: 2K1 CCS RETROFIT w/ 'FX-R' 50W-DDM DL50 R8-LED



CateraMV6
10-02-09, 05:32 PM
This is the finished result of my final headlight retrofit...

The headlight contains a BiXenon FX-R Projector purchased from TheRetrofitSource, as well as the LEDs and the BiXenon stickers...

The outer shroud was painted flat black and the LEDs were mounted along the outline of it, the path I chose made the most sense as the LEDs were not long enough to go besides the turn signal area...

Here are some of the final pictures.

The lights will need some adjustment in the future but for now they are good enough.

For more information on the build please visit one of the following sites.
Catera Headlight Build LOG (http://cateraowners.forumotion.com/pictures-f2/2k1-ccs-retrofit-w-fx-r-50w-ddm-dl50-r8-led-t115.htm)
or
CarDomain 2k1 CCS Log (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3006002/20)


Here are some of the pictures...
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03773.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03762.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03774.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03777.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03779.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03761.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03770.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03769.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03767.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03765.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03766.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/DSC03790.jpg

catera00
10-02-09, 05:49 PM
holy shit! That thing is tough!!!!

CateraMV6
10-03-09, 12:08 AM
holy shit! That thing is tough!!!!
That project took a hell of a lot of money and probably a good 50hrs of work to get it to this point...

A second set will go a lot quicker as I know now what I need.

Matera97
10-03-09, 03:43 PM
It has an Audi-ish look to it, I kinda like it.

CateraMV6
10-04-09, 01:34 AM
It has an Audi-ish look to it, I kinda like it.


Well that layout was the best one I can figure out so yeah I know it kind of signifies an audi but whats wrong with that...

Seen a few GOLFs with those Audi LEDs and when you see them coming in the distance you think R8... and then you get blow away when you see what it really was...

NOt to mention that the Opel theme really makes people go :hmm:
:hide:

R-Caddy
10-04-09, 01:45 PM
Still, looks sweet ;)

CateraMV6
10-04-09, 11:28 PM
Pics were shot with 0.56X Wide Angle lens so the beam may look narrow then it really is... but at least it fits in the picture otherwise I wont be able to fit in the photos...


Street Low/High Beams
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03831.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03833.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03830.jpg

Parking lot Low/High Beams
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03826.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03827.jpg

Automatic setting Loading dock...
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03814.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03815.jpg

By a wall...
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03798.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03803.jpg

CateraMV6
10-08-09, 02:30 AM
Got some better pictures of the output...

Here is my second try...

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/Night%20Pictures/GIFHIGH.gif




http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/Night%20Pictures/GIF6.gif

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/Night%20Pictures/DSC03937.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/Night%20Pictures/DSC03917.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/Night%20Pictures/DSC03933.jpg

CateraMV6
10-09-09, 04:22 AM
Here is a little video...

YouTube - 2K1 Catera Retro FX-R BiXenon Projectors DL50 DDM 50W Ballasts

Kodan
10-12-09, 07:32 AM
Great upgrade, really nice work.

Peter

CateraMV6
10-13-09, 05:29 AM
Great upgrade, really nice work.

Peter

Thanks, it was expensive and it took a long time to gather up all the components.

Not to mention the research time that went into it to properly select the best projector that wont squash my bank account.

Kodan
10-14-09, 04:49 PM
Can you tell me why thes projectors are better then the originals one.
Is there a big difference between the US and the European projectors

Peter

CateraMV6
10-14-09, 11:14 PM
Can you tell me why thes projectors are better then the originals one.
Is there a big difference between the US and the European projectors

Peter

Take a look at the following two pictures.... fist one is of my OEM HELLA HID lights which is what is in every omega around the world.
Second picture is of the Replica FX Projectors which are same size but bixenon which means they have low and high beam in one unit.

The Hella lights in our cars were designed 10-13years ago and as you can imagine the technology has improved a lot.

The Hella unit has a plastic bowl, flat cutoff shield and a frosted lens which is supposed to smere the output so that its less defined.
The plastic bowls are known to fog up, the cutoff shield does not provide the maximum output and the frosted lens does not pass 100$ of the light through it. Some light scatter (Loss) results in from the lens features.

The FXR on the other hand has Aluminium bowl designed with the latest reflection surfaces, optimizing curved shield and a crystal clear lens.
Result is the efficiency of the unit is much higher and as a result of it being a REPLICA unit the engineers were not restricted by regulations such as ECE or DOT so they had the freedom to design a projector the way many of the HID enthusiasts would want it to be.


If you are up to the task to upgrade you find out that you have been missing out on a lot. Going form OEM HIDs to these Aftermarket units is like going from Halogen to HIDs...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC01665.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/MV6Catera/FX-R%20Catera/FXR%20Output/DSC03830.jpg

Kodan
10-15-09, 03:17 PM
Take a look at the following two pictures.... fist one is of my OEM HELLA HID lights which is what is in every omega around the world.
Second picture is of the Replica FX Projectors which are same size but bixenon which means they have low and high beam in one unit.

The difference is huge between the original and the upgrade.


If you are up to the task to upgrade you find out that you have been missing out on a lot. Going form OEM HIDs to these Aftermarket units is like going from Halogen to HIDs...

Would like upgrade my projectors, but it is very expensive project.

Peter

Kodan
12-27-09, 03:29 PM
@CateraMV6
Did you have any problems with the Lamp Check Control Unit (if mounted) with the DDM Ballasts.

Peter

CateraMV6
12-27-09, 04:53 PM
@CateraMV6
Did you have any problems with the Lamp Check Control Unit (if mounted) with the DDM Ballasts.

Peter

Nope, plugged them directly into the OEM Xenon sockets and everything worked out great.

My car either didnt come with Lamp Check Control Unit or its non operational since it doesn't warn me if I have a light out.

AHazzardToAll
12-27-09, 05:52 PM
I don't know if it (Lamp Check Control Unit) was even an option on the cateras,... I've never seen them on our cats.