As for my sunroof, it's funny to me how many people notice that. It is an aftermarket sunroof that the previous owner (I am the second) had installed. I bought the car when it was a year old, so I assume it was a lot buy. I actually thought it added to the lines of the car the first time I saw it. No leaks yet (knock on wood), so it's all gravy with me. I drive the car in the rain maybe once a year anyway.
Nothing is ever set in stone, you could always take on a new headlight project and re powdercoat your grilles/fogs if you get ambitious!
I thought about doing a V bumper conversion, but for the time being I'm content with how she looks. Maybe one day, but most likely after some other finances have been adjusted.
i.e. a new(er) SS.
Worthy of the read. I love it. So clean and legit. Awesome job man! Bet these pics doesnt do enough justice!
I never quite got this logic. Sure, audi was the one that started the LED drl's, and a lot of manufactures followed suit, but what's the better alternative? Should they go back to using the same yellowish halogens that have been the standard for the past 30 years? Or maybe they should go with amber halogens instead, because we all know how awesome those are on our cars.
I'm not a fan of aftermarket led drl's, mostly due to the fact that they aren't bright and don't "look" oem... But the oem stuff that's being produced these days look great (for the most part), and above all else - they're incredibly effective for the purpose they serve.
looks right on. good work and i like the light shine, clean .
I think I might do something similar to you Audi-esque LED's, but with yellow LED's, and rig them to my turn signals.
I like the work done. But there are nuances.
I'm not sure that the use of epoxy resin securely mount the projector, which is in the process of espluatatsii will heat up slightly and can be displaced.
Perhaps for this reason, I refuse to FX-R and try Hella or Koito. I hope there are options projectors bolt-on ...
My original plan was to drill and tap into the reflector. Unfortunatly, the FX-Rs are just way too big. If you used a smaller projector, I'm sure this method would work well for your application, as well as with your reservations.
Perhaps the use of FX-R 2.5 inches solve this problem?
Doubtful. I have the 2.5" lens. From what I understand the 3" lens differs only in the size of the lens, not the projector housing. Furthermore, it is purely aesthetic, and lens size does not affect output.
I wanted the biggest, baddest projector I could fit in the headlights, and the FX-Rs are it. If you are really concerned about the projectors settling, I would suggest looking into a mini H1 or something similar. It will still give adequate performance, but is much easier to mount, being so much smaller.
Still, adjusting the headlights takes 30 seconds with an allen key if you mount the projectors on the reflector.
Now I don't know, but those look like they may fit. The issue with the FX-Rs was their width, but these (judging solely on the picture) appear to protrude out much further from the bowl. A little trimming may be required, but if you can get the lens flush with the inner bezel without taking out too much of the reflector, it looks to me like it would be possible to mount these.
If it helps, the stock projectors measure approximately 5 1/4" long x 4" wide at their widest point. The lens is 2.5".
Nice projectors, too. I say go for it!