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just wondering if anyone has come across custom made projector high beams for the mazda 3.

would the projector based high beam give better visibility compared to the current reflector based high heam????

i saw some guy do this mod to his BMW M3 somewhere on cardomain...

any suggestions?
 

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Hmm projector high beams would be awesome, but first I need proper HID projector low beams instead of the halogen projectors.
 

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Hi beams should throw light everywhere, projectors would just restrict the light.
 

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[quote author=robtrevino link=topic=70611.msg1236979#msg1236979 date=1172611605]
Hi beams should throw light everywhere, projectors would just restrict the light.
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what if u aim the high beam projector higher?
 

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well you could, but I still think you get more coverage without the projectors.
 

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[quote author=robtrevino link=topic=70611.msg1236979#msg1236979 date=1172611605]
Hi beams should throw light everywhere, projectors would just restrict the light.
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wrong :)



[quote author=robtrevino link=topic=70611.msg1237064#msg1237064 date=1172612849]
well you could, but I still think you get more coverage without the projectors.
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Some OEM applications have high beam projectors and are pretty damn sweet!

[quote author=neeldub link=topic=70611.msg1235871#msg1235871 date=1172589434]
just wondering if anyone has come across custom made projector high beams for the mazda 3.

would the projector based high beam give better visibility compared to the current reflector based high heam????

i saw some guy do this mod to his BMW M3 somewhere on cardomain...

any suggestions?
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Since i considered it I can tell you that fitting projectors in would be a breeze compared to retrofitting the low beam projectors. In this instance what you would do is dremmel out a slot for the projector to insert from the front and then mount onto the existing high beam reflector using the appropriate screws. It's ok if you get a bit messy with the initial bolting on as the finishing touch involves the use of BMW E-46 shrouds (modified of course to go with he contours of the headlight) This will cover up the projector and give it the finished look it deserves.

Look for a Chrysler crossfire high beam projector (it's good)


pic sourced from BST Thread @ hidplanet.com
 

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do you know what type of bulb the crossfire high beam uses? HB3 9005??

where can i get these shrouds u mentioned?

thanks ...
 

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[quote author=neeldub link=topic=70611.msg1237394#msg1237394 date=1172619938]
do you know what type of bulb the crossfire high beam uses? HB3 9005??

where can i get these shrouds u mentioned?

thanks ...
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look on e-bay or hidplanet.coms buy/sell/trade section for e46 BMW shrouds..

As for the bulb, I'm not 100% certain sorry.
 

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[quote author=respiro link=topic=70611.msg1237399#msg1237399 date=1172620057]
[quote author=neeldub link=topic=70611.msg1237394#msg1237394 date=1172619938]
do you know what type of bulb the crossfire high beam uses? HB3 9005??

where can i get these shrouds u mentioned?

thanks ...
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look on e-bay or hidplanet.coms buy/sell/trade section for e46 BMW shrouds..

As for the bulb, I'm not 100% certain sorry.
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found this on sylvania replacement guide:
2004 CHRYSLER Crossfire

Low beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H7XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: Up to 20% Brighter
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer

High beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H7XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: Up to 20% Brighter
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer

Parking light
2825

Front turn signal
7507A
7507AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Rear turn signal
7507A
7507AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Tail light
7528

Stop light
7528

Fog/Driving light
9006
9006SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9006ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9006XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: Up to 20% Brighter
9006CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
9006LL Long Life Halogen Upgrade: Lasts one and a half times longer

Back up light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front sidemarker
2825

Rear sidemarker
2825

Glove box
6418

Trunk/Cargo area
6418

now how would i convert the HB3 connector to H7 tpe connector??
 

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why are these shrouds soo expensive??? they're only made of plastic arent they...
 

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[quote author=neeldub link=topic=70611.msg1237501#msg1237501 date=1172622565]
why are these shrouds soo expensive??? they're only made of plastic arent they...
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the answer is demand, allot of retrofitters use them and when availability is low we all know what happens.
 

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I think I'll just do this one day since I have ballasts sitting around, maybe when I have spare money for 9005 HID bulbs.
 

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[quote author=devil2k link=topic=70611.msg1238262#msg1238262 date=1172646149]
I think I'll just do this one day since I have ballasts sitting around, maybe when I have spare money for 9005 HID bulbs.
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err you can't use HIDs for High beams.... HIDs would take too long to warm up... High beams is a means of rapid warning system, HID High beam would be nice, but kinda useless....

suggest you stick to halogen high beams..

i found a Chrysler crossfire for breaking on ebay, the headlamps are damaged, but the guy will check if the projectors are still intact..
 

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[quote author=neeldub link=topic=70611.msg1238338#msg1238338 date=1172656715]
err you can't use HIDs for High beams.... HIDs would take too long to warm up... High beams is a means of rapid warning system, HID High beam would be nice, but kinda useless....

suggest you stick to halogen high beams..

i found a Chrysler crossfire for breaking on ebay, the headlamps are damaged, but the guy will check if the projectors are still intact..
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Oooops, I misunderstood you, I thought the topic is "HID High Beams" lol. Operator already told me that HID does take a little bit to warm up. Oh well, just a thought anyway :)
 
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