Waterfowler41 started following Raptor-Style Amber Grill Lights, Thule roof no drill roof rack kit w/ mounts to fit Renogy solar panels, Random HID Parts and and 1 other
Waterfowler41 replied to OpsWest's topic in For Sale/WantedHow about more details on why you had PV panels on your truck? I’m an energy engineer, that’s a fascinating install!!! Would love to see more info.
I converted my 14 Sierra headlights to the TRS Retroquick system and no longer need some HID parts or the stock bi-xenon projectors. $25 shipped for 2 x 9012 XB 35W 5,500K bulbs, ~ 2 months old $20 shipped for 2 x AMP: Morimoto XB Igniters, ~2 years old $75 for stock OEM Projectors from 2014 GMC Sierra headlights. Everything works, no issues.
I know I want to do something with old man woodgrain but not sure what. Back and forth between adding Max 5 to them or going with a brushed aluminum look like my stereo surround. I love camo as much as the next guy but sometimes its too much and I haven't been able to find a quality wrap material in Max 5. I'd like a nice gloss finish.... Running boards, brakes, and shocks are next...
I have a severe case of parts ADD and needed to fit my truck in my new garage. That bad boy added 12" to the front of my truck. The spoiler got some mixed reviews on the GM/Chevy FB groups but I like it a lot. The quality is awesome.
My opinions Install - Once you make the cut, its smooth sailing. Take your time and leave yourself some room to mount the brackets on both sides of the cut and you should be good. All down hill after the cuts are made. The rest of the kit came together nicely with some minor sanding here and there but nothing crazy. The gluing part sucks and Permetex is messy shit. Light output - 10 out of 10 on this one. The light output from the new projectors is sharper, clearer, and the hot spot is more than twice as bright as the OEM projectors with HIDs. In my video I tested it with my Extech light meter. The coverage of the projectors is much wider than OEM. The dimpled lenses in the OEM housing is crippling. They diffuse too much light, the clear lenses on the new projectors perform far better. Picture below shows the OEM projector and the new NHK G5X on the right. Both projectors are using HID bulbs but the cut line and the clarity of the right (newer) projector is noticeable. Final product with some excellent cutoff lines after aiming. Here's the video of the install, enjoy! Let me know if you guys have any questions.
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