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Euro Ellipsoid with Xenons Please help (archive)

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Posted by kim on May 16, 2001 at 00:02:30:

Hey I just installed both sides of my ellipsoids, now I know they fit, but had to remove my dinan intake and use stock airbox with debaffling. Also, I noticed that they euro headlights fit better then the US headlights, they are even with the contures of the car. Where as my US headlights did not align properly with the hood and fenders design. Just to let people who are interested in the ellipsoids know they are hella better then the US headlights in brightness and fit.

Anyways, I'm ready to convert to Xenons now, I tried putting on a D2S bulb in without modifying my euro headlights and they make a "U" shaped pattern, and doesn't project as far as with the regular H1 bulb. My question is how far in does the xenon bulb has to go into the headlight housing?

I measured the xenon bulb with the H1 bulb and the h1 bulbs sits a deeper position, so will I have to mod my headlight housing enough so that the xenon bulbs sit at the same positions? I mean where the coil of the H1 bulb and the arc of the xenon bulb?


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