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Old 10-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #151
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Re: Ford E-Series Van HID Projector Retrofit lights

Just want to give Scott a great big for getting me off my procrastination about his lights. They are freaking awesome! I drove 400 miles up 101 from LA with great night time lighting and not a single flash from the oncoming drivers. Also, the cars in front of me were not being blasted, the beam cut off is super sharp. High Beams lit up everything!

The install was not too bad. We removed the battery from the engine compartment which made mounting the ballasts on the driver side a little easier. Also, we tapped into the positive power at the fuse block on the driver side and ran the longer lead to the passenger side light across the radiator upper cross support. Super clean install (I will get more pics and update when I can, have a wedding to go to this weekend so it will be a bit).

I still have to connect the LED strip and the Halo. I want those on rate switch so I can use them as a more subtle light when entering campgrounds at night.

Very, very happy !! Did I already say these were awesome?! I highly recommend these lights!

Thanks again Scott!!!
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:51 PM   #152
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I got jealous of Ray's lights and built up the used black set Tapatio donated at the local gathering. These saw their share of offroad abuse from him and I will keep that tradition alive on the Mojave Road next weekend! This set features the premium Apollo 2 flat shroud upgrade with vent mounted Morimoto XB halos and XB bulbs.

Also got the slick new X-Torch led light bar from Morimoto installed and wired up properly. Pleased with it's output and low profile looks in my van's valance opening. I have it aimed low since my new Weldtec suspension will change things around a bit once I get it installed.

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Old 10-17-2015, 11:32 AM   #153
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Ford E-Series Van HID Projector Retrofit lights

That looks awesome
I just painted my my gray valance a couple days ago . Also did my diff cover , propane tank and some a bunch of black rust pain underneath my hitch and frame area.
Our vans are same color I think .



Currently I'm recuperating from a mountain bike accident. I have a mild concussion I messed up left-hand and sore everything else. So no working on my van for a bit.
I have new grill coming
and thinking about seeing if these led spots would fit in the triangle side portions of the grill http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NAO9C8E/ref= ... 2Q5X&psc=1
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:26 PM   #154
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I just finished installing my new lights. Despite a small problem with a bad connection, the whole project only took a couple hours. The hardest part was mounting the ballast on the drivers side due to a lack of real estate. Once I solved the minor wiring issue, they worked perfectly. I can't wait for it to get dark so I can align them, but as bright as they are, I suspect I could do just fine in daylight, I just need to find a level spot with a wall to aim against. Thanks Scott, I'm looking forward to being able to see at night for the first time since I bought the van.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:22 PM   #155
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Re: Ford E-Series Van HID Projector Retrofit lights

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Just want to give Scott a great big for getting me off my procrastination about his lights. They are freaking awesome! I drove 400 miles up 101 from LA with great night time lighting and not a single flash from the oncoming drivers. Also, the cars in front of me were not being blasted, the beam cut off is super sharp. High Beams lit up everything!

The install was not too bad. We removed the battery from the engine compartment which made mounting the ballasts on the driver side a little easier. Also, we tapped into the positive power at the fuse block on the driver side and ran the longer lead to the passenger side light across the radiator upper cross support. Super clean install (I will get more pics and update when I can, have a wedding to go to this weekend so it will be a bit).

I still have to connect the LED strip and the Halo. I want those on rate switch so I can use them as a more subtle light when entering campgrounds at night.

Very, very happy !! Did I already say these were awesome?! I highly recommend these lights!

Thanks again Scott!!!
Those look so sick!!!!
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:33 PM   #156
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A little double sided foam weather stripping to cushion the install. I used self drilling sheet metal screws.



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Old 10-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #157
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I still need to align them obviously but I don't have a 4mm nut driver.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:08 PM   #158
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Driver's side install was tough as mentioned due to the lack of real estate.



Foam weather stripping to account for the uneven sheet metal.



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Old 10-26-2015, 05:43 AM   #159
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When you guys are drilling holes through factory painted sheet metal PLEASE be sure to treat those holes with some sort of rust preventative product! This might not immediately come to mind if you live in a completely rust free latitude but its just a good idea anyway.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:54 AM   #160
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Re: Ford E-Series Van HID Projector Retrofit lights

Here is where I mounted the ballasts on my van. It takes a little more time, but things fit great and are out of the way. I just did 150 miles offroad with them and had no issues.

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