ZAV

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  1. I got sick of covers and hobby paint pading on my console globes so I converted them to LED. Its a bit fidly but this is how I did it. 1.Went to ***** Smith n bought the following: -Soldering Iron ($13) -Solder ($2) -10 X 5mm Super bright 2V 16000mcd LEDs Z4024 ($2 each) -10 x 560Ohm Resistors R0568 (6c each) (with different LED voltages you need different resistors, I think if the they are 3V you need 470 ohm resistors) 2.Took out the console and gear stick surround. 3.Took out the globes, n undid the little wire legs using tweezers 4.Pulled out the globes, kept the little plastic screw globe holders and replaced them with LEDs 5.Wraped the negative end of the led leg around the plastic holder end and trimmed it to fit. 6.Trimmed the postive leg of the led and trimmed the resistor. Solder the resistor to the postive end of the LED. Wrap the end of the resistor around platic holder. 7.Press down the legs ends on the plastic holders with plyers, otherwise they will be too thick to screw in. 8.Make sure that neither end of the LED or resistor is touching the other (positive or negative, or positive b4 resistor) otherwise you will cause a short circuit or blow the LED. 9.Do the same thing for the rest, cig lighter surround and ash try if you want too 10. Now the LEDs are polar so they wont work the wrong way around, so ive done a diagram showing the + and -ve terminals. With cig ligher just swap it around till it works. 11.I placaed some electrical tape to cover the lights along the center so the wouldnt S/C with the top circuit board. 12. You will need to bend the leds straight down for the LCD displays otherwise you will see little rings. The others you leave straight or angle a little. 13.Reinstall and test. If some dont work swap them around till you have the right polarity. If that doesnt work, re-check your LEDs + and - are soldered to the correct end of the resistor. If that doesnt work, get a new LED and start again. 14.Enjoy If you attempt to do this mod be careful cuz you can probably blow up your climate control unit if you do it wrong (very expensive). Again I take no resonsibility and I reccomend you consult a profesional cuz I aint one.
  2. As some of you may know I finnaly Sold my Stivo last week, so I hope its well looked after. I'd just like to say one final goodbuy or as they say in Finland Nakemiin!!
  3. Very Easy, even specialized32 can do it himself (no offence).
  4. Im pretty sure if the accident is not your fault you only have pay the basic excess (usually $450-$500) if you cant find the other driver. Age excess etc if its only your fault. Plus if your mum drives into your car, she doesnt have pay any excess at all cuz she is family, some loop hole cuz you cant claim against your family.
  5. FTO WTF? Ive destroyed every FTO ive been against (All V6 manuals). Is the ver R different? I think in MOTOR they have the Sportivo with a 16sec quarter, but most seem to be low 15 sec, high 14 sec cars.
  6. Some1 has done a DIY on taking a non sportivo dash out somewhere on the forums so have a search, ive taken one out before but cant quite remember. If they are the wrong leds, go to dk smith n get Z4024 leds. But yeah it comes perfectly even and a nice bright red. Best thing they wont fade. I had hard time not looking at the dash tnite driving home from work.
  7. It pretty obvious the Type R is gonna be better, it was like 15 grand more expensive than the than stivo new. But then if was gonna spend an extra 15 grand I'd much rather buy a WRX. As for stock Stivos, they handle like a boat and there is no way they will handle like a Type-R. Spend only a couple grand and you will probably outhandle a Type-R. Ive only spent around $700 and it outhandles most other cars on the road. Specialized32 has stock springs, with whiteline front and rear sway bars plus a strut brace and it handles awsome, especially considering it has a 4x4 ride height ( i think he only spent around $500).
  8. can you guys please try and post in the right sections...:) Sorry Northy, I thought you liked moving 'em :)
  9. MMM that interior pic doesnt match up, since the mirrors on the exterior shots are on the doors and they have the extra window.
  10. I got sick of covers and hobby paint pading on my console globes so I converted them to LED. You can see it here http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures...l?id=2105136526 Its a bit fidly but this is how I did it. 1.Went to ***** Smith n bought the following: -Soldering Iron ($13) -Solder ($2) -10 X 5mm Super bright 2V 16000mcd LEDs Z4024 ($2 each) -10 x 560Ohm Resistors R0568 (6c each) (with different LED voltages you need different resistors, I think if the they are 3V you need 470 ohm resistors) 2.Took out the console and gear stick surround. 3.Took out the globes, n undid the little wire legs using tweezers 4.Pulled out the globes, kept the little plastic screw globe holders and replaced them with LEDs 5.Wraped the negative end of the led leg around the plastic holder end and trimmed it to fit. 6.Trimmed the postive leg of the led and trimmed the resistor. Solder the resistor to the postive end of the LED. Wrap the end of the resistor around platic holder. 7.Press down the legs ends on the plastic holders with plyers, otherwise they will be too thick to screw in. 8.Make sure that neither end of the LED or resistor is touching the other (positive or negative, or positive b4 resistor) otherwise you will cause a short circuit or blow the LED. 9.Do the same thing for the rest, cig lighter surround and ash try if you want too 10. Now the LEDs are polar so they wont work the wrong way around, so ive done a diagram showing the + and -ve terminals. With cig ligher just swap it around till it works. 11.I placaed some electrical tape to cover the lights along the center so the wouldnt S/C with the top circuit board. 12. You will need to bend the leds straight down for the LCD displays otherwise you will see little rings. The others you leave straight or angle a little. 13.Reinstall and test. If some dont work swap them around till you have the right polarity. If that doesnt work, re-check your LEDs + and - are soldered to the correct end of the resistor. If that doesnt work, get a new LED and start again. 14.Enjoy If you attempt to do this mod be careful cuz you can probably blow up your climate control unit if you do it wrong (very expensive). Again I take no resonsibility and I reccomend you consult a profesional cuz I aint one.
  11. Specilized32 & I installed mesh grills facelift STIVOs weekend. Have a look here http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures...l?id=2105147152 Its pretty easy to do. We bought 2 sections of mesh from Autobarn ($30). Specialzed got Black mesh and I got Silver mesh. Bought a glue gun ($17) n some glue sticks ($2) and a set of staight cut tin snips ($16). Here is the procedure 1.Take off the bumpers (3-5 minute job). 2.Unclip the black inserts in the grills. 3.Mark out the mesh n cut to a size larger than the hole. 4.You will notice that these tabs stick out so will need to cut hole in the mesh to fit em in (you could also grind off the tabs but we didn't). 5.Install the mesh n wrap around the edges. 6.Put daps off glue between the mesh n the bumper. 7.If you have a black car you dont have a prob, but with silver you could see the tabs, so specialized32 used a touch up pen and painted the tabs black. 9.Put the bumper back on. 10.Enjoy your new grills.
  12. MMM maybe he is putting in the Celica GT4 3SGTE with the 4 wheel drive line.
  13. I'd close this too. Do a search maybe it will give u an answer (I doubt it though). A CES thread never ends well. Just remember every car is a little different and dyno charts dont always tell the whole truth.
  14. What are u on about. You probly saw my kit before I aimed it right, then broke my left right/adjustment on my headlight cuz I tryed too aim to far right (I wanted to see around corners lol). There was nothing wrong my HID kit other than it was 6000K. Prob try a 4300K kit cuz the higher u go up in K's the less u see and the brighter to oncoming traffic your lights are. 6000K is good compromise between 4300K and 8000K and it looks very nice. Alot of people with higher K lights dont notice the reduced visability till they get in another car. Prob sort of like when when you thought your MTEC globes made it better to see at night till I showed u my stock lights. Also alot of people dont mind the compromise to get extra white or blue, but reduced visability. Its a personal preferenence. I personally believe u need a bit of yellow, but at d moment dont wana fork out 300 bux without actually physically siting in another 4300K HID corolla, and observing thats the HID kit I want. At moment I'm happy with stock since I have raised them a little higher than factory, but not too high so that I blind people, plus I dont have s**t my dacks everytime I go through a booze bus.
  15. reminds me of specilized32s oven. The screen is so stuffed, intead of flashing 00:00, it flashes help on the clock display.
  16. I took off the indicator plastic cover, then masked behind that side the indicator so it still reflects. The suround is screwed onto the lense from memory, but its easy to work out what to do.
  17. It was spray high temp paint in black. I cant remember the name but specialised32 may no since he bought it. No clear coat, since it comes out a nice mat black.
  18. Nope doesnt effect the light beam in anyway. The surround is just trim, they do then same to commodores (exec chrome, SS black) and lancers (ES chrome, VRX black)
  19. I looked into this, but its not really work spending that amount of money to get factory HID lights. Plus with halogen globes you can aim em a bit higher to get extra visibility without blinding people. If you aim your HID lights higher, u just blind people.
  20. Looks absolutely stock, its not funny. We didnt bugger up anything, its like a brand new headlight. It even looks better in person. It was fan forced, but you have to turn it off, so i dont think it makes a difference. It looks really nice on silver too.