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So I'm starting a build thread for myself, and I look forward to updating it often lol! I've been patiently waiting for my engines break in period to be done so I could get my fix, and I certainly got it today. Hope you all like so far as much as I do. Just waiting on my turbo heatshield which seems to have been lost in the mail. Happily sitting at 305HP/355TQ

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Also replaced all interior and exterior lights with LED. And changed out the stock low/high/fogs with Phillips Crystal Vision Ultras. Having like 4 different colored lights throughout the car was just bothersome lol. Now the whole thing's uniform. Sorry my OCD gets the best of me sometimes lol!Name:  ImageUploadedByAG Free1359844481.181456.jpg
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Awesome! What are your other plans for her?

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Thanks. Gonna throw some suspension work at it next for sure. Just wanted to get rid of the stock map first. About to start researching suspension mods and reviews to get some ideas flowing. Very happy with today's results though


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Looks great man. Awesome numbers!!!
You sure do have your head on straight going right into suspension, Than when it comes time for more power, Your ready!!!!. I look forward to seeing your build as its going to be close to my new build.

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Absolutely Blaze, usually always do suspension first. After reading about all the cons of the 3g's though the stock tune map definitely seemed the first must do as its borderline dangerous! So if I'm spending good money for a tune I'm def not going stage 1 lol! So get the minimal to go stage 2 and get it done. Now to stiffening up the weak suspension


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Just subscribed, your build thread is my wish list. I can't wait to get started on the engine. For now I'm concentrating on the exterior. Are u happy w the Philips halogen if so can u post pics. Also I have a few rookie questions, Is the aftermarket bpv for aesthetics or does it serve a purpose. And what are your plans for the suspension upgrade?
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Man you got it all set perfectly don't ya. Damn you're lucky guy ahah id kill for a newer subie and time and dough to mod.

best of luck to ya, remember we all love pics
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Deeds: I'm honestly not too happy with the Ultra Visions....Theyre ok. I read tons of forums and googled pics and they looked quite Hyper White. Mine def aren't what I've seen in pics. I was leary of only going with a 4100w bulb but the pics and reviews I read about the Sylvanias and Phillips bulbs made me think otherwise. The lows/highs/fogs all match now but they're not exactly as hyper white as an LED like in the license plate and interiors lights. So I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with a 6000k of sorts but I'm still reading up on it. And the stock BPV is problematic for the 3g's after stage 1 so that's why I got it. If you're going to stage 2+ I'd def recommend getting one. But if only doing say a stage 1 from an AP or something you should be fine. And thanks for the subscription. I'll post some pics of the lights ASAP.


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Man you got it all set perfectly don't ya. Damn you're lucky guy ahah id kill for a newer subie and time and dough to mod.

best of luck to ya, remember we all love pics
I'm not always as financially blessed though lol! I just sold my 350z and still have some play money that's all. But with 2 kids extra money don't last long or pop up often lol...enjoy your youth young grasshoppa.


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ahah ok I got ya.
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I have yet to find a halogen aftermarket bulb that got good reviews. Seems like hid or led conversion is the way to go but I'm a little leery of rewiring anything while under warranty.
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Yeah I can't see myself doing LED and a full HID and projector retrofit is prob more than I'd spend on such a "mod" lol! I know a 6k bulb will be more toward what I'm looking for as far as color (LED like) but don't know of any quality brands producing them. I'll have to search around some more.


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This is what google images has for crystal visions! My fogs still look more like the passenger side, and my headlights damn sure aren't even a hue of blue...rip off!Name:  ImageUploadedByAG Free1360093131.502498.jpg
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Here's the Crystal Visions on mine. As you an see they're not like the above pics. And after looking at the pics they're quite deceiving. They look much whiter in both pics than they do in person. I'm thinking the Diamond Visions @ 5000w over the Crystal Visions @ 4100w is the way to go for me. Anyone wanna buy these?? Got lows/highs/fogs all up for sale if you like the whiteness. I want a very slight blue tint though like an LED bulb so these just aren't for me.
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I see what you mean by the lack of blue but I kinda like the look and they r def better than the stock. i had blues on a previous car and they looked cheesy and weren't very bright. Its a fine line. The PIAA bulbs seem nice but as u know it's hard to tell from what's online.
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