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#5072
Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 2
Ok ive been searchin and searchin the internet for a complete kit for flush lights and i cant take it no more...best i found was the duraflex ones.im sure a glazer could make me a lense??? im 70 percent sure im gonna do this unless any1 has any negatives i should know?? 250 dollars is the best i seen this housing for which is only roughly 190 euro. basically im looking for any1 with experience in this to see if its worth wile doin...
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#5073
Re: Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 314
It's a popular topic. I think lots of people will be interested to see how you get on so take lots of pics and keep us posted!

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#5074
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 213
I looked into this a few years back and its a pain !

There are a few problems - one is to get enough light out - for lightng up the road and NCT. If the lights are set too far back, then they can't light the road properly.

Another issue is being abe to adjust them for the NCT and having them sealed properly etc

The best by far, IMO, were a once off set by Ryan G years back. I actually got a second set of mounts from Ryan and I also had a set from Troy Trueleo and looked at trying to make up a set. Hard enough to find a lamp which will fit the small area and give hi/lo beam. I also looked at a twin lamp - with one angled slightly down for dip beam.

Anyway, it all gave me a headache and they were binned

At the moment, I am thinking to use 4"x6" lamps from a GTO and have low rise popups.

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#5090
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there's some good info in the link below


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http://www.mr2beast.com/Lights.htm
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#5099
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ah well its worth a try...once i start ill upload photos..
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#5108
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did u get ur 2 from jap cars in santry ? how u getting on with it ? there was a fella on here who bought one outta there and crashed it soon after ive heard a few stories about quick fix jobs comin outta that place anyway hope u got a good one and had a good long look over it .
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#5127
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 2
haha any idea wat his name was?? i think it was my mate..e crashed this one but i bought it frm him and got it fixed..its a grand car..few extras came with it like fully adjustable cusco suspension.. ive heard alot a bad things bout the place meself but looks like i got a good one
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#5138
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wellwayne from pic it looks like jap cars sorry tosay but the dogyest company to ever buy a car off
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#5139
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 2
yeah it came from jap cars....only prob wi it is the wheels...they're different on the back than the front...as far as i know the front two are rays engineerin wheels thou
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#5144
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from pictey look like the rays bronze 1st glance thought they were the TE37 but not you pic up another set no bother for your car.
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#5150
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 2
ok back to the lights ha... just received an email from raceonusa about the housings... 200 dollars plus 120 dollars delivery..For two pieces of plastic!!! www.raceonusa.com/toyota-mr2-91-95-sw20-...ota-mr2-91-95-2-door

im gonna look into getting them made myself
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#5152
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$120 just for delivery?! obviously they don't want your business I'd say you could make something like that yourself, make a mould out of mdf and the make a make a fibre glass housing out of it
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#5172
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 2
i have a friend a steel fabricator es gonna try make the housings then i think i will try two spot lights in each..bit of time and effort and itll be worth it..i want a steel housing like the one on "the beast"..
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#5173
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good luck with the project, if you end up with something that'll pass an nct/mot you'll have no shortage of people looking to buy a set from you
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Hedders wrote:
haha any idea wat his name was?? i think it was my mate..e crashed this one but i bought it frm him and got it fixed..its a grand car..few extras came with it like fully adjustable cusco suspension.. ive heard alot a bad things bout the place meself but looks like i got a good one
Glad you got a good one buddy
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#5316
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 213
Hedders wrote:
i have a friend a steel fabricator es gonna try make the housings then i think i will try two spot lights in each..bit of time and effort and itll be worth it..i want a steel housing like the one on "the beast"..

Any idea what you're going to make the lens from ?

Anyway, hope you get this up and running - I'll def take a set off you. If it works out, you could make a nice bit of $$$ from owners here, in UK and US
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#5857
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 213
I know they're not flushmount but check out thread below - go down to post from a guy from an MR2 forum in Germany. Guy over there is making low rise 4"x6" e-marked lights.

I joined mr2-forum.de and put my name down for a set. Well, at least I think I got my name down - its all Double Deutsche to me

IMOC link to low-rise rectangular headlights

Guy is making about 4 per week and I think 80 people ahead of me

170 is a bargain but I'm not sure if I have to source my own lights. According to the pics, it seems like lamps are supplied. But if German, they might be e-marked but they will fail NCT because they're for the wrong side of the road ?

May have to buy the kit and then find a second hand set of UK GTO headlights ....
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#5861
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 25
i didnt even think of that man, rats.

but put my name down anyway, gonna be a long 5 months!!!
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#6946
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
I just bought a set of 4"x6" GTO headlights for only 42 euros delivered.

Hopefully over the next month or two, I'll figure out how to get them mounted for my low-rise look
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#6950
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Cool! sounds interesting.
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#6954
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where did you manage to get those spidey?
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#6955
Re:Flush headlights 12 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
SteveH wrote:
where did you manage to get those spidey?

Got them on eBay. I just check sometimes and they come up every now and again. But I never saw them that cheap.

I think I saw another set on eBay for £60 + P&P.

A while back, I found a guy breaking a GTO over here but he wanted 200 euros !! How can we suport buying in Ireland when people in Ireland are stll trying to rip us off
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#37221
Re:Flush headlights 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 25
Gonna bump this back up!!

I still REALLY want flush mount headlights. Would it really be that hard to find some 50mm projector headlight units?
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#37227
Re:Flush headlights 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 106
The appeal of the mk2 (among other things) was the popup lights...but sure if we were all the same life would be boring....judging from an impartial view the flush lights on the black car in the thread doesn't look that great.
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#37230
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Really? I love the look of it.

Do people think the below would work out?

www.aliexpress.com/product-gs/321777354-...ES--wholesalers.html
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#37231
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If you are registered on mr2oc.com, check out these Fiat Coupe flushmounts - they are in progress at the mo but the guy is showing a lot of detail in his build.

www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=434981&am...p;highlight=asksport
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#37232
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I personally think it's a sin to take out the pop ups, it's part of the character of an MR2, one of the reasons I never really took to the MK3 like the MK1 and MK2. Have you considered the REV6 pop ups?

I agree that the factory units are too high and look like air brakes, but the REV6 units only come up to about a 3rd of the factory height. They are sleek, sexy and effective and they use the projector style lights that you posted a link to.

Of course, everyone has their own taste and opinion, this is just my view. Good luck getting something sorted out.
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#37245
Re: Flush headlights 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 25
Hmm, took the motor out for a spin this evening and I think I would miss the flip up aspect. I considered the REV6 but I cannot justify paying that amount with some of the feedback they have received.

But I may look into fabricating a set. I may eat my words, but it can't be that difficult, can it?!
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#37247
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Oh and thanks for the link Spidey. I'm not registered but think I might just to check it out
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#37253
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Rogue low rise are great looking - but a lot of $$$.

I like low-rise rectangular as well ....


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