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      11-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #23
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these lights deserve a groupbuy.
I can enquire, or you can email Rui Wang: rui@marsperformance.com.au. I am sure it can be negotiated. Yes, they can organise LHD units in the group buy.
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I may or may not be interested if i can figure out why one of my depo's are letting condensation in.
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I may or may not be interested if i can figure out why one of my depo's are letting condensation in.
You need to pull it out and use black silicon (heat resistant) and reseal the headlight. Dry it out first LOL.
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Yeah thats not something i'm comfortable doing, but i found a guy locally to do it for 50 bucks a headlight. also inquiring about having my angel eyes wired differently to have them run as DRL's without any coding.
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Yeah thats not something i'm comfortable doing, but i found a guy locally to do it for 50 bucks a headlight. also inquiring about having my angel eyes wired differently to have them run as DRL's without any coding.
I haven't set mine to run as DRLs without tail lights as I cannot see the point. If I just convert my tail lights to LEDs they can stay on with the Angel Eyes (AEs). I believe it is a matter of running a wire from the cigar lighter on the fuse box behind the glovebox up to the AEs.
I guess it is a case of 'to each his own', so go for it!
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Stealth LED Turn indicators

Now installed - LED stealth bulbs in the front turn indicators (aka Turn indicators)
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      11-30-2012, 10:46 PM   #29
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Looks great. Do you have any night photos?
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I do like that those angel eyes are substantially better then the depo ones, even with the upgraded SMD LED's. you can barely see mine during the day unlike yours which are lit up very clearly. If mine continue to crap out i'll probably go with these.
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Now installed - LED stealth bulbs in the front turn indicators (aka Turn indicators)

Where can I buy these bulbs? Difficult to install?
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Where can I buy these bulbs? Difficult to install?
I initially misread your post. The LED replacements for amber turn indicators came from eBay seller mylitco. There is a diagram of how to replace them in an earlier post in this thread (post #13).

The headlights came from Mars Performance. They also have an eBay store. Mine are RHD, and you will need LHD, so be sure to specify this. I mean that the entire light fitting is either RHD or LHD. Freight to the US shouldn't be too bad. We in Australia buy from the US through shipping agents and it costs about $160 to freight other brand headlights from the US to Australia ... should be about the same.

You do not need to pull the entire bumper bar off ... undo the top four screws and the side screws in the wheel well then fold the bumper forward. And no, even with a M Sport bumper that's it. There are videos by other brands on Youtube showing how.

I had Mars Performance do it as my days of doing such things are behind me. LOL
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      12-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #33
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Mars Performance. They also have an eBay store.
Thanks I sent them a message through eBay.
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Night shots

jorge135: Night shots.
1) Angel Eyes (DRL) only. As I indicated earlier, the blue haze in the high beam is because the LED parking lights reflect through the blue halogen bulbs giving a blue hue to the lights. I like it.

2) Angel Eyes + Low Beam

3) Angel Eyes + Low Beam + High Beam
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      12-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #35
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Looks spot on!
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Yeah those look really great. Definitely the best non OEM lights i've seen, angel eyes are the brighest out of any of our options as well. I just wish they were full circles and didn't cut off on the bottom.
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looks amazing. i will go this way when i have the funds and my car will be completed. thanks. im gonna subscribed so i never lose this thread haha
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looks amazing. i will go this way when i have the funds and my car will be completed. thanks. im gonna subscribed so i never lose this thread haha
Since our cars look so similar, you can see EXACTLY what it will look like.
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Any chance Mars does LHD?
Yes, they can organise this.
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Summary of LEDs with links

This is the summary of LEDs I have fitted with links to the UK eBay store:

Front Amber Turn Indicator LEDS: PY21W 581 LED (twin) Pins are not directly opposite each other.
Rear Amber Turn Indicator LEDs: PY21W 581 LED (twin) These are a different shape. Pins are not directly opposite each other.
Front Headlight DRL (Parking Light) LED (x24): 501 W5W T10 SMD 12v Canbus Error Free Light Bulbs white

Rear Stop Light LEDs: P21W 382 RED SMD Canbus No error (You need 4 of these—one each side in the main tail light connector that snaps out of the tail light from inside the boot plus one each side in the outer connector which is a twist and remove type connector. N.B. The pins are directly opposite each other)
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“A turbo: exhaust gases go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster.” J Clarkson ... and to think I have two such beasties!

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This is the summary of LEDs I have fitted with links to the UK eBay store:

Front Amber Turn Indicator LEDS: PY21W 581 LED (twin) Pins are not directly opposite each other.
Rear Amber Turn Indicator LEDs: PY21W 581 LED (twin) These are a different shape. Pins are not directly opposite each other.
Front Headlight DRL (Parking Light) LED (x24): 501 W5W T10 SMD 12v Canbus Error Free Light Bulbs white

Rear Stop Light LEDs: P21W 382 RED SMD Canbus No error (You need 4 of these—one each side in the main tail light connector that snaps out of the tail light from inside the boot plus one each side in the outer connector which is a twist and remove type connector. N.B. The pins are directly opposite each other)
Thanks for this!!! Video of rear brake lights and turn signals, please!

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Here are my own vids/pics. In person the LEDs are a bit brighter. I want to test them again during the day. I used these bulbs: http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ed-tower/1326/. 2 needed on each side as DrG said.




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Here are my own vids/pics. In person the LEDs are a bit brighter. I want to test them again during the day. I used these bulbs:
Very nice. Sweet!
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