Installs

Here are some nice testimonials from SKBOWE users around the world. If you have installed your SKBOWE and haven’t sent me pics – please do!

SKBOWE #001

My original Pre-KBOWE was still working, but I figured I should be the first guinea pig. Super easy to install, 15 minutes max (not including HID install). Took longer to take out the original KBOWE…

— theshadow27 @ swedespeed (12 July 2017)

 

Yep, before I shipped a single SKBOWE I was the guinea pig for two weeks! This is SKBOWE #001 installed in my 2005 S40 T5 AWD M66 (p.s. these are the images from the install guide).

SKBOWE #004

INSANE custom setup with Morimoto “mini” 4.0 D2S bi-xenon from theretrofitsource.com – custom bracket fab and all. Be sure to check out BoulderC30’s thread on C30 Crew for more pics!!!

Just went for a drive after I aligned them, and WOW. you really project light out really far with these babies. kind of insane. secondly, you can see road signs from miles away because of how they light those up, sort of a funny perspective to see. got the bi-xenon functionality working. wow wow wow.

boulderc30 @ C30Crew (2 Feb 2018)

SKBOWE #006

Skbowe #006 is up and running – morimoto 55w and 6500k bulbs

— FischeT5 @ C30Crew (5 Dec 2017)

SKBOWE #007

Installed and working. Ill get some nightshots and fine tuning tonight hopefully. Writeup soon to follow……hopefully. I did take pics and document. The only thing left to do is figuring how to splice in the shield actuator for bi-xenon. Thank you for delivering this to the community.

— rhags @ swedespeed (22 Jul 2017)

SKBOWE #014

Been running your SKBOWE since the first batch. E46 with 5500k morimotos and wired the flaps. Great job dude. Had zero issues yet!

SirScarFace @ swedespeed (16 Sep 2017)

SKBOWE #017

I am impressed at how well everything works now, feels like a factory setup. Previously when using the Morimoto HD harness, the passenger light would turn off 2 seconds before the drivers side, but now they’re both instant. Also, no more bulb out warning!

Mr. Breakfast @ C30Crew (13 Oct 2017)

SKBOWE #021

I have been running my SKBOWE with Morimoto XB35 for three weeks now and I am very impressed with the light output. It’s night and day compared to the halogens. I originally used the 50W ballast, but this overpowered the headlight and I was being flashed by other drivers. The 35W kit is the perfect setup, in terms of not being overly bright and still giving a good light output. I have not been flashed with this setup, which is important. I have kept my setup stock so I am using the existing projector, but I do see the appeal of going down the E46 route. If you are looking to keep it simple, by using the existing projector with 35W ballast is the perfect combination. I have been waiting for a safe solution to run HID in my C30. A big shout out to Jacob for designing the SKBOWE. He has designed a high quality product and is very knowledgeable when you are seeking help. If you have been waiting to upgrade your halogen P1 Volvo with HID, you need SKBOWE!
Saab @ swedespeed (2 Oct 2017)

SKBOWE #024

Firstly, big thanks for theshadow27 for designing and building these SKBOWEs. He’s the real hero here! I haven’t had any issues with bulbs or ballasts. The BOW works correctly, and everything lights up quickly

— mgm7890 @ swedespeed (7 Aug 2017)

SKBOWE #027

 I finally got around to installing the SKBOWE in the S40. So far everything has been great…no issues at all! Thanks for all your help and for a great product!! As requested, here are some pics for you.
— Alex (9 Oct 2017)

SKBOWE #041

Dude, nice build quality!  Way exceeds my expectations.

Here’s a few photos.  Including light measurements in KLux… As expected my 35 watt HIDs are more than double the visible light output compared to the Crystal Vision halogens I replaced.
Thanks Again!
— Jason (6 Nov 2017)

SKBOWE #045

Two days ago I’ve recieved the SKBOWE by mail so today…. It’s a perfect day to upgrade my lightingsystem 😉 Installing is very easy, although the weather was not very helpfull, but luckily after the snow I had enough time to place the SKBOWEs in time.

I have used the H7 6000k canbusfree xenon set, I have bought at the Dutch website www.winparts.nl. They told me this set was PWM proof and they have sold it to fit to many V50’s but… P1’s are behaving strange sometimes 😉 So for the safety I’ve placed te SKBOWE’s…

After installing I was very curious if the xenons would work so… I dipped the switch on my steeringwheel and.. Voila! Let there be light!

— Wim (8 Dec 2017)

SKBOWE #048

First off thanks for taking the time and effort to create the SKBOWE. Yes it was pricey, but the fact that you’re actually losing money and time making these is a sign of a true enthusiast. I have to say, your website is very well designed as well and very informational. Also, thanks for your contributions to the volvo community forums.
Installation went pretty smooth and I followed your guide to the “T”, even being sure to check the multi-meter readings to ensure a proper ground and did the position 0 delete. Bored out a hole in the back of the headlight cover and now my light are all set up and sealed, even got the bi-xenon set up so that I have top notch high beams as well. No more condensation on the inside (as was happening with the LEDs since I left the back cover off so they could fit/breathe, pictured), no more flickering BOW, and I feel secure knowing that my WMM won’t cook during a rain storm.
Thanks again for making HID possible and safe for us P1 Volvoers,
— Evan (1 Jan 2018)

SKBOWE #049

Your skbowe’s are great! HID’s are working now without failing WWM or flickering.

Great visability in dark now. I am really pleased with the result!
thanks!​
— Chris (17 Dec 2017)