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Old 15th April 2013, 15:09   #106
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New Tyre :
Brand ; Continental - CPC2(ContiPremiumContact -2)
Kms done : 50
Price : 5300(Each, Incl Balancing) + 260 (Alignment)
Store : Sree Balaji Tyres, JC Road, Blr
Compliment : Continental-Lotto laptop bag

Size ; 195/60/15(+ 2% to original reading)
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Excellent choice!
I've been using CPC2 from Day2 (Around 58000kms +). This is my 2nd set of tyres.
The FE hasnt changed since day1. All the best
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The grooves are wider than usual. Hope thats not the thing which has reduced the noise
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Excellent choice!
I've been using CPC2 from Day2 (Around 58000kms +). This is my 2nd set of tyres.
The FE hasnt changed since day1. All the best
Thanks Mikon, souravc mentioned some where that you are running at 40k with CPC-2.

But 58k is great life for the tyre, when time comes I guess you are going to change to same CPC-2?

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The grooves are wider than usual. Hope thats not the thing which has reduced the noise
I'm not sure which factor reduced the noise level, but I guess there could be multiple factor which includes type of rubber, or conti 3-D groove design.
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Thanks Mikon, souravc mentioned some where that you are running at 40k with CPC-2.

But 58k is great life for the tyre, when time comes I guess you are going to change to same CPC-2?



I'm not sure which factor reduced the noise level, but I guess there could be multiple factor which includes type of rubber, or conti 3-D groove design.
Good choice of tyre , you cannot go wrong when following Sir Mikon
Btw, he is on his second set of CPC2 so 58000+ kms is not on one set of tyre .

Noise reduction is achieved through mainly tread design and rubber compounds
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Some pics during munnar trip
Could you please share the install / price details of this setup? Also does the leveller used. With projectors? Some night shots please
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Thanks Mikon, souravc mentioned some where that you are running at 40k with CPC-2.

But 58k is great life for the tyre, when time comes I guess you are going to change to same CPC-2?
This is my second set of CPC2s.
Yes definitely i'll go for the CPC2 (if the car is around )

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Good choice of tyre , you cannot go wrong when following Sir Mikon
Btw, he is on his second set of CPC2 so 58000+ kms is not on one set of tyre .

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Good choice of tyre , you cannot go wrong when following Sir Mikon
Btw, he is on his second set of CPC2 so 58000+ kms is not on one set of tyre .

Noise reduction is achieved through mainly tread design and rubber compounds
Thanks Souravc, I'm also thinking in the similar line on noise.

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This is my second set of CPC2s.
Yes definitely i'll go for the CPC2 (if the car is around )
Good to hear you again went on CPC2.
If possible could you share the life span of your first set?

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Could you please share the install / price details of this setup? Also does the leveller used. With projectors? Some night shots please
I got those directly from TRS.

This is mini D2S kit(Around $400, Includes direct shipping from US through USPS).
The leveler is attached to reflector where the projectors also fitted.
So the leveling works properly without any issue.

Last weekend I was held with tyre change task , Will post all the details this weekend.
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Good to hear you again went on CPC2.
If possible could you share the life span of your first set?
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The 1st set lasted till 47000 kms. I could have stretched it till 50000kms though
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Sure, I did a lots of research in this. I wanted to write in full detail, but I'm not getting time to write. I will complete this week.
Awesome thread here. You take good car of your car. Unhappy with current light setup on my vento (philips extreme vision), so came cross your thread looking for options. Would like to follow your update on projector lamps.
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I got those directly from TRS.
This is mini D2S kit(Around $400, Includes direct shipping from US through USPS).
The leveler is attached to reflector where the projectors also fitted.
So the leveling works properly without any issue.

Last weekend I was held with tyre change task , Will post all the details this weekend.
Still waiting for all the details my friend
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The 1st set lasted till 47000 kms. I could have stretched it till 50000kms though
Thats an good span of life.

I had weekend trip and covered 700 kms in new CPC-2. I was driving during rain, corner and bad roads.
Really amazing, the tyre handled it all well so far.
I think it suits well for a car like Vento.
Especially I like the way it handles high speeds.

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Awesome thread here. You take good car of your car. Unhappy with current light setup on my vento (philips extreme vision), so came cross your thread looking for options. Would like to follow your update on projector lamps.
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Still waiting for all the details my friend
, Thanks for patience.
I had plan of doing it weekend, but ended up making a weekend trip.
I want to add all possible details I have, So that it might help other bhpians like you.
I will complete it this week for sure.
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Mods I not associated with any of the companies discussed here.
This is my experience, not necessarily the best way to do it.

I wanted write this for 2 months, but I didn't get a chance to complete it. Now I'm sharing my experience.

Parts I have bought for converting OE headlight to projector HID
Ballasts: Morimoto 3Five 35w
Bulbs: Morimoto 3Five 5000K D2S
Halos: Yes, Morimoto XB LED (White)
Projectors: RHD (UK, Australia, etc)
Re-sealing Glue
Shrouds: Gatling Gun
Wire Harness: Relay: H4/9003

Shadow Blue Diamond - VW Vento TDI HL-received_pack.jpg
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Whats Ballasts?
This is an electronic component used to for starting and operating voltage for any gas discharge lamps. This includes fluorescent and HIDs lamps.

Choosing Ballasts
The ballasts available in various wattage starting from 35W to 100W. What I learned is using higher wattage might causes overheat and plastic in headlight might gets affected.

All the OEM ballasts comes with 35w, to be safer I choose this.

The output of the ballasts are directly connected to bulbs, so any direct connectors to bulb is recommended

HID Bulbs?

The HID bulbs looks similar to halogen bulbs, but the way it works is different. There is no filament in this bulb.
The light is generated in arc using gas and metal salt inside the bulb capsule. Apart from cars it's also used in several places includes some of DLP projectors, IMAX projects and more.

Type of the bulbs

For projector headlights, D2S types are used.

Bulb Watts

Most common watts are 35w and 55w, I have chosen 35w

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Kelvin:

As most of you know this unit of color temperature, which is mentioned in Kelvin or 'K'.

Please find the various outputs from different kelvins

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Shroud:

This is cover for the Projectors, You could choose anything you want.

I got Gatling Gun shroud.

Shadow Blue Diamond - VW Vento TDI HL-shroud.jpg
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Halos/Angel Eyes:
This is the LED rings in/around the shroud.

Projectors:

To make it simple, If you use single halogen bulb for high and low beam you could use bi-xenon projectors.

By this time you know HID bulbs won't have anything to switch High/Low beams.
It's the projector makes the High/Low beams using an light cutoff shield(nothing but an small plate).
This gets activated when you switch to high beam.


What comes in this assembly is this lens,

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Steps required for the conversion
1). Open the bonnet
2). Disconnect all the wiring to headlight
For Vento:
Everything is plug system, easy to remove(I'm sure most of the cars).
Turn light, parking lights - Gently rotate and pull it out
Leveler - Lift the holder, Pull it out
Headlights - Gently pull it out
(This is based on manual).
3). Unscrew and keep the screw with you
4). Gently push it from bottom to get released from lock
5). Unscrew and take halogen bulb kit out.
6). Repeat the same step for the other side
7). Now the fear you might have is on detaching the glass and plastic. If you follow the instructions I guess this is also simple step. I struggled here and found a video in youtube lately which helped me a lot

8). Now fix the LED, Shroud, on the projector based on instructions.
9). Fix the projector screw in the otherside
10). Next step is fixing HID bulb and screw it.
11). Repeat the same step for other side

Wiring Part
12). The actual current for the lights are taken from battery, Only the connector used for switching it. It's plug and play, no wire cuts involved.
13). For the angel rings could be connected with parking lights without cutting any wire. Since the plug used here has the option to remove the wires along. You could join the angel eye wires
14). It's very simple to follow wiring, Please follow this diagram

15). Once wiring is done in the car, bring the headlight with glass. Just fix and verify the angle is correct.

16). If the light angle not correct, adjust the holder and fix it.

17). Now fix the glass by slightly heating the holder portion at a distance of .5 feet.

18). All set to rule the roads
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Shadow Blue Diamond - VW Vento TDI HL-projector_ring_resealing_glue.jpg
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Good work and thanks for a nice detailed summary. Kept it bookmarked, as and when I try it myself.

btw, the glowing ring (halo_2) reminds me of Iron Man
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Update on the headlights, Now I'm moving from D2S to FXR setup. Will post the details after the work is done.
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With FXR and new shroud
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