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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeybananaz18 View Post
    Iím thinking green is definitely makin a big come back....

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    God, I love that steering wheel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjack View Post


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    I had a similar feeling lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Whammy View Post
    God, I love that steering wheel!
    Thanks with the extra padding itís got, if has a nice squishy feel to it and it really comfortable in my hands.



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    Ok. More progress. Some of you may have seen pics of my new headlights in the ďwhat have you doneĒ thread. I had zkw headlights and noticed the first time I was behind the wheel at night that they were burnt to a crisp.
    So about a month ago I came across a guy on e46fantics who was parting out his sedan. I scored his pair of ALs for about $250 shipped.
    I then ordered zkw-r lenses from ECStuning for $40 and MM lens covers off amazon for $100.
    Prior to this I snagged a set of Gold V2 angels of e46 fanatics for about $100.
    All in all, Iím in this project for just under 5 hundo.

    Ok. Letís get to work. This is the video I used to disassemble the ALs so that I can put in the zkw lenses....
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SaQfWLe528U

    The hardest part easily was prying open the ball join inside and popping of the projectors. For anyone doing this, you need to apply force. Donít be afraid to put some muscle into it.

    ***LENS FITMENT*** in other DIY thread for putting in zkw-r lenses purchased from places like The Retrofit Source, people are always saying how the lenses tend to be like 1mm too big to fit perfectly. Maybe I was expecting worse, but these lenses from ECS fell into the bracket well beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them.

    Afterwards, I just reversed the whole process and I was done. It really was much easier than I anticipated. The ALs came with the AL specific mounting brackets so I didnít have to dremel anything.

    Ok on to pics....
    Finished product

    Installed


    Ok hereís where I need a little help. I went out tonight to check out my work. Light output is incredible, compared to what I had with my zkws. However, is there a proper way to adjust the direction of the beams? Like is there a proper rule to follow?

    The following pics were of the projections against my parents garage door. The car is parked about 20 feet away from the door. Originally the beams were pointed down at the floor. I just lined up the sharp line of the beam and matched it with the line marking the top of the lowest panel on garage. The panel is about 18 inches high. I guess Iíll just have to drive around and hope Iím not blinding people.





    Ok still to do: have my neighbor help my wire up my angels to go on with my corner lights, and if like to maybe look into some new bulbs. Iím thinking CBIs. Enjoy!


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    Nice werk

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    Look up on YouTube the channel Lightwerkz. They have a video to show how to allign headlights.

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    Olive's maintenance thread

    Wowzer. Has it really been 4 months since I last updated this? Damn. Actually Iíve been pretty damn busy. Since my last post my wife and I moved out of our NYC studio and into our house in Westchester.

    My grass has since gone to hell, but fortunately Olive is still green as ever. Once we got settled in and got the garage organized (itís still a mess) I tried my hand at a paint correction.
    The reason I took it from that angle was because everything from the A-column back looks great. I think after I attempt another PC next summer, Iíll look to have the front clip resprayed.
    I might have mentioned that Olive was backed into last thanksgiving, resulting in a warped driver-side front fender.

    I sourced an OG one from a junkyard and popped it on. Only thing is I canít get the headlight to line up perfectly. Needs a little adjustment.
    Since I moving into the new house we also had a baby. My wife always cringed every time I crawled under the car. But now Iíve got more poop on my hands than oil, and since I canít find the time to get under the car i figured it would be a good idea start a relationship with an Indy in my neighborhood. They put in new front control arms, FCABs and RTABs. Car feels really good. Still a small shimmy in the wheel under breaking, so I might look into new rotors in the new future.

    This shop will be retrofitting heated seats for me in December. Iíve had them sitting in the garage for a while- warm buts will be a much welcomed up in Westchester. While the seats are out theyíll also be swapping out the carpet for me as I begin the sand beige two tone. This is the goal....


    Other than that stuff, I did oil change with Liqui Moly and also added ceratec and the fuel system cleaner.

    In the mail right now is a pair of new Amber corners, so hopefully when I get them in the front will look brand new and the headlights can get readjusted to fit in properly. Iíve also got a new air filter for my performance intake incoming.

    Stay tuned...

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    Good update. And, congrats on the baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Good update. And, congrats on the baby!

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    Thanks so much John. Love keeping you guys up to date with everything!


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    Ugh Iím pretty annoyed today. Came out and found the clear on my rear bumper is starting to bubble and flake off a bit. I was contemplating having the front clip resprayed in the spring. This might convince me.


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