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Sounds good, that's another problem is the wiring... I'm guessing it's not plug and play with the OEM GT headlights? I made a thread about my LED lights at night and they work extremely well https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...gnals-at-night... But if I need more lighting I will most certainly get the GT HID headlights and try them out I can tear any bolt and put anything back together mechanically, but tearing apart headlights, tail lights and other things that are glued... Uh-yeah, not my specialty lol.
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I've only baked headlights in the oven once, when i did the ACME kit on my Xterra. It seems intimidating but it really does soften up the glue to the point where you can pry them apart. I've only ever done mini H1 kits (this will be my third) and the shaft on that projector is small enough where you don't have to cut anything.
Mitsubishi did offer a great HID projector in the Lancer Evolution. Imagine if they used the same one on the Mirage GT.
Thanks for explaining the reasons for wanting a projector light. Seems like an interesting project and I hope everything goes to your liking.
Just to correct some misconceptions in this thread, though: modern LED replacements for the halogen bulbs in the reflector housings work just fine. I believe they are in the middle of finalizing some standards here in the USA, making them government certified and fully legal pretty soon here.
I think a lot of the negative experiences come from people who have bought $25 China specials off of Amazon. With the LED's, though, it's a case of "you get what you pay for." Spend about $125 on a reputable make (which seems the going rate for decent ones right now), and you'll have a much better time. I have no complaints on mine.
I finally got around to starting this project. Took the plastic retainers off both inner fenders. Removed 6 10mm bolts (2 below grill). Pulled the top of the bumper off it's plastic clips. 3 bolts per headlight. Got all 2 vents, 5 philips, and bulbs off the one headlight and i'm about to bake it at 250 for 5 minutes. Here we go !
One headlight done. With the h4 adaptor plate there doesn't seem to be a way to aim the projector up or down. You can just rotate it a bit.
You can see that the mini gatling shroud doesn't fully cover the rear parts (rubber grommet and rear of projector are showing). You have to get full size shrouds to cover that I guess. I live in a heavy forest area so most of the roads don't have road light fixtures. You turn your headlights off and it's pitch black. This is a huge improvement over the halogens. I'm really surprised by the high beams, very nice output. I thought the low beam side illumination would be better, but I have missaimed the right projector (it's like 5-10 degrees off (left side goes higher than right by about 20 degrees). Still much better than halogen output. But I think if you're going for more width output than the H1 8.0 isn't top dog. However middle output and highbeam it's up there. Maybe after i re-aim the right projector it'll be noticeably better. Total difficulty 4/10. The hardest thing i'd say is knowing when to use less force on the little screws. Taking the top and mid part of the bumper cover off is very easy. Took me about a day to do taking my sweet time. Knowing what I know now I could do it in 2-3 hours.