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  1. New device tryout

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    Anyone using this is just asking for a broken rear hatch lid on a 451. The rear hatch glass is only glued to a plastic frame that over time will break with just opening and closing the hatch. Adding this to the center only will allow the rear hatch to flex and twist while driving resulting in...
  2. Front Ball Joints

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    Anyone out there replaced just the ball joints on their 451. I picked up a set from Rock Auto for $13 bucks each (DelphiBrand). Before I rip apart the front end yet again I want to make sure I know what I'm in for. I have searched for a how to online and can only find for 450, or whole lower...
  3. Foglights

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    So as stated earlier here are a few pics showing light output with the new lights installed. I will add some of the exterior when it stops raining here. Pic#1 6500k HID low beams Pic#2 6500k HID low beams with 6000k LED driving lights Pic#3 6500k HID low beams with 6000k LED driving lights...
  4. Foglights

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    You are right they are meant to illuminate the road in front of the car, but the higher you mount a light the more downward angle you have to have to keep it tolerable for other drivers, the more downward angle means the less usable pattern you get. Hence the reason they are mounted low. Yes...
  5. Hid issues

    Interior & Exterior
    JzChen I fully support the drilling if the rivets. I have done it and I don't understand why they are closed off to begin with. There is also a small 5 sided screw on the rear bottom that adjusts only the low beam aim. This is where you can adjust the low beam with HID to keep from blinding...
  6. Foglights

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    All Here is a quick pic of the replacement unit I have built and installed to replace the factory fogs, this also takes place of the license plate bracket. The only left to do is to remove the Smart logo on the front. I will include more pcs once it's finished and the lights are aimed...
  7. Hid issues

    Interior & Exterior
    All Here's a quick update. The HID issue has been resolved. I pulled the passenger side headlamp assembly out last night and after a brief examination it turns out the bulb was seated incorrectly. Here's the mistake I made, when installing the HID kit I did the passenger side first and used...
  8. Hid issues

    Interior & Exterior
    All I recently installed a DDM Tuning 6500k HID low beam kit. I have an issue with the Passenger side lamp. Bulbs are seated correctly, ballast works, bulb works. This was all verified by swapping all the driver side parts to the passenger side. The issue I have is that no matter how I...
  9. Foglights

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    JZ Chen I have run standard bulbs, I have run Hella 55w yellow, and I have run the Sirius LED conversion with Yellow Lamin-x films. The Lamin-x keeps it from cracking, but the adjuster screws are garbage and once those break the lamp is useless and no one sells a replacement adjuster screw...
  10. Foglights

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    All It's been a few months since these lights were installed, I hope the install was helpful to others out there adding lights. I can honestly say that here in Wisconsin with the winters we have the factory foglights have a great beam pattern and spread a lot of light on the road and...
  11. For Sale: 2013 Passion 12 spokes (SOLD)

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    Wheels are sold.
  12. Are YOU a Member of the "I Can Rotate My Tires Club"?

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    I'm running 36psi on all 4 corners with my 185/55/15's
  13. For Sale: 2013 Passion 12 spokes (SOLD)

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    All These wheels will be sold as a first come first serve basis.
  14. For Sale: 2013 Passion 12 spokes (SOLD)

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    All I have a set of Passion 12 spoke wheels I need to get rid of them. They are very beat up, came on my car which was from NYC. Previous owner didn't believe in cleaning the wheels when cleaning the car. 1 Rear wheel is bent holds air and can't tell its bent when driving, the finish on the...
  15. Kumho Tires

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    So I didn't know much about Kumho tire until I started researching a set of tires for Lifted AWD Astro Van. Read ton of reviews, watched a ton of videos on youtube, talked to a couple tire shops. Ultimately I went with the Road Venture AT51 for the van. Awesome tire, low tire whine for an...
  16. Are YOU a Member of the "I Can Rotate My Tires Club"?

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    Red caps did spark my interest however I have ordered a new set of wheel bolts and I am going to have them powder coated red. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  17. Are YOU a Member of the "I Can Rotate My Tires Club"?

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    A pic of the new shoes installed
  18. Are YOU a Member of the "I Can Rotate My Tires Club"?

    smart Wheels & Tires
    Just did the swap today to 4 Pure steelies powder coated black with Smart center caps and Kumho ECSTA PA31 185 /55/15 did it for the handling and the fact that the Factory 12 spokes I had were junk, 2 were bent and the finish on all of them was garbage. Ronal wheel company should be...
  19. Foglights

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    Super Not blinding anyone, as a responsible driver I aimed my lights after install. Just like I do with my lamps after a bulb upgrade to a higher output bulb. With the install of this reflector my beam pattern high point is still 18 inches from the ground at 25 feet. I simply have a wider...
  20. Foglights

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    Ok so 1 small update. I had the right side lamp assembly fail. Turns out there is an o ring in the rear that seals between the reflector and the housing. Couldn't find another right lamp for a reasonable cost so I picked up a left side lamp and installed that reflector into the right side...
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