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  • How to: ditch those Morimoto mini d2s 4.0 springs

    The following images are self explanatory if you are planning to replace those awkward springs especially during bulb replacement.
    please feel free to add some ideas if you deemed it would be necessary.

    you can replace the springs with spacers as shown below.
    Photo credits to :EvilutionIX


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  • #2
    I want this. So bad

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    • #3
      Hmm who makes this and how can we purchase changing bulbs right now is really a pain in the ass


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      • #4
        Maybe some kind of rubber washer in there so there's some squish to hold them in there if there's some kind of variation in thickness or heating/cooling expansion/contraction. I'm using the rubber spacers from the 1.0 D2S and the 1.0 D2S bulb holders too, works great! Honestly just some nitrile rubber O-rings with the right thickness would probably work, but a simple O-ring channel in the thing would do the trick to give a little squish for better holding, something to tighten against.
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        • #5
          Did not know you were a member here
          *CLICK BELOW ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE*

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          • #6
            I made a set at work, made mine 5mm thick so that I can sand them down and use a little bit of silicone gasket to give them some squish. I'll report back after some tests with and without the silicone gasket.

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            • #7
              Please keep us posted. Would definitely buy some.

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              • #8
                Will do, haven't had a chance to mess with them. 12hr days at work and kids and a wife at home. So far from test fits bulb is solid with these. When I put the spring back in there is a little bit of wiggle if you grab the base, not much, but enough.

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                • #9
                  Thanks denber for posting this up.

                  was having probs with photobucket at the time
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                  • #10
                    I have an old retrofit on my Accord. The bulbs are held in place with clips and there is quite a bit of wiggle.

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                    • #11
                      probably some automotive rubber O-ring would be perfect fit?

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                      • #12
                        My retrofit is on hold atm so I haven't done anything else with the spacers. I don't think you will really need them to be honest, just don't crank down on the holder nut.

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                        • #13
                          Just spoke to a pro installer for my retrofit. He would most likely pick these up if they were made available.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HK45
                            Did not know you were a member here
                            If this is directed at me, then yes been here for quite some time now. hahaha. Had some post and inquiry around 4yrs back i guess when I was doing my 1st DIY retrofit.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mat3833
                              My retrofit is on hold atm so I haven't done anything else with the spacers. I don't think you will really need them to be honest, just don't crank down on the holder nut.

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                              you would want this spacers if you want a smooth installation or during bulb reolacemnts. The springs are messing with how you seat the bulb everytime. Not to mention the end of the spring sometimes sticks out between the bulb cap and bulbs base.

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