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  • 2014 Sierra FX-R Upgrade **Lots of Pics**

    Hey guys, I know you love big trucks so I thought I'd share this retrofit with you guys!
    Upgrading the factory projectors on a 2014 GMC Sierra with FX-R 3.0, I've seen a couple members do this already and used their posts as a guide for this.
    Unfortunately the truck wasn't left with me overnight so I couldn't take any night-time output shots on the road

    FX-R 3.0 LHD
    XB35 4300K D2S
    5Five DSP D2S Ballasts
    Morimoto Standalone CAN-BUS Harnesses (Didn't have any capacitor links on hand and these have been sitting for a while)

    Enjoy!




    Factory halogen output



    Headlight removed



    Following other members' guides, I scored around the back with a blade. However, instead of using a dremel or slowing cutting it layer by layer with a knife, I used a hammer with a box cutter. Kinda like how wilderness survival experts cut trees using a knife and a heavy stick. Worked like a charm!



    The factory projector next to the FX-R


    Taped up the opening to prevent plastic bits from falling in


    Shaved down the top two mounting posts with a dremel and drilled new holes



    Marked the bottom hole locations on the FX-R


    I cut a larger portion off of the projectors than required, that way I would have some room to adjust the rotation if needed (and it was needed)




    Made a little bracket to mount the top of the projector


    A quick test vs the factory output


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    The solenoid wires taped up so they won't wiggle out over time or touch together


    Cut the slot for the D2S plug grommet


    Back piece sealed with JB Weld, a layer of silicone, and sealed again with aluminum tape



    Instead of cutting another hole to feed the low beam plug out, I just soldered a 9006 plug to the wires outside of the headlight


    All done!


    The color matches the factory LEDs very well



    Output








    Hope you guys liked it!
    Last edited by sevenism; October 17th, 2014, 04:25 PM.

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    • #3
      Love it!

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      Try the HIDP Projector Output Comparison App!

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      • #4
        Nicely done. I am trying to convince my friend to do the same to his lifted duramax.
        RX330 AFS E30 Modded by ME
        Osram CBIs
        Vleds V3 Triton Front and Rear
        XBLed type H
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        http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...-RX330-AFS-2-5

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        • #5
          Fan-freakin-tastic

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

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          • #6
            Looks good.
            The output pictures makes the oem high beam halogen appear quite good imho, at least in terms of the beam pattern.

            Originally posted by sevenism View Post
            The factory projector next to the FX-R
            The factory projector looks similar to the one in Audi S5; anyone know if it is the same?
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by satrya View Post
              The factory projector looks similar to the one in Audi S5; anyone know if it is the same?
              It's not HID so it's not the same, but it does look similar. I bet the S5 is a swap just like with the new Cherokee Trailhawks.

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

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              • #8
                Very nice job as always!
                Originally posted by gold94corolla
                it gets you all the b*tches

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                • #9
                  holy shit that output....

                  Also very neat work man. If you were in Toronto I'd totally trust you for my retros. Not enough guys out there taking the careful steps to do things properly like you have.

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                  • #10
                    So clean
                    Originally posted by nine44
                    350 wit da wrist boy?

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                    • #11
                      Great job. Came out awesome

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                      • #12
                        Professional

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by twista View Post
                          holy shit that output....

                          Also very neat work man. If you were in Toronto I'd totally trust you for my retros. Not enough guys out there taking the careful steps to do things properly like you have.
                          Thanks, and yeah I did a lot of research before taking the job. Wouldn't want to mess these headlights up haha

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                          • #14
                            ROTM worthy! I really like these clean retrofits.
                            Custom shield service not available at this time.

                            PM is not a great way to reach me. Email me at imagioX1@outlook.com

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                            • #15
                              That was easy...very clean though. Nice job
                              AAAAAAAAAAA

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