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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Sorry 'bout that...I should have researched it better oops
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:26 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm either baking my headlights and rebuilding them myself, or I'm gunna have to fabircate with sheet metal around pre existing halo lights for around $200
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:27 pm

And either way, I'm gunna have to buy halo lights, rip them apart and build it into my lights. Wouldn't that be just as much work as really fabricating the sheet metal to fit WAY BETTER looking halo lights that look brand new?
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:30 pm

No, that's just another Chinese "HID Kit".

You're not going to find pre-fab halo kit, nor a proper HID set-up for a low volume production car like the Riviera. Simple fact: most "good cars" that didn't come with halos (non BMWs) are low volume cars, too. You won't find halo kits for special cars like this, Riviera included. You will find kits for the mass produced imports from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, especially the models teenagers drive, because that's where the demand is.

Fabricating the sheet metal will not be nearly as easy as adding a halo + HID projectors to our existing lenses. There are even companies out there that do this service. If you cut up the car to fit another headlamp design, you will need to do body work, match and paint fenders, and then you pray the styling of the new lamps will look good on the car.

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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Yeah, I figured as much frown

Should i just rip out the halo parts and build them into my lights or fabricate my fender and hood around a perfect set of working lights?
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:38 pm

What I would do is buy a used set of Riviera headlamps from a yard and start experimenting. Once you get the results you want, you can swap them in and sell your old lenses as-is, or build a 2nd pair of projectors based on your first experience - I'm sure more than one Riv owner would be interested.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Not a bad idea! Thanks. Any idea what used riv lights go for?
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:10 pm

You're probably looking at $150-200 per side.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:13 pm

Wtf, that costs more than actual halo lights. I could probably pay a professional metal fabricator a few hundred to blend in existing halo headlights, which would look way better. Doesn't that defeat the purpose completely?
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No, actual halo lamps (from BMW) cost much more. It's the cheaper Chinese parts that imitate the BMW look are less money. I doubt any sheet metal professional worth his weight in bondo would do the job for a "few hundred". Paint alone would cost that much.

Weather or not existing halo lamps would look "way better" is just a guess. They could very well look "way worse". If you pay for the sheet metal work and it looks bad, then you've ruined the car.

Changing the shape of the lamp openings, so you can have a BMW style halo. Is there really a purpose?

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:29 pm

AA wrote:
No, actual halo lamps (from BMW) cost much more. It's the cheaper Chinese parts that imitate the BMW look are less money. I doubt any sheet metal professional worth his weight in bondo would do the job for a "few hundred". Paint alone would cost that much.

Weather or not existing halo lamps would look "way better" is just a guess. They could very well look "way worse". If you pay for the sheet metal work and it looks bad, then you've ruined the car.

Changing the shape of the lamp openings, so you can have a BMW style halo. Is there really a purpose?

Valid point, sir, but ive seen a $200 set of halo lights that look better than most BMW lights in my friens's Acura RSX Type S. they look outstanding. Just wish they made them for the rivvy frown
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I've seen some Angel Eyes on the compeditor and it looks pretty good.

Cadillac Eldorado w/ Halos
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The way the Riv's headlights are it almost seems like the rings would have to overlap a bit.

I have tossed around the idea of Halo cause this look so sweet but I think the Riv could use to get rid of the 90's crystalin-style healights for something clear with those crystal ball HID lights. Either darken the beizels or make them body colored like on the Corvette.
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seems like every other god damn car but my rivvy has halo light kits available frown

pretty much, my car doesn't even exist.
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PostSubject: Re: Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em.   Eagle eyes, halo's, whatever you calls em. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Riviera.GM had no intention of letting us mess with what they see as a perfect & flawless design.Why should I go faster? why should I be able to keep up with that Beemer bastard in the corners?...GM in all their wisdom concludes."If ya wanna go fast & go around corners,go buy a VEtte"
You can do anything with the Riv with the right plan.The suspension is alot of work to improve but totally doable.As for the lights you could buy any number of Hella lights that will fit right into the OEM Riv headlight case.just takes fiberglass ,resin,and imagination.oh and lots of tools.
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Is it doable to turn both parts of the headlight into one housing with epoxy and fiberglass? I absolutely hate that each headlight is two separate parts. How hard is fiberglass molding? I might actually try that, and buy a halo light kit as well as an led strip for day lights, no need for tinting my lights with a matte black housing instead of mirrors.
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c0reyl wrote:
Is it doable to turn both parts of the headlight into one housing with epoxy and fiberglass?
Been wondering the same thing recently....
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When you adjust your headlight, the corner lights are not moved up/down or left/right. You would essentially be unable to adjust them if anything were to happen to knock them out of alignment.
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Cuttin and instaling the 4" hella halos,is doable.I took some measurements and I think they would fit.as far as the brackets and adjustabllity goes,you can make that work too.modifying something like a OEM headlamp lens to accept a typical aftermarket headlightand fabricating a bracket to adjust it,has been done thousands of times before.All anyone has to do is Youtube it or type random words into a computer and see what ya come up with.
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