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#1 BtownVolvo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:10 AM

Got them in the mail today and naturally couldn't wait to put them on. As a side note, I'm a sucker for a well packaged box and Rye pulled it off.

On to the pics:

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I painted my housings with a high-temp "aluminum" paint since my reflective surface wasn't looking too hot.
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Final product. Looks a little wonky, but it's just the lighting and iPhone pics:
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Before (E-codes and 5k HIDs):
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After (4.3k HIDs):
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I've since aimed them up a little more. High beams are ridiculous. I can finally see shit at night. What a concept!

Overall, the kit was awesome. It did take a little bit of fabbing and wiring, but nothing bad at all. Super pleased with how it turned out. I'll try to get a better daytime pic tomorrow and post it up. Until then, nice work RZ!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

Looks awesome Reid.


Now I'm that much more excited for the 850 kits to be released by Rye

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

Negatory....get some better pics bro....doesnt look right

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Better daytime pic. Ignore the rest of the ugliness:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

Better daytime pic. Ignore the rest of the ugliness:

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Hmm... Still not totally sold on the look.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Hmm... Still not totally sold on the look.

Neither am I. :( Too much of a gap around the trim piece for the projector.

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#7 BtownVolvo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Neither am I. :( Too much of a gap around the trim piece for the projector.


Well there's supposed to be a trim piece that you can put there, but I opted to leave it off. I like it better without.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

You need to shoot your compare photos in manual or time value.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

The light output looks great, but the headlights themselves look fubar. Do you have a pic from further away?
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#10 BtownVolvo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

You need to shoot your compare photos in manual or time value.


They're iPhone pics. :rolleyes:

I think they'll grow on you guys. Gimme some time to get some more shit done and I'll grab better pics. Until then, hate away!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

not liking them at all....function fine, cosmetics negative 10

just doesn't look right...doesn't flow with the car....maybe going a dark color in the bowls and the HID surrounds would help, along with dark corners?

something else needs to be done....looks out of place

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

the output is fantastic.

as for the look, it seems the projector has to sit further back in the headlight to get rid of the gap around the projector shroud.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

not liking them at all....function fine, cosmetics negative 10

just doesn't look right...doesn't flow with the car....maybe going a dark color in the bowls and the HID surrounds would help, along with dark corners?

something else needs to be done....looks out of place


Black headlights and corners are the equivalent to black wheels. No.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

not liking them at all....function fine, cosmetics negative 10

just doesn't look right...doesn't flow with the car....maybe going a dark color in the bowls and the HID surrounds would help, along with dark corners?

something else needs to be done....looks out of place


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Black headlights and corners are the equivalent to black wheels. No.

YES! Nice one.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

His car is surprised.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

I dont know man, I did the same retro with e55 and the stock housings and mine looks a whole lot cleaner then yours sorry. Dont mind the yellow turn signals, I have since bought new ones.

BTW I am using Chrysler Crossfire shrouds. Nice thing about these is you can pick up a cheap faded headlight off ebay for cheap and each housing comes with two shrouds so you only need one side if you don't mess up

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

I was going to drop the cash but this is why I held off. Wanted to see what they look like - this photo of Lucky's doesn't give a full face on presentation so couldn't quite get a sense of the end product.

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I do think the dark surround improves the look - though would like to see a photo of this car straight on and in broad daylight.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Has anyone tried this kit with jewels? Might look a hell of a lot better than the older reflector housings. There is the $$$ issue tho.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Has anyone tried this kit with jewels? Might look a hell of a lot better than the older reflector housings. There is the $$$ issue tho.


I have jewels I was considering trying this with but the question was whether the supplied aluminum bezel fits in the jewel reflector assembly.

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