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    Quote Originally Posted by gamble View Post
    No need for battery relocation these days, just get a lighter lithium in the stock slot and call it done in my opinion. Unless of course you are making room for piping or doing a wire tuck maybe. Those lenses look great. I love putting a towel down on the cooling panel and putting tools on it when i work under the hood, so nice.
    Well I am thinking about making the leap to a 2jz-gte so i will need the room for piping, also with tthe spare tire well now empty, I was leaning of putting a smaller battery in there with one of these:

    http://www.flamingriver.com/index.ph...connect/FR1051

    install a nice momentary switch such as this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Plasmaglow-111...ilpage_o02_s00

    Then i don't have to worry about the battery over the long winter months.
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    Ah yeah, intercooler piping is a great reason to move the battery. You could do like seamus and move it to the washer bottle slot possibly though. That battery disconnect is great, but a simple mechanical one would work as well and you'd just have to pop the hatch to do it, and save yourself 100 bucks in the process. You could alternatively get yourself a battery tender lead like motorcycle guys do and you'll never have to worry about dead batteries again.

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    good idea on the battery relocation to the washer area - but i would like to keep that if i could.
    I know the battery disconnect is available in a manual switch but that seems more like a "race car" type of thing to me and I like the idea of having it tucked away and just pushing a button to enable it, besides at this point another $100 or so its not a monumental investment any more. I still may wire up a battery tender too.
    Gamble, I'm also looking at replicating your LED headlight conversion, where you ever able to get things squared away with "the fog lights and flash to pass does not work, nor does the high beam indicator." ?
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    I honestly haven't messed with the fogs or highbeam indicator issue much. Flash to pass seems to work fine now though for some reason... It just doesn't bother me in the slightest. These lights are so much brighter/whiter than any other option out there for our sealed beams that i never mess with it. They are DOT approved and have a nice cut off that doesn't blind people either, which is a big deal for me. The fogs would be cool as DRL's i guess, but otherwise i don't miss em at all. They are so bright on high that they are about impossible not to notice just by looking out the windshield. The high beam indicator is not an issue with TX inspections either, so no worry for me there either. I literally just unbolted the sealed beams, hooked these up straight to the stock harness, and bolted em in. Other than my fruitless hour or so of troubleshooting those issues, i have done nothing else. I drove to the tail of the dragon and back with no issues, and continue driving it almost daily around town if you're looking for a longevity report. The lexan lenses still look as good as the day i got em, no chips, dings, scratches, or haziness or anything. Driving my other cars with crappy headlights it is immediately apparent how little the street signs reflect back at me, and how poor visibility in general is in comparison.

    I think the issue is that the stock high beam indicator needs to see ground through the halogen element, if i'm reading the diagram correctly anyway, and the LED's do not provide that. The fog lights need to see the load of the halogens i think to let the relay kick on, which again the LED's don't provide since they use less than 1/2 the power of the stock halogens. I tried a few ways to manually rig stuff to work and gave up quickly... If you get a set i'll gladly compare notes though and start tinkering with em again til we get it sorted

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    WEll not much has happened lately, I still have a few things to work still and im just being lazy.

    After i did the klearz install i went and "LED'd ALL THE THINGS", basically i changed the front marker lights and the back brake, turn and reverse bulbs to LED's .
    Same as Tanya i picked them up here: superbright leds/
    I also got a modified Flasher from here Flahser per this thread Thread

    There is a strange squeak coming from the back right which comes and goes so i have to take the back brakes all apart again to track it down (I think its the dust cover rubbing the rotor) while I'm at that ill just put some new E-Brake pads on it as well.

    After that i still want to move the battery to the Spare tire well, Im collecting parts for that,
    A LED headlight conversion (and high beam / fog light de-bugging),
    Re-do the sub box in the back - i accidentally built it backwards the last time and its far too tall - the idea this time is to keep it at or below the rear shock tower brace and make it more square.
    after that maybe 2JZ time ?
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    I removed all the old super crappy windowing tinting from the car, I ended up using the windex / trash bag/ sun method and it works pretty well, the tint came off in large enught hunks to make the job manageable without taking too much time. In the end it took about 4 hours for tow back side windows and the hatch window. Obcously the hatch took longer because of the defroster,

    After that i moved on to installing a set of rotor protectors for my front BBK from here:
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    Painted them black and installed them - the fit is perfect. I will rest easier know that they are protected now.

    Then I went ahead and put new spark plugs and wires. one.

    Then, after all that, a little ride before sun down,

    Pretty productive day all in all.
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    So i bought a thing
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    Looks nice.

    One of these days I'll do something about my wheel.

    The leather is in good shape, but the coloring is all weird.
    1985 5-speed "Ms. Swan"

    OH, What A Feeling!

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    Thanks, I now have 3 old wheels, 2 black, 1 maroon. I need to get rid of two of them.
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    so this happened today


    i was not expecting it today - when it first arrived i thought to myself "What has my wife ordered now?" haha.

    at lest i have a few winter projects now.
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