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Looks good, Does your auto level still work?
Yes it does! My projectors are 2.5 inches...so they definitely fit inside the reflector bowl with minimal modifications... I think if you're putting in larger projectors like LS430's... you'll either need to heavily modify your reflector bowls to keep the auto level function or disable the feature.

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awesome job. That light output is sexy as fcuk! :D
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Good job man, they look great!

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LOL, I had the SAME can of black primer you had in your pictures... and since this was a budget retrofit, i figured why not. And yea, I copied your chrome rings
Yeah well if it works, it works! I tried SO MANY cans of "black" before finding that one, the perfect light black color.

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Yes it does! My projectors are 2.5 inches...so they definitely fit inside the reflector bowl with minimal modifications... I think if you're putting in larger projectors like LS430's... you'll either need to heavily modify your reflector bowls to keep the auto level function or disable the feature.
My LS430s completely replaced the reflector bowls lol
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What shrouds are those?
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They look awesome!
Can't wait to do it on my car

i am a bit scared to do it but im still looking for a used pair of headlights to try them on.

does the auto-leveling feature still work?
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Yeah well if it works, it works! I tried SO MANY cans of "black" before finding that one, the perfect light black color.


My LS430s completely replaced the reflector bowls lol
Oh, that's right! You had some REAL custom work done to that. Hopefully one day, I will get there....BTW, did I see some video of yours under goldcorolla-something with some whacky flashers? Couldnt find a post about it... what are they?! OH! and the mirrors, too! do tell.....


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These are the Iris shrouds. They're the simplest and cleanest one I could find.
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It's definitely recommended to have a spare set of head lights. Even if it's a crappy pair, you can put them on the car temporarily and retrofit the good head lights. But as he stated, it only took 10 hours total, so easily done in a weekend. The aiming is tedious, but take your time and do it right. And as long as you follow the tips for opening the head lights with the oven, it's impossible to screw that up.

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cool! i like that a lot...
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LS430's will definitely make it hard to keep the autolevelling feature... mine is gone, but I really don't mind at all.

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I kept it on mine lol, not sure how to do it WITHOUT the autoleveling....
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I kept it on mine lol, not sure how to do it WITHOUT the autoleveling....
Well yah you have to keep that little actuator arm connected still, just that my actuator is not plugged in. I meant more for spacing inside the enclosure for the autolevelling to move and do its thing its tight.

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LS430's will definitely make it hard to keep the autolevelling feature... mine is gone, but I really don't mind at all.
Do you have any pics of your projectors or install? Would love to see as many retrofit is300's as possible.
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Do you have any pics of your projectors or install? Would love to see as many retrofit is300's as possible.
Here's a few.. continues onto the next page as well

https://my.is/forums/f219/gt40r-is300...ml#post6871218

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Here's a few.. continues onto the next page as well

https://my.is/forums/f219/gt40r-is300...ml#post6871218
Nice retrofit and wow, even nicer car! Just noticed me, you and tobias have the same color. Blue IS300's ftw!
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