Okay y'all, I have finally decided to upgrade from my Mini H1's to FX-R projectors - I just placed an order with TRS tonight for FX-R 3.0's, E46-R (Extended) Shrouds and Mori D2S 3FIVE 4300K bulbs.
Now, this is obviously going to be a little more involved mounting the FX-R's than the "plug-n-play" H1's were. I have already taken my H1's out, along with the reflector bowls, so the stock housing is all ready to go for when they deliver. I have a new set of halogen housing on the car now - so I'm in no hurry to get this retro done - I want it done right.
So, my main question is regarding the mounting and alignment of the FX-R projector. Obviously, I am going to park 25 ft away from my garage, mount the housing on the car w/o the front attached, power up my HIDs and try to get the aim / rotation as close to perfect as I can while I'm holding the projector (yes, they get hot). It was then suggested to use some sort of tool, while holding it perfectly aimed, through the mounting holes of the projector to mark / scribe the housing as to where I'm going to drill my holes. Any suggestions as to what I should use (what is sharp but thin enough to slide through each of the holes)? I will then insert 10-32 x 2 1/2" screws through the back of the headlight housing and into the mounting holes of the FX-R - 2x Top / 2x Bottom. I had also read that you should use a 1/4" locking washer in front of the nut to allow yourself the ability to adjust / fine tune your aim. So, if I read that correctly, the 4 mounting screws actually allows you to adjust horizontal / vertical / rotational aim just by using a screw driver and turning each of the screws?? Or is there more to it - like the JnC method is definitely needed to adjust rotation?
This is the only thing that makes me a little nervous about upgrading - the fact that it is more permanent, whereas with the Mini H1's you can easily remove headlight, give a twist here or there to adjust rotation, and then just use your horizontal adjustment screw for height. Everything else I feel comfortable doing, though. In fact, I'm quite excited to upgrade - I can't wait!