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      07-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Getting my AE upgraded from OneEighty

I am getting my AE light upgraded as I saw it at the Ceasar's Bay meet and these things are the best upgrades that I have seen so far...Much more superior to OSS AE...The rings are complete circle and not cut off at the top like most AE upgrades. I am not a lighting guy but when I saw them I was very impressed with the work, and I really dont let anyone touch my car either....My dilemna is that I want to ask is.... what you guys think of color matching the inside to montego bay or go with gloss black like this pic...what do you think....go montego color match or shiny black finish..
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This pic is of a white car but can someone photoshop a montego blue car with the black color matched with montego blue?
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      07-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Guys I need your opinion on this...My mind is telling me glossed black would look hot..
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i personally think the 180 isnt big enough

how will people know who did it when you get to gtgs?
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      07-09-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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i personally think the 180 isnt big enough

how will people know who did it when you get to gtgs?
I will not allow them to put it in the front the logo, if they want to put it on the lens itself which is tiny, I am find with it, but the front is a NO NO
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i think stay away from gloss so the rings can stand out more

montego bay inside-matte if its possible
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      07-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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I will not allow them to put it in the front the logo, if they want to put it on the lens itself which is tiny, I am find with it, but the front is a NO NO
then i approve, you may continue.
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if you have black grills, i would say Matte black , not sure how the blue would look in sunlight.
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Steve is go matte black. I didn't like how the rings reflected off the gloss black.
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i like black
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My vote is to go Montego blue for that custom look.
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Steve is go matte black. I didn't like how the rings reflected off the gloss black.
I agree. I say do Matte black.

Also should be noted 180 doesn't warranty anything and I've read a lot of stuff on other forums about condensation and non existent help or support after initial install.

My recommendation is Lightmodz in NJ. 5 minutes outside of NYC for that reason. Jay stands by his work indefinitely.
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I agree. I say do Matte black.

Also should be noted 180 doesn't warranty anything and I've read a lot of stuff on other forums about condensation and non existent help or support after initial install.

My recommendation is Lightmodz in NJ. 5 minutes outside of NYC for that reason. Jay stands by his work indefinitely.
link to said accusations?
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http://www.***********.com/showthread.php?11063-New-E92-aftermarket-headlight-option-quot-180-quot-from-Martino-Auto-Concepts/page3

There's one from a quick search. Simple search will turn up more. They are mostly on the infiniti forums I think however cause that's where the two kids started doing the work originally.
I'm not starting a flame war by any means I was just stating there are other options locally with warranty and to be aware of the risks associated. I was in the same boat while looking for mine. Was either 180, OSS or Lightmodz. Lightmodz won by land slide due to the quality of work that was guaranteed and the warranty.

Link is bimboost forum*
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doesn't 180 use parts from umnitza?? id say go matte black steve
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no warranty?

may as well open the lenses yourself and do it. the whole point of paying someone else is for a warranty. the work itself is fairly simple unless they custom make their own rings out of individual LEDs by hand.

jeeze... charge out the ass for headlight mods and have no liability? sounds like a great business to me.
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I agree. I say do Matte black.

Also should be noted 180 doesn't warranty anything and I've read a lot of stuff on other forums about condensation and non existent help or support after initial install.

My recommendation is Lightmodz in NJ. 5 minutes outside of NYC for that reason. Jay stands by his work indefinitely.
Can you link what Jays work look like. I want to see what AE rings he uses. If its the same crap as the OS ones, I will pass. The LEDs are tight and a complete circle.
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no warranty?

may as well open the lenses yourself and do it. the whole point of paying someone else is for a warranty. the work itself is fairly simple unless they custom make their own rings out of individual LEDs by hand.

jeeze... charge out the ass for headlight mods and have no liability? sounds like a great business to me.
I just spoke to the owner of 180 and he said there is warranty. If there is no sign of accident or rock chips which caused a crack in lense, then there should be no condensation, but if there is condensation it will be fixed under warranty. Please before you guys post, get the facts straight. I will get a written statement for this warranty so guys there should be no problems from what the owner stated over the phone.
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I just spoke to the owner of 180 and he said there is warranty. If there is no sign of accident or rock chips which caused a crack in lense, then there should be no condensation, but if there is condensation it will be fixed under warranty. Please before you guys post, get the facts straight. I will get a written statement for this warranty so guys there should be no problems from what the owner stated over the phone.
then go all black.
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I just spoke to the owner of 180 and he said there is warranty. If there is no sign of accident or rock chips which caused a crack in lense, then there should be no condensation, but if there is condensation it will be fixed under warranty. Please before you guys post, get the facts straight. I will get a written statement for this warranty so guys there should be no problems from what the owner stated over the phone.
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Gugs. Did u get your upgrade of the AE from Jay? Looking at your avatar, that's exactly why I didn't go with other places as the rings are not fully round. Looks weird
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OP, heres a link to a thread i found for someone that did it with LightModz, like you mention rings arent totally 'full'.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ight=lightmodz
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