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what kind of projectorheadlights
Single halo
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Dual halo
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Single with halo
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dual with halos
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PostSubject: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyMon Dec 10, 2007 5:24 pm

would there be any interest in a set of projector headlights. would you like single or dual projectors. and would halos look ok, we need to vote on this
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you need to make a 5th opton for "none"

nice sig btw

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More info, please. Who is this through? What will it cost? When might it happen?

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyMon Dec 10, 2007 6:51 pm

they would be thru X3racing they made the projector headlights for my dads titan there very nice good quality.

PS could i get my poll fied on the options, 1 i want single projector 2 dual projector 3 single projector with halo 4dual projector with dual halo 5 no thanks

BTW Mr. riviera thanks for the props i will make a full size pic for you guys
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyMon Dec 10, 2007 7:56 pm

Sounds great...What will it cost? When might it happen?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyMon Dec 10, 2007 8:11 pm

i emailed them, so what do we want a chrome, black or smoke housing ?
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I'd like black!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyTue Dec 11, 2007 1:24 am

depends entirely on the cost
i could really use some projectors though
probably smoked housing given a choice
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyTue Dec 11, 2007 1:26 am

idiot over here...what are u talkin about? whats a halo and a double halo?
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PostSubject: Re: GROUP BUY   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyTue Dec 11, 2007 5:12 am

Wonder what the price would be? Smoked would be to my liking. I currently have "Cool Blue" lights. They look "Cool", but there not worth a shit when it comes to lighting up the highway. My LED'S on my patrol car light up the road really well!!!! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyTue Dec 11, 2007 9:41 am

xxsupergman25xx wrote:
idiot over here...what are u talkin about? whats a halo and a double halo?


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyTue Dec 11, 2007 2:56 pm

Corey, are you asking the manufacturer quesitons like:

- how many lights have to be made at a minimum to make a production run economical?
- how many cars (say the Nissan Titan) have to be on the road to make it make sense to do this (make custom headlight) without having a customer lined up already?
- at that minimum production run, what do the lights cost, and (separate question) what do they have to be sold for (don't be surprised if the cost:sold ratio is 1:3 or 1:4 or even more--if in fact they tell you)
- can a design be made that could have either HID's or Halogens inside, and whcih halogen capsules?
- if those of us in on the group buy somhow 'invest' in the design, will it help?

For the rest of you - from where I sit it looks like Corey needs answers to this poll in order to get the pricing right and stuff. If you are interested in the lights, weigh in.

Another thinkg I kind of wonder is if GM ever had projector lights on the drawing board fo rhte RIv, before they cut the model at the end of 1997. I don't have a way to answer that question at this time.

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Those are the factory headlights on a riv that is now in Duze, Poland
They aren't quite halos, I don't think, but they appear to have projector lenses which I would be happy with. Most of the poll options are a step or two further.

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That is an example of aftermarket halo headlights. It's like BMW's signature style.

Personally, I could live without the actual glowing halos but I would love to have some nice clear lenses with single or dual projectors.

Albert, the projector type lenses that I think we would be using with this would be much more HID friendly that the stock housing but you can still use halogens.

I don't think HID's were ever coming on the riv. By the time HID technology came to general use by the DMM (97ish), the riv was already becoming less popular and it would have been a bit of a waste for GM to spend money designing new headlight housing for a car thats going to be dropped.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyWed Dec 12, 2007 12:05 am

You might want to look at

http://www.hidtech.com/retros.html

Idea might be to get a couple junkyard headlamps and let them do a Projector conversion.

How will your pricingbe compared to these?

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hmmm i didnt even think about that, but how would you do the lenses are looks like poopy
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albertj wrote:
You might want to look at

http://www.hidtech.com/retros.html

Idea might be to get a couple junkyard headlamps and let them do a Projector conversion.

How will your pricingbe compared to these?

Albertj

the problem with that is those core housings are expensive to begin with and brand new, our housings have the block lens pattern which screws the whole effect up.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors)   FAQ: Headlamp Lens Modifications (Headlights, Projectors) EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 4:46 pm

Hi Corey - about the lenses - that's a problem, as the lights I pointed to in my post are intended to go into existing housings. I just wanted you to see something from a second source in case you needed that. Should have been more explicit, sorry.

I found these guys on the web, is this the outfit you are thinking of ordering from?

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/

All the best

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Depending on price I might be interested. I think I would like smoked.
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ok i still haven't received any emails back from X3
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Hmmm... Corey, you only have seven votes -- might be time to think up a Plan B.

Toward your thinking on Plan B I offer the following: after your Riv is bak on the road, get a pair of junkyard headlamps and do a Projector conversion. Maybe part of the block lens pattern can be cut out and the rest painted.

Specifically, we'd get the old headlamps, make new lenses that can be bonded on top of the old, cut out the block lens so that the projector beams will pass through, paint the whole shooting match smoke (to match the running boards), and install the projector units in the reflector housing. There could be three projector units per headlamp (Hi/driving/full beam; fog beam; low/dipped beam). If only 2 units, ditch the fogs.

And if we have time/interest, maybe a strip of white or yellow LEDs to act as 'city lights.'

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http://www.mx6.com/forums/2g-faq-appearance/123772-how-retrofit-hid-projector-mx6-headlight.html

i saw this now im temped to give it a try, but i hope i dont f up my headlights

im not a big on plexiglass any one know if it can be molded, to fit the headlights
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i got a spair set of headlights in my basement
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to a riv get on aim bro so we can talk
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theres that one conversion i saw a while back somewhere on a riv that you found corey.......... i think it was you
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yea it was me
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