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(1st picture below)
On the far left, I took about a quarter inch off of the tailspring and reshaped it with 2 sets of pliers.
This is so that the tailspring doesn't squash the batteries quite so hard.

In the middle, I got a 5/8ths inside diameter heater hose from an auto parts store.
I then cut it to 4 inches long and slit it down one side to hold 3 cr123 lithium batteries.
This whole thing drops right in there perfect into the light's battery tube. :-)

On the right, I swapped out the 2 cell bulb with a Maglite 6 cell krypton bulb.
Then put another 6 cell bulb into the spare holder in the tailcap.

(Optional) On the far upper right is an optional charger with rechargeable lithium ion batteries.


Below, I reinstalled the 2c's old 2cell bulb into a 2D I had handy and took this picture of the 2 side by side to show the significant improvement.


I'm getting about 80-90 minutes of runtime out of the cr123's.
A 90 - 100 minute runtime is what the 2 optional 18500 batteries are giving this light.
Nice and cheap backup flashlight for under $30.
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Re: Cheap and easy to do as 1-2-3. Giving a 2c Maglite 6D performance.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 06:35:31 PM »
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Re: Cheap and easy to do as 1-2-3. Giving a 2c Maglite 6D performance.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 05:31:04 AM »
Try the ROP low bulb for extra sizzle ;)

I hear quite a few have had success running the ROP low without replacing the reflector.
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Re: Cheap and easy to do as 1-2-3. Giving a 2c Maglite 6D performance.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 08:08:30 PM »
I've got something similar with the GH24 bulb - I need to get around to trimming the spring though...
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