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Old 03-17-2013, 02:30 AM   #21
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Great write up, I have ordered my set. look forward to this as 90% of my driving is done at night.
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Great write up, I have ordered my set. look forward to this as 90% of my driving is done at night.
Let me know if you have any questions! I have done this 3 times already lol

Since I did my last set I have had 0 issues, not even a high beam solenoid sticking. Make sure you do the morimoto mini pre installation so you don't run into that problem!

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...moto-Mini-Tips
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Thanks I will I purchased the 5000k with Hallo
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Got both my lights torn apart, you all must have been unlucky because I had not problems pulling the perma-seal out of the channel.

Did you but 1/4" or 3/8" Butyl sealant?

Now I am going to use the Turtle Was Lens restoration kit to grind down all the factory film on the lenses and hopefully it takes away some of the yellow. They aren't too yellow and I am going to put dark Lamin-X tint on the lenses before they go back outside anyway so even if the turtle wax stuff sucks, as long as it takes the factory film off it's worth it.
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I was thinking of painting the chrome on the inside of the headlights a metallic blue color, the iris shrouds a metallic black, the turn signal chrome metallic black, and then the cutoff shield the same metallic blue. Like I said above, the lenses will have the darkest Lamin-X you can get on them so the blue won't be too "loud". I have PIAA lights in my Lamin-X tinted lights now. I love the way the blue looks if you stand at the right angle.

It sucks that I have to remove the bars but one of the lights I got already has them cut so I don't have much choice. :(

What do you guys think?
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I went against painting because I wanted it stock looking and I didn't ever want to deal with paint flaking or anything.

My butyl came out pretty easy. Very very easy when heated up (best to take it off fresh out of the oven but it can be done later with the heat gun.)

The butyl I used to reseal was the 3/8 window weld stuff

Mine are still going strong months later and no solenoid sticking thank god!


Also you don't have to take the bars out (you kind of do if one is already removed) but I actually like my set with the bars more)

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I like the way it looks with bars too
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I went against painting because I wanted it stock looking and I didn't ever want to deal with paint flaking or anything.

My butyl came out pretty easy. Very very easy when heated up (best to take it off fresh out of the oven but it can be done later with the heat gun.)

The butyl I used to reseal was the 3/8 window weld stuff

Mine are still going strong months later and no solenoid sticking thank god!


Also you don't have to take the bars out (you kind of do if one is already removed) but I actually like my set with the bars more)


I think the right paint would hold up just fine, plus I think this looks bad @$$!

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...GX-wtih-SC430s

then get some nice black shrouds, mmmmmmmmmm

Wonder if I can just scuff the chrome or if I need a primer...... or both?
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Just to be sure, we take the H13 relay harness right?

Also what's the difference between the 3five and the 5five?


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Just to be sure, we take the H13 relay harness right?

Also what's the difference between the 3five and the 5five?


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Let me try to answer everything.

Those lights do look awesome, and it would be SICK on my car. I just wanted it basic for less things that could possibly go wrong. My lights look like they could be stock. I guess....





Anyways, I would scuff the plastic and use an etching primer. The etching primer is for metal and probably plastic. When I did the quarter panels of my old car, I sandblasted them back down to redo them. The sand cut right through the clear and the paint but when it got down to the etching primer that stuff was like fused on and took forever to blast off. Good stuff.

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/selfEtchingPrimer/



Morimoto 3five is 35w and 5five is 55w. That's the only difference. To anyone who hasn't ordered yet if you want maximum brightness go 4300k or 5000k. I noticed a huge difference in brightness from the 6000k to the 4300k I got. I also got the upgraded xb bulbs when I got 4300k.

Here is my 6000k bulbs. They were always bluish.

My 4300k bulbs start off blue for about 15 seconds then go to a very nice white.


plus they still give off a wonderful purple and blue color at the top of the beam because I modded the lens fitment a little bit with some washers.




6000k

4300k




4300k is an obvious win!
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