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  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (FX-R 1.0s, Hella Ballasts, XB LED Fogs)

    Finally finished up the retro on my better half's Wrangler.
    I still need to boost the ballasts, finish wiring the Hella fog lights (completely redid the original owner's half ass wiring) and trouble shoot the high beams not switching; which I'd have done but it's in the shop to have something replaced.

    Parts:
    FX-R 1.0s (from the old TJ retofit)
    Panmera Shrouds
    Hella Gen 3 ballasts
    Osram CBIs
    XB LED fogs

    Started out by cutting some wood with my hole saw that would fit perfectly in the bulb holes and JB Kwikweld it in place. This will allow my bigger hole saw to stay centered.



    Cut out, hole saws make quick work of reflectors.


    I stripped the chrome, painted the reflectors black and used the JB Weld putty to mount the projectors.



    Then I used Goop to mount the shrouds.



    Added 9006 connectors to the projector bi-xenon wires.


    Time to start the install!
    I installed the XB LED fogs first since this was the easiest part. These things are awesome for the record.


    Comparison shots.




    Here's the wiring I redid along the fire wall, I forgot to snap a finished picture, I'll get one later.


    HID Projector vs Halogen.


    Everything installed without the grill.


    All buttoned up.




    Next time I come home I'll get some output shots and address the few remaining issues plus boost these bad boys!
    Anthony
    2011 Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback
    2008 Wrangler Unlimited FX-R Retrofit
    2011 Fiesta Retrofit Number 2

  • #2
    Neat trick w/ the hole saw. Shit looks good.
    2013 Grand Caravan. LS460s + RX350s.

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    • #3
      Was there room for the projectors behind the lights or did you have to relocate stuff?



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      • #4
        Originally posted by lowfat View Post
        Neat trick w/ the hole saw. Shit looks good.
        Thanks, I saw someone else on here do it.

        Originally posted by that_guy318 View Post
        Was there room for the projectors behind the lights or did you have to relocate stuff?
        Surprisingly no even though other people did.
        Anthony
        2011 Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback
        2008 Wrangler Unlimited FX-R Retrofit
        2011 Fiesta Retrofit Number 2

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        • #5
          I'm sure this was cheaper and more fun than buying the Sealed 7. Looks awesome!
          *CLICK BELOW ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE*

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          • #6
            looks great!

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            • #7
              That looks badass!! How did u seal the back?
              it was such a pain doing my S7 and it's still not perfect!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HK45 View Post
                I'm sure this was cheaper and more fun than buying the Sealed 7. Looks awesome!
                Toss up.
                I had the projectors but had to buy CBIs and shrouds.
                However I'm willing to bet these perform better then Minis.

                Originally posted by Nuvolari View Post
                That looks badass!! How did u seal the back?
                it was such a pain doing my S7 and it's still not perfect!
                JB Weld and aluminum tape. Not pretty but it works.
                Anthony
                2011 Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback
                2008 Wrangler Unlimited FX-R Retrofit
                2011 Fiesta Retrofit Number 2

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                • #9
                  Well hell! I guess that means I can do fx-r's in my jeep now! That means my sealed7's will be for sale soon lol got to order some parts and find new stock housings as mine are all screwed up

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                  • #10
                    The back of the headlight is pretty exposed on the wrangler. are u just gonna leave the projector /bulb exposed with no covering?

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                    • #11
                      TYC's are 45 bucks a piece on Rock Auto or check some of the forums for a set.

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                      • #12
                        Love that trick for the whole saw, going to make my job easier for my next retrofit.

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                        • #13
                          Why did you use such an old projectors? But looks good


                          holy rust!
                          Originally posted by nine44
                          350 wit da wrist boy?

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