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Old 02-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #21
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yea vertically, its the only one you can adjust without taking the lights out (top). back one is side to side. its an etorx number either 5 or 7. i usually just use pliers. when i installed the hids, i counted 3.5 turns in the down direction from stock lol.

as for mansions.. i live in cordova, mostly upper middle class. all the "mansions" are in gated communities lol. i live in an apartment complex gated community. and im glad i do. crime rate here is super high.

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those are about the best pics ive got since i moved from chicago. filthy car and all lol. (taken from the st jude parking garage).

ive since removed the ventshades from the windows.
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That is a very nice Looking PA too ! The shots on rooftop look great!
Just noticed the wheel center caps are missing, Like the looks without them, is that why they are off?
I was looking at my stock rims and thinking new GY Assurance ComfortTreads, and some styling mags...ha..I wish I would have had a PA years ago! Love the ride, stereo is good!
Onto install my Star Mate 7 and cassette adapter...lots to do ahead....
What is the deal with these 16" rims. what is the back spacing spec/* what else would fit, from what other buicks or etc drop on in the PA? I guess I am going off topic quick..
Next also is onto the high beam bulbs and may install the PIAA Extreme White in the 9005 sockets for some extra "pop" I think previous owners used SilverStars in there.
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If lots of light is what your looking for... I think the HIR bulbs from toshiba are worth a look. They are direct replacements and have the same wattage as the stock bulb, but throw out MUCH more light.

And you will still be able to see in the snow.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #24
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Overall The High beams in the PA are pretty good and obviously a few more watts than the lows. When I hit the highs in the silverstar'* they are ok, just not as white as I would like. I have looked at the Toshiba bulbs and they are interesting for sure. Just concerned about melting housing with them. Luckily we do not get much snow in the lower mainland of Vancouver normally, but when we do I do not think the Park Ave would be my choice of vehicle to drive. I also have a lifted 4x4 Jeep that has the right tires and serious high beams in fogs. I think I would like to find some small footprint LED'* to add as fog for the Park Ave. I like the lower side lighting that is currently missing from the PA.
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man. i miss the snow. the Michelin symmetry tires that came on this car stock really grip the snow well. in that storm that snowed in lake shore drive last winter around this time i was passing stuck suv'* haha. as for the wheels, it actually has hubcaps, they're just a different style with fake plastic lugnuts that screw onto the actual ones. my dads 99 has the rims like yours. personally i kinda prefer his lol.

heres a link to a vid i took after that storm when i lived in chicago last feb. my muffler was rusted out then. ive replaced it since ive been in memphis where the salt wont eat it lol.




be warned. i was tired of shoveling all that and i was cursing like a sailor. not something im particularly proud of, but whats done is done.
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Hey that Rocks Jason! Amazing it started (the ole die hard) passed the load test!
That is a lot of snow! How much fell in that "overnight" storm? Like 2+ feet? WOW.
Glad to hear that PA is good in the snow with good tires on.
Looks like after the video you still had lots to clear from windshield and hood etc!
Thanks for the video!
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yea, about 2 feet or so. chicago definitely wasn't prepared. i remember parking and they were calling for bit of snow. by 8pm my car had about a foot behind it, and i got tired of shoveling once an hour lol. i got my moms century out the morning after, and it took me about 4 hours for just enough room to get in and get the car out haha. thats the one thing i do not miss at all about living up north.
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If you do like in the Great White North a shovel does not cut it. A snow blower is required.
Or even a small tractor with a blade woks great for clearing driveways, you make $ with it!
But as some would say...If it'* too much snow..and you dont want to blow...
Forget about the car.....it is time for some "new" transportation!
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Just an update re bulbs. I did install the intense white low beams PIAA bulbs. Overall they are quite white but still seem soft. I should have installed the PIAA extreme white plus instead, as they are brighter.
For the high beams today I decided to try some 9005 ULTRA bulbs, I think they are 65 watt so up against the wall these are way brighter than the stock Sylvania bulbs for sure and white. Will have to get some night photos to add in here.
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I installed some SSU'* in my friend'* 2011 Accent last week. They seemed like they were a pretty good bulb.
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