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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby heavywoody » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:02 am

Getting the truck lenses for like an 88 GMC truck from LMC trucks allows to use the factory bulbs so you don't have to mess with the wiring. Just a heads up!


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Postby whiteretta » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 am

heavywoody wrote:Getting the truck lenses for like an 88 GMC truck from LMC trucks allows to use the factory bulbs so you don't have to mess with the wiring. Just a heads up!
I've been rewired for the 9003's for a few years already, so I'm good haha. I just had to go through and fix all of my ghetto wiring. I really like my little mini bulbs in the low beams on the factory euro lenses too.

The LMC lenses still do look pretty killer on Shawn's old car though! The euro setup does look awesome with those lenses...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:05 pm

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:19 pm

I got that motivation today! Switched out my bad fender, finished the headlight wiring and looming, switched the filament bulbs for white LED's for the running lights, and finished POR-15ing the rear axle!

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Postby whiteretta » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:45 pm

Just need to slap my vinyl stripes on the other fender...

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Postby whiteretta » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:27 pm

Going back to factory. Gotta keep her cool.

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Postby whiteretta » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:29 pm

The other fender is finished! Now for all of the little air bubbles to go away...

You can't really see it, but I picked up a new red cone filter as well.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:22 am

heavywoody wrote:Getting the truck lenses for like an 88 GMC truck from LMC trucks allows to use the factory bulbs so you don't have to mess with the wiring. Just a heads up!

Explain this one to me... With the 90* bend on the back of the stock bulb I was unable to use those with my LMC lights... I had to use the straight 9005/9006 variation... Granted yes I was able to keep the factory plugs, but the bulb itself was different..

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby heavywoody » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 pm

I'll look on my car, but I don't remember having that issue. I may have noticed it when I cut the header panel and made appropriate cuts to compensate for it.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 pm

I don't believe it was the header panel that was in the way... I feel like it was the Euro headlight housing itself.



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Re: RE: Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Nicjensen » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:07 am

3X00-Modified wrote:I don't believe it was the header panel that was in the way... I feel like it was the Euro headlight housing itself.
Your right, you have to notch out the euro housing to use the right angle plug. Here's a picture of mine.ImageImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 am

Ok, I'm not going crazy... :)

I also tried the LED lights in my Euro housings... I was far from impressed on the light output from them... Looked cool, but did not provide enough light so that's why I went back to Silverstar bulbs... 9006xs and 9005xs... Not many brands make the XS version.



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Re: RE: Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Nicjensen » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:03 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:Ok, I'm not going crazy... :)

I also tried the LED lights in my Euro housings... I was far from impressed on the light output from them... Looked cool, but did not provide enough light so that's why I went back to Silverstar bulbs... 9006xs and 9005xs... Not many brands make the XS version.
I have led low beams and they are brighter than my silver stars.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Never said they weren't brighter to they eye... But the light they throw on the road was just not as concentrated as a standard filament bulb... Maybe it was due to the brand I bought and the LED pads were not positioned in the best spot to reflect properly, but all I know is the road is lit up way better with the halogen bulbs in there now.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 pm

I'm running Silverstar ZXE's in the low beams, and they're pretty dang bright. I'll stick with them!

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