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Endoman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject: New projectors and LED mains. Reply with quote

I have been running Tore B's hid kit for quite a while but the main beam was dismal. I tried an LED main which was much better but a bit of a narrow beam. I came across a thread on Rennlist where people had fitted Morimoto Bi-Xenons.
The kit arrived today after nearly a month and I've fitted the r/h one.
Main beam is fantastic, dip not a lot different the cut off is very sharp and flat so you don't get as much throw up the nearside.
It appears to be a lot easier to fit to the USA headlights because the levelling motor is absent so it wasn't a doddle. The LEDs have been replaced with better ones but they needed a lot of fiddling to fit.
I'll post some comparative pics in a while.
With the Bi-xenon projectors and Tore's hids you could keep std main bulbs.
https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/1036362-best-hid-upgrade.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thread on Rennlist is fascinating.

However, I'm still rather confused about what you actually get in a Morimoto kit and what it does differently than just fitting HIDs. I probably need to re-read the thread and actually concentrate!

Anyhow, i'd be interested to see pictures of your installation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just done this Morimoto conversion on mine (Tore HID plus LED main) but not had the chance to get out on the road yet. Certainly looks promising against the garage wall!

The Morimoto kit is simply a replacement projector unit but where the dip beam cut off 'gate' (fixed in original) is solenoid controlled so that when main beam is selected it flips out of the way allowing the projector (normally only dipped beam) to become a main beam as well. Bring on the light!
 
  
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Endoman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was confused at first but it's pretty simple. The projector has a solenoid which flips the cut off plate out of the way when you select main beam. You can connect the main beam to the flipper mechanism so that you have double mains with a rapid response normal main for flashing.
Just done a run on local unlit roads and as the Yanks say it's awesome.
The first LED I used for main was one with braided mesh heat sinks pretty easy to fit. The current one has a higher output and has a bulky heat sink which requires a bit of trimming to the surrounding plastic, probably overkill and non reversible. Internal mods required to the connector terminals.
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