retro fit projectors in GC8

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retro fit projectors in GC8

Postby Swav » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:36 pm

hi guys ive recently done this mod on my MY00 GC8

you need to purcase a set of projector lens hid in H4
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remove your headlights. its pretty easy and im sure you can find out how to do it.

now youll need a cardboard box, a knife, a flathead screw driver, a hair dryer and gloves.
put a hole in the cardboard box big enough to stick the end of the hair dryer in.
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by placing 1 headlight in the box and sticking the hair dryer in the hole, your creating an oven to heat the headlight so the seal around the glass will become soft enough for you to pry it open. there are a few websites that explain this better. you can even heat the oven to 180 degrees and stick the headlight in there for 5 mins.
as you use the flat head screw driver to pry it open (while wearing the gloves), the sealent will start to give and open up. as your doing this grab the knife and cut the sealent as it will be stringy and you dont want to get it on the reflector or lens.
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now unpack you your projector and you will notice some lock rings pull them off but remember in which order they come out as you will be putting them back the same way they came out.
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the lens will fit straight in from the front keeping in mind to note which side is up. there is a sticker on the lens telling you this. once its in you can then put all the lock rings back
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flip it around and your headlight should look like this
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no you can grab the glass and with the knife clean any old sealent that is left on it. just as best you can
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the kit comes with new sealent so just go around the headlight with it and place the glass back on to it. dont forget to put back the little clips that hold the glass on the light assembly. youll know what i mean if you do this mod
and your light should look like this
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this is the finished product on the car
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hope you like it.
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Re: retro fit projectors in GC8

Postby butsy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:24 pm

Looks great bud your a smart man can't wait for your next tune

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Postby fish5 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:55 pm

You wonder why?
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Postby Swav » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:55 am

hahahahahhah fish, whats roadworthy on it!!!!!
kidding. yes if i get rid of the hid's
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Postby mrblack90210 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:58 am

nice one Vic. I am still waiting for you to be epa'ed due to waking up neighbors. :)

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Postby fish5 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:17 am

You wonder why?
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retro fit projectors in GC8

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:03 am

Your 100% correct fish. Older models don't have the water spray and are glass. The new models like ours have plastic and the sprayer ad that's what keeps them legal. However they look sick on a gc8 as I put hid's in both the head and fog lights in my gc8
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Postby tu » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:52 am

Nice one Swav - what's the difference like for nighttime driving?
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Postby Swav » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:07 am

tu wrote:Nice one Swav - what's the difference like for nighttime driving?

amazing. projectors are a must. such a nice beam and an awesome cut off.
wanna do them to yours :)
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Postby tu » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:31 pm

I actually re-did all the wiring for my headlights with some decent relays and wire that might actually take some current - helped the lights dramatically. The lighting on the GC's is rubbish. And this is probably a bit too much like bait for my little totally stock wrx. :P
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Re: retro fit projectors in GC8

Postby Swav » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:07 pm

yeah i know i upgraded my alternator to a 120amp a better voltage reg. put a 750cca battery in the boot. car now runs a very steady 14.2 volts.
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