Mikey's 2001 V6 Coupe

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Still have to do the front hardware and links. Was able to get the rears loose enough to raise it about 3/4". I know low is the point but until I can tuck my exhaust up better, it didn't need to be THAT low. Looks, and rides, good as it sits now. Not driving it unless I absolutely have to. Still haven't gotten it on the highway, lol. Links should be here and installed soon as I'm going to Florida next week and I wanna get this done before then. In the meantime, nothing new really. Swapped out the door LEDs for COBs; slightly noticeable difference.
 

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Don't worry about how dirty the interior is, lol. Picked up a pair COB LED boards. Originally for the GFs Corolla but they were too bright for her. Tested them in my map light and they fit like a glove. Plus it looks really cool. And they're brighter than the sun!!


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I got them from a not so reliable, "you get what you pay for" website but so far all the other pieces I've bought from them have held up well, so.. :shrug:

In other news, I've taken the car out in the highway. Drives fine for the little bit of highway I take to/from work. Haven't made any long trips though. Still have to install the front links and hardware and lower the fronts a tad.
Saw another DEP coupe in town without a spoiler. I really wanna approach them and see if they'll swap me trunks.

Oh, almost forgot, one of my headlight bulbs burned out so I just ordered a pair of 4500K H1 from DDMtuning. They're not as blue but I feel like they're not as bright. :shrug: Need to readjust them since I have the lows now.
 

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The thing that bugs me about COB strips is the yellow substrate, I wish it was clear/white. Amazing output though, you'll never lose anything in there again lol. Did you buy them from Aliexpress?

Get that suspension at the height you want and post some photos!
 

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They're wired with a 194 base and just plug in like a normal 194. They have a could inches of wire that I had to loop and tuck and it was actually kind of a PITA to get them to sit just right, lol.

CB, I could see that issue but honestly you don't see it that much, if at all. I have COBs in the doors and I don't think I can see the yellow. And this is at such an angle that you don't see it either.

Adjusting the height is the easy part. I need a second jack to assist with those pinch bolts and I may or may not need to cut the old links off so I'm waiting on shop time to get it all done. ;)
 

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Got a link to those? Might put them in the BMW.

Ya know...the funny thing is...lol. I got them off of the Wish App. It's chock full of cheap, Asian knock-offs. BUT, like I said, so far so good.

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(They're not waterproof, btw)

Still nothing new otherwise. Installed and re-aimed new HIDs. Looking into brighter reverse lights. Been watching a lot of Jeff's DIYs and I might go with one of his choices.
 

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They're COB so they should still be plenty bright. Not sure on the length though. You'd have to measure and see.

Ordered a pair of new LED reverse bulbs. I think they sent me dual filaments instead of single so I gotta test them out. If they work, they're probably(hopefully) gonna be stupid bright, lol.
 

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So, weird thing happened. I swapped in the new LEDs; not any brighter. Got to thinking and swapped back in the old 7440 incandescents. They're actually a smidge brighter than even the old LEDs I had in there. I don't know if they're brighter but I can see better and I can see a little more with them than with the LEDs. :shrug:
 
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