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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Landon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:04 am

shleepy is good. lol. josh, do you mean like as the main headlight? because one thing i really like and will prolly do once my dream comes true and i get a cs front bumper.. lol. is to have the projector lens fog lights that retro fit offers. they look super clean.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:06 am

Yeah, thats what I mean. Why can't we run a projector in the lower vents? Certain celica model running lights fit, so we have lenses. We just need the back and brackets then, BAM, projector. No need to convert popups. Just use them for extra lights when its super dark.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Landon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:10 am

hey! thats a thought.. that never crossed my mind.. so like you could fit the lends in the fake carbon fiber slots right? are you thinking just for low beam? cause that would totally work. or get a bixenon lens. either way that saves a huge hassle of fitment.. how would you wire something like that? shoot i should know. i'm taking body electronics this quarter so i just might have to look into that..
oh! you mean like in the stock foglight area? would that be to low?
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Landon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:13 am

have you seen the selection of stuff these guys have? seems like there would be a cheaper way to do it.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:19 am

I had thought about fitting something in the grill area before. I think you would have to cut the grill, but I think a lens could be put in there. Its worth finding out if something could be put in the lower venter on the sides. Its it too low, then no, but if it gives good viewing distance, I don't see why not.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Landon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:36 am

i'll look into this for sure. which later model celica has projectors? it would work for me to have like projector lenses in the grill somewhere and then have the popups for just a highbeam basically...
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:27 am

I ddi not mean a projector from a celica, there was a fog light lens that fits the side vents of the rc bumper from another 18x model. I was thinking of using it and installing the projector behind it.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Boo_Guy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:58 am

Why not just sleepy eye the car slightly with these projector kits?
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby concealer404 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:24 am

I think you'll find that trying to use the "fog light" holes in the CS bumper will pose a couple problems if you're trying to use them as your main lights.

1) Not entirely legal. (Definitely in cali at least.)
2) Too low. You'll have a hell of a time getting the light far enough down the road for it to work.


I believe it's the 90-91 fogs that fit in there, btw.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:43 pm

concealer404 wrote:I think you'll find that trying to use the "fog light" holes in the CS bumper will pose a couple problems if you're trying to use them as your main lights.

1) Not entirely legal. (Definitely in cali at least.)
2) Too low. You'll have a hell of a time getting the light far enough down the road for it to work.


I believe it's the 90-91 fogs that fit in there, btw.


Its the 90-91 gt fog lights that fit in the RC bumper. Not perfect but almost.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby concealer404 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:59 pm

Hotrodhendrix wrote:
concealer404 wrote:I think you'll find that trying to use the "fog light" holes in the CS bumper will pose a couple problems if you're trying to use them as your main lights.

1) Not entirely legal. (Definitely in cali at least.)
2) Too low. You'll have a hell of a time getting the light far enough down the road for it to work.


I believe it's the 90-91 fogs that fit in there, btw.


Its the 90-91 gt fog lights that fit in the RC bumper. Not perfect but almost.
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Heh, and that "not perfect" is what bugs me enough that i'm just going to hold out for real CS fogs or the MKiii fogs with custom brackets.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:01 pm

concealer404 wrote:
Hotrodhendrix wrote:
concealer404 wrote:I think you'll find that trying to use the "fog light" holes in the CS bumper will pose a couple problems if you're trying to use them as your main lights.

1) Not entirely legal. (Definitely in cali at least.)
2) Too low. You'll have a hell of a time getting the light far enough down the road for it to work.


I believe it's the 90-91 fogs that fit in there, btw.


Its the 90-91 gt fog lights that fit in the RC bumper. Not perfect but almost.
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Heh, and that "not perfect" is what bugs me enough that i'm just going to hold out for real CS fogs or the MKiii fogs with custom brackets.


MKiii fogs fit better?
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby concealer404 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:07 pm

Hotrodhendrix wrote:
MKiii fogs fit better?


The JZA70 fogs are same part number to the CS fogs. ;)
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:09 pm

Interesting. I prefer the GT fogs
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Custom brackets and they look great.
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Re: headlight conversion

Postby concealer404 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:19 pm

Haha, i knew exactly what you were linking before i even opened it. :D

Yeah, they do look great, and i still flip-flop from time to time as to which i prefer, but i think at the end of the day, i have a CS cover, may as well stay CS.
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