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Old 02-24-2011, 02:52 PM
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I got terminators coming from streetracinazian.

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turned out better than i thought, ebay kit g3 8k hids waiting on ballast. atm
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Love the color match
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Originally Posted by 07MetallicSC View Post
Love the color match
thanks, pep boys sells the gm vic red for cheap. and some other colors
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Maaan...I was wondering how color-matched retros look. I was considering some myself. I just don't know if I like them or not.......
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07metallicss will like these....made by streetracin
color matched retros with blue demon eye 8k hids and gatlin shrouds i think lol

with demon eye on
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:28 PM
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Can I see every ones gapping. I wanna see if mine is normal.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:22 PM
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Bumper and hood gap, I'm assuming.
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Originally Posted by ssweeet View Post
Bumper and hood gap, I'm assuming.
correct,

I have quite the gap, it's like the headlight is too small. Maybe I just didn't notice with my stock lights.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:20 PM
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your headlights might not be seated correctly, those tabs are pretty difficult to get to sit in the slots correctly. You should have the same amount of gap that you did stock.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:51 AM
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I'll take a photo to show you guys. Maybe you can walk me through fitting it better.
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Anyone know the temp needed to bake the headlights to get them apart??
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Anyone know the temp needed to bake the headlights to get them apart??
215 works perfectly
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Originally Posted by TommypSS/TC View Post
215 works perfectly
Thanks man. About how long do you leave them in? Also do you no if u add neww sealer when re-assembling the headlight?
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Originally Posted by The Azian View Post
Thanks man. About how long do you leave them in? Also do you no if u add neww sealer when re-assembling the headlight?
I leave them in for about 7 min the first time, then reheat for 3-5 min as needed. Don't worry, you're not gonna melt them at that temp, just don't leave them in for an hour or anthhing like that. while I had the oven on I took a small screwdriver and cleaned out most of the glue from the channels and a putty knife to clean it off the lenses. Then when you seal the lights, put new sealant in the channels, press the lens into the slot, and put them back in the oven to soften the adhesive, then clamp the lens and housing together, that should give you a nice seal
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i never use new sealant i just use old stuff on there and never had any issues with fogging
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Originally Posted by TommypSS/TC View Post
I leave them in for about 7 min the first time, then reheat for 3-5 min as needed. Don't worry, you're not gonna melt them at that temp, just don't leave them in for an hour or anthhing like that. while I had the oven on I took a small screwdriver and cleaned out most of the glue from the channels and a putty knife to clean it off the lenses. Then when you seal the lights, put new sealant in the channels, press the lens into the slot, and put them back in the oven to soften the adhesive, then clamp the lens and housing together, that should give you a nice seal

Thanks for fillin me in man I'm gona try and reuse the stock sealent. And there's. No special trick to unclipping the housings apart is there?
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Make sure you remove the three screws in the back of the light. Be VERY careful bending the clips up, they break extremely easy. I broke one on both of my lights. Doesn't matter all that much as long as you use a good sealant. Also be careful because the lip on the top of the housing is very flexible and easy to break.
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Originally Posted by TommypSS/TC View Post
Make sure you remove the three screws in the back of the light. Be VERY careful bending the clips up, they break extremely easy. I broke one on both of my lights. Doesn't matter all that much as long as you use a good sealant. Also be careful because the lip on the top of the housing is very flexible and easy to break.
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ok im about to order some retro's.. and im a huge headlight noob what are SLIM Ballasts? do i need them?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:55 PM
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Theyre about half the size of standard ballasts and no you dont need them
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