I agree, the FX-R projectors do appear to have a wider and likely more defined cutoff, but the additional 2-4+ hours worth of labor makes the upgrade a tough sell. Another difficulty is needing the intended vehicle to be present to make sure the projectors are mounted and aligned correctly before final bonding. This seems reasonable for the DIYer or enthusiast on a one time basis, but not too realistic unless we all have stock vehicles that are very close in manufacturing tolerances. With that said, I will still build up a set for my van eventually to see for myself.
The led housings and retrofits are surely the wave of the future. Morimoto is set to release their version of the bi-led retrofit and it will be very interesting to see the output and power consumption differences compared to the standard MH1 setup. With large OEM companies pushing the LED trend, it won't be long until LED retrofits are the norm.
Originally Posted by mikracer
I haven't seen the difference in person. From what everyone says (on the forums) the beam pattern on the FX-R is wider. When I did the retro on my Tacoma, I just went with their standard kit and it was wide and bright enough for me. I could see where a wider beam pattern would be beneficial to some but it wasn't worth the extra work and customization for me to do.
It looks like TRS sells led housings from new cars that have high/low/running lights. That would be pretty cool to see modded in.
Originally Posted by REDOVAL
different subject.....have you seen the MH1 and FX-R outputs in person side by side? I am interested to see if the FX-R is really worth the additional hours of labor in terms of output and beam pattern. I am very familiar with what TRS says they will do, but experience is sometimes different. Thanks