Any One On Here Tried These ? And Just How Good Are They ?

Discussion in 'Z Related - Non Technical' started by Gunwarm, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

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  2. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    Yes have them fitted.
    You don't need high beam on the highway with these lights.
    You won't get anything better in the way of lighting for a Z32.
    Yes, they're better than any LED lighting with whatever lumens you care to mention!
     
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  3. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    They are lovely. Not sure if I could spend the $$ on them, but they are the best for the Z32 you can get.
     
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    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

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    Ok thank you Guys so far for positive feed back,Cheers Peter RTE38
     
  5. Central QLD Z

    Central QLD Z Member

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    Yeah, an upgrade that I'm keen on aswell.

    3k is indeed a chunk of change isn't it. Maybe I can line Rob up for a bit of a bundle up deal as I'll be wanting a 2k front bar and a few other goodies aswell ;)
     
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    Don't you dare change that front bar
     
  7. Central QLD Z

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    Ha, the veilside bar is just too long JB. Length isn't something us lads care to reduce, but here it's a different story me thinks.

    But I've seen the 2k bar with the rest of the veilside kit on and it didn' look out of place IMO.

    ...I'd just need to make sure the green colour match was bang on ;)
     
  8. jellybeans

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    You'll never match the colour unless you use the same spray painter, Satan. I'm extremely concerned about losing the integrated look and vehicle dynamics, I'm sure Veal-side spent years in the wind tunnel and in rigorous motor sport campaigns at Le Mans developing it. Might totally unbalance the car aesthetically and dynamically.
     
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    Are these headlights a direct plugin?
     
  10. rob260

    rob260 Moderator Staff Member

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    Close to -you’ll need to use a little DIY to connect the ballast to your body loom. Two weatherpak type connectors at around $6ea from jaycar will do the job.
     
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    Don't you need an interface loom for these lights?
     
  12. East Coast Z

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    Here's the problem with these lights & why the wiring requires modification.

    In standard form when you switch to high beam on the Z32, the low beam projector lights turn off.
    When you switch high beam off, the low beams illuminate.

    If you don't modify the circuits after installing the Nissan Xenon's, after activating the high beam switch & turning it off again, the high beam lights stay on & won't switch off.

    So the circuit has to be modified so both the high & low beam lights are on at the same time when using high beam.

    This is because the Xenon's don't reach full illumination when first turned on.
    Even if they switched on & off like the halogen lights, there'd be a problem as you'd be driving in the dark until the Xenon's attained maximum brightness, not an ideal situation when travelling around 100kM/h.

    I posted a write up on what was required on this forum when I did the conversion on mine.
     
  13. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    There is one available for the US spec Z32 but there's no point getting it because the plugs are different to the JDM Z32's.
     
  14. ryzan

    ryzan Black Mesa? Fat chance...

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    Super easy to wire them up, just earth the low beams out to the body and they will stay on when you flick to highs, but also still switch on and off like normal.
     
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    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    Super easy eh!
    For those that purchase a pair of these Nissan Xenon's, try ryzan's installation suggestion if you like.
    When the lights don't work the way they should, you can always come back & tell us about it.
     
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    Ryan has a set of xenons in his car running as he described.

    Joe has a set and is using the wiring specialties harness (which replaces the OEM xenon harness entirely) with modified connector so it can fit to the existing ADM body harness.

    Lots of ways to skin a cat.
     
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    ryzan Black Mesa? Fat chance...

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    My bad, forgot I was on the internet and had to include all the fine details. Yes, you'll need to do something about the different connectors ie. buy or make an adapter harness, or change the connectors also.

    That said, for anyone installing HID's (whether they be factory xenons or ebay specials) all you need to do to have the low beam stay on with high beams is earth the low beam out on the body rather than use the factory harness earth. No need for any cutting of your factory loom, adding in relays etc. or any of the other silly things I have seen people do over the years.

    Why is this? The high beam relay uses a switched earth, so when you change between lows and highs it is simply earthing out the light you require to complete the circuit.

    The reason the lights aren't on all the time are because the headlight switch uses a switched positive, and supplies power to the highs and lows at all times when it is on. By earthing the low beams out to the body, you've simply got a complete circuit for low beam at all times when it is on, and then the switched earth toggles the high beam to come on and off as required.
     
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    That actually makes a bunch of sense.

    Cheers, Dude
     

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