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240sx flip-up projectors

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Dman1100, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Dman1100

    Dman1100 Senior Member

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    anyone know what kind of lights i could get to make a flip up projector headlight. i've heard of people using integra lights but i've looked at those and they just don't seem like they would work right. and i don't want to buy a kit for it because i'm on a budget. thanks for any help or ideas
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why not just use silverstars??

    im not sure i would want flip-up projectors.
     
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    Dman1100 Senior Member

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    i love the 2-projector look with the lids about half way open where the lights are just peeking out.
    [​IMG]
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Kind of funny his license plate is over the little fog light dealio...

    I'm with Turbo Mirage, just use silverstar's or something. I had a set on my projector's before I wrecked my car and I love the color, etc.

    But yeah, if you really wanna go after that, it looks cool if that matters. Not really worth the work IMO.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    looks like youll have to custom mount them.

    im trying to figure out how to wire in a switch for the sleepy eyes when i go to the drift riot at the end of the month.
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    with wires and electrical tape.....

    hey whats up i make my triumphant return to once again lay down the nissan laws...

    NiNjA
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    those are called "sleepy eyes"

    do a search for em, they are for sale everywhere
     
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    i don't want to buy them i want to make them because i'm on budget
     
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    you can do a permanent sleepy eye, thats super ghetto. you manually set the hadlights to where you want them and then cut the wire to the motor that pops them up. so they never move.
     
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    how to wire up sleepy eyes 101

    this is for a ford prob ( i have only done it on thei car and no others try own your ccar at your own risk)

    Tools used
    1 wire cutter
    2 electric tape
    3 connectors
    4 on/off momentary, stay on 12 volt switch
    5 wire




    1)
    located head lamp retractor motor control module ( refer to owners manual for exact location ).
    2)
    Using a helms manual locate the wire responsable for raising the headlamps
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    cut this wire in the middle
    4)
    splice in the momentery switch ( find a sutable mounting location within the car)
    5)
    put everything back your done

    When you activate the head light they will no go up until you push the new switch adn set the desired height. When you switch them off they go down like normal


    (once again i am not responsable if you fuck up. if you cant use a manual or o volt meter to find the correct wire and fuck somthing up to bad )
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    :lmao:
     
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    i just want some ideas on what kind of lights to use. What do the lights in the pic look like? I thought they looked like integra lamps but after looking at a few integras, they just don't seem like they would work too well. i can get the stuff for the sleepy eye off of ebay or something
     
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    i got an idea. you might not like it cause its expensive, but it would work, and look uber sick


    totally remove the stock headlights, and put some HID foglights, with the driving beam in them, like these.

    [​IMG]




    you could run an uber low sleeper. but with functional HID's like this D1 guy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    OoooOO I love that pic Smonkeyboy, hella sexy! B) However, I like coupes and plan on getting that really soon..
     
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    [Takumi] What, does he want to fly with that thing? [/Takumi]
     
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    at the DGTA Drift-out Wednesday last year, I got the opportunity to line up an exact comparo of HID and Silverstar:

    Me: 1991 Civic Hatch with Silverstar headlights and high-beams
    Him: 1991 Civic Hatch with BMW HID system to H4 converted housing

    The two cars even looked alike. Same color. He's a nice guy.

    The Silverstars lacked the defined edge that the HIDs provides at the top of the beam, but the color temperature and luminosity is the same. My high beams were brighter, because he decided to save some money and not do the HIDs on the H9 highbeams.

    Silverstar, at a $400 savings, is clearly the winner. He also arcced the power to the frame and nearly cost him his engine wiring harness. He took a hit in the arm with the 60,000 volts HID starter. Factor in frustration and the winner is clear.

    That is all.

    -> Steve
     
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    i like the fog lamps but that is pretty pricey. any lamps like that that aren't hid and still bright enough for normal city/highway driving?
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    These are the brightest foglights I've ever seen.
    hella foglights
    They are so bright you can feel the heat from the bulb lke 2 feet away. I'd say about 4X as bright as the highbeams on my friend toyota 4x4, on which we mounted the fog lights. THey are inexpensive too. Pretty much anything byhella is a good product. The ff series are bright also.
     
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    there is another alternative to the sleepy eye look.
    it is from a respectable person from 24osx.org

    Tools:
    wire cutters
    tape

    1) locate the switch that pops up the lights without turning them on. left of the wheel

    2) pull it out, careful not to break it, pull with a litte force and it should come out fine.

    3) tug a little untill you can have clear access to the wires connected behind it

    4) find the BROWN wire and cut it.

    5) tape them so they dont short out. be sure to tape them somewhere so that if you want to connect them again, you can.

    6) reinsert button. you are done with it.

    THERE! THATS IT!

    How to operate:

    1) use the stick to turn on ur lights ( the one that flips them up and on)

    2) push in the modified button.

    3) turn off the light (from stick)

    4) once you depress the modified button, the light will start to go down, press it in again to stop them. the key here is timing. time it right so that the lights look to your taste. if they go down all the way, just repeat.

    props to kickertu for posting on 240sx.org. its a great site.
     
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