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Old 01-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #41
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If someone wanted to find a cheaper route:

Hella FF 75 Lights

You would have to replace the bulbs with three prongs to pass inspection if they check your high beams, and fend for yourself for indicators. It is only $100 though, and still great PIAA light quality/pattern. You could even put some HID bulbs in there if you were so motivated, but I'd wonder how bad the scatter would be...
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #42
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those look like they were made to fit in a TSI
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:41 PM   #43
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Theres a guy on CR.net that took the molded TSIs and put fogs similar to that in them. Looked cool until he molded in some side markers too..
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:36 PM   #44
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Under hood picks any one?

Looking to clean up the bay some more before I move, this would be a great project.
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Under hood shot with the headlights covers off, even though I've improved on several things since then so this is an old shot:
You can see how much room is freed up in those front corners of the engine bay, which allows you to do whatever you want for an IC setup or whatever you want to put there.
The brackets I use to hold the headlight cover lids on are not in this shot.. you can see the very ghetto version of a bracket I was using for a while on the drivers side corner but that has been done away with in favor of some good looking aluminum stuff.
You can see the PIAA fuse holders over on the side of the fuse box on the pass side just barely. Wiring is very simple.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #46
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Nice install, the PIAA's look good, I did a similar deal with some CATZ driving lights a few years ago on my NA.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #47
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hmmm, tax return needs to hurry up and get here!!
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suddenly my pics arent working...

edit: ok, now they work... odd

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #49
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I heard you know have to become a member/contributor/ppv to attach pics. Next step is photobucket etc.
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for the guys that have done this how much room do you have left around the lights above and below?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:02 PM   #51
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Hurm, that Hella FF75 and some ebay HIDs are TEMPTING!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:39 PM   #52
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And how much room is required above and below? I would like to do this with some other driving lights but the fit is a little snug and that worries me a little.
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The Optilux 2020 and the Pilot HE series are all dual beam lights that might work also. The Optilux is a $50 unit and the Pilots are $100. They are both compact rectangular fog/driving units. I'm having a hard time finding reviews on the quality of the light and beam patterns though. Both use 2 H3 bulbs so they are easy to lamp up.





Here's another one from a company I've never heard of, Peterson. $60 with ion bulbs.

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you might ask about those on the forum hidplanet.com/forums
Lots of light modding discussions there with a high interest in cutoff patterns.
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any ideas if someone would give a discount if we all went in together on some of these?
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$60 sounds much better than 275... they look nice too. hmmmm...

the pass, your pic isent working.


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The Optilux 2020 and the Pilot HE series are all dual beam lights that might work also. The Optilux is a $50 unit and the Pilots are $100. They are both compact rectangular fog/driving units. I'm having a hard time finding reviews on the quality of the light and beam patterns though. Both use 2 H3 bulbs so they are easy to lamp up.





Here's another one from a company I've never heard of, Peterson. $60 with ion bulbs.

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Dammit... this is all so tempting. The only thing I worry about is cutoff. I want more light than my dual driving light BS... but I don't want to be the guy that blinds oncoming traffic.... I hate it to much.
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I am for sure doing this after I get some things sorted out on the car, but I would love to see some pictures of how you guys are actually mounting the lids. I want to avoid having rivets through the lids, but haven't figured anything out yet besides possibly using the little "U"s on the side of the lid.
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Dammit... this is all so tempting. The only thing I worry about is cutoff. I want more light than my dual driving light BS... but I don't want to be the guy that blinds oncoming traffic.... I hate it to much.

Yeah. It's tough since none of these are made as headlamps they could just scatter like crazy. I'm taking a flyer at the Optilux unit. Only $48 bucks shipped off amazon. If they suck they'll go right up on CL. I'll be checking the beam pattern before mounting anything.

Don't know about lamping them up with higher wattage halogens or going HID. They are dirt cheap. Might not take the extra heat. We'll see what happens. I've added so much weight to my car with the roll bar, bracing and turbo stuff it would be nice to lose the weight of the headlamps/motors.
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