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Unread 05-15-2010, 12:02 PM   #1426
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went to the junkyard last week and landed myself a bunch of lights. pic of the group


so i played around with the lights all day yesterday for the most part. did some axle work, then got frustrated and went back to my lights. anyways

comparison pic

passenger side headlight is my old 8000k lights that turned white
fog light in the middle is a ddm 12000k bulb. and the headlight on the driverside is a ddm 10000k bulb.
notice a difference between the 12000k and 10000k? no? neither do i.


and NO they are not that blue in person, theyre actually pretty white...sadly.

comparison between stock fog light housing and ebay smoked housing beam pattern

stock with hids:



WOW! i had no idea the stock beam pattern was that good! looks like ill be using the stock housings

ebay smoked housings:



boo. too bad the ebay housings look much bettter. oh well

again, the lights are nowhere near that blue in person. theyre actually pretty white.

now for the bmw headlights
low beam halogen projectors



nice!

bmw high beams



not bad

now for some aftermaket mazda housings we came across.
first the low beam projector



the bulb blowss^

i think i could summon batman with that beam pattern

mazda high beam non projectors



not bad.

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Unread 05-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #1427
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heres the housing they came in



the idea is to put the high beam housing somewhere in my fronnt bumper. almost like the iceland offroad bumper

and what aftermarket housings would be complete without the halo ring?


you guys are goinng to hate me for this one.........


































































































































































mmmmm























































bacon



lol back on track


badass! the glare isnt as bad as the pics make it out to be. and the reason the lights look so choppy is because there are wires hanging in front of some of them.

so bright!!

yes my workplace is pretty messy right now.


and just the fogs



that was just some of yesterdays fun. i love playing with lights if you guys can tell



edit: oh and ordered this yesterday

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Unread 05-15-2010, 03:22 PM   #1428
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so this just arrived today and nashmd's place. its mine, i just gotta go pick it up in Iowa this summer.

now introducing my 5.9. just needs rebuilt

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Unread 05-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #1429
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Do you realise how much money you're going to spend on the trip to iowa to get the engine? You could get one{ locally that isnt in need of a rebuild for that price
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Unread 05-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #1430
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yes. and oh well. get to go somewhere new, meet somebody new, get out of ohio, explore, etc. that and ill have an entire engine to mess with.

also, apparently it only needs and oil pump and bearings.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 06:08 PM   #1431
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so heres the plan

as i said, my 5.9 arrived the other day in iowa.
think my buddy (nashmd) is gonna have it rebuilt (bearings), and strip it down and clean it. then im going to remove my 5.2 from my jeep whenver im about ready to go out there. take my 5.2 to lima (where roger lives) and have my buddy bore it out to a 390 for $130 (that sound like a good price to you guys?). I will also take my stock heads with me and have him port the heads out and bore the valves out to 2.02s like the aftermarket aluminum eddlebrock heads are (he can do that for $60/head - oh and roger, dan said he wouldnt do yours for free, same price as me for you). Link to the eddy heads, mine will be like these just the stock iron metal. porting/boring out these heads should greatly increase flow and free up a good amount of hp
Hughes Engines

and i will replace my valves with these
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and whatever valve springs i decide to go with/need.

I will then take that bored 5.2 block (just the block) to iowa and trade it straight up for the 5.9 and parts. on my way back from Iowa, I will drop the 5.9 block off to the same friend and have him hone the block out for main and head studs and maybe a couple other things.

that is so far the plan. between now and then I will be attempting to gather what parts i need for the 5.2 to 5.9 swap.

again thats the plan so far. it may be subject to change as far as block exchanges and stuff.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 06:25 PM   #1432
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That all seems so pointless to me. Why in the world wouldn't you just build a 390 if you're already going through the trouble of taking it apart and boring it, rather than drive all the way to Iowa to trade it for an old 360 that needs rebuilt? Or you could just sell the 5.2 out of your Jeep and recoup most of the cost of buying a 360 locally.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #1433
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What'd you pay for all the lights?
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Unread 05-17-2010, 06:30 PM   #1434
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That all seems so pointless to me. Why in the world wouldn't you just build a 390 if you're already going through the trouble of taking it apart and boring it, rather than drive all the way to Iowa to trade it for an old 360 that needs rebuilt? Or you could just sell the 5.2 out of your Jeep and recoup most of the cost of buying a 360 locally.
when i take a second to sit back and look at the plan, i do agree it seems a little crazy and not well thought out. I wont be going with a 390 because i dont have the $1500 or so to buy the stroker kit.

I was also thinking about selling my 5.2 to a friend, but the guy im getting the 5.9 from was wanting a 5.2 block to bore out for a stroker and wanted to see if id trade straight up vs me paying for the 5.9 block.

the concern i have is i dont want my jeep to be down for that long with this whole process (since its already been down for so long and once its driveable again here soon i want to enjoy it for awhile). Any by time this whole engine process begins, Im planning on my jeep already being driveable again.

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What'd you pay for all the lights?
like 30. lol
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Unread 05-17-2010, 06:45 PM   #1435
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when i take a second to sit back and look at the plan, i do agree it seems a little crazy and not well thought out. I wont be going with a 390 because i dont have the $1500 or so to buy the stroker kit.

I was also thinking about selling my 5.2 to a friend, but the guy im getting the 5.9 from was wanting a 5.2 block to bore out for a stroker and wanted to see if id trade straight up vs me paying for the 5.9 block.

the concern i have is i dont want my jeep to be down for that long with this whole process (since its already been down for so long and once its driveable again here soon i want to enjoy it for awhile). Any by time this whole engine process begins, Im planning on my jeep already being driveable again.
It seems like the best idea to get the Jeep back on the road first before you make any decision about the engine. You might decide to put that off for a while. I know I'm going through the same thing (haven't driven mine regularly in a couple months) and I really want to get it back together and take it out wheeling.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #1436
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John likes to make things overly complicated.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 10:16 PM   #1437
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I tell you to get it on the road, and you buy lights and an ENGINE! If you need any more distractions, the axle swap and possible t-case swap will be occurring on woodruff this weekend...
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Unread 05-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #1438
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It seems like the best idea to get the Jeep back on the road first before you make any decision about the engine. You might decide to put that off for a while. I know I'm going through the same thing (haven't driven mine regularly in a couple months) and I really want to get it back together and take it out wheeling.
itll definitely be back on the road before any of this engine shennanigans takes place/begins

i still got some thinking through to do

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John likes to make things overly complicated.
seems to be what im good at

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I tell you to get it on the road, and you buy lights and an ENGINE! If you need any more distractions, the axle swap and possible t-case swap will be occurring on woodruff this weekend...
haha havnt bought the engine yet. iv had toooo many distractions. in the past month and a half iv helped my buddy drop, put back in, redrop, and redo his tranny 3 times.. which has taken some time.

i could stop by if ya want. might as well swing by and meet up at some point. ill catch you on fb and throw you my number



so Ricky (ricochet) is offering to make me some projector housings, using the projectors from the bmw headlights. only thing is itll only be low beams.. think i should do it now or hold out for some bixenon projectors? im eager to have it done, but im just thinking i may regret not having high beams. gotta think some more

edit: heres a pic of his (low beams only)..dam good beam pattern. and thats JUST headlights. Ill also have fogs, and my roof lights (when theres no oncoming traffic)


oh wait i forgot that pic is copyrighted
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Unread 05-17-2010, 11:47 PM   #1439
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i did? haha
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Unread 05-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #1440
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i did? haha
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