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Old 12-06-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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who can install Predator Chromiums

has any1 done some on a facelift before? i hate wiring so this really isnt up my alley. and i dont have the guts to cook my headlights...im in the fallriver area but ill go wherever when it warms up a lil

or am i over estimating the job?
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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Ivegotissues666 fixed mine after I had a bad install done by someone else
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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dont do it is all I have to say I have them on my facelift. The peredator chromiums or any other kit is hard to install, does not fit well, flickers, and the rings die after one new england winter. If you dont glue them down good enough the rings will fall out of place on the first big pot hole. In the winter they will be dimer then spring or summer. The headlights are hard to take out without scratching the paint on ur bumper. And I dont even want to go into the wiring. Me, Dave96dcm and MightyY can confirm the awful nature of prefator chromiums.


But if you must you can contact Dave (dave96dcm) for an install. He helped me fix mine, so he knows whats up. He s located in leominster, a little drive for u. Or you could contact jjr4884 he also has a facelift with angel eyes. he did the install himself so he knows whats up, and if he has time im sure he can help or install it for u.


but honestly I would not do it. Im sure other people will confirm that its not worth the trouble.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:09 PM   #4
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Is it that much harder on a facelift? I did mine on my non-facelift and it wasnt that difficult. Im also out of Swansea Ma, right over the bridge. It wasn't the most fun thing i have done, but i can't say it was extremely difficult. But if it's harder on a facelift just say, ive never done it.


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Old 12-08-2007, 12:54 AM   #5
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it is pretty difficult. i donno i'll let other ppl give their opinions. All the kits are poorly made too....
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:43 AM   #6
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i did mine myself and it is easy

so what if you have to bake the headlight and take all the parts off, if you read the directions until you memorize them, take your time, be neat, you will be fine

first headlight too me 3 hours, second one took an hour

and i haven't had any issues yet....... and they are on there for good.. i covered the entire back of my angel eyes with double sided tape rather than those sh*tty little tabs that couldn't hold to pieces of paper together......
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What temp do you bake the headlights?
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
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i covered the entire back of my angel eyes with double sided tape rather than those sh*tty little tabs that couldn't hold to pieces of paper together......
Tabs? I don't remember seeing any tabs when Anton installed his AEs. And while the strength of double-sided tape can be argued it still won't prevent the AE from dying and needing to be replaced in a year+.

And to bake, 200F degrees for 10 minutes.
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What temp do you bake the headlights?
200 for 20 min.......... if i recall the directions right.....



and as soon as you separate the cover from the headlight, cut the glue with a razor that way it doesn't stretch out and become a friggin mess...... makes it a lot easier to put back on, and no condensation
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hmmm ill have to look into them more..its either them or hid fogs next

northstar well have to meet up sometime..im about 2 minutes from swansea
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Go for the HID fogs. They look dope and will be easier to install.
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I got HID fogs too. there dope one of my favorite mods. 8000k headlights and foglights
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:13 PM   #13
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hmmm ill have to look into them more..its either them or hid fogs next

northstar well have to meet up sometime..im about 2 minutes from swansea



get both! along with LED Xenon White turn signal/parking lights
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quick question, do you have to bake the headlights on all facelifts? because when detailing m car one day I just unclipped the lenses to buff them, they snapped right out, and back in, no glue, no leaks...
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just 04-06 facelift coupes. no sedans no M3's.....
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just 04-06 facelift coupes. no sedans no M3's.....
to add to this....


the "nicest" headlights of all e46's
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