:

Hey there. In am still working on the brackets to try and move them forward some. But as far as the dust cap goes, did you take the threaded shaft off of the back of the projector? It should be fit easily with that removed.

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Yes I had removed it. The cap was rubbing against the sides of the projector base itself (the cast aluminum fan guard/cooling fins piece). It may be because the aftermarket caps are slightly narrower than stock, I'm not sure. Moving the whole mled projector forward should resolve that issue however. I could trim down the projector mounting pegs in the headlight itself, just don't have the nerve to break out the Dremel yet lol

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On 12/17/2017 at 1:00 PM, skreechyca said:

Finally did a fxr retrofit on a 2015 Silverado with factory projectors. Light output is amazing. Used the d2h bulbs and everything did fit under the cap.  It appears I am having issues with my cut off line. It looks as if one side is shadowing the other. The step isn't even, like there are 2 steps side by side instead of 1 distinct step in the middle. Tried taking pics but they don't show the 2 steps. Looks perfect in the pic. Lol  Any idea welcome. Thanks.

were you able to get this adjusted?  I just put in g5-r projectors (knock off morimoto d2s 4.0) and i feel something is off onthe step too.  Both lights seem to be every so slightly tilting up tot the right.  not sure how to readjust as i use the CDB brackets.

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31 minutes ago, estcstsilverado said:

were you able to get this adjusted?  I just put in g5-r projectors (knock off morimoto d2s 4.0) and i feel something is off onthe step too.  Both lights seem to be every so slightly tilting up tot the right.  not sure how to readjust as i use the CDB brackets.

I had used the bottom brackets.  I put a small washer on the bottom of the bottom 2 bolts as they would just eventually turn without tightening and I noticed they weren't overly tight and not quite the same amount of threads on showing.  I wasn't able to use the top brackets but pulled the screws out as it was forcing them in different directions.  That seemed to do the trick.  Even with the D2H bulbs I think when it warms up I will pull the caps off, heat and stretch them as I feel they should be pointed up higher, but the adjuster is getting pretty tight.  It is on a 3/4 ton so they do sit ass up compared to a half ton.

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I used FXR projectors, morimoto 55watt 5500k.  The light output is insane!!!  So bright and so wide.  My wife has a 2017 MDX and I thought her  headlights were amazing, not anymore!!!

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On 10/27/2017 at 8:13 PM, FastWS6TA said:

Should have the Morimoto M LED projectors and brackets available in a week. Easy install. No wire harness. No dust cap modification. All wiring fits inside the headlight so no grommets needed either. Smaller than FXR so it goes in easier. Fxr is still the better performer but requires more for the install.
This will be available for the Sierra and Silverado. Although I would still recommended the FXR for the Sierra. Since the Sierra requires to open the back of the headlight it doesn't matter that the MLed is smaller. My other concern with the Sierra retrofit is that if the MLed project has an issue it means the whole thing needs to be removed. That would require the back or the lense to be removed again. The FXR projector doesn't fail, but if a bulb or ballast did it is an easy swap.
Hope that all makes sense. Lol.6c4b5c20ce02d1604fe09938c26ad577.jpg58eaaab481492d8fc10c1f061b76fd9d.jpg

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I don't see this listed on your site. I emailed about having to take the lense off for the FX-r last week and was set on that until I found this post on the forum. Am I not looking in the correct spot on your website?

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I don't see this listed on your site. I emailed about having to take the lense off for the FX-r last week and was set on that until I found this post on the forum. Am I not looking in the correct spot on your website?
Still don't have them in the site yet. Having an issue with the lenses not being far enough forward in the housing as compared for the FXR. This results in an more narrow beam pattern. You might want to grab the FXR kit as it is the only option for a little while longer.

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