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Old 07-26-2009, 08:16 AM
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2 more mods down..

front bumper overlay
done by Logan Design http://www.oregonsigns.com/ in Grants Pass, Oregon

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And-- window vent visors
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:22 AM
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I will get some better pics of the front bumper up soon. also, I can't seem to get a good shot of the gauges when they are lit up..
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:28 AM
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new interior and license plate lights.
from Garage 1212
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:31 AM
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here's the gauge shots....

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*NOTE: on the dash cluster I used both the stock gauge face and the aftermarket one with the stock face behind the aftermarket . I used both because the idiot lights did not have any little pictures of what they were so all I had were a bunch of little light squares... using both solved this problem, jsut make sure to line the #s up...
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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a few lighting mods...

HIGH BEAM HIDs. 6000K *low beams 5000k going in on Saturday*

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and RED LEDs behind lower grill. parking lights are on. *red LEDs begind upper grill going in as soon as they arrive*
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RED LEDs in the 4 dash vents... I will get some after pics up soon.

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NEXT....... LOW BEAMS. 5000K

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both:

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also installed another red LED strip in the engine bay. no pic of that yet. Also, installed the power switch for the engine lighting and a new red light up switch inside for the interior lighting.
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Are you running "BOTH" high & low beams together? How do you do that one?

Were did you get the LED's for the A/C vents and how did you hook them up? I really like that one.

Last one.... What kind of paint did you use for the valve cover?
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:31 AM
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well, when your high beams are on so are your low beams.

the LEDs in the dash vents are strip style.. found them on ebay. I cut some of the "honeycomb" out so I could wrap the LEDs as far back as possible, then I ran the wires under the dash to a switch.

the pain for the valve cover was just high temp engine paint from Schucks/O'Rileys

here's a link to ebay for the LEDS..http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

and the ones behind the lower grill 3 of them. getting 4 for the upper grill

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330357418915
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:20 PM
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^^Too funny. I just noticed this morning that both High & Low beams are on at the same time, but you beat me to it. None of my other vehicles do that.

Those LED's are cheap compaired to what else I have seen. I guess they work ok or you wouldn't keep buying them.
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so far, so good with the ebay LEDS. they come from Hong Kong.
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I have 3 or 4 more surprises in the mail.. should be here this week.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:20 AM
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here's some more pics of the HIDs
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High beams. Passenger side HALOGEN. DRIVER side, HID

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location of control box, passenger side

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DRIVER Side: before install. double sided tape THEN zip ties

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:01 AM
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Upgraded battery wiring.

POS terminal

the black wire you see is the STOCK POS wire for the car.



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NEG terminal

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here is a comparison of the stock ground and the 4GA I used to replace it. Quite a difference. and yes, I knwo it's NOT BLACK. it don't matter the color just as long as you don't try and think it's the POS cable.

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here's a shot of where the NEG cable connects to the body/frame.. if you do this upgrade MAKE SURE TO GRIND AWAY THE PAINT AROUND THE HOLE.. makes for a much better connection. if you 're not sure where this is, it's the same location as the stock cable.

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Hey there Snell.... new mods are lookin' good.
I have often thought about doing that front overlay on my tC...but just worried how it would hold up from road debris.
Did they give you any guesstimate on how it would hold up? I really like the look.
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YO MOUSE!!!! long time no chat!!! so far so good. have had a few rocks hit it already.. no tears so far. DO IT!!!!!!
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your tint is nice. the rest...not my style but to each his own
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Originally Posted by Danimal506 View Post
your tint is nice. the rest...not my style but to each his own
just out of curiosity.. what don't you like?? It's always nice to hear peoples opinions.. just don't be rude is all I ask.
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New grills on today.. from www.customxB.com





and the link for the DIY:
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on your steering wheel, painting the piece where the volume and track rockers are....how did you remove those? i have that piece off the steering wheel, but just can't figure out how to get those 2 black rockers off.
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the steering wheel radion buttons were scary to take apart.. I used a micro screwdriver to pull them out.the plastic is so thin I was afraid that it would break. take your time and be careful. all my trim pieces are getting redone by a professional, so as soon as I get them back I will take some close ups for you on how to do this part..
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