I can view all images and that's saying a lot - I'm on my work computer which blocks every damn thing. Coilovers look great - never heard of that manufacturer before...I'll have to do a little research!
I finally had time to start on my new projector retrofit mod
I was originally running 3" FXRs, but during the install I messed up on vertical alignment, and even at the lowest position they were sitting a bit higher than desired. FXRs is quite an extensive retrofit, and while worth it (the light cover is outstanding) it does require more patience and skills than I posses.
I wanted something that bolts into H4 socket to avoid any alignment issues, and my research indicated that G5-R projectors possibly exceeds performance of FXRs, and is a PnP setup. Sweet!
I also went ahead and sourced a set of JDM headlights for the retrofitting purposes, they are cheap here and I didn't care for the reflector being on the wrong side since they were meant to become projector holders.
And as usual, with my luck, turned out that JDM lights with H4 bults (any, not just subaru) have tilted sockets
see how it is off-centered?
what people usually do in these cases is just grind off the inner tab on the centering washer which allows projector rotation for proper orientation, so I did
but what about all the PnP plans and making it self-centering? I didn't feel like messing up another set, plus I am incredibly anal when it comes to my light orientation, so I decided to modify the centering ring by adding a tab in the proper orientation.
I found that the offset angle is 15 degrees in the socket, so that meant I had to find that location on the centering washer, but how....
Luckily, I have a cam degreeing wheel (SPOILER ALERT, you will see it once again later on the build but doing what it's designed to do), so I just put some masking tape on it, marked center and 15 degrees
Then I centered the washer on it (doesn't have to be micron precise) and marked the stop where the new lock needs to be
Then it was a simple process of welding a tab on the marked location, use dremel to give proper shape and size to it, shit I took of too much.... ok, weld on more, dremel again until I nailed it
Once I was happy with the result, I shaved off all extra material making the washer flat and used it as mockup for the second washer
And the final result with the locking nut on, can't really see but the tab is there
Front the front it looks parallel, but I will leave final adjustments once I have the car back and will do the final tuning on the car
I also need to figure out how to properly place the rubber washer that goes on the projector where it meets with the headlight housing, as its weirdly shaped with one side thicker than the other (any ideas why or how?), and also that damn locking but is a bitch to tighten... I know a special tool exists, but with shipping to russia it will cost like a diamond ring. Any tips how to tighten that sucker?