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      Quad Mini 6.0 Setup on Grande Punto

      After doing a FXR v3 install on Dayline earlier, decided to taste the Quad setup.
      So here goes an another thread on the installation and review of much famous Dayline Headlights with Quad Mini H1 6.0 bi-xenon projectors.

      In my earlier thread on FXR install, I have mentioned about the poor throw the Daylines throw in stock. Daylines come with 35w H1 bulbs in both low beam and high beam. If anyone think that replacing the 35w bulbs with 55w bulbs would make matters even better then sorry, you will still be disappointed. Reason is that the optics of low beam projectors is that of Generation one projectors (please note that market is now on Gen6 (?) projectors). So you can very well imagine that the projector coming as stock in Dayline has very old and almost primitive optics, ie no sharpness at cutoff, no clear lens and NOT EVEN HID COMPATIBLE. Yes you read it right, the projectors are not even HID compatible, thou fitting an HID bulb inside is not a big issue and is easily doable but you still need to do a lil modification here and there to get the HID bulb fitted. But downside of non-compatibility is that the protective rubber boot behind the projector need some cutting as the HID bulb protrudes a lil more then the stock halogen H1 bulb and the bulb retained clip of the projector also needs some tweaking.

      ANYWAYS, lets not get into the stock stuff more as that is of not much use for anyone of use, Iam sure. Regarding the actual stock throw and specifications, you need to look my other thread.
      What was new this time was that I sourced a smocked out variant of Dayline headlight.
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      The earlier one was normal chrome headlight.
      I used these headlights as it is, for some days as I was awaiting delivery of Morimoto mini 6.0s.
      While using the Dayline's in stock form, and having HID in low beam stock projectors, I can say that YES, Daylines are manageable with an HID upgrade. But on highways, anyone would definitely crave for more light as high beam reach is dangerously less. Within city limits, its quite manageable.

      Pic of low beam with stock halogen, sorry, even camera failed to pick up any light from the Dayline as surrounding light was more for it LOL
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      And now after the HID install into the low beam, quite a difference. But width is very less. It seemed like Iam running single projector and not two, that bad was the width.
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      But when it comes to looks, there is just no comparison of Dayines.

      Anyways, got the Mini 6.0s and painted shield and foreground limiter red to give devil eye effect.
      Here, Mini 6.0 on left and OEM Mercedes projector on right (for lens size comparo)
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      So on a fine sunday Installation started.
      Took out the lights and started opening it.
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      The stock low beam projector
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      Test fitted the Mini 6.0, came perfectly BUT later found that the alignment was getting screwed without doing proper fitment.
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      So fitting the MINI such that the cutoff comes straight, added 4 screws after many hit n trials. It turned out to be quite hard to align the projectors such that it also snugs nicely at the place provided inside the headlight. Applied M-seal later to double secure the bolts holding the projectors.
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      Alignment came perfect.
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      Now time to cram one more set into the reflectors (stock high beam). It turned out to be major task, opposite what we thought.
      A lot of cutting was done to precisely fit the projector in such a way that it should spare projector some room to help us align it properly and fit in perfectly. So we took out the reflector and started cutting, for cutting alone it took 1hour, and another hour to fine tune the alignment (that was for one side only)
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      Now you must be thinking, what the crappy red paint for ? It gives a red demon eye effect on certain angles when a strong light source points towards the projectors, say like an oncoming car with headlights onn or a camera flash. Something like this.
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      Time to fit in everything back and blast the projectors, wiring took its own sweet time as we had two obstacles this time, one is that daylines are not plug n play, and second is we have four set of projectors to run and that too all four on low as well as on high beam mode.

      Time to fit the lights back onto the car and do the wiring.
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      I used 4300k and 5000k combo just to get best of both world. The light output came out very nice.

      All the work went from day to throughout the night and by the time we finished the install, it was already 6am and it was impossible to check the real bump in light. So came the evening and then night, and here what we had in front of us. A literally flood of light which is not at all glaring to my own eyes yet powerful enough to litup every damn thing on road along with such a long range that I have never seen such a strong high beam personally so far. Light is consistent through out the width, high beam focus is well to the middle and does't loose its intensity fast per distance covered and cutoff of all four projectors came out quite well and its zero glaring to oncoming traffic in low beam mode. The aligning of cutoff of all four projectors was the most frustrating job in whole install. A single bad aligned projector and you have an expensive fail setup !!
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      Excellent work ! keep it up..!

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      Quote Originally Posted by shyamhegde View Post
      Excellent work ! keep it up..!
      Thanks sir, could not happen without your valuable guidance Thanks a lot !!
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      Output looks great. Can you share the output on wall for high and low ?

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      metal_thread Nicely done ! Where did you source the Dayline head light assembly from? Would you mind sharing the cost?
      Details of the part procurement and cost of the quad setup would be also helpful.

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      Hi Metal_Thread,

      Can this HID conversion kit be used with mini H1?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Gaurav_Client View Post
      Hi Metal_Thread,

      Can this HID conversion kit be used with mini H1?

      Technically, so long as bulbs are H1, they can. However are they original - is another matter entirely.

      PS: Please don't ask the same question in multiple threads. I have already answered your question in the other thread. Lets keep the info in one place.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ankit_17 View Post
      Output looks great. Can you share the output on wall for high and low ?
      Sure, let me click one. I just thought wall shots are just to show sharp cutoff and intensity of high beam BUT real on road shots are what shows the real difference and hence did't bothered to click a wall shot yet.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bigmoose View Post
      metal_thread Nicely done ! Where did you source the Dayline head light assembly from? Would you mind sharing the cost?
      Details of the part procurement and cost of the quad setup would be also helpful.
      This particular model is available with many shops now, Like Autoconnection in Delhi and one guy in Bangalore (forgot his name), but all are charging in the range of 26k+ also they have chrome variant of this and not smocked one. I sourced one chrome set some time back and did a fxr install on that. That I sourced from Autoconnection guy delhi for cool 26k (inlc shipping)
      Now this time I tried to save as much money as I can so went on a group buy and imported 5 units, each costing 23k (all inclusive)
      Morimotos then came from the 'other' root ;-) And 2 sets of so called morimoto min h1 cost me mere 5k. Add h1 35w CnLight HID kit fro 9k (from cnlight distributor directly)
      Total around 45k.
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