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Old 10-18-2011, 10:34 AM
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The Trans Am is getting a bi-xenon FX-R 1.1 & HID conversion over the winter. I figured I'd also do one on my winter beater since being able to see at night is fairly important. Believe it or not, the stock lights on my Grand Cherokee (ZJ) are WORSE than stock TA lights. On to the photos! Pardon the crappy cell phone quality...

Here's my ZJ:


Just a taste of what's to come. These are 2 of the 4 projectors I have now. The left one is an FX-R 1.1 projector, the right one is a Morimoto MH1 projector w/ shroud. Two are going on the Trans Am, 2 are on the Jeep:



And here is my Lexan/Polycarbonate - new lenses:










I still need to dremel and do some other stuff but I think it looks great and the output is insane. Cost varies on the projectors used. $120-$500 depending on misc. parts and the projectors. I was going to use FX-R' 1.1's that I have but didn't have the right HID kit for them, so I just went ahead with the MH1's. I'll do those on the Trans Am. I'm very happy with this setup. I may make another set with better projectors soon and sell these ones. I'm always trying to one up myself with headlights.









Rotation needs to be adjusted, but thankfully all I have to do is pull the housings off the Jeep to accomplish this. May even be able to do it in the Jeep if I remove the battery on the one side:




Above cutoff:


Below cutoff:


Low beam (FAR more impressive in person):


High beam (FAR more impressive in person):


Sealing issue I will address shortly as well:
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interesting.

love the light output but the look of the lights and housing isn't really my thing.

well done, though! very impressive.
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Thanks man. The aesthetics are going to be worked on shortly. I needed to SEE first, then work on the looks
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Thanks man. The aesthetics are going to be worked on shortly. I needed to SEE first, then work on the looks
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I guess i can understand that.
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What are your plans for the T/A? I have been kicking this idea around for about a year now. Finding projectors small enough to fit the housings is difficult.
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I ordered a set of FX-R 1.1's but I realized they are going to be too large for our later 4th Gen's. I have a few projectors in mind. I'd prefer not to run a Hella, but the good thing about their 60mm projectors is that the are small enough AND weather sealed. I may go with this same projector I have now (very happy with it) as they are tiny, but I would have to find a way to seal them up....
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A guy on here was able to fit the fx-r into the 98-02 birds. I think his name was Qcon or something. So it is possible. I'm debating whether to go with the morimoto minis or the fx-r myself.
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Can you get inspected with DOT legal projectors from another car?
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Looks like you did a good job. Little more aesthetic details and I think it will look even better.

Dabest - Qcon has our kit. A FX-R will be a very tight fit but its possible with some significant modification.
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Good job! I made some projectors for my car last year. I'm actually hoping to redo it with some bi-xenon projectors sometime within the next year. Can't wait to do it to my wife's 94 Grand Cherokee. Jeep headlights SUCK. I may use your pics for motivation

My projectors on my TA. They are Valeo projectors from an Audi A4


And the only picture I have of the cutoff. It's not the greatest because the car was like 5ft from the wall. You need to be further back to really see it good, but you get the idea.


They could really use some clear lenses

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That's pretty sweet.. I retrofitted a set into my airplane and the Trans Am, my 66' Bronco is next.
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