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Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 10-28-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By BAd124
Recommended Shop - Bavarian Rocket Science, Albany NY

Tried a new (to me) shop this past week and wanted to relay my impressions.

I'll preface with the thought of letting someone else touch my car, let alone leave it there literally keeps me up at...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 10-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,456
Posted By BAd124
Just found another in Albany - Bavarian Rocket...

Just found another in Albany - Bavarian Rocket Science
Mainstay is Porsche but they also do BMW,Mercedes, Audi etc

The owner actually DD's a 300E

Highly receommended - Home...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 01-18-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,456
Posted By BAd124
Just checked back at this post and saw it was...

Just checked back at this post and saw it was ********* over the shop name ?

Shop name is German Auto Haus, in Burnt Hills
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,859
Posted By BAd124
I like it, I have been toying with various ideas...

I like it, I have been toying with various ideas on mine as well.

Planning to get it powder coated over the winter while the car is away, will post pics when I get it complete.
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 09-17-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,456
Posted By BAd124
Hi all, I always like to give credit when due....

Hi all,
I always like to give credit when due. I rarely ever take my car to a shop, but I took it to ******** yesterday to loosen some suspension bolts that I could not get loose for the life of...
Forum: Tech Help 08-12-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Update - still having the same issue with mine....

Update - still having the same issue with mine. The capacitors did not have the intended affect I was hoping for.

The DDM site lists resistors as a possible solution, but I haven't attempted that...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Update - I was able to get the capacitors...

Update - I was able to get the capacitors soldered in last night in a similar fashion to the picture I posted before.

The first attempt at turning on the lights from a cold start (i.e. light had...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
I was able to find a picture of what I tried to...

I was able to find a picture of what I tried to convey in that last post. Hope this makes it clearer
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
My understanding was that you would need one for...

My understanding was that you would need one for each ballast, and that it would have to be inline between the harness and each one.

The diagram below shows essentially the same thing in terms of...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Ha yes, very true. From looking at the wiring...

Ha yes, very true.
From looking at the wiring diagrams from previous posts and reading DDMs site, I am planning to wire mine inline on the harness before the plug into the ballast.

Not sure if...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Placement in regards to wiring or where it will...

Placement in regards to wiring or where it will fit in the engine bay?
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
I am planning on doing this mod this coming...

I am planning on doing this mod this coming weekend. Was your attempt successful? Any updates?
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Hard to see in your pic, but the "-" arrow points...

Hard to see in your pic, but the "-" arrow points to the right so I think you are good. I really hope this works
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Thats good info. At least they recommend a...

Thats good info. At least they recommend a capacitor as a viable solution. It sounds like this will be the best way to go.

Strange, I have these exact same ballasts (though not hi/lo) on my Audi...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Currently I have the power connected directly to...

Currently I have the power connected directly to the battery. However a few times I have had to switch them on twice times before they stay on consistently. Initially they will turn on for about 1...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Ok, I had planned on putting some pictures up...

Ok, I had planned on putting some pictures up tonight but its been raining so I havent been able to get clear shots. For the time being it looks very similar to the earlier pictures that were posted...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
OK, finally got time to install my HIDs. So far I...

OK, finally got time to install my HIDs. So far I am pretty impressed with the output. I opted for the 55W 4300k's to stick as close to natural color as possible.

On back roads its amazing to see...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
I would agree that with out a projector beam...

I would agree that with out a projector beam lens, the cut off is not going to be as defined as it could be.

That said, the Euro lights seem to do a much better job at controlling the light than...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 05-02-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,859
Posted By BAd124
I really like the black surround, not so much on...

I really like the black surround, not so much on the mesh. But still an improvement over before
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
I always thought hood lights were the neon ones...

I always thought hood lights were the neon ones under the car? ahah

J/K - thats a good idea. Do post pics when your done
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
Yes, each light has its own ballast and ignitor...

Yes, each light has its own ballast and ignitor so with fogs there would be a total of 4 of each. It would just be a matter of finding space to mount all the hardware, although the DDM slim ballasts...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
You can certainly do the fogs as well. Normally...

You can certainly do the fogs as well. Normally for fogs its recommended using the 35W option due to heat concerns in the smaller housing. If you want to keep the yellow color go for the 3000K color...
Forum: Tech Help 04-26-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
The lighting output is quite significant. 55W...

The lighting output is quite significant. 55W Halogen bulbs put out about 900-1200 lumens. A 55W HID kit (from DDM specifically) will put out 5000 lumens. To me this is much safer than trying to...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 04-25-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,859
Posted By BAd124
Have you considered blacking out the grill...

Have you considered blacking out the grill completely ? If its a dark car you could give it a more subdued look by painting black or same as body color.

I am going to try this in the next week or...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 04-25-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,631
Posted By BAd124
^^ what he said. Works best the warmer the...

^^ what he said.

Works best the warmer the leather is. Clean it with the Lexol cleaner first, then apply the conditioner and let the car sit in the sun for an hour or so with the windows up.

...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,404
Posted By BAd124
That looks great. Maybe adjust the X-axis a bit...

That looks great. Maybe adjust the X-axis a bit but nice defined cut off:) PM sent about a wiring question
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By BAd124
Good luck with it. Its really not too bad once...

Good luck with it. Its really not too bad once you get into it, just keep a mental note of how it all goes together and lube up the contact points while your in there
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,703
Posted By BAd124
Good to know. Let us know how it turns out

Good to know. Let us know how it turns out
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By BAd124
Update - just off the phone with the service...

Update - just off the phone with the service dept. They credited me back 1 full hour ($106). They agreed that the tie rods should have been 1/2 charge each side not 1 full hour each. Apparently the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By BAd124
Wow, looks like I struck a nerve. I would say at...

Wow, looks like I struck a nerve. I would say at least I am not the only one but that isn't true.

I understand the flat rate but when the car is only there 2.5 hours and you charge 3.8....I'm...
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