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Old 06-28-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Low-pro headlight kit $200 OBO

I have an extra headlight kit. See pics. If anyone can help identify the maker, I'd appreciate that info. You have to modify the motor arm to make this kit work properly but it isn't that hard. I can provide pics of before and after the mod. Asking $200 or trade for whatever you may have. Will entertain reasonable offers.
The lamps are Halogen with removable bulbs but I haven't tested them so I don't know if they work or not.
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They are from Brainstorm.
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How hard is the mod to do?
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You have to modify the motor arm to make this kit work properly but it isn't that hard. I can provide pics of before and after the mod.
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Yeah I did read that but "isn't that hard" isn't the best description
I bet a gymnast will tell you a flip "isn't that hard" to do.
And seeing as how we all have varying levels of mechanical skill
I was hoping to get him to post the pictures or describe the process.
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You could probably replace the arm with a threaded rod and heim joints, just like a swaybar endlink.

Keep the DIY aspect in mind when you look at the price.
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What turbo parts do you need? I like these cause I can keep my damn NACA duct.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #8
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I've got these lights and depending on how far down the lid you NACA duct is you might have a problem. The bucket comes forward more than the OEM one does. Wouldn't be a problem if you shortened the NACA duct (mine WAS a 4") or notched the bucket.

Not dumping on the sale, just wanted to let you know.
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where are you located? i'm kinda split right now......move out from house to apartments or low pro's for my miata.......
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I am interested in the lights, How much would shipping be to 02878 can you email me at [email protected] as i don't get on here much? Thank you.
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Update:
I was asked if the lights worked so I tested them. Here was my response:
"The lamps all work, but the wiring is kinda flaky. The relays are good. The diodes are good. I think they could benefit from some new wiring. The light is more whitish. I think two of the bulbs are 100W. The lamps are the type where you can change the little halogen bulbs. I'll pack them well but I can't guarantee the bulbs will be good when they get there. The housings are good. The lamps work but are a little old and crusty. I think the previous owner got a little out of control putting 100W bulbs in them. "

As far as the mod goes, I'll post some pics. I used a welder. You could get some ball joints with threaded studs, like the ones on the kit, and drill and tap the arm. The ball joint on the arm is pressed in kinda like a rivet. Just grind the head off, press out the ball and stud, drill a new hole, and hit it with the MIG.

The whole conversion took a few hours and that included figuring out what to modify and how.
Also, be careful. I learned the hard way that if you turn the pop up motor by hand it will suddenly cycle itself. I was test fitting the cover and hadn't set the limits or shortened the arm radius yet. It broke a bulb and bent the cover. I'm glad my hand wasn't stuck in there. Guillotine?

I'll attach a pic of my car after the installation. My kit is the same as the one I'm selling but it has incandescent bulbs.
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where are you located? i'm kinda split right now......move out from house to apartments or low pro's for my miata.......
Move out, you bum. Just kidding. I am in Baton Rouge.
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What turbo parts do you need? I like these cause I can keep my damn NACA duct.
Hi,
I don't have a turbo. (Don't tell anyone). I do have an Autorotor kit that I plan to install in the near future, if I ever finish my MS. I just hang here because the forum is cool, and I couldn't find a MiataAutorotor forum. Much of the FI stuff applies to my app. Miata.net is ok but heavy on the fluff.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:50 PM   #14
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I will take them off your hands if you still have them

You can e-mail me the details for payment at [email protected]
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OK, sold.
I returned all PMs and emails. Sorry for those who didn't respond in time. I just need the funds quickly.
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I wanted those buckets, just not the lights. Ohwell.
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Lights arrived today

Thanks Derf ,
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