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Old 01-05-2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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okay I have had so many ppl tell me they like my car except the headlights are to "gawdy" how is the best way to make them sleepy for cheap and effectiveness at night??????
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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not sure i can help you on the cheap side but for effectiveness you cannot beat the Moss Low Profile kit.




edit: ewww, i need to start taking pics with my GV lip
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Not sure if you just want a switch for sleepy eyes, but you have to put a switch on the blue/white wire coming off the hazard switch. Thats the easiest location I found to add it. The switch kills the motors, so you just have to switch them off, push the headlight up button, then bump the switch you added untill the headlights are where you want them to be. When you turn your headlights on, it still raises them, so if you have to flash someone or something they still pop up. IMO sleepy eyes make the headlights look broken though.. +1 for the moss low pros, or if you want to spend some cash, the AAC headlights.
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Apparently your car is not fast enough if your friends are able to look back in the mirror and see your "gaudy" lights.
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no no no its fast enough i beat most of them except my friends gtp but they see it just driving!
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woo I love mine.

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Can adjust the height with this switch I mounted:

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woo I love mine.



Can adjust the height with this switch I mounted:

how did you do that?
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Apparently your car is not fast enough if your friends are able to look back in the mirror and see your "gaudy" lights.


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how did you do that?
Dude I just posted exactly how to do that, post #3
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current pic (yesterday)
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What kinda lights are in the Moss low profile kit? I want more brightness out of my headlights, they ******* suck so I am thinking of alternatives.
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Hella 90mm modules. per side: 1 projector for low beam, 1 reflector for high beam

they are completely ******* awesome! http://www.rallylights.com/hella/90mm_modules.asp
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If you have a chance take a pic of it at night for me, if you dont mind.

Tell you the total truth though, I have a thing for the popup lights, its gonna hurt to dump them. I really really wanna try getting the H4 housings from Rallylights and slapping in some HID bulbs to see the result.

Edit: I cant find the low profile light kit on moss's site :(
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If you have a chance take a pic of it at night for me, if you dont mind.

Tell you the total truth though, I have a thing for the popup lights, its gonna hurt to dump them. I really really wanna try getting the H4 housings from Rallylights and slapping in some HID bulbs to see the result.

Edit: I cant find the low profile light kit on moss's site :(
the Moss Low Pros do still pop up, just not into the sky like ******* crab eyes.

anyway, i have a set of Hella E-code housings i removed when i installed the low pros. if you want them $50, with bulbs. I'll be dropping off the girlfriend tonight in Brooklyn Heights if you wanna check out the Low Pros on one of our cars. A picture isn't gonna show ****. call me later if you wanna make arrangements ---.---.----

btw, i couldn't find them on the Moss site either. weird.

maybe Duetto still has em http://www.duettomotors.com/miata/li...ow-profile.htm

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Edit: I cant find the low profile light kit on moss's site :(
Exterior -> Lighting ->

http://www.miatamania.com/Shop/ViewP...eIndexID=36473
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or if you want to spend some cash, the AAC headlights.
I like the idea behind the AAC lights, but I think the miata looks stupid with them. Not really sure why though, it just doesn't fit right.
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I like the idea behind the AAC lights, but I think the miata looks stupid with them. Not really sure why though, it just doesn't fit right.
To be completely honest, I really don't like the look of them either, and I wish they could have made non CF versions to keep cost down for those of us who aren't into the "uber JDM CF look y0".. But it gets rid of some weight up front and reduces engine bay clutter so I want to pick up a set eventually this year.
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...and they have drastically reduced peripheral light since they are blocked by the fenders and hood line.
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At least they are raised up a bit unlike all the previous flush headlight kits. Not as good as barn doors of course, but I wouldnt imagine it being horrible.
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Dude I just posted exactly how to do that, post #3


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My hazard button has no blue/ white wire coming from it... 1990 miata, any other wire to tap into???
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