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Well I started my 2010 Dodge Ram Dual headlight retro today and the problems begin right from the start.
Mori BiXenon H1 kit from Retrofit Source
Gatlin Gun shrouds with 100MM CCFLs
Heavy Duty Relay Harness
Suppose to be H13 adapter plates(hmm)

K2 Motor Black Dual headlights

1. Did the oven pre-heat and at 260deg and five minutes the light lenses came right off with no problems. Everyone says this is hardest step so I'm stoked.

2. Get the projector out for a test fit. Well let's start with the fact that the holes in the H13 lights are about 1/4 inch larger than projector. Okay this makes me concerned about getting the correct angle on the lights when installed. I put the silicon ring on projector and place in the hole and the threads are pretty much flush with back of light assembly. No room for a washer let alone the nut to hold it on.

3. Okay, so grind out holes in back of headlight to allow fitment of supplied smaller diameter washer with keyway(not used). Has to be countersunk into the plastic as the assembly doesn't protrude out the back far enough. Grind off keyway of supplied "H13" adapter ring. The keyway on supplied ring is 180deg out from what is needs in order to get the projector straight up and down. It would have been upside down with everything installed the way it fit.

Will keep updating as I proceed.
 

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Good Luck.. Almost did the same but I hear a lot of people have a hard time with them so I have decided not and will buy some eventually.. Interested on the result and steps though
 

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4. Cut the insides of the Shrouds down about 3/8 inch so they would slide over projectors further. Epoxy applied in small amounts to Concentric rings and pressed onto Shrouds to cure with little weight help.

5. Removed reflectors from light housings and primed with plastic primer.
 

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How are yo suppose to aim these things, what I mean is it tight enough fit there isnt room for errors and have a mis placed aligned projector??
 

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How are yo suppose to aim these things, what I mean is it tight enough fit there isnt room for errors and have a mis placed aligned projector??
It's not a lot of play, but for sure enough to get a projector off. I plan to test fit in truck without lens and get everything aligned properly and then do a final tighten and bake the lens back on. We will see how it turns out:4-dontknow:
 

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Man I hope it turns out great, sounds like to much pain in the butt to me, got to give you props for tackling it
 

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6. Used high temp RTV to finish seal on rings. Painted Shrouds and Reflectors. Used Fusion Krylon Camo Flat Black for Reflectors and used Krylon Grill paint for Shrouds.

7. Mounted Projectors in Reflectors with tapered silicone ring and metal key washer on back. Could not use rubber washer on back due to thickness. Tightened down Reflectors.

8. JB weld used to mount Shrouds onto Projectors.

9. Routed wires through Reflectors and RTV sealed the holes and replaced connectors.

10. Flattened spring clip assembly to allow shallower mount. Had to get longer screws and fit them then lightly grind off head a little to fit bulbs in Projectors cleanly.

11. Mounted Reflectors back in light housing.
 

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Going to be some sweet looking headlights once it's all said and done. Nice work!
 

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12. Installed Harness in truck. Many details to Troubleshoot here. Had to reverse low and high functions on harness and install a capacitor to stop relay chatter. ( More to follow, i'm about to build a custom harness for my specific truck to make the truck and lights happy together.)

13. Install lights with no lenses in truck and adjusted the horizontal level of beams.

14. Re-installed lenses. Leaked first time resealed with more Window Weld on the Passenger and it seems good so drivers side next weekend.

15. Halo's not as bright as I hoped through the ballast but still pretty cool. I wouldn't do those again, to much wiring on back of lights already.

16 Adjusted cut-off sharpness on passenger side with metal rod with a hook on end. Ever so slightly pulled the cutoff shield back toward housing. Now cutoff is pretty sharp.

Awesome light output. 4 times the lights that the truck has factory. I'm addicted to these and will do every other vehicle I ever own. Just no replacement for quality lights.
 

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Stoney can you post up pics at night with lights on, prefer long shots down road and also cutoff shots on a wall, would love to see them in action. Also where did you get everything and aprox total cost?? Also least but very important, how much cussing did you do thru this project??
 

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Those look great. I'm also in the process of finishing my retrofit projectors. I'm just waiting for my dual smd halos to come in so that I can reseal my headlights. Congrats on completing this project.
 

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Stoney can you post up pics at night with lights on, prefer long shots down road and also cutoff shots on a wall, would love to see them in action. Also where did you get everything and aprox total cost?? Also least but very important, how much cussing did you do thru this project??
Yep, I will get some tomorrow night for you. I'm in the perfectionism stage now. I'm trying to get the cut-off tilted just ever so slight downward to outside to try and lesson the glare when I pass cars that are low to the ground. I can see the drivers leaning over to get away from mirror as I pass.

I ordered the lights from Ebay, K2 was company that makes them. I got all the rest from TRS The Retrofit Source. I'm going to estimate my cost all said and done at close to $600 with all the odds and ends I had to buy.

I really didn't curse that much. I"m kind of a build things to make them work kind of guy, so this was pretty easy for me. Only frustrating part was slapping myself :doh: in the forehead continuously and saying why didn't you do that step before this one Dumb @$$. But a lot of good first hand lessons learned. If one were to go basic setup. Leaving reflectors and shrouds chrome and not using Halo Rings then you could cut the time way down from what I did. Just please please please follow the cautions I posted in Mikeski post "HID Lights", or shot me a message and I can give you them all. Save you some time and pain later on.
 

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^^^^ TY, I cant wait to see your light output,cutoff etc vs my projectors/hids, ddm ones, imo crap junk and dont want to pull the trigger till I see your results
 

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^^^^ TY, I cant wait to see your light output,cutoff etc vs my projectors/hids, ddm ones, imo crap junk and dont want to pull the trigger till I see your results

Sorry 337, I can't load anymore photo's on the site. My attachments are full and I can't find a way to delete any of them.:smiledown: Not posting them on another site and linking, I can't stand that when I want to look at somenone info.:i_rolleyes: If you want pic of cut-off just PM me and I will send you some via email.
 
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