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MiniStiGuy 03-04-2007 02:19 PM

Rx330 OEM conversion for Full OEM HID's Write-up
 
So as many of you have been adding HID kits into our stock headlights as I did I finally decided to pull the trigger on a retro. The retro that is the easiest and by far probably *imo* the best for its price is the Rx330 swap.

So in doing so I took many pictures but choose a few to post up here to help any of you that may be thinking about doing this aswell. All I can say is that this is definently 100% better then the stock projector's put out. The pictures do not do any justice to the quality of light that is spread evenly.

So first things first you'll want to obtain the parts needed for this setup which are as follows:

- Rx330 non-afs projectors
- D2s Bulbs (I have the Phillips 5000k 85122+, they are pure white but if you want color I'd go with some Osram 66040's(stock BMW bulbs))
- D2s HID Ballast's

Now you'll need to know how to take your headlights apart and you can find out how if you don't know allready in the clearing your headlights thread.

Ok first things first here's some of the parts I got for my setup.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...andHarness.jpg

Once you get your headlights you'll be doing this to them.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...04/Cooking.jpg

Now here's the stock headlamp with a hid kit installed.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0289.jpg

And here's the stock Rx330's before all the swapping.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0291.jpg

Some comparison shots of the 2 projector bowls.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0329.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0330.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0331.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0332.jpg

And some Lens holder comparisons.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0337.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0336.jpg

Here's me screwing around after an hour of work or so allready.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0339.jpg

Now for those of you that want to do the washer mod here's a shot that will explain a little bit better of where you want to install your washer's (#6 washer's)
Also for those that will be doing the Rx330 swap you'll need to grind down the nipples on the bowl of the Rx330 which I have circled what they look like.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ndgrinding.jpg

Here's the completed swap done before you screw it back into the headlight housings.

NOTE: Test out your washer mod and see if you like the pattern and color before you put the lamps fully back together. You may do this by simply putting the builb in the projector and pointing it towards a wall to see what it currently is at. Its trial and error as far as decided how many washers you prefer so testing is essential before you reassemble the projectors back into the housings.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0338.jpg

Now here's the picture I'm sure EVERYONE!!!will want to save off for future reference for HORIZONTAL AIMING of the headlights.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...4/IMG_0343.jpg

Now here is some comparison pictures of the 2 outputs stock vs Rx330.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...804/stock2.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...t804/Rx330.jpg

As you can see the Rx330's spread way better and project further then the stock setup ever is capable of.

I hope this was a help to some of you guys and if you need to know how to aim your headlights you can check out my other thread on aiming headlights in the exterior section of the forums sticky'd at the top or you can look at some of my other topics.

edmundu 03-04-2007 02:29 PM

Nice writeup! I actually have the same setup...Well almost. I used the Legacy lens & holder, and only used the projector bowl from the RX330.

I also needed to trim a little plastic nub, on the inside of the housing. Without trimming it, the reflector woudln't seat properly.

fweasel 03-04-2007 02:42 PM

looks good!

AWDxBOOST 03-04-2007 02:48 PM

looks good

i have the rx330 setup as well (edmundu bought spare ones i had off me actually) but i didnt swap out projectors or anything. yours looks better than mine, but i dont think it will bother me enough to warrant a change :)

lookslikeanevo 03-04-2007 02:49 PM

very nice

TSi+WRX 03-04-2007 03:36 PM

Nice! :)

jingjing 03-04-2007 05:55 PM

nice job, looks great.

racerdave 03-04-2007 06:31 PM

What does this setup run $$-wise?

Also, why use the Legacy lens and not the RX330?

JayMitch2.5i 03-04-2007 06:41 PM

looks good, im actualy using the acura tsx lens on my headlights.

suds2250 03-04-2007 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by racerdave (Post 1036779)
What does this setup run $$-wise?

Also, why use the Legacy lens and not the RX330?

+1

Looks like a nice set-up!

lookslikeanevo 03-04-2007 07:19 PM

non afs projectors can run from 60-100$ depending on where you get it, condition and other things..

after that a d2s hid kit and done

2-400 to get it right and have a pretty much OEM type projector output

soundwave 03-04-2007 08:06 PM

damn nice. how about you sell your kit to me and do another retro? :) i don't have the time to do this but i would gladly pay for someone else's... lol.

SnoDork 03-04-2007 08:08 PM

Very nice write-up Garette!!

mr_luv 03-04-2007 09:05 PM

Nice I think I will try that, oops already did good job welcome to team retro!!!

mikeyan 03-05-2007 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lookslikeanevo (Post 1036871)
non afs projectors can run from 60-100$ depending on where you get it, condition and other things..

after that a d2s hid kit and done

2-400 to get it right and have a pretty much OEM type projector output

what is the difference between AFS and non AFS projectors? Thanks!

Mike


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