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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: need headlight recommendation Reply with quote

I'm looking for new set of Dietz Style street-use headlights for my Manx. I've go the off-road part covered with a Baja Designs light bar, but I need a good quality high/low beam light for street use....

Has anyone seen a set of Empi's lately? The last pair I saw didn't look too great on the chrome. The 7" EMPI seems to be the standard choice, but are three any better options out there?

PS - I'm open the black or chrome housings.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motorcycle headlights are always a nice option.

An example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-CHROME-VISOR-MO...ccessories
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speedway Motors - http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Black-Dietz-Type-Headlights,4120.html?parentDisplayId=2948

They offer 7" Dietz-style headlamps in chrome or black painted shells, complete with bulbs & wiring pigtails...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

I'm also considering using headlight's with built in turn signals like these, to simplify signal mounting -
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-7-Inch-Fluted-Headlights-w-Amber-Turn-Signal,25098.html

Has anyone else used headlights with built in signals? I'm wondering if

• the cops give you a hard time about the built in signals?
• if the wire for the signal fits in the stem of most housings? (most I've seen are already pretty tight with the 3 wires for the headlight.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jspbtown wrote:
Motorcycle headlights are always a nice option.

An example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-CHROME-VISOR-MO...ccessories


Nice idea for smaller size lights!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice idea for smaller size lights!


I think they look just right on a Manx:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jspbtown wrote:
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Nice idea for smaller size lights!


I think they look just right on a Manx:



Do you know where those are from or what brand?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With any new chrome headlights... Lot's of good quality automotive WAX.....

Also think the ones with built in turn signals is way to go.... One less "thing" to hang on front of buggy....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got them on EBAY. A quick scan doesn't show the fluted style that I had, but they do have the smooth and the flamed. They were 5 3/4" lights.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jspbtown wrote:
I got them on EBAY. A quick scan doesn't show the fluted style that I had, but they do have the smooth and the flamed. They were 5 3/4" lights.


hey good to know, I would have guessed they were standard 7"....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another option for headlights -

http://www.mamotorworks.com/acvw-air-cooled-vw-headlight-kit-sport-style-1-169-3305.html

"3-Chambered Air Cooled VW Sport Headlights consist of a Hi/Low Beam with 60W/55W H4 bulb, Driving Light with 55W H3 bulb and 4W bulb Driving Light all in a plastic rear frame construction to eliminate vibration".

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I would believe that these headlights would fit into standard 7" chrome/painted shells...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the EMPI lights on my buggy and they are holding up fine. The quality is pretty good and the H4 bulbs are nice and bright.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought stainless housings from Speedway motors.
Definitely good quality.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg mgm
Nice buggy!! Are the complete assemblies made out of stainless (ring, base etc) or just the buckets? I have the chrome ones and the bases rusted in less than a year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg mgm
Nice buggy!! Are the complete assemblies made out of stainless (ring, base etc) or just the buckets? I have the chrome ones and the bases rusted in less than a year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I'm not sure if the bases are stainless.
I can take another look tomorrow.
Speedway Motors.com doesn't say what the base is.
My car stays garaged so rust is kept to a minimum. (as long as the roof doesn't leak!)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have any feed back on the Vintique Brand? Looks like they have a lot of good options, Diertz and King Bee...

http://www.rjays.com/Rjays_electrical/headlights-01.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg mgm wrote:
I bought stainless housings from Speedway motors.
Definitely good quality.


Did they come with the rubber mount grommet, or did you add those?
Do they stay in place OK for light offroad use?

Thanks....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't come with grommets. I reused the grommets from my old headlight housings.
One light had to be retightened a while back but they've been fine since then.
They should be fine even for hard offroad use I'd think.

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greg mgm wrote:
I bought stainless housings from Speedway motors.
Definitely good quality.


Did they come with the rubber mount grommet, or did you add those?
Do they stay in place OK for light offroad use?

Thanks....
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