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      01-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Retrofitted HID's. Anyone do this?

I have retrofitted Infiniti FX xenons on my MKIV GTI since 2007 and it was the best, most rewarding project I ever did. Currently my 128i has halogens. I plan to retrofit HID's soon and was wondering if anyone has done so.

If anyone is curious I can post some pictures later of my GTI with them.

Will start as soon as I find used halogen headlights from a 1er. If anyone has any laying around LMK!!!
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You can either simply put HID bulbs into the halogens like every ricer honda fan boy or get some sort of projector headlights and put them into that. I personally went with Depo for entire headlights that include angel eyes. Unless you mean you are going to fabricate projector lenses into the Halogen housings, that would be something new that i haven't seen on a 1er as of yet. You could pick up depo halogen housings for about 150 bucks each if you don't want expensive stock ones.
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Yes what I mean is I plan to take apart the halogen lights, cut a hole where the low beam is and retrofit a projector into it fitted inside a PVC pipe. I have a source that I go to for the supplies, however I just want to find a set of halogen headlights that I can work on.

This what I did to my GTI. I plan to do something similar to the 1er soon:


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Gti looks great man, keep us updated as your project progresses.
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Hey looks awesome. Always great to see creativity and work go into cars. Good luck!
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get some projector headlights for the oem look not a fan of hids in a reflector type light..
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get some projector headlights for the oem look not a fan of hids in a reflector type light..
scroll up I use projectors for my HID's and will do the same for the 1er
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scroll up I use projectors for my HID's and will do the same for the 1er
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