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Old 12-17-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

Got the entire car straightened out (minor door dings, 1/4 panel flexing over the years, etc...) & resprayed factory black, new hood, new bumper & new smoked headlights. Had some issues with the body shop not knowing how to buff black paint but I think they finally got it right during this last trip back to them. I thought about going with a different color and was also considering going flat black but just couldn't make up my mind in time. I also got some deep dish 10.5" rear wheels & some 335/35 rubber to stuff underneath the rear, just put them on today so I'll have to get some better pics later on when the snow melts some more & I can get it off my front lawn, lol. I parked it & my Z28 there to get them outta the way & then it dumped snow on us the next morning so needless to say they're stuck on my grass, oh well. Anyways, here's a pic of it with 335's and a few others from a month ago when I finally got it back from being painted. I'll snap more pics with a good camera (all these are with my iPhone4) whenever the roads thaw & are dry. I'm still tossing around the idea of buying a big KB blower or going the Turbo route, another hard decision that I can't seem to make up my mind on.


New 335's today. Also my factory SVT center caps fit right in place of the SVE caps.




Fresh paint a month ago.

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

Looking good, having a GN myself I know black is a pain in the *** to maintain. I learned to buff it correctly by trial and error. Luckily my paint isn't anything really special, it needs a respray so I could afford to learn with it.

I was wondering about those SVE caps, I was like "I've never heard of an SVE"

Who's the owner of that blue STi? Is that you? I've got an '07 WRX myself.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

put some HID's in the headlights so i one it's you!
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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STi is a friends, I just work on it.

Al - I had hid's in it but they kinda sucked (no hi beams) so I went back to normal bulbs. I almost hit another bear right after I got it back from being painted so I decided hi beams are important, haha.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #5
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So why not get bi-xenon bulbs? It's nice to have bright and brighter
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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So why not get bi-xenon bulbs? It's nice to have bright and brighter
Bi-xenon bulbs are not any brighter, they just have a solenoid that moves the shield to deflect the light higher.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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Default Re: My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

Ryan, are you running stock halogens? Might want to think about stepping up to a 100/80w halogen bulb or higher to compensate for the smoked lenses?
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:13 AM   #8
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Default Re: My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

I have Silverstars in my headlights & 55w Philips xtreme powers in my fogs. They're pretty good, nothing like HID's but they're pretty decent. I had the xtreme powers in my headlights also but my Silverstars seemed to be a bit brighter.
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Bi-xenon bulbs are not any brighter, they just have a solenoid that moves the shield to deflect the light higher.
I think you are wrong. The ones I'm referring to have two bulbs on a single base one shielded one not, they require 4 ballasts. So yes, they are brighter, Google it
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Default Re: My '03 Cobra, fresh paint, some DD 10.5" wheels & 335's

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If you need your high beam to work properly than you're last choice is to go with a BiXenon (our model {bulb-3}) which gives you both High and Low in Xenon. This high beam will work correctly and will point where you tell it to. BiXenon bulbs usually come with 3 wires per bulb. They also come with a control unit that handles the low vs high beam. The bulb is actually blocked so that the beam is directed down while in low-mode. When the car's electronics are engaged and the high beam is selected a magnet moves the bulb so that it is no longer blocked and you get "high" beam.
The BiXenon bulbs, as per the High/Low bulb are only available in: H4, H13, 9004 and 9007 bulb types. As you can see to the right, the base of the bulb is longer by about an inch. Please make sure you have the clerance. Also note that the bulb contains a small magnet keep it away from other electronics before installing.
Googled. Went ahead and quoted it for you. The ones you are talking about are dual beam bulbs with 4 ballasts. Which are kind of a waste since its doing basically the same thing except your paying double the price.

And I was incorrect when I said the shielding moves, the bulbs actually move to change the way the reflect. I forgot since I swapped them out of my quad for singles
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I guess if you want to argue symantics they could be call Dual Xenon, I was going by the name on the box they came in. And they would be a waste if you don't utilize Both beams at once. My sister's SD has them and I promise you they are quite bright. Running them like this can lead to melted housings or wiring if they aren't installed properly, as with any 'cheap' HID install. I've driven with them and I love them, when I'm ready to upgrade from my IPFs this is the route I will go.

I was simply putting the info out there for people who would like a true hi/lo HID. For you to say that there are NO options out there that work isn't fair to others who are considering a conversion. Fully functional HID headlights are possible for those who are willing to invest the time/money.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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Laying some rubber tonight. I'll post some videos later.

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Ah...One of lifes great stress relievers...

Never fails to leave a great big grin plastered on my face no matter what else life might be throwing at me...
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Nice car.. Where's your grill? Or did they even have one?
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:29 AM   #15
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Cobra's don't have a grill. I've had alot of people ask me that, lol.
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Really? Thats weird, wonder what the reasoning was for that.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #17
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More airflow to the radiator & other coolers.
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