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Old 11-23-2015, 12:02 AM
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I really wouldn't mind a set like that rice can you pm me a price?
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:42 AM
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Those are badass rice. That ring around where the running lights were is sick
Thanks I really like how it looks in combo with the little halo in the middle of it haha
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:14 PM
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I love the quads! I have a pair 4Runner halogen projectors I was considering flipping upside down to use as auxiliary high beams in addition to the bixenon but Idk what to do with the turn signals lol
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:37 PM
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Thats a cool idea lol and id use halos & led strips for signals!
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:53 PM
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That crossed my mind but I don't wanna rely on halos and led strips as a turn signal. Led strips aren't bright enough in the day and halos are too unreliable
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:24 PM
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I finally got my retros installed and enough daylight to snap some pics for you guys. I had riceburner build these for me and he and the headlights are awesome! He is great to deal with, always updates progress and does great work. It will probably be best the he chimes in on the setup so that I don't screw it up...... I have left the switchback bulbs out and the led strips reflect in the chrome bowl so well that I don't think I need them at all. Sorry I couldn't get the car cleaned up, but I hope the pics do riceburners work justice.

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Old 12-04-2015, 08:52 PM
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Looks sweet, I like the ss inside the housing
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:59 PM
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Those are nice retros
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:56 PM
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:03 PM
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Man so many SS etchings have been done now! Time for a change lol
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:45 AM
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anyone have problems with the morimoto xb35 ballasts? last night i had a fuse blow in the relay harness, replaced it and it popped right away. unplugged the one ballast and it stopped blowing the fuse, plug that ballast back in and its popping the fuse. seems like the ballast had a dead short internally.

kinda disapointing, ive had a number of cheap $30 hid kits and never had issues, spent 5x that on a big brand name hid set and have a ballast fail in 4-6 hours of use. im sure trs will take care of it, i just hope i dont have to ship the ballast back for warranty cause itll be more than a month till i see another one (im in canada, this time of years priority mail is 2-3 weeks)
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:51 PM
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Man so many SS etchings have been done now! Time for a change lol
I see your point, but anybody outside of these forums will think they're unique and cool.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:44 AM
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Working on some ion redline retros... I think these are going to be SICKNASTY
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:36 PM
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thinking next year I may try LED bulb retros.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:07 PM
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thinking next year I may try LED bulb retros.
No. Swap the hid projector for a led based projector. Only led retro viable. Mind you. A banging projector is like 300$+
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:21 AM
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So I think these Ion redline lights came out pretty boss!

E-46R Shrouds had to be trimmed quite a bit but they look mint sitting on the 3" projectors and crammed into the housings. I cut the holes out in them to let the light come through them...
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Oh plus switchback 3/4 halos (pretty much standard on every build now LOL), led strips and turn signals.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:54 PM
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Damn rice your making some good retros!!! I want to upgrade mine lol
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Man those look sharp. Remind me again why GM dropped the Ion Redline instead of dropping the LNF into it?
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:35 PM
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DDM Mini H1
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And then this happened.


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Old 12-24-2015, 05:00 PM
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Damn man that sucks what happened? That happened to me one with my base I had just gotten my gen 1 headlights was getting paid like 6 bucks/hr back then and within the first week I crashed the car
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:43 AM
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Damn man that sucks what happened? That happened to me one with my base I had just gotten my gen 1 headlights was getting paid like 6 bucks/hr back then and within the first week I crashed the car
Porta potty fell off the truck in front of me. Wrote the car off. Luckily insurance was good to me I was able to upgrade a bit to an sstc
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:46 AM
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well that's nice!! but really the damage was that bad to write off the car?
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:55 AM
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If the car wasmt shitty enough already!
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:34 PM
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well that's nice!! but really the damage was that bad to write off the car?
Car had an outstanding claim for $2000 that was supposed to be fixed the next week, the porta-potty caused another $3000 (Hood, Bumper, Fender, Headlight, Fog Light, Grille + Paint and Labour)

Insurance wrote it off and cut me a check for more than the value of the car in the condition it was in, and about 1k more than market value.

It sucked but it got me out of my base model and into something with more potential. The SS/TC i bought needs some work but nothing that more than the base needed and way more potential. The only thing that sucked was I lost my retros and the TC didnt come with OEM housings (stupid 3rd gens instead), so Ive gotta work on another set of lights eventually. They were good retros for my first attempt too, now I know more about what Im doing.
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