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Hey guys

Finally got around to fitting the LED side markers i got from Z-enterprises. I bought the US spec orange reflectors and sent them to Warran at Z-ent. Im going to send him my smoked reflectors and have him do the LED thing on them as well, as im not 100% i like the orange yet

I gotta wait till morning, wheel the car out of the garage and have a good look

I also fitted the chrome indicator bulbs i bought from the local Autobarn. These are in fact the same globes as evostyle sell, right down to the same colored bases and need to shave a bit of the base off to fit into the socket. They were 20 bucks a pair, and i did front and back. The globes themselves arent as bright as the standard ones, but bright enough to be seen i rekon. They are a darker shade of orange, so i gotta back to Autobarn tomorrow and grab the small wedge side indicators to match. But the new shade does match the LEDs perfectly

Here are some pics i took, ill take some more shots in the morning



 

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thanks Yun

it will look better once i get those xenons in

im still waiting for the replacement xenon globe. Ive tried a new globe they sent and they still dont match, so i think the globe i kept was the defective one :doh:

ive asked him to send me 2 new globes, that way theyll match for sure

this is how it looked......the right beam pattern is totally screwed, and this is the globe i kept :banghead:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/scascone/122_2266.jpg
 

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yeah i did dude

i took that pic a few weeks ago

i had the left globe in the wrong way and it wasnt harnessed properly, but the right bulb colour is still different regardless of how i mounted it
 

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Sam - your projection pattern looks like my eyes after a long Sat night out on the town.

I was only joking about turning the globe upside down - didn't really know that there was an up and a down on a globe.

Good luck with the fix.
 

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im pretty sure there is with the xenons because of the return wire running along the length of the globe

when i switched it around it did fix the beam pattern on the left globe, but then again it could have been just because i got the harness seating right
 

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i took some more pics today, and i fit the silver indicator globe on the side fender

i think ill keep the orange reflectors, they're growing on me now, i like how the orange from the headlight flows into the bumper

i went back today and fixed up the connections on the LED sidemarkers. I cut the wire insulation off, pulled it back, and soldered the LED wire onto the parkers, then wrapped them in electrical tape. So the LEDs come on with the parkers and headlights. They look pretty cool in the flesh, borderline rice perhaps but they look good :shiftdrive:

<img width='600' src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/scascone/122_2283.jpg[/img]


 

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Sam:

VERY NICE man!!! Love the look now.... the LED looks amazing!!! great job!!!

I love those clean chrome globe look!!! btw... can you tell us what's the size of the front and rear indicator that we should get?

cheers,

richie
 

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the front and rear indicators are 7440 globes, single filament 21W

they look like normal wedge globes but are alot bigger

This is a pic from evostyle
http://www.evostyle.com/Merchant2/graphics...et7440_high.jpg

The side indicators take the traditional wedge style globe, like the numberplate and parker. To remove the side indicator i had to pull back the wheelarch lining and push it out from behind, its too difficult to remove from the fender unless u want to wedge a screwdriver between the indicator and ur paint
 

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Sam nice, looks good, now there's two 350's with LED side markers in the neighbourhood and I don't think it looked rice 2 1/2 years ago when I installed mine.

Cheer :cheers:
 
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