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Corvette HID projector retrofit

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Radioflyer

Joined: Sep 25 2007
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:45 pm

Hella makes a line of 90mm universal headlight modules.


Started with this:


3 days and 10 reinforced dremel cutoff wheels later:


The pattern:


Total Cost: $330 (including the HID retrofit)
For the "how to" thread, look here:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1866915
DIY for the win!!!
corvettecrazy

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:56 pm

definately aimed way to high but good idea none the less.

any pictures of the process/behind the headlight?
Radioflyer

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:02 pm

What makes you say they're too high?
The project thread is in the link.
corvettecrazy

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:07 pm

because for every 25' from the wall the light should drop 1-2". and those definately dont look like they drop. And the passenger side is clearly aimed higher than the driver. Your "texas 2 step" is dumb in my opinion. But hey I dont like texas to blind the **** out of everyone. make sure you get the guy driving bush around too.
Tim

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:17 pm

Yeah, aimed a little high but other than that looks like a nice conversion. Wish I had the skill to do something like this.
Ryan88

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:55 pm

Looks good as hell!
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:18 am

Me like. AND MAYBE his driveway is tilted.
Rconce01

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:39 pm

looks very nice i have the same vette myself.

i think they need to be aimed down for sure, your gonna get some people **** off. Happens to me all the time. aim them down until on a 2 way road no one flashes there lights at you, if they are hid go way down.

It also looks like the projector might need to be rotated within the housing so that the cutoff is evely horizontal not higher on one side of the beam versus lower on the other.

Great JOB. I am Rconce01 on the vette forum..

see ya around
bhowell879

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:55 pm

Where'd you get the lights at?
corvettecrazy

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:48 pm

you can buy them


Rconce01 wrote:
i think they need to be aimed down for sure, your gonna get some people **** off. Happens to me all the time. aim them down until on a 2 way road no one flashes there lights at you, if they are hid go way down.


or just follow DOT guide lines on aiming headlights. I would think that would be easier and smarter.
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