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dr2if4ta0sx
03-01-2002, 02:15 PM
http://www.freshalloy.com/

Anyone know how to make your lights look like that??? It looks pretty cool. Just something to do when im bored... http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 02:19 PM
i did it but couldnt see sh1t at night. Better get foglights if your gonna do it cuz when they open up at night they dont shine all the way.
I ended up putting back after a couple of weeks cuz i couldnt take it anymore.
Theres a way with a switch but im too lazy to go all out like that. http://www.freshalloy.com/

lenso
03-01-2002, 02:47 PM
thanks to tekryder (http://nissan92.tripod.com/switch.html)

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 03:31 PM
also, if you are juist crusing the track or town for the day and wanna be sleepy, pop the hood. take the caps off the black knobs by the lights and turn to the appropriate height. make sure nobody adjusts the light with control in car at same time tho! you will lose a finger http://www.freshalloy.com/

on a side note, go get video option #94 to see that very same green 180 get hurt bad at the D-1 grand prix championships in ebisu http://www.freshalloy.com/

HyperTek
03-01-2002, 03:40 PM
that 180sx looks sweet!!! http://www.freshalloy.com/

The cheapest nicest way is to install the ghetto switch, so you can do it while inside your car.

There are also headlight controlers that allow you to adjust the hieght that is nicer then my way..

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 03:57 PM
i guess i should add that there are special light setups also. where they adjust the lamp to a lower, fixed height and then have a custom light socketed into that. i cnat think of anywhere to pick that up (itd have to be imported) but the one most clear in my mind was ugly and had 3 small projection bulbs slotted into each light fixture. like this: |ooo| |ooo

Dousan_PG
03-01-2002, 04:43 PM
that's koguchi's 180sx...vol. 94..still waiting

dont have it rentable where i am yet! cant wait!

aaron

Bay Devil
03-01-2002, 05:01 PM
yea he replaced the headlights with raybrig fog lights so when theyre up that much the fog lights point straight..

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 05:29 PM
Hey, all I did was cut the green wire on the one switch that brings the lights up and down and add a switch so I could put up the lights and then bring them down and stop them where ever I wanted. It works great!!

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 07:22 PM
Anyone ever thought of using a Variable Resistor such as a knob style?

**DONOTDELETE**
03-01-2002, 11:10 PM
the popup headlight system is much more complex than you guys make it out to be. tekryder's ground cutoff switch will work, but I think its ghetto.. just a silly modification. I guess its functional, but its still ghetto. Why? Because the headlights have rubber bump-stops - without them, the headlights rest on the arms and will jiggle over bumps.

Search the archives, the info is there..

- Mike

ps: variable resistor wont work, the popups use a headlight timer (ECU) - like i said, its not so simple.

[ 03-01-2002, 11:10 PM: Message edited by: old_s13 ]

**DONOTDELETE**
03-02-2002, 04:52 AM
does anyone know exactly HOW a pivot controller works?

**DONOTDELETE**
03-02-2002, 08:44 AM
The controller has some circuitry inside that somehow interfaces with the headlight ECU/timer.

- Mike

Dorifto_PG
03-02-2002, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by onevia:

on a side note, go get video option #94 to see that very same green 180 get hurt bad at the D-1 grand prix championships in ebisu http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Nooooo...Koguchi's 180 gets hurt???damn the Ebisu circuit...hmmm maybe he will want to paint it black again, now...i liked iot better than the green http://www.freshalloy.com/

anway, im waiting for volume 91, let me know how vol. 94 is, im thinking about that one as welllll

Kure-ji180sx
03-02-2002, 11:25 PM
Well actually, I tried it the other day. Press the popup light button (not the turn switch for lights)
to get the lights up. You have to disconnect the battery when you try adjusting them down or it won't work. Now that the power is dead, adjust. Now go press the popup light button ONCE. Now reconnect power and voila! Lazy Eye! Just don't press any buttons/turn on lights or else all that hard ass work is gone!

**DONOTDELETE**
03-02-2002, 11:30 PM
Pivot makes the half light retractable unit

here is the new one with the air intake temp gauge

Let me know if you have any questions on it

Shawn
www.autoimaging.com (http://www.autoimaging.com)

http://www.freshalloy.com/images/imported/2002/03/PIVRHUT-1.jpg

03-03-2002, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by CWestin180SX:

here is the new one with the air intake temp gauge
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]That's a bizarre combo of features...unless, I guess, the reason to pop the lights up a little is to get a little more air to the stock air intake...

Asad

**DONOTDELETE**
03-03-2002, 10:08 AM
booooooooooooooooooooo...! lame mod, lame mod..

:)


Originally posted by asad137:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Originally posted by CWestin180SX:

here is the new one with the air intake temp gauge
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]That's a bizarre combo of features...unless, I guess, the reason to pop the lights up a little is to get a little more air to the stock air intake...

Asad</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]

**DONOTDELETE**
03-03-2002, 01:45 PM
you dont have to cut the batt power to ghetto-adjust...just do it how i said earlier...

and yah, the reason for the air temp is cause its suppose to help get that cold air in there. but i agree...useless feature. you can grab the most basic adjuster for only 99$

i dont care tho. im getting silvia face =)

240drifter
03-04-2002, 06:13 AM
Old S13
Why would you ever call that a bad mod. First of all it looks sharp. Of course its not to be used at night, its a practical mod used in Japan for the drifters to be able to direct cold air onto the intake filter. You shouldn't be ignorant in your posts. Instead of bashing it you should've posted, Why would someone want one of those. Sorry if I'm coming out harsh but its not my intention. I don't own a s13, but if I would have one I would definitely put that mod. In case your wondering, I own a 98se. http://www.freshalloy.com/

[ 03-04-2002, 06:25 AM: Message edited by: 240drifter ]

carluch
03-04-2002, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by 240drifter:
Old S13
Why would you ever call that a bad mod. First of all it looks sharp. Of course its not to be used at night, its a practical mod used in Japan for the drifters to be able to direct cold air onto the intake filter. You shouldn't be ignorant in your posts. Instead of bashing it you should've posted, Why would someone want one of those. Sorry if I'm coming out harsh but its not my intention. I don't own a s13, but if I would have one I would definitely put that mod. In case your wondering, I own a 98se. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]no, i think old s13 is right... it looks like garbage... not that it would look much better, but you can always get a vented pop up cover... both seem pretty worthless though, unless of course if you are cool enough to be a "drifter" http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
03-04-2002, 08:40 AM
240drifter&gt; I see a trinket that was targetted to sell at kids who dont know better, thats why.

I think its cool that they developed a product that can work with the headlight ECU, I think its lame that there's no way to perfect it because the headlights will always be unstable (by bouncing around). So, you have this trinket that allows you to change your height.. uhm, okay thats great. Then they expect to see a major increase in intake temp? Why not just route your intake in the fender and be over with it, thats all..

hehe funny how on this forum i get the smack down for calling it lame, but on the philips forum I had to explain to a bunch of lighting fanatics that its still somewhat a functional trinket. they guys on that forum were like "oh man, this is SOOOO rice!" Dont get me wrong, I find the unit interesting.. but I wouldnt wire it up to my car.

- Mike

[ 03-04-2002, 08:43 AM: Message edited by: old_s13 ]

Dorifto_PG
03-04-2002, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by carluch240:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Originally posted by 240drifter:
Old S13
Why would you ever call that a bad mod. First of all it looks sharp. Of course its not to be used at night, its a practical mod used in Japan for the drifters to be able to direct cold air onto the intake filter. You shouldn't be ignorant in your posts. Instead of bashing it you should've posted, Why would someone want one of those. Sorry if I'm coming out harsh but its not my intention. I don't own a s13, but if I would have one I would definitely put that mod. In case your wondering, I own a 98se. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]no, i think old s13 is right... it looks like garbage... not that it would look much better, but you can always get a vented pop up cover... both seem pretty worthless though, unless of course if you are cool enough to be a "drifter" http://www.freshalloy.com/ </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Firstly, don't make fun of drifters...
Secondly, If you remove the left headlamp for a track day (or just daytime) you have a direct flow of cool air to your turbo...direct...and since practically all the 180's in japan are turbo, this mod actually makes a difference.

Remember, before being synical and harsh, try thinking about what cars this is on...mostly all are turboed drift machines...just my worthless $.02

carluch
03-04-2002, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Dorifto180sx:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Originally posted by carluch240:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Originally posted by 240drifter:
Old S13
Why would you ever call that a bad mod. First of all it looks sharp. Of course its not to be used at night, its a practical mod used in Japan for the drifters to be able to direct cold air onto the intake filter. You shouldn't be ignorant in your posts. Instead of bashing it you should've posted, Why would someone want one of those. Sorry if I'm coming out harsh but its not my intention. I don't own a s13, but if I would have one I would definitely put that mod. In case your wondering, I own a 98se. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]no, i think old s13 is right... it looks like garbage... not that it would look much better, but you can always get a vented pop up cover... both seem pretty worthless though, unless of course if you are cool enough to be a "drifter" http://www.freshalloy.com/ </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Firstly, don't make fun of drifters...
Secondly, If you remove the left headlamp for a track day (or just daytime) you have a direct flow of cool air to your turbo...direct...and since practically all the 180's in japan are turbo, this mod actually makes a difference.

Remember, before being synical and harsh, try thinking about what cars this is on...mostly all are turboed drift machines...just my worthless $.02</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]the poke at drifters was more of a joke than anything, just as most of the people around here that think they are drifters... i konw there are a lot of "real" drifters here, and i really respect that. in fact, i spend a lot of time here at work trying to find drift video clips... http://www.freshalloy.com/ anyway, i understand the point of the mod, but like you said, you can just remove the headlight while on the track. anyone who strives for the "drifter look," while sacrificing safety and common sense (i.e. sleepy eyes on the street) deserves what old s13 gave them... a big boooooooooo!

btw, i know "practically all the 180's in japan are turbo," i share the same engine as most of them...

Dorifto_PG
03-04-2002, 03:52 PM
http://www.freshalloy.com/ Ok, i figured thats what your intent was, but i was just making a point. Thank you for actually responding inteligently and respectfully. Yes there are a bunch of "Internet Drifters" out there, but not everyone is...Anyway, you can have the best of both worlds by doing what Yoshinori Koguchi does...mounting high Intensity Projector Foglamps (he uses Raybrig's) onto the covers, and it provides a lightsource that you can aim, and retain the sleepy-look http://www.freshalloy.com/

anyway here is a link to some dope videos for ya http://www.freshalloy.com/ Brakes is Life (http://brakesislife.tripod.com/video/video.htm) http://www.freshalloy.com/

HyperTek
03-04-2002, 04:14 PM
anyone think it would be ok to use those headlights over here? that style? or even putting fog lights instead?

JonCarson
03-04-2002, 05:03 PM
I have known and seen cars try to use fog lights as regular headlights. It'll provide some light, but I'll step out and say that they won't ever be able to provide the same amount or quality of light in the correct pattern that regular headlights provide.

I hope Mike will be able to explain it better than me.

Not to mention that using fog lights as regular headlights is probably illegal....

Dorifto_PG
03-04-2002, 05:30 PM
It probably is illegal, but check out the clip entitled koguchimtn.mpg taken from Option Video Vol. 90, and tell me that those aren't some damn bright lights... Brakes is Life (http://brakesislife.tripod.com/video/video.htm)

They are expensive im sure, but very bright. My friend also has insanely bright fog lights, and he can drive w/o his headlamps on...I don't see the projecter fog lamps being any different than the projector "conversion" fixed headlights for the FD3S RX-7's, for example...

**DONOTDELETE**
03-04-2002, 08:41 PM
What you are noticing isnt clean, accurate, useable light.. its glare. Chances are, he doesnt have an HID foglight.. he has an HID driving light -- big difference. Foglights have a wide and low beam pattern with an accurate cutoff, driving lights are basically like flood-lights.. they just emit tons of light.

Put that all aside and we'de have to look at this guy's car and see how sturdy the actual headlights are. All depends on how well its been setup, thats all..

ps: Almost every aftermarket headlight kit I've seen is absolute garbage, using H3 foglight bulbs for headlights.. pathetic. I dont understand how anyone would drive an expensive car and use an H3 bulb for a headlight.. it just doesnt make any sense. Form over function, I guess..

oh, did I say it before? pivot = boooooooooooooooooooo!!! :)


Originally posted by Dorifto180sx:
It probably is illegal, but check out the clip entitled koguchimtn.mpg taken from Option Video Vol. 90, and tell me that those aren't some damn bright lights... Brakes is Life (http://brakesislife.tripod.com/video/video.htm)

They are expensive im sure, but very bright. My friend also has insanely bright fog lights, and he can drive w/o his headlamps on...I don't see the projecter fog lamps being any different than the projector "conversion" fixed headlights for the FD3S RX-7's, for example...<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]

**DONOTDELETE**
03-04-2002, 09:51 PM
What you are noticing isnt clean, accurate, useable light.. its glare. Chances are, he doesnt have an HID foglight.. he has an HID driving light -- big difference. Foglights have a wide and low beam pattern with an accurate cutoff, driving lights are basically like flood-lights.. they just emit tons of light.

Put that all aside and we'de have to look at this guy's car and see how sturdy the actual headlights are. All depends on how well its been setup, thats all..

ps: Almost every aftermarket headlight kit I've seen is absolute garbage, using H3 foglight bulbs for headlights.. pathetic. I dont understand how anyone would drive an expensive car and use an H3 bulb for a headlight.. it just doesnt make any sense. Form over function, I guess..

oh, did I say it before? pivot = boooooooooooooooooooo!!! <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Actually the owner of the 180SX above has excellent vision. Buy Options Vol 90-94 and you can see his car and..ok lights work on the mountain passes late at night

**DONOTDELETE**
03-04-2002, 10:55 PM
Uhm, no. A set of rally flood lights will give you excellent vision, doesnt mean its permitted for street use.

I am not saying the lights dont perform. I am talking about details, in HOW they perform.

:)

dr2if4ta0sx
03-05-2002, 02:16 AM
Wow didnt know this would turn out to be an all out brawl... woo go driftas..... still need practice though... and plus i dont got LSD... http://www.freshalloy.com/ s*** so hard to drift without that... any tips for drifting without the LSD? Any other crazy mods i can do?

And yea the cheapest and easiest way to get that sleeper look is just pop the HOOD and trun them knobs! yea that was awesome thanks onevia.

Dorifto_PG
03-05-2002, 06:14 AM
Ok. my bad, he uses Raybrig Driving Lights, not Fog Lights...you are correct (obviously) the foglights would produce an unusable pattern, etc...these i think are HID Driving Lights...about $600 for the set, but i guess cheaper than some other useless headlights aka "Twin Projecter Double Cross Fixed Grim Eye Conversions"... http://www.freshalloy.com/

Koguchi can afford them, but can I???? Not if i get Advan Model 6's thats for sure....

**DONOTDELETE**
03-05-2002, 08:39 AM
Foglights would be completely inept, driving lights would be useable.. but they're very similar to driving with your high-beams on.. so I doubt his lighting setup conforms with any regulations.

I think he needs to visit ClearCorners.Com, they can set him up with a functional light kit. :)


Originally posted by Dorifto180sx:
Ok. my bad, he uses Raybrig Driving Lights, not Fog Lights...you are correct (obviously) the foglights would produce an unusable pattern, etc...these i think are HID Driving Lights...about $600 for the set, but i guess cheaper than some other useless headlights aka "Twin Projecter Double Cross Fixed Grim Eye Conversions"... :rolleyes:

Koguchi can afford them, but can I???? Not if i get Advan Model 6's thats for sure....<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]

ruf4play
03-05-2002, 08:50 AM
Does Koguchi even have to worry about road regs? The way that car is set up I doubt it sees much asphalt outside of closed courses...

ADAM HUTCHINSON
03-05-2002, 09:03 AM
this whole light adjustment thing is hoaky in the first place..i am with old s13 on this one..


Originally posted by 240drifter:
Old S13
Why would you ever call that a bad mod. First of all it looks sharp. Of course its not to be used at night, its a practical mod used in Japan for the drifters to be able to direct cold air onto the intake filter. You shouldn't be ignorant in your posts. Instead of bashing it you should've posted, Why would someone want one of those. Sorry if I'm coming out harsh but its not my intention. I don't own a s13, but if I would have one I would definitely put that mod. In case your wondering, I own a 98se. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]