E46-R Extended: An extended version of the original E46-R shroud, for those who believe that size does matter. Inspired by the BMW E46, enhanced for retrofitters. Compared to the standard E46-R, The "Extended" version is 10mm taller in overall height and has the dimples arrayed around it's face in a full circle.
In Comparison: Don't make the mistake of thinking all shrouds are created equal. Even though less expensive alternatives may be available elsewhere: Morimoto shrouds are made from the highest quality plastic and have by far the most durable metalized chrome finishes. The cheap-o's out there are flimsy enough to deform from the heat just a 35W HID bulb, and their chrome finish easily flakes off.
A or B: At The Retrofit Source, we're also meticulous with quality control. If a shroud has a minor factory defect; we sell it at a discount as a "B stock" unit - which is perfect for budget retrofits or when painting them is part of the plans. If you won't settle for anything less than perfect and plan to leave them chrome; go for the "A Stock" Shrouds.
Mounting: Centric Rings are not included by default, but are highly recommended to improve ease of installation on many projectors. The Centric Rings are simple reducers that clip into the shroud to reduce the inside diameter, making them more of a "press fit" onto the lens holder of the projector. JB Quik Weld is also recommended in order to prevent the shrouds from vibrating loose over time.
LED Halos: Are a unique and effective way to further customize the look of your projector retrofit. The all new Profile Pivot (switchback) and Profile Pixel (RGB) systems are easy to mount on the front of your shrouds, are reliable, and of course awesome looking. To determine which size is best for you - check out the size-guide in the "In Action" images section below.
Trimming: Please note that trimming shrouds is a common task when retrofitting. Whether required to clear part of the projector, or fit within the geometry of your headlight housing; it's normal. Luckily, they're made of plastic - making that easily possible. We recommend a Dremel hand tool withEZ Lock cutting wheels to make the job easy.
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SHROUDS: 2x E46-R Extended
CENTRIC RINGS: Optional
LED HALOS: Optional
WARRANTY: 5 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
FRONT HALO SIZE: 80mm
FINISH: Forever Finish Chrome
The extended version looks really nice and mimic the OEM E46 shroud very well. However, it made a mistake ordering them to fit my 2005 E46 sedan. Turned out they won't fit directly unless you are willing to do some trimming to the shroud. Had to replace this set with a regular E46-R set. TRS is nice enough to allow me to place the order for the exchange set before sending the old set in. Another thing to note is that the chrome coating can be rubbed off if you clean it TOO hard. However, I think it is not a particular problem with this shroud, the chrome coated OEM reflector bowl is also subject to this same kind of problem. Just be gentle when you clean them after installation and they should look nice on your car for a long time.