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Hello everyone. I'm Ken, I live in Phx. Prior service Army 11B. Bought the MM 15 back in June of 16. Got a smoking deal on it as it only had 9k miles. I played around with the idea of heavy mods and finally decided to pull the trigger. I'm only making this post for mainly myself and a catalogue for YouTube videos and walk throughs. I have a lot of mods in mind and I have currently done a few. I have already installed a complete Cree LED kit on the interior, including third row roof light as well as the front folding sun visor makeup lights. It was a very tricky install for those two certain areas. I will do a full write up on that later. I have it wrapped in Limo on all windows and a sunshade Limo on the windshield.

I have seen and heard in person almost every aftermarket complete cat back exhaust system. Honestly the only one I have not heard it a full Gibson system. I have heard the Gibson axel backs but the where plumbed into the stock 2-1/4 pipes. I have purchased what I believe to be a mix match of pieces that I believe will give my ExSport the true sound I want. I purchased a summit racing 2-1/2 mid pipe with a medium parallel crossover. I also purchased a 2-1/2 Mandrell pre bent exhaust kit. Lastly I decided to exhaust it with a set of straight through satin series 11366 MF mufflers. I will be doing this install myself and it will mainly be a clamped system. I should o py have to weld a couple transition pipes and maybe some new hangers. I did not buy SS pipes as honestly there is no need for it in the dessert. I did buy all aluminized piping tho. I have yet to buy the tips. I want it to look as custom as possible. I have my eye on a set of 4" tips that are wrapped in carbon fiber. We shall see when I install the exhaust this weekend. I also purchased a high dollar OPT7 55W Canbus 6000k HID system with power relay built in delay for the headlights. And 35W Canbus 3000k with power relay and built in delay for the fog lights. I will be purchasing a tuner this week as well to finalize the exhaust system. I also have a set of BOV's I will be installing in a couple weeks.

All of these mods will contain write ups and step by step instructions. I will also include any part numbers used and the source for which they can be purchased. A decent MF or Borla Cat back setup can cost you over 600-900$ I should have only $400 in mine when it's all done. This is a huge savings if you have a few hrs to kill on a Saturday. I have heard mixed reviews on the intake.

I have 4x sport wheels in great condition for sale. They are wrapped in 80% hankooks. Let me know if anyone is interested.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this.


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All the parts are in. It's time to start my video installs and write ups. The quality of everything is above par. The 35x xentech box was a little smashed that's the only flaw so far.


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Ok here goes. This is an attempt to review the 55w 9005 Canbus time delay relayed OPT7 HID system

The package was delivered well packed and had tons of instructions with it.
Let it be noted you do not have to spend the extra money for the Canbus ballast, nor do you have to use the time delay power relay. I chose to use both solely for anti flicker and miss fire reasons. I have installed over 15 HID systems on my past and present vehicles. I hate nothing more than one headlight working on start up. Drives me nuts!!! To be 100% honest the install would probably look a tad cleaner if you didn't use the relay and harness. I may even move the relay harness inside the front grill to make it more stealthy.

I started with the drivers side since that's where my battery is located. It's a very simple and self explanatory process to do these. The drivers lamp is a tad more tricky to get it all clicked together and stuffed in the housing. Make sure if you cut the factory weather boot as I did that you do not over size the hole. Keep it some what smaller for a tighter seal.

I mounted the Ballasts with 3M super adhesive double sided tape. This stuff may not seem like it bonds great at first , butI promise once the ballasts get a little heat going after a few evenings of driving. They will be stuck so tight they will break unless you cut them free with a razor blade. I tucked them under the front support brace. They bonded nicely and I was happy with they way it looked. I also mounted the relay under the drivers ballast. Also let it be noted when you use the relay harness you *DO NOT HAVE TO WIRE THE PASSENGER BALLAST TO THE FACTORY WIRES*!! This made the passenger side a breeze to seal up with the factory weather boot. Also you see in the pictures the passenger bulb needs to have a short wire clipped and stuffed into the two holes for the ballast wires. This wire solely is there to plug the open holes since we do not have to hook the ballast to the factory plug on the passenger side.
The harness was easy to tuck away and install. The power supply for your HID system comes straight from your battery when you use the harness. The power lead goes straight to the positive terminal. And the ground goes to the ground terminal.

I was more than satisfied with the quality of the lamps, ballast, and harness. I would highly recommend and HID kit be installed with the relay harness. It's a fail safe way to avoid them unwanted miss fires and flickering. Plus it's a direct power supply to the ballasts.

I choose the 6000k lamps and I am very happy with the tone and brightness on them. They are a 500% improvement over the shitty stock lamps.

If you have any questions just ask. I will also upload the PN and source I used for this kit.

Thanks y'all.



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The 3000k HID install was too easy for the fogs. I don't like the color clash so I'll be changing them for some 6000k bulbs.



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