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Good idea:
always ask if the parts are for "right hand traffic, steering wheel on the left" when buying lights from UK !

Beware of cheap fakes with "Autopal" markings.
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ALWAYS read the small print!

Here is a sample of such note buried deep in the text:
Top Quality Brand Any of the brands above, equivalent or OE supplier brands may be supplied UNLESS customer specifies.
Brand (or Equivalent Available) VALEO,HELLA,VIEROL,Or-Equivalent

Usually, you'll get an "equivalent" made by Chi-Coms

While ago, Cibie has been acquired by Valeo
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 08:31 AM
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Hmmmm, I wonder if the headlight "cover" would be out of the airstream?

Also, I am not so sure if those 2 creases fit with the rounded "Esprit" body style.

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Hmmmm, I wonder if the headlight "cover" would be out of the airstream?

Also, I am not so sure if those 2 creases fit with the rounded "Esprit" body style.

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Hmmmm...
Are you referring to the led crystal lens pattern lines?
Thanks to the prismatic Fresnel "creases" they create a pencil beam w/range of ~4,500 feet. This way, I will never "outrun my beams", LOL.

These are SCR-s, SCR = Surface Complex Reflectors, creases are not a decoration, but a necessity.

Currently, you can get a similar pair on eBay, eBay item number: 142876067129

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WARNING: those flat-shouldered lenses could potentially rub the bodywork on an Esprit as the pods go up & down. (They did on Yellow Hornet's S4s.) Make sure you check the clearance on your car. Slop in the pod pivots can result in a body scar...

Remember, a traditional sealed-beam lamp has rounded edges.


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Hmmmm...
Are you referring to the led crystal lens pattern lines?
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No. I was referring to the headlight pictures from the UMB guys over in Thailand.

They're headlight mod seems to be a solution where lights remain visible all the time and I wondered if their modded cover would be in the air stream or would the bumper push air up beyond the headlight cover and not create additional drag.

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Thats going to be a no for me dawg

It would not be too bad but where it cuts out into the body work looks odd.

DO you think those are 300ZX lights?

Man a lot of work went into that car....I think they should of stopped a bit sooner.
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