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    Talking SMIC and HID's Fitted

    A couple of new purchases have been made for my baby recently.

    Firstly an EDS side mounted intercooler from AndyM, cheers mate





    Slightly larger than the standard cooler

    Was a little bitch to fit though



    Front bumper off, after this i've had to remove my air con rad. Not too bad though as i never refitted my compressor after doing the engine conversion.

    And even then it was a very tight fit. Must get my hands on the proper brackets to mount the radiator back a little.



    First impressions are good though, a little more lag but a smoother more powerful curve once it gets going.

    Next job will be sorting out the piping to the SMIC from the turbo. I have squeezed the standard pipe over to get it fitted for now.

    And yesterday my HID's arrived from JCAstraDTi, thankyou

    8000k, 55w setup. Installed in my FK angel eyes just after they arrived.

    Light output is sooo much better, i can actually see now. Although a small alignment could be done on the drivers side light it's all looking good so far

    Now they are so bright that my full beams are almost unnoticeable . Maybe i should get a set for the main beam??

    Although, i wouldn't be able to flash anyone as they have to warm up. Anyone else run HID's in the main beam, and do you reckon it's worth it?

    One ballast by the washer bottle:



    And one tucked away down the side of the airbox:



    Next, a trip to regal methinks. Although i'd like to wait for the EDS IPF machine or the dreamscience one for the ZLET.

    Comments appreciated.

    Dan

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    I had HIDs in the mains on my angel eyes and they do flash fine, but take an age to warm up to use, much longer than dipped beam.

    Should have got the smaller newer ballasts

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    Ive got HIDs in my main beam too and they can be used to flash fine. But as above take a while to warm up to use, but once ready are much better than halogen bulbs.

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    the brackets to take the radiator back is a longer bolt and a 20mm barrel bolt.

    have you not got the aircon rad on?
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    I have the pipes to fit that intercooler if interested?

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    Glad to hear you've got it fitted OK, how long did it take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Glad to hear you've got it fitted OK, how long did it take?
    Only a couple of hours really mate. Not too long. phase 2 here we come

    Z20Leter: Yes i am interested mate, send me a PM with some details and/or pics mate and i'll get back to you

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    Looking good mate
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    Glad your happy with the HID's bud.. Am working on a way now to keep the ballasts charged on main beam
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    Damn, I seem to have missed out on a group buy here :-(
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