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post May 29, 2020 - 12:10 AM
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is there a 3000k bulb for the fogs? would be more practical than tinting the fogs.


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post May 29, 2020 - 8:56 AM
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ May 29, 2020 - 1:10 AM) *
is there a 3000k bulb for the fogs? would be more practical than tinting the fogs.


There is; but I do also like the yellow tint in general. I might do all of them; but we'll see. Going to try half the lights and see if I like it.
post May 29, 2020 - 4:01 PM
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Lighting update! I finally got around to re-lighting the gauge cluster. At first the idea was to do LED strips for the main display so it's brighter.
However upon swapping out the three 194's w/ the LED variants I have I might conclude that it's bright enough. I may still try out the LED strip on my spare cluster to see how it looks.

Note there are ~ 12 type-74 bulbs (9 standard, +1 for CRUISE, +1 for ABS, +1 for O/D aka overdrive for AT cars). And so I noticed that my gauge cluster is from an A/T.
Don't recall if this is the original cluster or not though, I do have a spare one that doesn't have the cut outs for CRUISE, ABS, and O/D.

Also noticed that I don't have the bulb for the CHECK ENGINE light. That scared me for a bit but going back to the original thread I think I know why they removed it.
IIRC this is b/c the car currently has CEL codes due to the swap. I may add it in just in case; but we'll see as I hate seeing the check-engine light on all the time.
Plus that light won't tell me much anyways if it's on all the time. Better just to check w/ the hidden OBDII stuff.

Since I had the DCW cluster as well I went ahead with re-sanding and fixing the crack on the cluster.
But I still need to primer and paint the cluster (high gloss black). For now enjoy some of the "rough draft" photos of test fitment.




Last thing is to remove the hue color so the outline is white instead of tan/green. Also I remember someone having red needles... Hmmm that would be nice to have he he he...

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post May 29, 2020 - 4:27 PM
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i may have the red oem needles if you want me to look. lucky you. the beams gauge clusters doesnt illuminate very bright because its orange backdrop color.


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post May 31, 2020 - 9:25 AM
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ May 29, 2020 - 4:27 PM) *
i may have the red oem needles if you want me to look. lucky you. the beams gauge clusters doesnt illuminate very bright because its orange backdrop color.


Dude if you do I wouldn't mind man. Lmk the cost and I'll pay you lol
post Jun 2, 2020 - 1:46 PM
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i have the rpm n speedo cluster needles. don't know wtf happened to the water n gas needles. im actually needing to buy a st202 beams gauge cluster. cause i only need the rpm assembly from it. but don't want to pay a ridiculous amount for it.

i'll see if i misplaced the needles somewhere


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post Jun 3, 2020 - 12:33 PM
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jun 2, 2020 - 2:46 PM) *
i have the rpm n speedo cluster needles. don't know wtf happened to the water n gas needles. im actually needing to buy a st202 beams gauge cluster. cause i only need the rpm assembly from it. but don't want to pay a ridiculous amount for it.

i'll see if i misplaced the needles somewhere


Lol it's all good if you cannot find it. Given the amount of time and w/ a spare cluster I may end up trying to paint them myself. Plus ended up getting some aftermarket cluster faces so need to wait on that anyhow.
post Jun 23, 2020 - 7:19 PM
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Got the glow gauge faces since I liked the daytime look. Not so fond of the nighttime as I originally wanted white lightning; but I wasn't going to pay like $430 for that when these were only $30.
I left the three 194 bulbs in the back white cause I couldn't find a greenish/blue color like the gauges and the RGB led's were too long. Last but not least the needles were painted fluorescent orange ON TOP of the original white paint.





I didn't remove the original; but instead double sided tape the new one's over the old one. Didn't want to glue it nor remove the needles cause it would mess up the e153 calibration so left it.
Also routed it wires by cutting a small hole in the back protector film (open space). Here's how it gauges look close up.




It was so hard to take a daytime photo due to the reflection so I did the best I could at the time. Overall there's a few things I will re-do (bezel paint/filler, new clear plastic, needle repaint) in the future but it's good enough for now.
However my fuel tank light won't go off (after filing) so going to drive the car until empty and try again. Also my airbag light is on for some reason so I need to check out why (it was on/off long before; but now it slightly glows even when the car is off).




Last but not least, QUAIFE BABY. I was lucky to find someone selling a blue gear ring in good condition (at a hefty price) so I went ahead and ordered the LSD. This probably won't go on for a while though as the shop I want to take it to is busy.
It'll be the best time to also cut my passenger spacer down so I can run negative camber (it was binding before), swap to MT-90 transmission fluid, and setup for the 986 caliper work (and maybe the GT4 rear) before getting another alignment.


Other things in the work: getting the 2.5" LCE pipe and going to have it cut down to 12.5" to match the OEM CAT length. Will also have the bung installed there for the AFR plug (yes it's further back but I didn't want to take out the whole custom y-pipe).
Once that gets done then I'll be installing the AFR w/ the Oil Temp + Pressure. Will probably change out the VDO volt gauge to an AEM one to match the rest of the gauges as well (digital + VDO green is off from instrument cluster).

This post has been edited by TimeslideZ: Jun 23, 2020 - 7:22 PM

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