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    I like the looks of mine better than the one with the snorkel. I'm not Into the "black out" thing, not saying there's anything wrong with It. Just Isn't my style. I did order a few black Items tho. I don't plan to add anymore silver. Got the silver Bilsteins, but gotta paint em Red. Can't have a Champ without red shocks.
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Nice purchase, love it!

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Got the pair of rockrail steps today. Put one on the passenger side. Keeping the 3rd as a spare I guess:
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Anzo light covers. Gotta cover up the offroad lights In PA:
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    love the ARB BG, how much do those usually go for?
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by lchase3t View Post
    love the ARB BG, how much do those usually go for?
    My ARB was $1047 shipped with the fog light package
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    The ARB's are one mod I didn't have to do since I bought the 3 with them already on. Dropped off the OEM trailer hitch today. Getting It sandblasted and painted with chassis saver.
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm'er View Post
    The ARB's are one mod I didn't have to do since I bought the 3 with them already on. Dropped of the OEM trailer hitch today. Getting It sandblasted and painted with chassis saver. Ordered new shocks, but got to get them painted red. Going with Bilstein 5100 again. These OEM red shocks are too soft on-road.
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    The OEM red shocks are going In my spare parts bin for now.

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm'er View Post
    Anzo light covers. Gotta cover up the offroad lights In PA:
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    As long as they are below the mirrors pa doesnt require your offroad lights to be covered

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    PA insp laws did recently change though.... Lights must have a pilot light or a switch light to let you know they are on....
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Well then, when the light covers deteriorate, I just won't replace them. Just thought all offroad lights mounted anywhere had to be covered up. Should have 4 more meaningful mods done by probably mid- July.

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    HID no Hi beam
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    If they are HID then probably not cause most people are to cheap to pay the extra for bi xenon bulb setups. Is there a little box attached to them under the hood? Do they hum when you first turn them on?

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    looks damn good with te ARB

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    They do "buzz" a little when 1st turned on. Took one out. Reads HID. Long glass tube.

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Very sweet rig you have there.... Cant wait to see the new mods..
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Yea then they are single bulb hid's. You can order a bi-xenon kit which has both high and low but they are pricey ($180ish) i wouldnt even worry about it to tell ya the truth. I honestly like hids cause they are bright but im someone that needs everything to look the same so those would drive me nuts without fogs matching. Hids arent that good in the rain/fog though in my opinion. They reflect to much.

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    Excuse my Ignorance, but can a regular headlight bulb be used In the socket or were the OEM sockets cut out and new ones spliced In or something for the HID? I always thought, when these lights came out, that they were distracting at nite and sometimes annoying, now I have them (wasn't my choice).

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm'er View Post
    Excuse my Ignorance, but can a regular headlight bulb be used In the socket or were the OEM sockets cut out and new ones spliced In or something for the HID? I always thought, when these lights came out, that they were distracting at nite and sometimes annoying, now I have them (wasn't my choice).
    Check the wiring to the ballast, most of the times there is a pigtail connector connected to the OEM wiring harness/socket for the bulb.

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    I could only see so much without taking stuff apart to dig deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm'er View Post
    Excuse my Ignorance, but can a regular headlight bulb be used In the socket or were the OEM sockets cut out and new ones spliced In or something for the HID? I always thought, when these lights came out, that they were distracting at nite and sometimes annoying, now I have them (wasn't my choice).
    Should just be disconnecting the pigtail connected to the bulb. You will have to trace the wires they shouldnt be more then 6" long. No cutting required just unplug those ones and install oem bulbs and plug the factory harness in. The hardess part is gonna be getting the ballast out if the person who put them in didnt do it neatly

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    When a headlight bulb quits working, I'll Investigate It a little further.

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    My new Daystar dash thing:101_0787.jpg
    Finally got the factory hitch caked with chassis saver and Installed. Had to do a quick wiring so I could use the trailer. Ordered the factory plug receptacle because the Hopkins bolt holes don't line up. UPDATE: I got the factory receptacle and I am not using It. The factory mounting plate will be removed and replaced with a nice one to mount the Hopkins since I wanted the 7 way along with the flat 4 option. 101_0788.jpg
    And by the way, the rear door gas strut stud was wedged Into the ARB. Guess the guy that Installed the ARB was too lazy to shorten the stud. Whipped out my newmatic cut-off thing and cut It so clean, I didn't even hafta clean the threads.
    Turns out I didn't have to cut the strut stud If I would have put the 1" Daystar on first.
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Just a little more silver added to the Champ today. Renewed the fading red front calipers while I was In the general vicinity. Then threw on a set of AcDelco brake pads. Still gotta get them Hunner skidz Installed before Labor day weekend. The bodylift should be on before then also. Gonna try to get sum new OEM red shocks.
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    Hunner skidz recently added:
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Not much happening lately. Just changed a few things:
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    My custom trailer light bracket with the Hopkins on the factory hitch:
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    My new license plate arrived today:
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Finally found some brand spankin new H3 Championship rear OEM "red" shocks. I got 2 of them so I am taking offers on my old ones. Old ones work as they should, but not as pretty as they used to be & have less than 43,000 miles on them. When I remove them, I'll post pics and Inspect them before any deals are made.
    From my experience:
    Bilstein 5100 can't be beat onroad for handling. Offroad a little stiff.
    OEM red shocks are the perfect happy medium for both onroad & offroad.100_1160.jpg
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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Nice upgrade.

    Us I5 guys are slowly dying out!!!

    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.
    A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.
    Too weird to live, and too rare to die...

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    I am a former I5 guy. After seeing certain issues develope with the H3 base, I traded my red Lux for the H3 Championship with the V8. I would never buy another base.

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    You got all the "Bells & Whistles" now!!

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    Re: It's time for the transformation

    Enough bells & whistles for now at least. Plan to have custom stainless true dual exhaust in the future

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    New OEM red rear shocks now Installed
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