I usually drill back to front first, and if i need to clean up anything on the inside, i use a dremel to sand down any excess material that didn't come out with the hole saw
I'm at work right now, so i didn't get to read everything, did you decide how you are going to mount the lights in the housing?
Whoops, forgot you're West Coast. >_<
I plan on mounting just the lens inside the OE fog housing and sealing it with silicone.
The Blazer's themselves have mounting brackets on them so I'm gonna connect the Blazer bracket with the OE bracket/bumper beam with a bridge type brace. That way I can keep as much as possible of the Blazer external since they have some heat issues with HID's.
My mother decided to back into my car on Saturday morning completely destroying my CF trunk and pushing in my rear bumper a bit. Which means once I get all of the remaining pieces in I'll be waiting to get my car back to do a final mockup and install.
The good news is that this is going through insurance so I'm gonna try and work in some extra painting I've been thinking about. This does however mean I need to source a new CF trunk. I have my old OE one, but I want the CF one back. I found a link a while back where they were still selling them. Unfortunately I can't find it now. Does anyone know where I can source one from still?
"Explain to me why lowering it would down grade the car. Whats wrong with a lower center of gravity? If you say ride comfort, I will smack you through my monitor."
"Setting a realistic goal of 325WHP but quite honestly I'll be happy as a priest in a daycare with anything over 300 to all four."
I looked for an hour there are like ZERO carbon fiber trunk lids! its about like trying to find a front sway bar .
Tell me about it. I found an actual CF fuel door on eBay which I promptly snagged. First one I've seen in years too. But no such luck with the trunk lid. Thanks for looking though.
Hopefully I have some presents coming in the next couple days in the form of my fans and fog housings. And hopefully I can convince the body shop that it's going to to let me pull the front bumper and install these retro'd fogs while it's in there. *fingers crossed*
High 90's with very high humidity can go die in a fire!
My fans came in today and I set myself to making the harness for them in nice air conditioned comfort. I first tested 2 of the 4 fans to make sure they weren't DOA. The last thing I wanted was to go through the trouble of making this harness only to find out the fans didn't work.
So 2 18 gauge uninsulated female connectors, 3 pairs of 18 gauge insulated quick connectors, 6' of black and 6' of red 18 gauge wire, and 6' of split loom the harness is 90% done. The last bits I need are 3 balloons and some assorted zip ties for me to use as dust caps to cover the harness connectors where the fans meet it and where the harness plugs into the broken bulb base I used to make this a PnP setup. The pigtail you see coming off of the bulb base came with the Blazers for use in a non-PnP setup. It made it very easy for me to test the harness with my trusty 9V battery.
Size reference for the fans.
According to UPS tracking my replacement housings should be here Friday and I should be able to finish this up over the weekend with any luck. Not that it matters if I won't have access to my car to check the clearances on the projector/fan combination with the bumper beam and rad support.
The way I built the harness will allow me to run all 4 fans if I choose to, or just 2 like I have it set up to now.
And assuming I'll have the clearance I think I'll have there may be a very easy way for me to mount these fans over the heatsinks. There's 2 holes in the top of the brackets for the Blazer's, presumably for mounting them to a vehicle. Well if I line up the corner of a fan with the "rear hole", (Depending which way the brackets are mounted the holes are either farther forward or backward. Right now mine are farther forward.) I'd venture to say 75-80% of the fan is directly over the heatsink with the remaining part being blocked by the bracket. There is also double sided tape on the brackets which should help keep the fan securely fastened and in the correct position. I also want to pick up some screen material to cover both sides of the fans to try and keep out any large debris that may find it's way back there.
Last edited by StanzaDescendant; 07-18-2012 at 09:39 PM.
Also cross-posted this update over to HID Planet to see what they have to say about it. There was 1 member who was stupidly arrogant about this idea, 1 who said it was promising but not to get my hopes up, and a couple others chiming in with their doubts as well.
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