One Two Three: Four! Truth be told, for a bunch of headlight nerds: We could not imagine a more perfect projector. The all-new Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 Bi-xenon takes the cake in every category. A supreme low beam. A High beam so bright it's unholy. A cutoff line that can't get any sharper. Quality that nobody can question, and an undeniable ease of installation. If we died and went to headlight heaven, this thing would be greeting us at the gate.
Legendary: When Morimoto's Mini D2S 3.0 came out in 2013, it changed the game. When the Mini H1 7.0 launched in 2015, it changed the game. The Mini D2S 4.0 carries on the tradition – and why? Not only does it make the 3.0 look like an old dinosaur...but because it's powered by D2S bulbs; it's capable of taking the awesome optics developed for the H1 7.0 to a whole new level.
Output: We'll just start with the hotspot. It's brighter than any bi-xenon projector we've tested...in fact, it's so bright that it exceeds the maximum amount of intensity allowed by DOT even at 35W. (because #regulations) The beam pattern is extremely wide and flat, with none of the bowing found on the 3.0...all thanks to the beauty in the center of this beast: it's curved cutoff shield. The Kuria Optic clear lens helps produce plenty of color flicker, but also a razor sharo cutoff line that eliminates all glare to oncoming traffic. Last but not least, the high beam. Shaped by the secondary cutoff shield, there's plenty of light reserved for use here to penetrate for hundreds of meters at night.
Physically Speaking: Output isn't the only thing the 4.0 gets praise for. It's clear they've paid a lot of attention to the physical attributes too. The threaded shaft is longer than before, making it easier to install, and it's threads are silky smooth (near impossible to strip). The bi-xenon solenoid mechanism has next to no slack, and thankfully this time, the solenoid input actually plug into the back of the projector. The black lens holder gets the cool “4” cut out too! OEM Quality, aftermarket performance. We like it!
Easy to Install: Picking out a projector always meant striking a balance between a) how much light output you wanted, and 2) how much time and effort you were willing to afford to get it done. The Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 sacrifices nothing in the light output department while remaining amazingly easy to install. Unfortunately for big ass bi-xenon projectors like the Acura TL, Murano, or FX-R; there's really no reason to cut, trim, and JB Weld the hell out of everything just to achieve output nirvana, and it probably wont be long until they find a new home in our closeout category.
Installation Summary: On a H4-based headlight reflector for example...Remove the headlight lens, insert the threaded mounting shaft through the pre-existing hole in the back of the reflector, add the alignment plate, tightne the lock ring, and re-seal the headlights. For other applications, minimal cutting will probably be involved but you'll find the results well worth it! Check out the Installation Procedure
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PROJECTORS: 2x Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 Bi-xenon
HARDWARE: 2x EZ Lock Rings, Bulb Caps, Etc
SOLENOID INPUTS: 2x 9006 Male Pigtails
WARRANTY: 3 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
APPLICATIONS: Universal (cars/trucks/motorcycles)
DIRECT FITMENT: H4 Headlights (little/no mods required)
MODS REQUIRED: H1,H7,H11,H13,9005,9006,9007 housings
OUTPUTS: Low and High Beam
UNITED STATES: LHD (Left Hand Drive)
AU, UK, JAPAN: RHD (Right Hand Drive)
BULBS: D2S/D2H HID Only
HID SYSTEMS: 35w and 55w
SHROUDS: All Styles Except Mini Gatling/Graphite
CENTRIC RINGS: Not Required
CERTIFICATIONS: Exceeds DOT requirements
LENS DIAMETER: 3.0"
MOUNTING SHAFT: Diameter = 35mm
LOCK NUT: Size = 46mm
HOUSING DEPTH: 117mm Minimum
STANDARD LENS: 100% clarity "Kuria Optic" glass
I have to say, these were talked up alot. My biggest problem is the cutoff is too low on the left. I have a dead zone only a few yards out on the left side, and if I aim any higher I will blind on coming traffic. also to note, that cutoff means directly in front of your car down range only has the left side upper section filling in most of your lane. The color and output with the Osram bulbs is great. The high beams combined with 9011 bulbs is ridiculous. Just really not happy with the cut off dropping the way it does. You live and you learn. Otherwise on the car since release, and they have been reliable. high beam motors still work. No water in them.
Very good Color band and bright and sharp cutoff and high intens highbeams
This projector is fantastic. Retrofitting it onto my 5 series it is a little bit of a challenge but projector mounts easily. quality is amazing. Light cut off is unbelievable my oem projector doesn't even stand close with this thing.