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smanierre

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uglybastard

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smanierre

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smanierre

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Do you know what ballast those Osram headlights use? I know they use a D8S lamp.
I don't unfortunately, I didn't look at them or take any pictures when installing
 

smanierre

Autocross Champion
I'm interested in getting these for mine, just wanted to see if there was any options on upgrading the ballasts and lamps before I commit to them.
I think the output from them is good, definitely better than my halogens were. I had an issue with the drivers side light flickering but I think that was due to a rusted out ground and not the lights themselves.
 

Chisel_86

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I think the output from them is good, definitely better than my halogens were. I had an issue with the drivers side light flickering but I think that was due to a rusted out ground and not the lights themselves.
If you still have your bumper off, can you see the headlight ballasts, or no?
 

smanierre

Autocross Champion
Here's a large pic of the ballast I got. Sorry for the delay, haven't been out in the garage in a while. Hopefully this helps
 

smanierre

Autocross Champion
A picture dump of all the work i've been doing. Turbo is back in the car and everything is hooked up. I've got to finish up the temporary catch can setup until I can get a bracket made and wait for my MAP sensor, but besides that I should be good to add fluids and hopefully start it up without anything blowing up on me.
 

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smanierre

Autocross Champion
you did so much work on the fueling - if you went back to it now, would do anything differently? has everything run as expected?
Probably buy a ready to go LPFP solution vs making my own. Haven't had any issues with it so far, even at lower fuel levels, but it was a bit of a pain. So far the aux injection has been working flawlessly and my last vdyno showed 510 to the wheels on E50, with probably more room to grow. The only thing i've run into is intermittent misfires on cylinder 1 but it gets fixed by pulling and reinstalling the injector. So I think that's something with the head and not the fuel system itself.
 

aspro_gti

Drag Racing Champion
Quite a sweet build... gonna mark as watching so I can go back and read your posts on the G25 since I really wanna do that.
 

smanierre

Autocross Champion
Quite a sweet build... gonna mark as watching so I can go back and read your posts on the G25 since I really wanna do that.
It's definitely a good turbo, but is bordering on laggy. When I do my datalogs that start the pull at 2500 RPMs it chugs a lot, but once it spools it's like a freight train. When a Did a 3rd->4th gear pull, 4th was already spooled by the time I shifted and wow, that's definitely the way to drive the car, no lag at all
 
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