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Old 06-08-2009, 09:05 AM   #121
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How much money are you guys spending on your projectors/bixenons?

I would LOVE to get rid of the annoying intrusion of the headlight motors. I'm really frustrated when it comes to my CAI because I have no room to put the MAF and filter in and still collect air behind the headlight motor. I'm going to have to put my CAI behind the radiator (now a HAI) due to manifold/turbo placement being up to high and too far forward.
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I'm going to have to put my CAI behind the radiator (now a HAI) due to manifold/turbo placement being up to high and too far forward.
I have the same problem with my turbo placement, but I am working on a solution. I don't have a MAF, but it might work with one. Keep an eye out for a thread on my solution in the next couple weeks.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:13 AM   #123
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Cool, will do, thanks!

In the meantime, how much weight do you guys think is saved when you replace the factory headlights/motors w/ the projectors? Just curious.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:20 PM   #124
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How much money are you guys spending on your projectors/bixenons?
You can pick up a nice complete set; bulbs / ballasts / projectors for like $200 if you shop around on ebay...So you going to take the plunge?!

Like you, I definitly have a HAI right now....my bay gets smokin hot after a good long run, as I'm sure everyone's does. Hoping that setting up this scoop solves that issue....

As for weight savings, probably just a few pounds...although for me, 0, since I didn't have the flip ups from the get go...
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #125
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Great thread, keep it up
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:59 PM   #126
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Cruisin the web, I came across this kid that does all sorts of headlight retrofits.....into any headlight housing! Doesn't help us get them into the turnsignal housing, but plenty of info and good ideas here for all those interested!!

HID Projector Headlight Retrofit for Subaru, Honda, BMW, Scion and More | LightWerkz.net


Here is an informative break down on the different types of projectors / lenses, etc
Various Projector Info + Output + Picture Gallery - High-Intensity

How to properly aim hid's
How To: Aiming Xenon Lights - High-Intensity

Looks like I did okay aiming mine according to his pics....for wingin it!

MINE:
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:29 PM   #127
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hey Cspence,

i was really interested in the mandrel bends you bought off ebay a while back and was looking for them but i cant seem to find them on ebay even with that link you supplied.

if its not to much trouble can i get the sellers name?

Thank you!
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I was thinking yesterday that I'd look for the smallest housings I could slip the projector set up into. Small enough it could be refit into the turn signal opening. It would require some cutting of the opening but with the right housing it might look OK. Just have to find what cars have oem light housings that might be appropriate for trying this.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:29 PM   #129
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Nice work. Enjoyed the read.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:31 PM   #130
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hey Cspence,

i was really interested in the mandrel bends you bought off ebay a while back and was looking for them but i cant seem to find them on ebay even with that link you supplied.

if its not to much trouble can i get the sellers name?

Thank you!
Dawnmsn was the person I bought them from....They had stainless, aluminized, and plain mild steel in many various sizes, 2.25 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5.....This seller sets up different lots and the lot I wanted b/c it had the bends I was looking for, happened to be just mild steel, 3" of coarse. I'll poke around and see what I can find for ya!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:28 PM   #131
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New license plate FTW!!

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Old 06-16-2009, 08:36 PM   #132
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Not going for subtle with that plate are you!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #133
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Not going for subtle with that plate are you!
Tried HI-OFCR ...but it was already taken...the car isn't exactly subtle all around ne-ways, lol
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #134
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Tried HI-OFCR ...but it was already taken...the car isn't exactly subtle all around ne-ways, lol

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Old 06-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #135
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Finally got all the other radiator covers formed up....yea i got a few extras. Here's some pictures to show how it looks.

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So which one do you guys think I should go with....I'm really not sure!
1) Logo, raw steel clear coated
2) Logo, scuffed steel and clear coated
3) Logo, painted...what color
4) Solid, raw steel clear coated
5) Solid, scuffed steel and clear coated
6) Solid, painted...what color


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The headlight scoop just got painted and is drying....I'll post pics tomorrow after it dries....
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Finally got all the other radiator covers formed up....yea i got a few extras. Here's some pictures to show how it looks.








So which one do you guys think I should go with....I'm really not sure!
1) Logo, raw steel clear coated
2) Logo, scuffed steel and clear coated
3) Logo, painted...what color
4) Solid, raw steel clear coated
5) Solid, scuffed steel and clear coated
6) Solid, painted...what color






The headlight scoop just got painted and is drying....I'll post pics tomorrow after it dries....
I vote for the one you have right there in the car.

Well now that you have a few extras... you can put one of those in a box and ship one to my place. Those things are sweet.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:52 AM   #137
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wow, looking good spence! keep me updated man. Love the plate!
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:38 PM   #138
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For anyone wishing to go this build route (the HIDs)... I have a retrofit "package" for sale.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t38040/
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by the way... my '92 w/ mashimoto rad has radiator cap from passenger side so i had to trim top piece from rad cover off. just a heads up
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by the way... my '92 w/ mashimoto rad has radiator cap from passenger side so i had to trim top piece from rad cover off. just a heads up
How you like it? Post up a pic!
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