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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:58 pm 
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Illegal?

In what regard?


Definatly not illegal as this is how the lights on au fairlanes work. My parkers are in with the high beams and when normal lights are on the parkers stay on giving the quad look your after. Might get a photo if l remember or can be bothered getting cold outside

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:35 pm 
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BLKXR8 wrote:
Illegal?

In what regard?


Definatly not illegal as this is how the lights on au fairlanes work. My parkers are in with the high beams and when normal lights are on the parkers stay on giving the quad look your after. Might get a photo if l remember or can be bothered getting cold outside


That'd be cool.

How did you do the job?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:46 pm 
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Just a thought on thies regard... consider using white LED's instead of normal globes. They draw less current and wouldn't need replacing.
I also think it would look alright. Don't know about legality... but Im sure no officer would pick the difference.

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:50 pm 
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[That'd be cool.

How did you do the job?[/quote]

HMMM l could lie and say how good l am and it was a hard job but this is how fairlanes come out from factory. Just a nother perk of buying top of the range :D

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:40 pm 
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Just a thought on thies regard... consider using white LED's instead of normal globes. They draw less current and wouldn't need replacing.
I also think it would look alright. Don't know about legality... but Im sure no officer would pick the difference.

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The LED light is pretty directional, so if you use LED's, face thhem up into the reflector stuff, so they light up the housing, rather than forward out of the light. Just a thought.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:19 pm 
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BLKXR8 wrote:
Illegal?

In what regard?
Mes not knowing the law 100% but I do remember a letter to Street Machine a few months back complaining about being defected for the exact same thing on the exact same car. The editor (I think) confirmed it to be illegal yada, yada, yada. But as someone said earlier it would take a keen eyed cop to pick it. Ever thought of actually asking the lawmakers instead of a bunch of rev heads? :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:24 pm 
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BLKXR8 wrote:
Illegal?

In what regard?
Mes not knowing the law 100% but I do remember a letter to Street Machine a few months back complaining about being defected for the exact same thing on the exact same car. The editor (I think) confirmed it to be illegal yada, yada, yada. But as someone said earlier it would take a keen eyed cop to pick it. Ever thought of actually asking the lawmakers instead of a bunch of rev heads? :wink:



So does this mean that l have a factory illegal car??? Dont think ford would be that stupid.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:10 am 
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Lol good point AU-mustd!

I'll just put a switch in so I can turn them off at RBT's etc if this is the case.

A cop would have to be pretty smart, know his cars and be a hard a** to defect that.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:51 pm 
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:02 pm 
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its not the point of where the parker is located, its a point of if the modification affects LIGHT output, so by drilling a hole through the reflector you are reducing its area, and therefore light reflecting ability, HOWEVER, if the parker stays on when the highbeams are on, your not really reducing the light output are you?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:16 pm 
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Good stuff looks nearly as good as mine :D

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:47 pm 
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There is absolutely no noticeable difference in light output. Just have to aim them properly again.

And no, I would have reduced the light output/spread slightly as the parker globe puts out f**k all light. Just enough to make the lense glow. But with lights on, you cant tell the difference driving.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:53 pm 
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On the legal side, got done by a highway patrol copper sat night, they went over the car with a comb and didnt mention anything about the lights.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:36 am 
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the only problem is, they're yellow bulbs making it look a bit icky in my opinion!

dunno if i you could put leds as they dont like a huge amount of heat! not with my 100w bulbs anyhow lol
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:24 pm 
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On the legal side, got done by a highway patrol copper sat night, they went over the car with a comb and didnt mention anything about the lights.


Good job, looks good.

Hope you did not touch the Chromed surface of the reflectors.
The heat in the reflectors will damage the chrome where you touched the surface.

Anything that increases your safety and that of the others on the roads is always a BIG plus.
Making yourself more visible on the road, be it only parking lights, is probably not being seen as braking the law. It is probably seen as common sense.

Anything that distracts traffic or makes a vehicle un-roadworthy is a NONO.

It looks like you have the parking lights inserted at the bottom of your reflectors?
If that is the case the amount of light lost is negligent and is only going to be a small area immediately on the road right in front of your vehicle.
As long as you have not altered the focal centre of your reflectors, the light reflected from rest of your Hi beam reflectors will be sufficient and as usual.

 

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