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Old 03-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #21
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Nice write up!

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Old 03-09-2010, 12:00 PM   #22
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thanks dan! do it. the bracket mount is very solid
Hey quick question? I also have a Satoshi with PIAA 520's behind them and the only have about 1" of clearance until it hits the grill screen. Now with that bracket it looks like it would hit the grill screen since it sticks out more? How close are your lights to the grill screen anyways?
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BADASS. nuff said

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Nice write up
I converted mine too and highly recomend it to anyone with hella 500's
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:50 PM   #26
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How much brighter is the 55w compared to the 35w?
Taken from http://www.ddmtuning.com/index.php?p...=101&parent=85


"Our 55w HID kits are 40% brighter than the standard 35w kits."
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:11 PM   #27
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How much brighter is the 55w compared to the 35w?
you can tell from the last photo they're like friggin laser beams!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #28
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you can tell from the last photo they're like friggin laser beams!!
haha yeah i noticed that. I have to do this mod soon.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:42 PM   #30
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subscribed! thanks for the write up! much better with pics compared to the others floating around. i wonder if i can make that bracket work on my 1st gen
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #31
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isnt cheaper to buy some 7 inch hid's?? just wondering... great write up though!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #32
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Your looking at atleast $120 for 7" HIDS plus shipping. The hellas at $62 from walmart and the HID kit is 29.99. Plus shipping. So you save around $20-$30
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you can tell from the last photo they're like friggin laser beams!!
x2 I refer to mine as "anti-aircraft lights"
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #34
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Your looking at atleast $120 for 7" HIDS plus shipping. The hellas at $62 from walmart and the HID kit is 29.99. Plus shipping. So you save around $20-$30
shit for 20-30 more less hassle with an internal ballast im sold
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I really like your mounting method

I'm going to be redoing my current mounting method where they are on the radiator support. I'm going to try and find a way to mount some lights that are like 5.75'' deep. I wonder if I can modify your way a little bit to work for me Back to the drawing board.

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got those measurements for ya ty. i've got another 2.5" clearance behind my lights to the rad. my hellas are 3" deep, which means i have 5.5" from the front of my lights to the surface of the rad. here's a top view



if your lights are almost 6" deep, you'll have to mount them a little more forward to clear the rad. you'd have to use a larger angle iron or extend the bracket a little further forward.
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Hey quick question? I also have a Satoshi with PIAA 520's behind them and the only have about 1" of clearance until it hits the grill screen. Now with that bracket it looks like it would hit the grill screen since it sticks out more? How close are your lights to the grill screen anyways?
yeah, i wanted them to sit close to the grill for maximum light. i mounted them so that there's only about a 1/8" gap between the back of the grill and the front of the hellas. here's a pic of the space between the rad and the grill if that helps you out:

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subscribed! thanks for the write up! much better with pics compared to the others floating around. i wonder if i can make that bracket work on my 1st gen
np! dunno about the 1st gen. haven't seen what it looks like behind the grill on em
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