DIY First Ever 2014 Coupe Mini H1 Retrofit DIY

Discussion in 'Lighting DIY' started by ripply, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. FG3_Lou

    FG3_Lou Well-Known Member

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    please just take my $$$ and make me these lol looks great bro! and another blue coupe like mine...excellent!
     
  2. ripply

    ripply Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! It's not that hard to make them just take your time, especially If it's your first time. Buy a spare set of headlights, set aside the whole weekend and do it.

    I'm highly debating of buying a spare set of lights and doing a retrofit that will copy the Type R headlights since they have the same shape :/

    Here is an updated pic of how my front end looks. Waiting to install HFP lip kit and cs2 lip
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  3. Tom's Si

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    I thought I liked working on my car (bolt-ons, etc.). The retrofit is addicting. I'm wrapping up my first one and already planning what to do with the spare set of headlights. Thanks everyone for the helpful posts.
     
  4. FG3_Lou

    FG3_Lou Well-Known Member

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    I would attempt to do this but an extra set of headlights would run me about $600 at the dealer...and I'm not sure where else to get a spare set
     
  5. ripply

    ripply Well-Known Member

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    Post some result :wavey:

    Sadly until depot lights become available there is no other place to get headlghts for our cars. majestic honda offers them for about $220 a piece which is still a lot
     
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  6. Tom's Si

    Tom's Si Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of TYC NSF certified from rockauto for $225 a pair. Seem to be good quality and OEM fitment.
     
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  7. FG3_Lou

    FG3_Lou Well-Known Member

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    link please? $225 a pair sounds much better than $200 a piece lol
     
  8. Tom's Si

    Tom's Si Well-Known Member

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  9. FG3_Lou

    FG3_Lou Well-Known Member

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    TY very much!, its a useful site...of course they don't have them avail but when they do i will be ordering a set to try this H1 Mini Retrofit
     
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  10. ripply

    ripply Well-Known Member

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    do they sell coupe ones? All those pictures appear to be the sedan headlights
     
  11. FG3_Lou

    FG3_Lou Well-Known Member

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    they have the coupe ones...they are just out of stock...so I put my email in to alert me when they become available
     
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  12. Lueser

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    Hi,
    I am completely new here to the forum. Migrated from Club RSX, and just bought a 2015 Si. I had retrofitted my RSX and I would love to do the same thing to my civic. What projectors did you get? When I did my retrofit back in 2009 it was very different and involved way more sanding and cutting. From your pictures it looks like the process has gotten a lot easier. I'm curious where you got the projectors and whether or not 2015 and 2014 have the same headlamps. If so, this is going to be fun. Thanks!
     
  13. webby
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    Theretrofitsource.com - mini h1 projectors is what they used.
     
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  14. Lueser

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    Thanks!
     
  15. ripply

    ripply Well-Known Member

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    Webby is correct. TRS sells the best quality projectors and hid kits. If you want to save some money, I suggest looking into the Texenon Mini H1 projectors. This is what I bought.. They are half the price of the Morimoto projectors, made in the US, and have an amazing light output.
     
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    A company in China copied the 4th generation mini h1 TRS projector & began selling it all over. You can find them now for around 30 some dollars all over Amazon and eBay. To combat the replicas, TRS made changes & put a hologram on theirs. The texenon ones are no different, besides being placed in a branded box.
     
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  18. Sarcras

    Sarcras Well-Known Member

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    Quite off topic but I really like the way you mounted your Hella Horns. Did you have to fabricate a bracket for those?
     
  19. ripply

    ripply Well-Known Member

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    I did but it's very simple. Basically looks like this (ignore the dots)
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  20. Sarcras

    Sarcras Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks. I currently have mine mounted in the oem spots. The upper one hits the radiator cooling plate but the lower one is fine. I like the look of having them front and center and not rubbing/hitting anything. Will probably borrow your mounting design, if you don't mind. Did you weld the mount together or use nuts and bolts? Or if its not too much trouble could you get a pic of it?
     

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