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    1. Member IDriveA96Passat's Avatar
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      10-22-2007 12:18 PM #246
      How did you mask off the lenses without the chrome peeling?
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    2. 10-22-2007 12:54 PM #247
      ... change oil - clean the pasi - put all my cd and dvd out of the car.

      good night 2007 ------------------> wintersleep




      Modified by www.volksracing.de at 7:05 PM 10-22-2007


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      10-22-2007 01:11 PM #248
      Quote, originally posted by IDriveA96Passat »
      How did you mask off the lenses without the chrome peeling?

      Masking tape and Glad plastic (nylon) wrap


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      10-22-2007 01:33 PM #249
      Quote, originally posted by IDriveA96Passat »
      How did you mask off the lenses without the chrome peeling?

      Is this a question regarding what I did? If so, there is no need to mask the inside of the lenses where the chrome is. I did it with a paintbrush so I could have more control and so I wouldn't have to mask that stuff cause it does peel like crazy.

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      10-22-2007 01:42 PM #250
      Umh..... I hate you now.
      I used spray and had to mask the chrome reflectors....:

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      10-22-2007 02:04 PM #251
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »
      Umh..... I hate you now.
      I used spray and had to mask the chrome reflectors....:

      Why did you HAVE to? B4 headlights are similar set-up and I didn't mask, just hand painted. You have a case of the yips that prevents you from painting by hand?

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      10-22-2007 02:59 PM #252
      Ugh, even though while cleaning the lenses some pealed off I didn't think twice about putting tape on them, luckily I pealed a piece back and noticed what I did before I taped it all off. I ended up making a template from lawn bags and painters tape and laying it on top. Oh well, it still came out decent even though theres spots of orange and small runs everywhere. When I get home I think I'm gunna use whats left of my nightshades and lay a single coat down to darken it up some more.
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      10-22-2007 03:08 PM #253
      I had some NiteShades for glass left and decided to put it to good use

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      10-22-2007 03:11 PM #254
      Mine are just plastic sadly, but if you polish the plastic well enough and throw in some good bulbs (I got silver stars or what ever they're called) I don't see the need to get ecodes.
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      10-22-2007 03:16 PM #255
      Quote, originally posted by IDriveA96Passat »
      Mine are just plastic sadly, but if you polish the plastic well enough and throw in some good bulbs (I got silver stars or what ever they're called) I don't see the need to get ecodes.

      You will see the need of ecodes, just give it a few months


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      10-22-2007 04:24 PM #256
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »

      You will see the need of ecodes, just give it a few months

      to that. Beam pattern alone is where it's at. US beam pattern SUX. I'm gettin 3000K HID bulbs for my US spec lights to go in for the winter, and I'm sure they still won't look as good as my E-Codes

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    12. 10-22-2007 04:31 PM #257
      Man we all had the same idea this weekend...

      [IMG][/IMG]




    13. 10-22-2007 04:32 PM #258
      Ill be sure to take some finished pics...

    14. 10-22-2007 04:55 PM #259
      [IMG][/IMG]

      [IMG][/IMG] These are Belizeanguy's cluster upgrade


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      10-22-2007 05:34 PM #260
      Yo those headlights actually look really cool. Wasn't a fan of projectors until now.
      OEM+

    16. 10-22-2007 05:43 PM #261
      Thanks. Projectors are the only way to go for Xenon lights...

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      10-22-2007 06:14 PM #262
      Quote, originally posted by FastTurbo 2.0 »
      [IMG][/IMG]

      you are GOD! what is your experience with these lights? output, beam pattern, fit, ease of mod? can you get some pics further away in the sun? night pics?

      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      10-22-2007 06:56 PM #263
      Great minds think alike?
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    19. 10-22-2007 07:31 PM #264
      you are GOD! what is your experience with these lights? output, beam pattern, fit, ease of mod? can you get some pics further away in the sun? night pics?


      Well, thanks. I really never thought of myself as GOD... Just the BOSS. My experience with these lights is overall a good one. The fit is OEM. You will need a EURO connector to make the connection at the lights. They use H3 Bulbs for both high an low beam. I use a Xenon converted H3 style bulb for the low beam, standard H3 for the high. Nightime pics would be worthless, because all youll see are the projectors head on. But hears a pic of the pattern

      and a chrome pic.

      I like the black much better...


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      10-22-2007 07:45 PM #265
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »

      You will see the need of ecodes, just give it a few months

      Dammit, I had fully convinced myself I didn't want to buy them, and now I want them again.


      I just finished tinting one of my headlights. I think I may have put a little too much on though. I haven't done the other one because I want to see how good the light output is beforehand. And so just incase it isn't good enough I don't die on my way to work.

      It doesn't look to good here, so I may be sanding tomorrow....

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    21. 10-22-2007 07:50 PM #266
      [QUOTE=IDriveA96Passat]

      Dammit, I had fully convinced myself I didn't want to buy them, and now I want them again.


      I just finished tinting one of my headlights. I think I may have put a little too much on though. I haven't done the other one because I want to see how good the light output is beforehand. And so just incase it isn't good enough I don't die on my way to work.

      Did you spray on th eoutside with VHT or something. If you did, get some aircraft paint remover, and use that to remove the black, no sanding required.


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      10-22-2007 07:50 PM #267
      Quote, originally posted by IDriveA96Passat »

      I just finished tinting one of my headlights.

      Definetely bad... I had my old US-spec headlights tinted,
      light output sucked big time. If you decide to keep them,
      at least upgrade the wiring to them with relays.

      Quote, originally posted by FastTurbo 2.0 »
      These are Belizeanguy's cluster upgrade

      How in the world did you get Luis to make you a kit?
      I kept persuading him for months and he won't answer my emails nor IMs;
      I told him - whatever the cost is, I need a set badly!!!


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      10-22-2007 07:58 PM #268
      I definitely love the look of them, but I am afraid of the light output. It looks like A2B4guy isn't making new harnesses currently so I think the paint is gunna go tomorrow afternoon. at least it looked sweet overnight.

      BTW, I think this is the most active I've seen the PAOM the entire time I've been here.

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    24. 10-22-2007 08:02 PM #269
      Izzo,
      Luis made me one of the first kits. It is awesome. The red backlight is a led strip that I made my self, but I wanna change it to white, just havent gotten to it.. Or maybe Luis just doesnt like you.

    25. 10-22-2007 08:04 PM #270
      I am sorry I dont like the look of your blacked lenses. First it is not safe, and second it is VERY ILLEGAL... not that Ecode's or my light are DOT legal either. But yours have even surpassed that point.

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      10-22-2007 08:11 PM #271
      To each his own on the looks, but I feel ya on the safety. Thats why it goes when I get home from work tomorrow. On the point of legality, I don't really worry about it, people drive around here with just a single light, if that sometimes.
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      10-22-2007 09:31 PM #272
      Tint the insides of the housings and leave the lenses alone. It won't look as dark, but it definitely is a nice budget way to get cooler looking lights while remaining safe.

      I tinted my spare fogs dark as hell with VHT, but I don't plan on using them, plus with the HIDs, the fog lights really do nothing because they are nowhere near as bright. Most of the time I can barely tell I have my fogs on. I can't wait to have the yellow HIDs. Still waiting on my dummies to come in, will tint them to match, then install all my new front lights and bra. The whole front end will look black. Totally changing the look of the front of my car for less than $50.

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      10-23-2007 01:53 AM #273
      much up's to the projectors...


      ~Patrick


    29. 10-23-2007 06:12 AM #274
      [QUOTE=meadxc2] much up's to the projectors...


      Thanks, in the next couple of days, the VMAXX coils will be going on, and then my S/C will be back from rebuild.


    30. 10-23-2007 06:14 AM #275
      BTW, anyone have a EURO plate frame/holder mine broke off yestereday.

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      10-23-2007 11:47 AM #276
      Quote, originally posted by FastTurbo 2.0 »
      BTW, anyone have a EURO plate frame/holder mine broke off yestereday.

      I do. Brand spankin' new. Wanna pic?


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      10-23-2007 01:01 PM #277
      replaced, motor mount, cracked motor mount bracker, and noticed that 2 of the 4 bolts on the crossmember were busted took that out. had it welded and put it all back together

      well this was yesterday. . that counts

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      10-23-2007 04:37 PM #278
      Putting in new auxiliary water pump to hopefully solve my coolant leakage issue (and cause existing pump seems to be not working correctly)
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      10-23-2007 10:04 PM #279
      took my headlights off and changed them somehow for the eleventh time since saturday....
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