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    I drove the shit out of mine this weekend. Friday, Crystal MT. Saturday, White Pass. Sunday, Stevens Pass. Rain, snow, or shine the thing just mobs.
    Originally posted by Sonny
    I am a meme for our community.

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      Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
      awesome lighting I am very jealous.
      Thanks mang:thankyou:
      -Christian

      '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
      08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
      318iS, slow build/garage queen...
      '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
      Originally posted by roguetoaster
      Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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        See i was like ~12ft from the wall in my pic, I cleaned the lenses of my Smileys with rubbing alcohol, polished the lenses, etc.

        And no i Dont have the XB35 bulbs, I have the earlier ones they offered in 5K. Im wondering if the Hella Smiley design has the cutoff and bulbs at different distances from eachother which gives the cutoff a fuzzy soft look with hot spots. Because my cutoff has never looked as clean as yours, even outside of the smileys.

        The cutoff and light output is just bad, even past 30 feet.

        I'm going to try adjusting it around today and see if i can fix it, but I have a feeling ill end up modifying the stock projectors to use a US ellipsoid cutoff style, and use denso ballasts and some phillips bulbs.
        1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
        willschnitz

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          http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/forum.php

          make an account and post your issue in the help section. those guys are usually pretty quick to help diag the problem and come up with a solution. They helped me tune my morimoto mini D2S set up on a set of headlights i built for my honda. came out awesome and has a perfect cutoff.








          I'm just about to rebuild my depo's with the squaredmotorworks kit and some mini h1's. maybe i can help troubleshoot once i've got them together...

          form.follows.function IG @mplfoster

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            K guys,

            88 325ix - Front Right Steering Knuckle from BMW Seattle.

            How much from the dealership? Just got one in for a customer today from Germany. Freight was 60.04. Any guesses?!
            clutchCTRL!
            Move with a purpose.
            - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
            - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
            - 2000 323i AT
            2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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              Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
              . Because my cutoff has never looked as clean as yours, even outside of the smileys.
              This makes me think that either the bulbs aren't seated properly, or that the bulbs themselves are bent or something... They're fairly sensitive to the bulb not being seated perfectly. Is there any mold lines or anything in the bulb-seat area?

              HIDplanet is a great resource, good point!
              -Christian

              '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
              08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
              318iS, slow build/garage queen...
              '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
              Originally posted by roguetoaster
              Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                K guys,

                88 325ix - Front Right Steering Knuckle from BMW Seattle.

                How much from the dealership? Just got one in for a customer today from Germany. Freight was 60.04. Any guesses?!
                $457.38
                -Christian

                '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                Originally posted by roguetoaster
                Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                  Higher.

                  Didn't work on the cars at all this weekend, but we did get the fire pit all done!

                  Last edited by kid325e; 04-13-2015, 09:14 AM.
                  clutchCTRL!
                  Move with a purpose.
                  - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
                  - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
                  - 2000 323i AT
                  2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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                    883.92
                    -Christian

                    '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                    08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                    318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                    '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                    Originally posted by roguetoaster
                    Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                      Originally posted by DER E30 View Post
                      This makes me think that either the bulbs aren't seated properly, or that the bulbs themselves are bent or something... They're fairly sensitive to the bulb not being seated perfectly. Is there any mold lines or anything in the bulb-seat area?

                      HIDplanet is a great resource, good point!

                      +1

                      Bulb seat is the most common cause of a poor cutoff or lackluster performance.

                      form.follows.function IG @mplfoster

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                        Are you referring to strut housing? Because if so, I think I know.

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                          Ill have to try messing with the bulb seat.
                          1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                          willschnitz

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                            Yeah, the Knuckle aka Strut Housing - DER 30 - Lower! But not by much!

                            755.36 + tax and you can buy one at BMW Seattle. - Well, it'd be coming from Germany.
                            clutchCTRL!
                            Move with a purpose.
                            - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
                            - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
                            - 2000 323i AT
                            2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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                              Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
                              Ill have to try messing with the bulb seat.
                              I'm pretty sure I have some old H1 bulbs sitting in my old euro projectors, if you want them I'll give them to you. Might help diagnose if its your bulbs
                              -Christian

                              '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                              08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                              318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                              '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                              Originally posted by roguetoaster
                              Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                                Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                                Higher.

                                Didn't work on the cars at all this weekend, but we did get the fire pit all done!

                                Gonna be sweet dude!
                                Parts Collector and Former Houndstooth interior junkie.

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