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Car 101: Tips and FAQ Thread

  • @MegamanX

    if napapadaan ka sa may magallanes, try mo rin sa Tire Shakk
    mejo mahal tires nila pero malaki yung tradein value nila sa old tires, plus lagi silang may 3+1 promo

    yung Dunlop na binili ko for Avanza (same as stock tires), 12k lang din inabot, unli nitro refill na rin
    around the same price din yung Toyo brand
    not sure if totoo pa rin yung issue with some dunlops na bukulin pero hindi naman ako naka encounter ng problem
  • masyado mababa body kit mo pag ganyan. isa pa baka lowered ka na.


    Di ako nagpalowered paps. Stock springs pa din gamit ko pero bumaba yung height nung nagpalagay ako ng kits. Kaya naisip ko magpalit ng 17 na mags.
  • not sure if totoo pa rin yung issue with some dunlops na bukulin pero hindi naman ako naka encounter ng problem


    Didn't know na may ganyang issue pala ang Dunlop tires. Dunlop pa naman ung stock tire ng Monty namin.

    Ang alam mo madaming record na bukulin ay Goodyear. Ung stock 20' tires ng Everest Titanium and Titanium Plus variants. At, nasasabugan pa. kahit ang recorded na psi sa tpms ay 33-35psi lang.
  • Pwede dito mag post? San meron for sale na elastic dip or plasti dip na glow in the dark blue?
  • Ang alam mo madaming record na bukulin ay Goodyear. Ung stock 20' tires ng Everest Titanium and Titanium Plus variants. At, nasasabugan pa. kahit ang recorded na psi sa tpms ay 33-35psi lang.

    dunlop talaga according to anya of pdvd (tire dealer)
  • Ung stock 20' tires ng Everest Titanium and Titanium Plus variants.

    Noted po yung Titanium ng Everest are 20inch tires yung nakakabit pero ang reserved tires are 17 inch steel rims... 265/65R17

    Kapag Titanium plus or their best/highest Titanium series possible 5th and Reserved tires are 265/50R20
  • guys meron po bang may alam sa inyo saan makakabili ng DEPO headlight assembly for kia rio 2002 model? ung mga na inquire ko kasi nasa 4-4.5k/ea eh baka meron po kayong alam na mas murang pwedeng mabilhan..

    thank you
  • guys meron po bang may alam sa inyo saan makakabili ng DEPO headlight assembly for kia rio 2002 model? ung mga na inquire ko kasi nasa 4-4.5k/ea eh baka meron po kayong alam na mas murang pwedeng mabilhan..

    thank you
    san store yan bro? medyo pricey naman talaga ang headlight assembly kahit replacement brand. e.g. sablay vios headlight replacement 1.5-1.7k, Ok and kamukha ng orig but not so matibay 2.5k and up (kasama na depo brand dito). sa vios pa yan which is a common model.
  • may naka try na headlight keon $*ndra? planning to replace my low beam light

    -- edited by CrkDice on Sep 14 2019, 04:40 AM
  • CrkDice Send Message View User Items on 14 Sep 19 @ 04:40 AM #

    may naka try na headlight keon $*ndra? planning to replace my low beam light


    anong socket ng low beam mo? ung dati gamit ko H11 KS Led light pero inalis ko na kasi ibebenta ko dahil magpaparetrofit ako soon.

    malakas ang buga ng ilaw basta ialign lang sa tama para di nakaka silaw sa kasalubong.

    -- edited by mmb101 on Sep 14 2019, 05:07 AM
  • Ilang weeks inaabot ng hilamos ng 1 sedan kung tuluy tuloy ang gawa? Salamat po.
  • Ilang weeks inaabot ng hilamos ng 1 sedan kung tuluy tuloy ang gawa? Salamat po.
    as in 8 hours a day tutukan? baka 3-4 days lang kaya, lalo na kung more than 1 tao ang gagawa. minsan kasi kaya may delay sa mga shops, pag may dumating and minor job eh inuunan nila.
    sample lang .. hood, trunk and roof 12 hours kasama na prep (minor masilya job etc) kaya gawin kung kumpleto na gamit. ito yun malalaking panel ng auto.
  • @ninjababez

    salamat sir!

    Yung sakin going on 3 weeks na, minor masilya lang. Mukhang panay sideline inuna ng kumpare ko. tsk tsk. hirap din pag kaibigan ang ka transaksyon eh, pag nag follow up ka kaw pa masama. hehe.
  • Sa akin inabot ng 2 weeks din kasi marami minasilya. Nagkamali ng pintura na nagpaganda pa sa oto ko. Hehe. Nagkaroon ng color transitioning na yun talaga ang gusto ko. Haha.
  • san store yan bro? medyo pricey naman talaga ang headlight assembly kahit replacement brand. e.g. sablay vios headlight replacement 1.5-1.7k, Ok and kamukha ng orig but not so matibay 2.5k and up (kasama na depo brand dito). sa vios pa yan which is a common model.


    Sa may banawe po sir.. nakalimutan ko name ng store.. ganon po ba talaga price ng DEPO? Wala na po ba mas mababa? Hehe
  • may naka try na headlight keon $*ndra? planning to replace my low beam light


    Medyo pricey din naman ang KS. konti na lang iadd mo pwede ka na magparetrofit.
  • ^ yun ba yung projector na sir, pabulong naman san may ganun. thankz
  • ^ yun ba yung projector na sir, pabulong naman san may ganun. thankz


    Oo paps yun na yung projector. Eto yung mga alam kong trusted na mga nagreretrofit. Lahat yan meron fb page. Pwede mo sila pm as per your requirements.

    -Xenon Concepts (so far eto ang alam kong pinakamura among sa list ko, mura pero quality naman ang products and gawa)
    -Chroma Lights Lipa
    -The Retrofit Shop
  • Sa may banawe po sir.. nakalimutan ko name ng store.. ganon po ba talaga price ng DEPO? Wala na po ba mas mababa? Hehe
    a little less than 1/2 the price ng orig talaga ang magandang replacement parts bro eh
    e.g. headlight ng vios ko 6-8k orig, nasa almost 3k-4k ang magandang replacement
  • Oo paps yun na yung projector. Eto yung mga alam kong trusted na mga nagreretrofit. Lahat yan meron fb page. Pwede mo sila pm as per your requirements.

    -Xenon Concepts (so far eto ang alam kong pinakamura among sa list ko, mura pero quality naman ang products and gawa)
    -Chroma Lights Lipa
    -The Retrofit Shop


    Add mo din Firedrake tsaka Redline Autoworks.

    But among all retrofitters, para sa akin 'if' quad projector gusto nyo.. okay gawa ni Firedrake. Ung kay The Retrofit Shop, okay din kaso super mahal.
  • ^ oo nga mahal talaga kay The Retrofit Shop.
  • sa lahat ng nabanggit si xenon concept affordable, hehe
  • nag mahal na nga si chroma lights huhuhu
  • Question about manual clutch:

    Kapag 45 degree angle na yung pag-apak sa clutch before kumagat sa biting point, mataas na po ba? Hindi ko pa kasi natry magdrive ng ibang kotse after nung driving lesson ko kaya hindi ko alam kung mataas ba itong clutch ko. Thanks! #kakangawitsatrapikhehe
  • CrkDice Send Message View User Items on 17 Sep 19 @ 01:51 PM #

    sa lahat ng nabanggit si xenon concept affordable, hehe


    halos walang difference sa price ni Firedrake atleast for Stage 2. post ko dito soon ang information.



    andoksus Send Message View User Items on 17 Sep 19 @ 03:20 PM #

    nag mahal na nga si chroma lights huhuhu

    ang layo pa though meron home service pero mas mahal ata price. tsaka di ko trip ung quad projector set up nila kasi ung inner projector is hi profile lens for high beam lang and ung outer projector lang ang may hi/low beam function. unlike sa iba na quad projector set up both inner and outer projector nila may hi/low beam function which has a better output dahil super wide and long range bato ng ilaw (even for low beam) without blinding others.
  • Based sa research ko, Xenon Concepts and Firedrake ang less expensive compared to The Retrofit Shop and ChromaLights Lipa.

    Xenon Concepts offer 2 stages whereas Firedrake offer 5 stages of retrofit. For the sake of comparison, I will share Stage 1 and Stage 2 offered by both Xenon Concepts and Firedrake.


    Xenon Concepts
    Stage 1 10.5k = 2.5' mini H1 projectors
    Stage 2 12.5k = 3' Koito Q5 projectors
    Stage 2 16.5k = 3' Hella G5 EX projectors

    (No Free) but Add Ons:
    add 1k demon eyes
    add 1k for angel eyes
    add 1.5 for quad angel eyes
    add 6k flexibar with signal light function

    Less: 1k if you provide or bring your own D2S bulb

    Warranty:
    1 year warranty for HID Bulbs (D2S 4300k or 6000k)
    1 year warranty for ballasts
    3 years warranty for projectors
    Lifetime warranty for moisture & labor

    Brands used: Sorry only I asked what brands are they using for Stage 2 retrofits.
    Projectors - 3' Koito Q5 and 3' Hella G5 EX
    Ballasts - No brand (However they told me they are using it for 6 years and still no reported issues.)
    D2S bulbs - NHK (Seriously I don't have idea about it. I thought brand ng projector 'to kaya I asked if I can bring my own D2S bulbs. I prefer Osram or Philipps sana because this is what others are using to their higher stages of retrofits.)



    Firedrake
    Stage 1 12k = 2.5' mini H1 projectors
    (No Add Ons) but Free: demon eyes, angel eyes, smoked interior
    Warranty:
    2 years warranty for HID Bulbs (D2S 4300k or 6000k)
    2 years warranty for ballasts
    2 years warranty for projectors
    1 year warranty for moisture

    Stage 2 18k = 3' Hella G5 EX projectors
    (No Add Ons) but Free: demon eyes, angel eyes, smoked interior
    NO Less: if you provide or bring your own D2S bulb
    Warranty:
    2 years warranty for HID Bulbs (D2S 4300k or 6000k)
    2 years warranty for ballasts
    2 years warranty for projectors
    1 year warranty for moisture

    Brands used: Sorry only I asked what brands are they using for Stage 2 retrofits.
    Projectors - 3' Hella G5 EX
    Ballasts - Hyluxtek (I don't have idea about this.)
    D2S bulbs - Heartray bulb (Seriously I don't have idea if which one is better between Heartray and NHK D2S bulbs. So I asked them I can bring my own D2S bulbs then lessen the price however I was advised that I can bring my own but no less on the price. Based from my research, Osram and Philipps are good brand that can provide better output and these are what Firedrake are using for Stage 3 4 and 5.)


    So, for Xenon Concepts Stage 1 if you will include the demon eyes and angel eyes just like what Firedrake included in their package, this is what it will cost...
    Stage 1 10.5k = 2.5' mini H1 projectors
    add 1k demon eyes
    add 1k for angel eyes
    = 12.5k total


    Whereas, for Firedrake Stage 1 with free demon eyes, angel eyes, smoked interior...
    Stage 1 12k = 2.5' mini H1 projectors




    Then, for Xenon Concepts Stage 2 if you will include the demon eyes and angel eyes just like what Firedrake included in their package, this is what it will cost...
    Stage 2 12.5k = 3' Koito Q5 projectors
    add 1k demon eyes
    add 1k for angel eyes
    = 14.5k total

    Stage 2 16.5k = 3' Hella G5 EX projectors
    add 1k demon eyes
    add 1k for angel eyes
    = 18.5k total


    Whereas, for Firedrake Stage 2 with free demon eyes, angel eyes, smoked interior ...
    Stage 2 18k = 3' Hella G5 EX projectors



    * Firedrake's Stage 1 (2.5' mini H1 projectors with demon & angel eyes) and Stage 2 (3' Hella G5 EX with demon & angel eyes) are both less expensive compared to Xenon Concepts but Firedrake only offer 1 year warranty if your headlight will have moisture though they assure me that they don't have reported moisture issues yet.

    Xenon Concepts has 2 options of projector for their Stage 2 retrofit (Koito Q5 vs Hella G5 EX), and you have the option to bring your own D2S bulb with less 1k from the total costs (unlike Firedrake there is no less from the total cost if you bring your own D2S bulb).*

    Based on my research, both Koito Q5 and Hella G5 EX are good projectors however ballasts and bulbs also plays major role at the same time in providing wide coverage + long reach of light output. Good thing, Xenon Concepts can deduct 1k from the total cost if you bring your own D2S bulbs and I'm not yet sure if you can also bring your own ballasts.




    UPDATED, please check info above.

    -- edited by mmb101 on Sep 18 2019, 10:52 PM
  • good point sir!

    mukha naman maganda sila pareho gumawa. at importany dito un after sales ah. warranty etc

    kay xenon din ako nagpagawa 1yr na din mahigit
  • @evincar: May i know if anong Stage ang pinaretrofit mo? If Stage 2, Koito Q5 or Hella G5 EX pinaretrofit mo?

    Thank you!
  • innova 2012 sir
    Stage 2.5 Hella G5 ako nung una kaso hindi naging maganda result then pinalitan after 3months ng Koito na
    so far eto mahigit 1year na ayos parin,

    white color nung bulb ko pero mas maganda talaga dilaw all weather
    alignment lang prob ko, minsan hindi na naka align pero maliit na difference lang

    -- edited by evincar on Sep 19 2019, 03:31 PM