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Old 02-10-2020, 10:36 AM
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Well, you were right! They aren't radically "brighter". The difference is in that they distribute the light that the bulb produces in a manner that gives you effective lighting without welding other drivers' retinas shut. LEDs and HIDs aren't "too bright", but if they are used in housings that don't distribute the light appropriately, and/or if the dingus behind the wheel refuses to aim them properly, they're a menace.

Not sure why the Hellas didn't play nice with your mounting hardware. I do my best to steer people toward Cibies, but nobody is willing to spend the money, and Hella has far stronger market presence in the US.


Looking up the Cibies they are only like $10 more then the Hella, I just didn't know about them. Are they a more true diameter?
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:57 AM
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Looking up the Cibies they are only like $10 more then the Hella, I just didn't know about them. Are they a more true diameter?
I don't know about diameter (that may be an issue with the retaining rings), but they're a whole lot better light. Distribution is better on low beam, with a wider and more even spread of light, and there's less vertical separation between low and high beam.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:24 PM
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I don't know about diameter (that may be an issue with the retaining rings), but they're a whole lot better light. Distribution is better on low beam, with a wider and more even spread of light, and there's less vertical separation between low and high beam.

I may give them a try in the future then!
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:10 PM
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House is nearing completion, move in date is March 20th!!! Can you believe it?

Sadly no update for the Wedding Wagon, she is patiently waiting her new home garage.
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:45 PM
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Wooo Hooo!! That is super fast! Super stoked for you guys! Gonna be awesome having your own place! How mad is your SRT4 gonna be when the old WW is in the garage and the Neon is weathering in the snow/rain?
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:33 AM
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Well....
Currently none of our cars are in a garage, living that apartment life.
And I don't have the SRT4 anymore, I sold it and bought a 2001 Mercedes CL600, yes my friends that is the model with the 5.8 Liter V12. For some reason I feel like I have to defend myself a little bit every time I mention it, I am not a Mercedes guy, but I am a CAR GUY, I like all cars and I really like cars that go fast
That being said they only reason I bought this car was it had insanely low miles and was insanely cheap because the dealer that had it didn't want to fix a check engine light for misfires. (If my wife asks though, it was because the SRT4 had aftermarket coil-over suspension that was destroying my back and the Merc is way more comfortable )

All that to say that yes, I think the WW will always have a place in the garage, and I will probably make room for my wifes Jeep if the weather is bad enough.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:10 PM
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Hey Guys!
It has been awhile, the wife and I are in OUR new HOUSE!
It has been a whirl wind of trying to close and then move with the corvid19 shutdown stuff. But we are moved in, safe, and working away.
I just about have the garage ready for the Wedding Wagon to move in to! Hoping this weekend but we will see!
Here are a couple pics of the place to maybe tide y'all over.
[IMG]IMG-3168 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG-3169 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Garage Pre-paint
[IMG]IMG-7248 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Garage Post-paint
[IMG]IMG-7262 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Getting organized
[IMG]IMG-3252 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

This is the wifes "dog area", I have allotted her almost 8 square feet in the garage That is 1 of 2 Goldens we have, pictured here is our 12 year old Parker.
[IMG]IMG-7358 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Here is (from left to right) Me, my old man, and younger bother. Helping me hang some cabinets. This of course is all of our "good sides" as my wife put it. A keen eye may notice that both of them have full heads of hair, while I started going bald at 22 (which is "coincidentally" about 3 years after I met my wife hmmm best to not put too much thought into this) but I grow the best beard of all them so I got that.
[IMG]IMG-7355 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cabinets up
[IMG]IMG-3260 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Lastly, here is our 4 year old pooch, Maverick. Lucky he held down the kayak, it kept wanting to float up to the ceiling.
[IMG]IMG-3247 by Taylor Poppitz, on Flickr[/IMG]

Promise my next post will be back to Wagoneer content!
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:34 PM
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Next, here is the new headlight installed (like I said not a step by step) but you can see the gap in fitment.
[IMG][url=https://flic.kr/p/2ipfigo][/IMG]
The headlight buckets have enough room in the three mounting bracket holes that you may be able to get the light more centered in the grille light openings.
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:52 PM
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Congratulations to you both! The house looks great, and the Wedding Wagon's room looks nice too!
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WOW,
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE
I LOVE your dogs

lost my 14 year old best friend on jan 1st 2020 "Gertie"

very hard, she was with me 24/7 home,...work, in the truck, etc.

take care of yourself !!!

wishing you many many years of happiness there !!!

thanx for sharing, ...(this is as close to social media as I will ever get.)

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Old 04-04-2020, 10:05 AM
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WOW,
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE
I LOVE your dogs

lost my 14 year old best friend on jan 1st 2020 "Gertie"

very hard, she was with me 24/7 home,...work, in the truck, etc.

take care of yourself !!!

wishing you many many years of happiness there !!!

thanx for sharing, ...(this is as close to social media as I will ever get.)

dave in NC

Thank you! So sorry to hear you lost yours, it will be really hard on us when our old one goes. Especially my wife who has had him since she was 14!

I agree this is basically my only social media as well, I do Instagram but I basically post the same I do here so my fam can see the progress.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:18 AM
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Awesome dog pic. Our dog is loving life with everybody staying home.
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First the WW, Then the Wedding, Then the house! What a fantastic last 2 years!!! SUPER stoked for you guys!

BTW, how's the V12 doing? it firing on all cylinders now?
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:21 AM
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First the WW, Then the Wedding, Then the house! What a fantastic last 2 years!!! SUPER stoked for you guys!

BTW, how's the V12 doing? it firing on all cylinders now?

Thank everyone!

It has been a amazing 2 years, can't believe how lucky we are!

The V12 is running flawlessly! I can not say enough about the Mercedes V12 it runs so so smooth and has torque when ever you want it. Mechanically she is amazing, I have few minor things to finish to make it 100%. The truck release switch in the car doesn't work and there is one trim piece to secure in place.
If I had the gumption I would love to swap this V12 into a Wagoneer

Jeep updates to come...
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