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Old 01-28-09, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 Acura RL w/ LS430 projectors

I just thought I share my lastest retro with the RL community here. Here are some pics:

















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here is a short and brief DIY on how I mounted the projectors; there are alot of steps that i skipped so if there's any questions, feel free to ask me:

Mounted but not aligned


Noticed the red circles; that's where I used 2 bolts to mount the projector


I marked the top of the reflector as the center and where the projector should be pointed; still not yet aligned


The rear of the projector and its markings to align the projector so it would be level and pointed in the right direction


Test fitting the shroud; not yet trimmed


Spacing the lens and testing it out in the basement


Mounted, aligned, and cleaned


Shroud trimmed to fit reflector perfectly

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Old 01-28-09, 03:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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now thats awesome!!

how much did this cost you
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WOW, i still don't have time to do retrofit in my headlights... but when i see effects i know it is worth any labour!
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how much did this cost you
parts wise, it costed me about $375. labor wise, costed me a weekend. injury wise, developed a cold from staying in the garage too long in this freezing mid-west weather.
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that's awesome
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very nice!
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Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Did you heat the lamps to separate the glass from black plastic backiing?
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wow, very impressive. The width of LS430 projectors is insane. You use TSX clear replica lenses, spacer right? I just check out your thread in hidplanet.com. Great craftsmanship, I am speechless.
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that came out really nice!! its good to see someone willing to do a custom mod around here. its not always about what you can order and bolt on, some people forget that.
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Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Did you heat the lamps to separate the glass from black plastic backiing?
yes, i had to heat the headlight inside my oven to take it apart.
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wow, very impressive. The width of LS430 projectors is insane. You use TSX clear replica lenses, spacer right? I just check out your thread in hidplanet.com. Great craftsmanship, I am speechless.
yes, i used the TSX replica clear lenses from the retrofitsource and a spacer. the width is amazing with these. i can light up 5 lanes of freeway easily.
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damn.. nice work. everytime i see projectors i think they would look better in the Highbeam section.
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