Low rise headlight thread

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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:11 pm

Yeah, housings that a hid kit could be installed in.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:39 pm

concealer404 wrote:I'll look around... i could have sworn when we were talking about this years ago a pontiac of some kind was mentioned that was almost 2" shorter than the H6054. (Assuming you were talking housings, right?)


Correct. Not sure which pontiac though. I think firebirds are small and more square.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby concealer404 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:54 pm

Would more square be that bad of a thing? Do you guys want to keep it the same width? (I kinda do, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me)

I think we'd be making/modifying the bezels anyways, so if it's a little narrower than stock, i can't see that looking bad, either.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:49 pm

concealer404 wrote:Would more square be that bad of a thing? Do you guys want to keep it the same width? (I kinda do, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me)

I think we'd be making/modifying the bezels anyways, so if it's a little narrower than stock, i can't see that looking bad, either.


I think just a shorter rectangular housing would look much better. The 164 ecodes are shorter but a bit more narrow as well. I honestly think they are the easiest way to go. It will be a few months out for me though.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby concealer404 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:04 pm

Hotrodhendrix wrote:
concealer404 wrote:Would more square be that bad of a thing? Do you guys want to keep it the same width? (I kinda do, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me)

I think we'd be making/modifying the bezels anyways, so if it's a little narrower than stock, i can't see that looking bad, either.


I think just a shorter rectangular housing would look much better. The 164 ecodes are shorter but a bit more narrow as well. I honestly think they are the easiest way to go. It will be a few months out for me though.



How much more narrow are we talking?


(Well, i'm sure i can look that up for myself. :P )
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby l0ch0w » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:39 pm

Apparently the camaro lights work well, but some modification is necessary. Twosrus has a kit available for the sw20, I wonder if it would work on the celica???
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:10 pm

Anyone have a mr2 headlight bezel laying around? That would be the sure way to find out.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:42 pm

It looks like the hella lights are about $70 each now on Amazon, so at least that part of the kit is cheaper. I picked up an extra celica light shroud so if I do this, I can use it to make my new shrouds. I am torn between the dual lights and a single shorter housing, if it exists.

If I do not mess with the height of my kit, I will likely get a housing like this.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby ZeroDrift » Sat May 26, 2012 2:31 am

My old car:

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These lights are actually quite good! About ~$90 per unit and can be found here:

http://www.rallylights.com/Hella_90mm_H ... dules.aspx

These lights are a huge improvement over the stock lights and I would recommend them for anyone looking to vastly improve their lighting. On a side note, I do manufacture a few misc parts for cars and could look into a production run of these as a mounting solution. Here is one of my products that has been out for a while: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f14/t170108- ... rails.html
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat May 26, 2012 2:35 am

So what kind of parts would you make that might help us? Are you going to do it to your alltrac?
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby ZeroDrift » Sat May 26, 2012 2:47 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:So what kind of parts would you make that might help us? Are you going to do it to your alltrac?



First things first: I need to take a close look at these cars and compare them to the ST185 and perhaps the MR2. For those that can PM me pictures, please do as this would greatly help. The reason is, the more I manufacture the less expensive each component will be. The least expensive option would be a mounting bracket that holds the pair of lights and leave it to the end user to sort out mounting and such. The last option seems the most appealing to me as a 100% bolt on kit that is custom tailored to one model will be costly and I don't think there are enough potential buyers to go this route.

As far as my 'Trac, I was thinking of going this route, or modifying a sealed beam unit w/ a bi-xenon projector of some kind.

Quick edit: I did not design the light kit on my old Rx7. This was a kit put together by a member on Rx7club.com.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:13 pm

I think a bracket those holds a bulb would be the thing that gets users most interested.

I am still looking at options that are available.
http://www.rspeed.net/RSpeed_Low_Profil ... -61517.htm

This MR2 idea might be the way to go.
If we had a plate that allowed us to bolt in the smaller sized bulbs and a fiberglass housing then we are set. People can either do the hid kits or just get the housings and run nice bulbs.
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby l0ch0w » Thu May 31, 2012 3:03 am

I found the site where you can buy the projector and regular housings...
Once things settle down with my build a bit, a low rise lighting solution will be put together, I intend on making a high quality surround as well, not just crappy open space... If it looks good enough, and there is enough interest, I will sell them.

MR2 Josh (from MR2OC) lives right down the road from me and has a popular MR2 low rise kit installed in his car. Ill be basing mine off of his kit

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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby Boo_Guy » Thu May 31, 2012 7:54 am

Now thats what I want for my AT, a nice clean quad light set up!

Put me down for a set l0ch0w :D
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Re: Low rise headlight thread

Postby 4rsnduction » Thu May 31, 2012 11:59 am

Boo_Guy wrote:Now thats what I want for my AT, a nice clean quad light set up!

Put me down for a set l0ch0w :D


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