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Old 06-11-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Predator Chromiums - Ring Install - Question

So I installed my new predator's this weekend and they look totally sick. (thanks Nick from JleviSW for the help)

I have a quick question though. The only problem I ran into was the ring install on the xenon light. When re-inserting the inlay, it kept pushing the ring back into a uneven vertical position. After playing around with them for a while, I was able to put hte inlay back in, but i had to lift up on it and force it over the ring.... which did knock it off veritcal sync a little, but not alot. After putting the light housing back together, for good sanity reasons... I checked to make sure the auto leveler was still working properly. This appears to be working fine.

My concern is the somewhat steady pressure from the inlay on the top of the ring. I'm assuming it's fine, but I was just curious. Also, I have no problem taking a dremel tool to the inlay and cutting out a section so the ring sits ok, has anyone done this yet? Is it an acceptable solution?

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Old 06-11-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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I haad same problem, did the dremel trick on mine.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:40 AM   #3
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Glad I could help out

There is no need to dremel the headlight trim. It's all about positioning the ring which should be pushed back to right before the first clip.

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Old 06-12-2007, 06:48 AM   #4
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how did you guys get the ring to stay securely in place? because i couldnt push it back beyond the first clip (i have an e46 with halogens) without breaking the clip.. so instead i put it on the first clip and slipped in a few drops of clear silicone.. so it works like glue.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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You just need to wedge it on to right before the first clip. The clip is designed to bend apart a bit and hold a friction fit to the beam.
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i dunno.. i bought my raptor cwp kit from bimmian.. and it showed up without my heater inverters.. i still dont have them.. but the rings didnt seem that great to me.. the clips felt like they woul easily fall apart.. and one actually did as i was installing it.... the middle part of the U that forms the clip was all white like plastic that fogs up as it is fatigued.
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That pics shows how it's done, about once a week i had to take the headlights apart to put the clip back on like that. If you are lucky to have smooth roads that would work fine. I got tired of this and made a groove for the clip, have not touched them since. I think the clips should be redesigned to a longer length, so they attach like they are designed to. Seems like a band-aid for the problem.
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Hmm your clip must be worn loose then because they are designed for friction fit. All of our cars are installed just like that and we have not had any rings fall off, even on daily driven and track vehicles
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Not ripping on the product by any means, I love them, but they did that since I took them out of the package. I dont see it as a big deal, just some thing that comes with using aftermarket parts. Like said, they have not came loose since. They are by far my favorite mod.............
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why not use some JB weld to hold those clips in place after they are seated correctly, it would NEVER move again
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