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  • Aluminum Mini H1 Pods

    While looking around on ebay to see what prices I would find for Mini H1 ones to keep a friend off the bad glaring light stuff, I found these! Has anyone seen these before?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5-Mini-H1-...9e4bcc&vxp=mtr
    They remind me a lot of a certain quad mini H1 with custom abs pods that were made for a 92 miata.

  • #2
    Goodbye Lenses lol

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    • #3
      Why doesn't TRS offer this. At least for something like the matchboxes...

      I have had glass lenses exposed for years. No problems. Eventually the sand/gravel/salt we use up here to combat winter road conditions sandblasts the lenses. But its a problem easily solved with an application of 3m...
      50w Quads 85122+
      50w Fogs 4300k XB35
      20" E-Series

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      • #4
        i tried 3m on my foglights and altho yes it did work, it got worn out very fast, like 1 winter and it needed replacement.
        Octa projectors, eight OEM bulbs, ~30,000lm , and 169 degrees of driving heaven!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jouwd View Post
          Goodbye Lenses lol
          Yes, obviously I wouldn't want to leave the lenses open to the elements either.

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          • #6
            I thought someone from here was designing those pods. I remember seeing prototypes being made up in a thread.
            How to: 04-08 F150 OEM headlights FX-R Projector HID retrofit, link below
            http://www.f150online.com/forums/200...-retrofit.html

            06 F-150 King Ranch 4X4

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            • #7
              I wouldn’t worry about the lens too much.

              I have about 40k miles on my exposed projectors and no major issues. I can take photos of them tomorrow but yeah, nothing to be worried about.

              Anywho, looks interesting. Who’s going to try?
              2017 Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost

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              • #8
                I might give them a shot. Is bixenon necessary for fog lights though? If you used yellow bulbs and had them on high beam would it look weird with 4300k main lights?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BVC View Post
                  I wouldn’t worry about the lens too much.

                  I have about 40k miles on my exposed projectors and no major issues. I can take photos of them tomorrow but yeah, nothing to be worried about.

                  Anywho, looks interesting. Who’s going to try?
                  With that setup, I would be much more worried about moisture and salt/sand/chemicals getting in the projector and damaging the internal. For me up here in Northern Ontario, it can swing from above freezing to below freezing in a matter of hours, I'd be worried about water getting in then freezing more than damage to the lens themselves.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RunninWild View Post
                    I might give them a shot. Is bixenon necessary for fog lights though? If you used yellow bulbs and had them on high beam would it look weird with 4300k main lights?
                    high beams on your fogs is a personal choice. You may gain some more light but I wouldn't set out for that setup just to have it. And no, you don't want to run the fogs on high beam mode because you'll blind everyone in front of you



                    Originally posted by axipher View Post
                    With that setup, I would be much more worried about moisture and salt/sand/chemicals getting in the projector and damaging the internal. For me up here in Northern Ontario, it can swing from above freezing to below freezing in a matter of hours, I'd be worried about water getting in then freezing more than damage to the lens themselves.
                    ^My exposed projectors are OEM equipment on my fusion.. I think if it was that big of an issue for ford they wouldn't have ran them as long as they did. Especially back home in colorado where it can be 80 degrees today and 5 degrees tonight
                    2017 Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost

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                    • #11
                      That's pretty cool. I need something like this for my bike project unless I can find a housing for this flat shield LS460R.

                      2015 Ford Party ST | 2013 Triumph Street Triple | Dr. LS460R: 227 built to date!

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                      • #12
                        I never had moisture problems with my OEM projector fogs. However over time the lenses will get sandblasted from road debris. Especially up here. Its a problem easily solved with some 3m.

                        Eventually I am going to go with FXR 3.0's for my foglights.
                        50w Quads 85122+
                        50w Fogs 4300k XB35
                        20" E-Series

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                        • #13
                          I'm gonna do LS430, biXenon with 50w ballasts for my next fog retro.

                          People are going a little crazy with fog lights, lol. FXR's would be a bit much, no?

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                          • #14
                            Fog need to be very wide and dont require to throw light far in fron of the car. Low and high beam need to spread the light tottaly difrentlly so dont mix frogs with horses

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by axipher View Post
                              With that setup, I would be much more worried about moisture and salt/sand/chemicals getting in the projector and damaging the internal. For me up here in Northern Ontario, it can swing from above freezing to below freezing in a matter of hours, I'd be worried about water getting in then freezing more than damage to the lens themselves.
                              +1
                              Projectors designed to be exposed to the elements (like most auxiliary halogen projector foglights such as Hella Micro DE, Hella Optilux, and most sealed Hella or Valeo low beam projectors) seal the gap between the lens and the lens holder, and they have a built in venting/breathing mechanism.

                              Projectors designed to be mounted inside a housing may survive depending on the actual environmental exposure, but isn't likely to be as durable in the long run.

                              @OP: all that shiny metal makes it look attractive for some reason.
                              Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

                              3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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