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Old 13th November 2014, 13:55   #361
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And finally, Sreejith for lugging the Morimoto components from the US all the way to Palakkad
Awesome mod
Can you please help me with the following
- Please provide me the link, so that my friend in US could buy this, and get it to India.
- Approximate weight of the package.
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Awesome mod
Can you please help me with the following
- Please provide me the link, so that my friend in US could buy this, and get it to India.
- Approximate weight of the package.
The DIY thread in the assy. line will help you out with all the queries you would have. Please wait for a bit longer (weekend perhaps). I have mentioned everything in the thread.
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Excellent DIY there! Its these DIY attempts which give me confidence to attempt the same on my car,later this month. Do mention the degree of difficulty in carrying out this mod in the DIY thread.

PS: Just wondering if the RHS projector needs some tuning ? The cut-off doesn't look sharp like LHS one.
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Keep it coming gannu. The time and patience you have for the car,skill set required to get the job done is truly amazing! Glued to this thread and just waiting for what is next in the huge pipeline.
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Just wondering if the RHS projector needs some tuning ? The cut-off doesn't look sharp like LHS one.
Right Shashank but the blue band you see on the LHS cutoff is present due to the shield and the lens as far as my understanding goes. i.e. the shield affects the dispersion of the output light through the lens. As for the absence of the blue band on the RHS, it can be caused due to an improper bulb mount but AFAIK the bulb has been mounted correctly on the RHS projector. I will be reseating the bulb sometime but that requires the entire headlight assembly to be removed due to the space constraints; diesel filter + coolant tank blocks the space.

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Do mention the degree of difficulty in carrying out this mod in the DIY thread.
The only parts I found myself struggling with, were prying off the clear lens after applying heat and sealing the clear lens back into the assembly. You ideally need an extra pair of helping hands during this activity - rest of the stuff can be done by yourself. Aligning the projectors are very easy.

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just waiting for what is next in the huge pipeline.
None really Suraj. A VAG car is really a money-sucking monster - there is really no end to the modifications that can be done to VAG machines but I am done for the time being. This one was pending since September. Will do a remap once we cross the 30k mark.

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The only parts I found myself struggling with, were prying off the clear lens after applying heat and sealing the clear lens back into the assembly. You ideally need an extra pair of helping hands during this activity - rest of the stuff can be done by yourself. Aligning the projectors are very easy.
Thanks. I'm getting the Fx-R's mostly, so decided to get it done through a installer here. I've read they're not easy to install like the mini's so didn't want to take a chance.Waiting for black friday discount on TRS before I place my order
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FX-Rs are brilliant projectors going by the reviews. A friend from Bangalore recently installed them in his Polo snd had only good things to say about them. Installation is a bit complicated since it involves cutting the reflectors but the output is well worth the efforts. Go ahead with those - you wouldn't be disappointed.
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FX-Rs are brilliant projectors going by the reviews. Go ahead with those - you wouldn't be disappointed.
Just curious,did you consider FX-R at the time of buying mini's ? What made you opt for the minis
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Just curious,did you consider FX-R at the time of buying mini's ? What made you opt for the minis
Yeah I did but gave them up in favour of the Mini D2S. The main factor was the difficulty of installation. Since this was my first ever projector retrofit and I had no clue of the intricacies involved, I chose to go with the D2S. Performance wise there isn't a huge difference between the FX-Rs and Mini D2S and they are priced exactly the same.
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Yeah I did but gave them up in favour of the Mini D2S. The main factor was the difficulty of installation. Since this was my first ever projector retrofit and I had no clue of the intricacies involved, I chose to go with the D2S. Performance wise there isn't a huge difference between the FX-Rs and Mini D2S and they are priced exactly the same.
Yeah,it appears Fx-R are a bit too much for a first time DIY projector install. I also read a few posts where they prefer the D2S 3.0 over the FX-R's. Awaiting your DIY thread to understand the work involved in detail
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We shifted base from Surat to Navsari since the start of the month so I joined a 3-member carpool for commuting to work (total distance/day - 110 km) and the monthly driving (and fuel bills!) has shot up. The headlight upgrade has proved to be immensely helpful since it becomes dark around 6:30 PM. This would continue until mid-February or so.

Navsari is a small town located approx. 40 km from Surat and is connected to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH-8 through a couple of bypass roads. The town is very serene - far less polluted (noise and air both) compared to Surat and people are generally good, courteous and helpful. The NH-8 is visible from the balcony of our 6th floor apartment.

Fact: The founder of Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata was born in Navsari, in the erstwhile princely state of Baroda. There is a road named after him here.

Winters are here already! Clicked this at 7:40 AM today:

VW Polo GT TDI ownership log. EDIT: 3 years and 82,000 km up, Bilstein B6 installed!-wp_20141215_07_34_33_pro.jpg

(Co-driver clicked the snap! Before I get bashed. )

Other than that, no complaints so far. Been a while since I checked the engine oil level. Will do it one of these days.

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We'll, what a surprise. I'm in Navarro for the day, so it was a mild coincidence to see this thread bumped as it was.

Always nice to see updates from your end, this is one of my favorite ownership reviews on team BHP. Keep em coming
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Had ordered a pair of Hella DynaEdge wipers from Snapdeal (link; couldn't find Bosch's Clear Advantage for the 16" size)
Hi Gannu,

I am bit confused about the sizing
- Somewhere. I have read it as 24''(Driver side), 16''(co driver side)
- Ebay lists this as 21'' 19''
- In the Hella website, it mentions 21'' 19''(for the Vento)

Can you please let me know the size of the wipers(you have bought)?

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Hi Gannu,

I am bit confused about the sizing
- Somewhere. I have read it as 24''(Driver side), 16''(co driver side)
- Ebay lists this as 21'' 19''
- In the Hella website, it mentions 21'' 19''(for the Vento)
Take a measuring tape and check the sizes of the stock ones from your car.

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Can you please let me know the size of the wipers(you have bought)?
It is 24 and 16 AFAIK.
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Take a measuring tape and check the sizes of the stock ones from your car.
It is 24” and 16” AFAIK.
Thanks Gannu.

Unfortunately, I have placed an order in ebay(which said Polo wipers, but seems to be 21'' 19'' size). Currently it is in the transit.
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