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 Post subject: HID BiXenon Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Hey - I just wanted to share my projector retrofit with everyone here. I am not the first one to do this to a KJ, but the first on LOST that I know of - there is a KK one floating around somewhere, anyway, ENJOY!.

This is done with one of the "easier" projectors, I will eventually upgrade to a "real" projector.

Everything was purchased from TRS - http://www.theretrofitsource.com
Everything you need to learn about a projector retrofit - http://www.hidplanet.com

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I started with a fresh Morimoto Mini H1 5.0 from TRS.
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I was worried about the foreground lighting since my headlights are ~39" off the ground.
Swapped in some 3.0 limiters courtesy of kcg795 (HidPlanet). (3.0 on the left, 5.0 on the right)
EDIT: New MH1s come with the 6.0 cutoff shield. so this step is not necessary.
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I bought some Eagle Eyes to work on so I wouldn't have any downtime on my DD.
Opened the headlights up.
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Cut off the halogen reflector.
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Trimmed the rear of the headlight to be able to tighten the locking hex nut properly.
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I modified the centric rings for the rear of the projector so it would sit properly in the opening of the headlight.
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Prepped for paint.
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Painted with High-heat paint. I let them cure for a week+ in my boiler room.
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Rear of projector mounted.
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Got some 100mm rubber housing caps
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Sealing up the headlights. I used [url="http://www.amazon.com/3M-08610-Window-Weld-Ribbon-Sealer/dp/B000CQ4ANU/"]3M 08610 Window-Weld 1/4" x 15'[/url].
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Routing the TRS Mopar Specific harness. I didn't have to use the resistors. I think the capacitor was the ticket.
The Mopar harness is necessary. Unfortunately the standard 9007 harness does not work.
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Mounting the headlights.
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Continued......

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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A couple of shots of the headlight on the truck.
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130w Halogen 8" ProComp Long Range lights
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Here is a terrible quality output shot. It was beautiful in person.
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Some cutoff shots.
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Enjoy!! :cool:
If you have any questions, let me know!

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What was the overall cost?

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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I ended up paying $408.25 (including some tax & shipping).
You can get away with it being a bit cheaper.
You can buy used parts, lesser quality products, or may have some from previous projects.
I ordered new headlights to work on so I can have a second set.

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Frankenlifted - Al's A-Arms - Goodyear Duractracs 31x10.5R15x7 Cragar D Window 4"bs - Cobra 75WXST - 4' Firestick
4.10s sitting in a box - 3

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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very nice.

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Love the look!!! Deff don't see that everyday :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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Please sir, PLEASE shoot me some details on that KK in the background! :shock: Suspension, tire size, regear? and whatever else! I will love you long time.

Headlights look great too! What 'k' rating are those?

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Very nice work! Those look sick!


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Looks awesome! Wish I had the patience to make a set for mine.


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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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iMTB wrote:
very nice.
Thanks buddy!
KJ_WHEELER_2010 wrote:
Love the look!!! Deff don't see that everyday :JEEPIN:
Thats the idea!
TurboGoKart wrote:
Please sir, PLEASE shoot me some details on that KK in the background! :shock: Suspension, tire size, regear? and whatever else! I will love you long time. Headlights look great too! What 'k' rating are those?
Hey thanks, the HIDs are 5000k bulbs.
That KK is "Jeepin_it_real"s Jeep, it is a beast. I think its a 6" inch lift, at least 32" Duratracs, ARB lockers in both diffs, 4.56 gears.
surfRenegade wrote:
Very nice work! Those look sick!
Thank you sir!!

HustlinFlip wrote:
Looks awesome! Wish I had the patience to make a set for mine.
Haha, its really not that hard! lol.

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Wow man ya just made me real thirsty and about knocked me out of my chair :shock: Blue Point is an awesome beer and had a driver bring me some every now and again.
Oh and the lights look great :JEEPIN:
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carry on.............


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BugginKJ wrote:
Wow man ya just made me real thirsty and about knocked me out of my chair :shock: Blue Point is an awesome beer and had a driver bring me some every now and again.
Oh and the lights look great :JEEPIN:
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carry on.............
Haha, I was wondering when someone would pick up on that, lol.
That's a local beer in these parts. GREAT stuff. Their brewery is pretty awesome too. Now I know what to bring if I ever make it out there, lol. :mrgreen:

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Very nice. While I was in Afghanistan my brother installed some HIDs on my KJ. Now that Im leaving again may-be he could do something like this for me while Im away. Good job.

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Very nice. While I was in Afghanistan my brother installed some HIDs on my KJ. Now that Im leaving again may-be he could do something like this for me while Im away. Good job.

If he has fun working on it, tell him to go for it.
It is such a GREAT upgrade. Really makes a diference when you drive at night.
A real projector retrofit is such an improvement over PnP HID kits. ..But I won't preach, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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I really want to do this. Is grinding down that metal ring the only modification needed to fit?

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 Post subject: Re: HID Projector Retrofit - '07 KJ
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Chipppy wrote:
I really want to do this. Is grinding down that metal ring the only modification needed to fit?

In reality, you don't really need to use that ring. I just wanted to so it would be easier to mount it in the center of the bulb hole.
The place you really need to modify is the rear of the headlight where the bulb sits.
You need to trim it down so you will be able to torque down the nut on the back of the projector.

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Definitely get on www.HidPlanet.com and do some reading. You will learn plenty, lol.

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Awesome thank for the pic and link will do some reading!!!

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So these are Bi-Xenon?

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jinstall wrote:
So these are Bi-Xenon?

Affirmative sir.
(I edited the title)

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infernicus wrote:
I ended up paying $408.25 (including some tax & shipping).
You can get away with it being a bit cheaper.
You can buy used parts, lesser quality products, or may have some from previous projects.
I ordered new headlights to work on so I can have a second set.
I also added the inline relay for the high beams which aren't completely necessary. (I also bought a waterproof relay and socket, which added to the cost.)


So as far as upgrading from this. I only want to do a swap once. How much more is it for the true Hid projectors? and is it that much harder?

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