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Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Drives: 2010 Victory Red 2SS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta
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PICTURE BLOCK 1 (oldest -> newest)
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Starting out! Seeing this photo now really makes me think back... at the time I had no idea what I was getting in to!

Side markers
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Painted AAC concept side markers!

Removal of rear for the first time, honestly scared the crap out of me!

Side Markers installed on rear!

More Rear Separation

Rear Completely Off

Reverse Lights
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Installing AAC LED backup lights. I have to say these are a must-have.
Once you get the rear bumper off they are an incredibly simple install!
Plugs right into the factory harness.
Really great if you have a tinted car.

LED bank on the tail, honestly I went with the un-tinted for max light output,
but I actually like the LED look there.


AAC RGB Chevy Bow Tie
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Removing Chevy Bowtie, get some fishing line and go to work!
(Note, this will cost you some sanity)

Yes! Got it off, but what about the glue?

This was a ball-buster, but I finally got it all off

Running RGB through the trunk, having some fun!

Follow the factory harness

I ran all of my wiring (not seen here) down and around the
back seat then under the carpet.

Bow-tie Installed!

AAC LED License Plate Lights
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AAC LED license plate lights. Plug-and-play w/factory wiring.
one of the best cheap light mods you can do IMHO.

Light Output is great and the color tone is really good looking

More license plate lights w/bow tie

AAC Projector Fogs w/Colorshift Halos
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AAC Projector Fogs came in!

First Front-end disassembly, first of many to come!

Soooooo many spools of wire used on this project

Heat-shrinking all the connections in the engine bay

IR sensor for AAC controller, that wire is temporary.
Plus a dimmer for the footwells.

If I recall this is the primary RGB harness that runs out through the
firewall to the front of the car

Going to have to cut the stock mounts out completely.... YIKES!

Ehhh.... not soo scary!

Harness work for the fogs, USE MOLEX CONNECTORS, seriously,
it makes things so much better! 5% more install hassle for
10,000% saved sanity later.

Getting the fogs mounted using the cable-tie method.
I was skeptical at first, but trust me this method is rock-solid.
You can use shims for alignment.

Mounted in, ballast work and wiring time!

More Ballast/Colorshift wiring

Getting there...

Test fitting on car!

Up close

LED Turn Signals/ Additional Running Lights
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Everything off again, now it's time to install the LED turn signals!

These are super-bright and have a dual-function mode of white/amber.
What I liked is they got rid of the ugly always-amber look and made the
headlights look more clear behind the black for more contrast. I later ran
an interrupt switch on the white channel so I can turn them on/off, but the
amber blinker works as usual (also LED).

Very Bright, I usually run them at night. During the day I just run the halos

AAC Dynamic Scanner Bar
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Finally got the scanner bar in! (Broke the first one). Bending this is really
hard/delicate, I did the install before AAC came out with the pre-bent ones.
Trust me... for the love of God... GET THE NEW ONE

Scanner bar+ Fog halo + side marker + white running lights

AAC Fog projectors w/factory halogen alignment. It's hard to explain how
much better these fogs are while driving. LOVE IT!

Car Charger
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Not Technically a mod, but this belkin flat-mount car charger fits perfectly
here and can charge up to two iPads/iphones/iPods at once.
(Or anything else powered by USB). Great little $20 add on.
The top folds flat and you'd never know it's there.

RGB Footwell Lighting
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Tapping in to the main trunk for footwell RGB

Ok, so cutting/prepping this for a clean solder is hard.... but damn....
getting the solder right is very tedious. I've heard someone makes clips
that attach to this without solder. Go this route for sure!

Verrrrryyy.... veryyyy careful. This is way smaller than it looks in this picture.

Wiring up the dimmer

Dimmer Mounted without cap

Clever use of a coat hanger, duct tape, and a carpet knife got wires down
from the center console and out under the back seat rails, where I have
enough play allowing the seat to be moved without binding on the wires.
(this is for the rear RGB footwells). I used two 6" strips.

When the seat's back no one can see!

More wiring

Footwells done! Time to test them out!

RS Headlights + AAC Colorshift Halos Behind Factory Ring
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Time to bake the RS headlights..... scary

Finally got the glass off!

Cuts in the plastic lip so the AAC halo mounts flush against
the back for strength

Chopping up the factory halo and getting it all mounted

Test-fitting before reassembly

Wired it up!

Xenon Ballast for the mains setup, plus tons of other wiring.
Also (not shown) I wired a bypass with some good diodes to
trip the fog ballasts when you fire the high beams. I was
impressed with the result (light output is crazy good) and there
is no flickering with the (fogs on + low beam) -> (high beam) transition.
The highs just pop on and the fogs never even flicker.

RGB molex connect (6 pin) for the V+/R/B/G and 2 high beam wires

Getting there!

First Night Shots!

High beam comparison to AAC fogs, mains are 6k fogs are 8k,
gonna get that fixed later

Cutoff Switches
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Installing that cutoff switch for the white running lights
(other one is scanner bar power)

Wiring mess! Don't worry I clean it all up!

Switch all tucked in, still have to come up with something for
that IR sensor wire though. My car was all dusty after working
on it ha, I promise it's usually cleaner.

Blinking Side Markers w/Turn Signals
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This relay makes my side markers blink! Instructions at top of
thread. get it at fry's!

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18% window tint sides/rear. Looks great even on bright days
and cops haven’t bothered me!

Technostalgia Tail Lights
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Technostalgia Tail lights came!

Rear Bumper Removal

Install was super-easy and I love the look. Simply great mod!
Videos of functionality above.

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The guys at solar control installing the rider graphix stripe package!

Also, shout out to the guys at Solar Control in Cumming, Ga!
They installed my tint/stripes and did a kick-ass job! Definitely
check them out if you're in the area.

Last edited by HubStep; 12-12-2012 at 03:06 PM. Reason: fixing this mess
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