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Old 06-03-2013, 04:56 AM   #15
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Blue LED Interior Conversion

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Omg, that blue LED conversion looks amazing!
What would it take to do this conversion? Any chance you'll write up a DIY guide perhaps? Or at least some tips (like what LEDs those are exactly). I would totally pay to have this done on my BRZ, your interior is all i have ever wanted lol.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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I was going to look into an aftermarket gauge cluster, but if I can make mine looke this good, why bother? Love the gauges and the color. If you do make up a DIY guide, I'll be all over that!
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #17
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wow came out awesome, can you make a writeup for the led swap?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #18
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+1 for a guide on LED Swapping!
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #19
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I got these bad boys in today. RacerXFabrication Lower Control Arms with Urethane Ends. Off to the powder coater! They'll go on as soon as my wheels and tires get here.

Forgestar F14 18x9.5 +40 all around have been on order for 3 weeks now...
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Rear LCAs finally powdercoated!
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A very small update today, the car finally got tinted. 30% on the sides and 15% in the rear, high quality Huber-Optik ceramic tint.

I've owned her for exactly 1 year as of Tuesday. There are going to be a lot of changes with the car coming next month. She's going into the body shop and getting fully color sanded and buffed. The rear LCA's and new wheels/tires will be getting put on, as well as an official professional photoshoot finally.
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Another little side project I've been working on are hand-made LED JDM sidemarkers. There are 6 white LEDs for running lights, and 50 amber LEDs for the turn signal.

The part of this project that is still under development is the integration of a TapTurn module. ScottMcphee is actually making a custom module for me which will include outputs for DRL enable/disable. The car will function exactly like the newer Audi's, Jeeps, and Chryslers where the running lights cut off when the turn signal is on, and then come back on when the turn signal is cancelled. I'm very excited for this feature and think the car should have included it from the factory.
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For the past 3 months or so, I have been the guinea pig for a new set of fully electronic dampeners that will be available from the same people who own AST. I first had a set of single adjustable monotubes on the car. These are an upgrade that utilize an accelerometer mounted in the middle of the car to actively change the dampening force every 6 milliseconds. They can be adjusted on the fly from full soft to full hard at the push of a button. But the best part is the system has active anti-dive and anti-roll control. This is my daily driver, so I always leave the static setting on full soft. But anytime the controller senses a change in pitch (from braking or accelerating) or a change in roll (from cornering or changing lanes) it stiffens the correct shocks to keep the body completely flat. It's quite an amazing system that you have to experience to fully appreciate. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/hvtauto

This photo shows the control wires coming out of one of the front struts. HVT will be releasing a lot more information early next year.
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Full LED headlight conversion underway. The following will be changed:

All chrome painted matte black.
Turn signals will be 7 Luxeon Rebel LEDs running at 700mA with 50 degree optics
The boomer rang will be 2 Luxeon Rebel LEDs driven at 700mA. This will be approximately 4x brighter than stock.
Both lenses will be swapped out with STI-R lenses and color modded
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I recently picked up an Accele RVC1150T for a back up camera and a @SVXdc harness. This will be going in when the car gets back from the body shop.
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I just finished up the headlights by retrofitting Luxeon Rebel turn signals, significantly brightening the boomerangs up, doing a lens swap, and washer modding the projectors. Here's the result of the lens swap and washer modding.
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sub'd, awesome work so far
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