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so i don't know a proper section for this since there are so many different things i have done, so this will just have to do!

I've had some extra money/time lately (finally) so needless to say, i have devoted it almost all to my truck. got a few things crossed off the list (yes, i actually have a list of things i want to get done) so just thought i'd update on it!

where to start...
Well, I got an OHC at the end of summer, finally got it in and wired and working!

When I first got it it was tan, we all know what an OHC looks like, then I Painted it:



Got me some new LED lights for it! they are the 24 bulb lights, they were half the price of the 36s so i decided to go with them, and thank god i did! these things are BRIGHT! its nice though, you can see everything inside now.





which leads to my next thing i did, you also notice those little white bulbs, they are for my cluster, they are white LEDs to replace my blue LEDs that i have in my cluster. it was a pain not having needles and i wasnt paying the insane prices to get some from the states. so my cluster went from
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here is a comparison from t he blue LEDs i used to have (right) and the white replacement ones I got (left)


but now it wasn't as blue as i wanted, and as you can see, the ODO was green, so, i had an SMD LED strip from superbrights i had planned on using before, so i added that to the mix too


makes a huge difference, as you can see in this video;

Don't know why this shows up as a tail light, but click and its a video of my gages.
Next thing on the list,

got me some L1224Rs and LEDs for my reverse lights.

Stock bulb left, L1224R right. the stock looks brighter in the pic, but they are really about equal in brightness...the L1224Rs are just more red, and have a better reaction time for braking and signaling, so thats a plus.

same thing here, stock bulbs left, LED right, the LED reverse is about as bright as factory, just nicer cos its a nice white color.

Video comparing stock to LED


then i got these in:

mmm...HID :)
6000k heads and fogs, put them in, fogs turned out great, heads only work when the truck is off with lights on. so im waiting on the relay harness for it and hopefully that will fix the problem. apparently it has to do with my DRLs. damn canadian law.

and finally. I cleaned my truck, and got my new flares on that i swapped with FULLSCALE. I took off my 08 DSG flares, and traded him for his FX4 flares. if you haven't seen his thread yet, check it out, they look AMAZING on his truck!
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I plan on getting a bumper off an 01-03 with an unpainted lower valance to flow better with my flares, i just needed to break up the DSG a bit, it was too much for me.

I'm done now, i promise haha. now i just need to find time/money for the next step!
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LOOKS AWSOME MAN!!! way to go!
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thanks, its nice to finally get a few of the things i wanted done and out of the way, next im saving for tires and rims!
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Looks good! What kind of tires/wheels you thinking about going with? What size?
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omg i LOVE YOOUR TRUCK. haha looks soooooo sick!!! nice work dude!!
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for now im just gonig to stick with some 33x12.5s. going to get me some MT MTZs. i want 35s but i have to re-gear and get a tuner so i can fix me gear ratio/tire size so my speedo will work so i'm holding off til next year. as for wheels, im stil undecided, i like the MT SideBiters, and Mt Signature IIs. but the signatures wont be around when i go to get some, and the sidebiters are too glossy for me, so im also debating some ultra rogue 175s

and thanks Ryan. been working on it like crazy to try and get things done before the cold really hits, so i think that the working season is just about done on it :(
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Dude, those mods rock! I love the color scheme of the OHC!
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my whole interior is that color....well, almost all of it, i still have to finish painting a few things but i have to wait for spring for that now
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I see I'm starting trouble getting other members hooked on my LEDs... such a deviant I am..
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I see I'm starting trouble getting other members hooked on my LEDs... such a deviant I am..
I just ordered the stuff to fully convert everything over.
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looks great andrew! loving the new flares!
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I just ordered the stuff to fully convert everything over.
L1224Rs?
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I already have aftermarket LED tail lights. I bought everything else though.
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Looks pretty dang good man!
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When you get a new bumper, I want your old one. I've been keeping an eye out for a DSG '06+ fog light bumper.
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You don't have your old DSG rear bumper do you? If so do you want to sell it? Im wanting one for my truck. I was thinking about painting my Comp's DSG but after looking at your black wheels, I'm kind of liking that.
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Looks awsome
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Looks badass!
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Nice work. I love your truck and those are some pretty cool mods.
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dude your truck is damn nice!
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Haha nice job on the OHC still need to order up mine! Truck looks sick!
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what hids did you run with?
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You don't have your old DSG rear bumper do you? If so do you want to sell it?
Sorry, I sold it a month or two ago

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what hids did you run with?
I went with the DDM HID kits, i heard lots of good things bout them from everyone here, and they were a great price so i couldn't resist

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Haha nice job on the OHC still need to order up mine! Truck looks sick!
haha thanks, yeah i got the idea from you, i know you were looking at the 36s but i'd highly advise against it, it would be over kill. the 24s are perfect. they are bright as hell.


thanks for all the compliments guys! It's almost looking how i want it to look. just gotta get new tires/wheels and paint my tool box black (might get it line-x'd) and then it'll just be small exterior mods from there, and engine/suspension/interior of course. those all have a long way to go still.
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looks great, the new color scheme of the lighted gauges looks ALOT better than before.
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yeah its nice being able to see my needles haha, and the hot spots on the red, aren't nearly as bad as the pictures make it look. next time i have it out, im going to try some clear tape behind it to try and even it out though, or somethig to that extent
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